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Premise

premise

Alternative forms:, less properly, premiss] [F. Premisse, fr. L. Praemissus, p. P. Of praemittere to send before; prae = before _ mittere to send. See Mission.

1. A proposition antecedently supposed or proved; something previously stated or assumed as the basis of further argument; a condition; a supposition. The premises observed, thy will by my performance shall be served. (Shak)

2. (Science: logic) Either of the first two propositions of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is drawn.

All sinners deserve punishment: A B is a sinner. These propositions, which are the premises, being true or admitted, the conclusion follows, that A B deserves punishment. While the premises stand firm, it is impossible to shake the conclusion. (dr. H. More)

3. Matters previously stated or set forth; especially, that part in the beginning of a deed, the office of which is to express the grantor and grantee, and the land or thing granted or conveyed, and all that precedes the habendum; the thing demised or granted.

4. A piece of real estate; a building and its adjuncts; as, to lease premises; to trespass on another's premises.


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Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... homologous traits are produced by completely different gene-complexes. Most likely, and this is my point, his prediction failed because in his premise he assumed a simple LUA with a minimally sufficient, bacterium-like genome, and that all the additional genetic information accumulated over ...

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by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
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Evolution Question

The premise is predicated upon mass of the frontal lobe. Would the biological community feel threatened to confirm of deny that existing life-forms are more intelligent?

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by scottvandenberg
Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:51 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
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Re: Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense

so according to your entire premise when the individual with the bad genes die the overall number of bad genes in the population drops till it's all gone? my point is it is seen that inherited genetic disorders can decrease the probability ...

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by jumma
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:37 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense
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Views: 17104

Re: Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense

so according to your entire premise when the individual with the bad genes die the overall number of bad genes in the population drops till it's all gone? That sounds so dandy and simple to you doesnt it.

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by david23
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:12 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... I have not argued as you are suggesting, since when does “most other mutations .. are deleterious” some how translate into, as you put it “the premise that random mutations cannot be beneficial” Since the statement I was responding to read as follows: Where are the functional phenotypes that ...

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by Luxorien
Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:22 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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