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Precision

precision

1. The quality of being sharply defined or stated; one measure of precision is the number of distinguishable alternatives to a measurement.

2. In statistics, the inverse of the variance of a measurement or estimate.

3. Reproducibility of a quantifiable result; an indication of the random error.


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Re: Excluding One of Darwin's Postulates: What Would Happen?

@JorgeLobo: For sure, I definitely didn't mean to imply that. Need to work on my precision in writing! @AstraSequi: Genetic drift! Of course! Why on earth did I forget about that?!? Thank you both for the insight. Cheers, Ig

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by immunogoblin
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:52 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Excluding One of Darwin's Postulates: What Would Happen?
Replies: 4
Views: 2238

Evidence Of Evolution

... as documented record would be of limited scientiifc value - it addresses a relatively brief period and consists of hearsay withput scientific precision or control. Think anthropology speaks more to the point offered for "history of man". Of the options offered, fossil record would ...

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by JorgeLobo
Mon May 14, 2012 11:55 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evidence Of Evolution
Replies: 11
Views: 5045

Re: GI tract and enteric nervous system

... Its similar to your big hamstrings in your leg swing your leg back and form. But there are tiny little muscles in the eye that move the eye in precision amounts. The sympathetic system cuts this off which makes sense because in the heart the sympathetic system stimulates lots of nervous and ...

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by daniel.kurz
Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:31 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: GI tract and enteric nervous system
Replies: 1
Views: 5374

Re:

... how large (or not) are those variations? We are talking about people who measure the decay of individual atoms within billions with enormous precision, and I doubt that variations are going to be massive. If they were even in the percent range I suspect that this would have already been observed ...

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by Zenithar66
Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:11 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 5 best proofs of evolution
Replies: 170
Views: 220914

5 best proofs of evolution

... how large (or not) are those variations? We are talking about people who measure the decay of individual atoms within billions with enormous precision, and I doubt that variations are going to be massive. If they were even in the percent range I suspect that this would have already been observed ...

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by canalon
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:51 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 5 best proofs of evolution
Replies: 170
Views: 220914
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