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1. To put a barrier before; hence, to shut out; to hinder; to stop; to impede. The valves preclude the blood from entering the veins. (E. Darwin)

2. To shut out by anticipative action; to prevent or hinder by necessary consequence or implication; to deter action of, access to, employment of, etc.; to render ineffectual; to obviate by anticipation. This much will obviate and preclude the objections. (Bentley)

Origin: L. Praecludere, praeclusum; prae = before _ claudere to shut. See Close.

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Re: God vs Evolution

... or who created this god? And finally what evidence do you have to support this conclusion? Side note: The theory of biological evolution does not preclude a person from believing in a god(s). You presented a false dichotomy here, I don't think our existence is an accident nor that we were created ...

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by NMLevesque
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Topic: God vs Evolution
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by chatters
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:17 am
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Topic: Do animals other than humans have emotional responses?
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Growth on metal pot?!

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by JorgeLobo
Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Growth on metal pot?!
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Any SOLID arguments against evolution?

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by canalon
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:05 pm
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Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
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Na+/K+ ATPase

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by akbyst2
Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Na+/K+ ATPase
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