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1. The act of opposing; an attempt to check, restrain, or defeat; resistance. The counterpoise of so great an opposition. (Shak) Virtue which breaks through all opposition. (milton)

2. The state of being placed over against; situation so as to front something else.

3. Repugnance; contrariety of sentiment, interest, or purpose; antipathy.

4. That which opposes; an obstacle; specifically, the aggregate of persons or things opposing; hence, in politics and parliamentary practice, the party opposed to the party in power.

5. (Science: astronomy) The situation of a heavenly body with respect to another when in the part of the heavens directly opposite to it; especially, the position of a planet or satellite when its longitude differs from that of the sun 180 deg; signified by the symbol; as, <Jupiter/ <Sun/, opposition of jupiter to the sun.

6. (Science: logic) The relation between two propositions when, having the same subject and predicate, they differ in quantity, or in quality, or in both; or between two propositions which have the same matter but a different form.

Origin: F, fr. L. Oppositio. See Opposite.

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Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... That pretty much tells us all we need to know about the flimsiness of their entire ideology. An ideology that wilts under a little bit of opposition is definitely unsound to say the least.

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by Seth90210
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
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Method preventing illnesses in the progeny

... the high level of metabolism in wild mice and rats, compared with a low level - at the weakened animal vivarium suffering from cancer. This opposition reflects the difference found in more than 10 times and averaged 3.5-fold. The reliability of selected areas of research confirmed in the ...

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by valentindolzhenko
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Method preventing illnesses in the progeny
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... the effort you applied to learn the subject not immediately relevant to your specialization, and the bravery with which you battle your powerful opposition. Unfortunately, until the detailed explanation is provided about what the “intelligent agency” actually is and by what means it acts on the ...

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by Nick7
Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... don't wish to be associated with ID or any other interpretation. They will critique from within but not commit the gross sin of siding with the opposition. This is all about the "them and us" syndrome and nothing to do with facts. I will comment further on this list. However let me ...

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by scottie
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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A question about sexual selection!

... risk getting bad genes and having weaker and fewer offspring.This is where the selection happens with this theory. The two theories are in opposition. This means that either one or the other is wrong or they are both wrong. The fact that neither theory has overcome the other suggests it's ...

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Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: A question about sexual selection!
Replies: 4
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