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1. Pertaining to the origin or beginning; preceding all others; first in order; primitive; primary; pristine; as, the original state of man; the original laws of a country; the original inventor of a process. His form had yet not lost All her original brightness. (milton)

2. Not copied, imitated, or translated; new; fresh; genuine; as, an original thought; an original process; the original text of Scripture.

3. Having the power to suggest new thoughts or combinations of thought; inventive; as, an original genius.

4. Before unused or unknown; new; as, a book full of original matter. Original sin, the first sin of adam, as related to its consequences to his descendants of the human race; called also total depravity. See Calvinism.

Origin: F. Original, L. Originalis.

1. Origin; commencement; source. It hath it original from much grief. (Shak) And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim. (Addison)

2. That which precedes all others of its class; archetype; first copy; hence, an original work of art, manuscript, text, and the like, as distinguished from a copy, translation, etc. The Scriptures may be now read in their own original. (milton)

3. An original thinker or writer; an originator. Men who are bad at copying, yet are good originals. (C. G. Leland)

4. A person of marked eccentricity.

5. (Science: zoology) The natural or wild species from which a domesticated or cultivated variety has been derived; as, the wolf is thought by some to be the original of the dog, the [[blackthorn the original of the plum.

Origin: Cf. F. Original.

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2 Basic Questions

... at which the new is actually WORSE off than the original. 6. Now something happens to some of these organisms that create a new subset of “new originals” that cannot be called progeny of the old (something like genome duplication). And the process starts all over… * At this point you cannot ...

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by Cat
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 2 Basic Questions
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... tablets. The chapter headings and verses we see in bibles today are the work of translators of the King James Version of 1611. They are not the originals. (there is a little bit more but I am not going to bore you with the details) The genesis account is an edited version of 12 histories, each ...

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by scottie
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Gluten-free and Vaccines

... that internet searching can be dangerous and I am a big fan of peer reviewed. This article lists some references and I have not yet gone to the originals to read them. However, I was just posting this online to see if anyone had heard of a connection before. I was interested because I have had ...

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by tmerezko
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gluten-free and Vaccines
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Re: Speciation among primates and hominids

... is observable. If two populations separate, there would have to be a mass simultaneous mutation in the population to root out the originals and create another family or order of organisms. Or EVEN if you have only a male and female who get separated from the pack geographically, ...

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by AFJ
Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Speciation among primates and hominids
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Re: Natural selection is proven wrong

... with the original species. It only takes one of the original to bring the trait back. 3) Wherever the mutation took place there would be originals around no matter which population the mutation was in. Though variations could happen, mutations would tend to stay on the periphery as they ...

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by AFJ
Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
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