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pawn

mutant of Paramoecium that, like the chess piece, can only move forward and is unable to reverse to escape noxious stimuli. Defect is apparently in the voltage sensitive calcium channel of the ciliary membrane.


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Re: Why The Religious Minded Rule Science With Science

... He has allowed his religious beliefs to color how he views the natural world, and as such, has faced ridicule and mocking when he attempts to pawn his views off on others. The following link evinces everything I've said thus far (excepting my own religious beliefs) for anyone who doubts me, ...

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by MjolnirPants
Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:45 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why The Religious Minded Rule Science With Science
Replies: 20
Views: 50715

Pitfalls of Evolutionary Psychology: Exaptation

... sex is that it fails to account for conscious brain processes and assumes that everyone behaves based on unconscious evolutionary vestiges. We can pawn off unconscious automaton behavior on animals, but humans are not the same. Even if we are influenced by certain evolutionary vestiges, our ability ...

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by jeremyo
Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:12 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Pitfalls of Evolutionary Psychology: Exaptation
Replies: 5
Views: 33235

Bible vs Darwin

... as it was itself but a tool of government policy. Perhaps it is not right to describe the English church as powerful in its own right, but as a pawn of the government acting behind it, it was certainly a force to be reckoned with.

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by alextemplet
Tue May 06, 2008 4:17 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Bible vs Darwin
Replies: 293
Views: 281098

Bible vs Darwin

... many atheists seem to worship him as such), but in this the two share a common pattern. Indeed, in Darwin's England, the Church was literally the pawn of the government; a convention going back to the English Reformation under Henry VIII, who had converted the English church from an independent ...

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by alextemplet
Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:10 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Bible vs Darwin
Replies: 293
Views: 281098

Are we CROWDING the EARTH?

... but don't think science isn't. Don't think that politics plays no part in either. Don't think that a secular humanist is any less of a pawn than a religious person Why should we want more people? Why should we want people to live longer? Why should we find ways to compensate for peoples' ...

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by AstusAleator
Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:45 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Are we CROWDING the EARTH?
Replies: 22
Views: 18491
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