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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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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... but unprovable within the system. I am not a mathematician or physicist, so I am willing to be corrected, but it seems that you are adding the premises that 1) the universe (or “reality”) is a mathematical system, 2) certain specific postulates are unprovable within this system (the theorem ...

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by AstraSequi
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:09 am
 
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Theories - Origin of Life

... caused the different species to emerge and that is by an outside agency. This is not an argument, but rather an assertion. (Arguments have both premises and conclusions. :) ) If your argument is that we do not know how the cell emerged, therefore it was an outside agency, then that is argumentum ...

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

... of them for consistency of post length. Then what is your objection? The occurrence of natural selection is based on a logical argument, with four premises. (Can you reconstruct the argument?) - the offspring of animals are never exactly the same as their parents, but rather have small variations. ...

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by AstraSequi
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:21 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Theories - Origin of Life

... arrive I take it we are both agree in agreement. Is that a correct assumption? That is an incorrect assumption. I disagreed with one of the premises of your argument. It so happens I also diagree with your conclusion, though I suppose one does not necessarily follow from the other (though ...

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by Luxorien
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:03 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... about addressing the question of arrival, because that is what NS is supposed to have accomplished and what this thread is all about. One of the premises of your argument is that there are no "functional phenotypes that random mutation is supposed to have produced." I take "functional" ...

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by Luxorien
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:21 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
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