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1. Capable of being shown; proper or intended to be shown.

2. Shown; exhibited; declared; avowed; professed; apparent; often used as opposed to real or actual; as, an ostensible reason, motive, or aim.

Origin: From L. Ostensus, p. P. Of ostendere to show, prop, to stretch out before; fr. Prefix obs- (old form of ob-) _ tendere to stretch. See Tend.

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Irrefutable Facts Against Evolution

... argue in favor of a weak anthropic principle (WAP) similar to the one defined by Brandon Carter (see variants), which states that the universe's ostensible fine tuning is the result of selection bias, i.e. in the long term, only survivors can observe and report their location in time and space".

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by aptitude
Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Irrefutable Facts Against Evolution
Replies: 52
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... I can think of, in case there's one key symptom I'm overlooking due to the amalgamation of so many at once. The problem is, I hear a different ostensible answer for the cause of this illness from every doctor and even from those who suffer it. One person will pipe up and say "Yes! I had ...

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by blackmantis
Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes
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