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postulate

1. Something demanded or asserted; especially, a position or supposition assumed without proof, or one which is considered as self-evident; a truth to which assent may be demanded or challenged, without argument or evidence.

2. (Science: geometry) The enunciation of a self-evident problem, in distinction from an axiom, which is the enunciation of a self-evident theorem. The distinction between a postulate and an axiom lies in this, that the latter is admitted to be self-evident, while the former may be agreed upon between two reasoners, and admitted by both, but not as proposition which it would be impossible to deny. (eng. Cyc)

Origin: L. Postulatum a demand, request, prop. P. P. Of postulare to demand, prob. A dim. Of poscere to demand, prob. For porcscere; akin to G. Forschen to search, investigate, Skr. Prach to ask, and L. Precari to pray: cf. F. Postulat. See Pray.


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Theories - Origin of Life

... why natural selection couldn’t have been responsible, so without external evidence I see no reason why I should go against Occam’s Razor and postulate an additional factor in my model. Actually - what do you mean when you say "programmed"? A definition might help to clear up any ...

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by AstraSequi
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:51 am
 
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... just one question How does the mitochrondria know how many divisions are necessary for each type of cell? Why do you think that these reviews postulate that this has happened only once? Simply because the odds are so remote that a one off event is the only one that can even be put forward ...

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by scottie
Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:56 pm
 
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... outside a cell.” Question How is the protein manufactured? --- In a cell Since a cell is required to manufacture protein, how on earth can anyone postulate that virus could have appeared before cells. All this speculation is nothing but just that. There is no science behind all this.

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by scottie
Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:26 pm
 
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... noticed that I provided two citations in introducing the theory. The first that does not mention the early conditions and the second that does postulate the early conditions. In fact the first from Berkley is entitled “From prokaryotes to eukaryotes” Pretty clear I would argue. My critique ...

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by scottie
Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:16 pm
 
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

I would now like to continue The theory of common descent, simply postulates that all life evolved from one kind of organism and that each species arose from another species that preceded it in time. Each group of organisms shares a common ancestor. The prokaryote ...

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by scottie
Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:12 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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