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philosopher's stone

A stone sought by the alchemists of the middle ages which was supposedly able to transmute base metals into gold, to make precious stone's, and to cure all ills, and thus confer longevity; it was also believed to be a universal solvent.


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... chemical or biological interaction of photons, electrons, atoms, or molecules and such). You appear to be talking about laws of science , philosophers distinguish these from laws of nature . Whether or not there are any laws of nature is a matter of dispute, and if there are, what manner ...

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by ughaibu
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:57 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
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Finally, do you think that everything is open, that nothing is determined or destined to happen, and if so, where does this uncertainty and possibility for different outcomes stem from? If the world we inhabit is a non-determined world, then nothing is determined. Determinism is a global thesis, al...

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by ughaibu
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:31 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
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Views: 28912

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... because free will isn't a hypothetical entity being unnecessarily mooted as part of an explanation. On the contrary, the problem of free will, for philosophers, has been how to explain it.

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by ughaibu
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:14 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
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Views: 28912

Creationism is not scientific

... we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive rural folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning, or men of science. We have not to raise up from among them authors, editors, poets or men of letters. We shall not ...

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by jinx25
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Creationism is not scientific
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Views: 18154

Re: Why do cells age?

... to cells as they age? Sure, again that is a common research topic and plenty has been done. "Why", however, is more a question for philosophers than for science -- it's not very testable (technically, hypotheses about "why" are often not falsifiable). Try some keywords ...

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by jonmoulton
Tue May 15, 2012 10:57 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Why do cells age?
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Views: 13770
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