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1. Having the power of acting; hence, exerting force, physical or moral; active in the production of effects; as, an operative motive. It holds in all operative principles. (south)

2. Producing the appropriate or designed effect; efficacious; as, an operative dose, rule, or penalty.

3. (Science: surgery) Based upon, or consisting of, an operation or operations; as, operative surgery.

Origin: Cf.L. Operativus, F. Operatif.

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Re: Perception and Evolution

... a fallacy to say that since intelligence (leaving the word ill defined) is an activity of the products of evolution (namely, us), then it must be operative in the overall process/movement of evolution. Breaking the process up into discreet units (organisms, species) hides this obvious fact.

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by precisionart
Thu May 03, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Perception and Evolution
Replies: 14
Views: 10938

Reasons for Skepticism on the Endosymbiosis?

... about the death of Lynn Margulis> Lynn Margulis took a controversial view on how evolution works, stressing the importance of symbiotic and co-operative relationships over competition. This concept of evolution inspired what is now recognized as her most notable idea, the notion that the eukaryotic ...

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by SuperfluousAvatar
Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Reasons for Skepticism on the Endosymbiosis?
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Views: 7606

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... important for theory. It is because Darwinian thinking has centered on the genome as being the driver for phenotypic change. Gradualism being the operative process. However the evidence is, that the cell as a whole determines what an organism is. Neo Darwinism has no answer for this. One of the ...

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by scottie
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
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Is DNA living or non-living thing?? get the answer here

... was deemed alive would change to our understanding of life? This is just a friggin' label that is quite convenient to communicate, but with little operative relevance.

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by canalon
Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Is DNA living or non-living thing?? get the answer here
Replies: 26
Views: 73922

Re: human age and biology

... that supports any human surviving for much more than 100 years. People older than 100 years are not scientific evidence? :roll: I guess the operative part of the sentence was 'much more'. Yes humans a life of 120 and some is possible as we all know. But 800 ? or even 200 ? :roll:

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by canalon
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: human age and biology
Replies: 17
Views: 12612
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