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progress

1. A moving or going forward; a proceeding onward; an advance; specifically: In actual space, as the progress of a ship, carriage, etc.

In the growth of an animal or plant; increase.

In business of any kind; as, the progress of a negotiation; the progress of art.

In knowledge; in proficiency; as, the progress of a child at school.

Toward ideal completeness or perfection in respect of quality or condition; applied to individuals, communities, or the race; as, social, moral, religious, or political progress.

2. A journey of state; a circuit; especially, one made by a sovereign through parts of his own dominions. The king being returned from his progresse. (Evelyn)

Origin: L. Progressus, from progredi, p. P. Progressus, to go forth or forward; pro forward _ gradi to step, go: cf. F. Progres. See Grade.


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Re: How Does Natural Selection Create Ordered Variation?

... of like intersecting waves. They are just as likely to negate as to add up. The law of averages dictates that natural selection can't make any progress then, doesn't it? Think about it this way: You cannot delete established mutations. If shorter wings are a problem now, only individuals carrying ...

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by Cat
Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:59 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: How Does Natural Selection Create Ordered Variation?
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How Does Natural Selection Create Ordered Variation?

... of like intersecting waves. They are just as likely to negate as to add up. The law of averages dictates that natural selection can't make any progress then, doesn't it? That pretty much sums up my position. If someone can please explain where I'm wrong, I'd really appreciate it :)

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by Doom
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:18 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: How Does Natural Selection Create Ordered Variation?
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Ofek is the internet's problem now. And oh boy, will we have some words for Ofek. As a matter of scientific progress, you owe it to all the poor people named Ofek, who aren't the imbecile in question, to GIVE US OFEK'S REAL NAME. We are the internet. You must respect our authoritay. ...

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by catso
Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:34 am
 
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Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
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When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

Ofek is the internet's problem now. And oh boy, will we have some words for Ofek. As a matter of scientific progress, you owe it to all the poor people named Ofek, who aren't the imbecile in question, to GIVE US OFEK'S REAL NAME. We are the internet. You must respect our authoritay. ...

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by Flak182
Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:35 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
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Gene deletion

... not required anymore. Of course creation of such heterotrophic strain would be difficult at first but once you've got it, it would accelerate your progress.

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by JackBean
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:37 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Gene deletion
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