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Proneness

proneness

1. The quality or state of being prone, or of bending downward; as, the proneness of beasts is opposed to the erectness of man.

2. The state of lying with the face down; opposed to supineness.

3. Descent; declivity; as, the proneness of a hill.

4. Inclination of mind, heart, or temper; propension; disposition; as, proneness to self-gratification.


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The Implausible Engines of Evolution

... This common ancestor, evolutionary divergence, and genetic drift from genetic mistakes is very near impossible. Crucible: I can see that cancer proneness can continue. However, cancer proneness is not a beneficial mutation (if it is a mutation). It is a harmful genetic trait. Imagine the possibility ...

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by Tomn
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:27 pm
 
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... can do well, a famous example of this would be the association of malaria and sickle cell aenemia. Even a terrible seeming thing such as cancer-proneness can be retained. When they find it has been retained in more than one way ( finding within an organism, the ability to go genetically cancerous ...

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by Crucible
Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:20 pm
 
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