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1. (Science: psychology) The opinion or doctrine that everything in nature, being the work of god, is ordered for the best, or that the ordering of things in the universe is such as to produce the highest good.

2. A disposition to take the most hopeful view; opposed to pessimism.

Origin: L. Optimus the best; akin to optio choice: cf. F. Optimisme. See Option.

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Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable

... It is nothing but a bundle of chemical structures without any nonphysical component. Molecular biology opened the floodgates of boundless optimism about the ability of the super molecule DNA to decipher the mechanism of life as well as the potential of gene for genetic manipulation. In ...

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by PAWahid
Wed May 02, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable
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Re: Experiment: Lowering Serotonin Level.

high levels of serotonin induce optimism,pleasantness so with low level u should feel moody,even be aggressive..also when brain detects night melatonin is made from serotonin and u feel sleepy(that's why u drink milk before bedetime -milk ...

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by zami'87.
Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Experiment: Lowering Serotonin Level.
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Cancer Vaccines: Unanswered Questions

... field is based and newly emerging knowledge. A remarkable consensus emerged regarding the problems facing the field but despite these problems, optimism remained. In a semi-quantitative approach to measuring residual optimism at the end of the meeting, we were asked to vote on whether a cancer ...

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by conecticut
Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Cancer Vaccines: Unanswered Questions
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Views: 8697

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