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1. Any effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth; an act of testing; a test; a trial. For whatsoever mother wit or art Could work, he put in proof. (Spenser) You shall have many proofs to show your skill. (Ford) Formerly, a very rude mode of ascertaining the strength of spirits was practiced, called the proof. (ure)

2. That degree of evidence which convinces the mind of any truth or fact, and produces belief; a test by facts or arguments that induce, or tend to induce, certainty of the judgment; conclusive evidence; demonstration. I'll have some proof. (Shak) It is no proof of a man's understanding to be able to confirm whatever he pleases. (Emerson)

Properly speaking, proof is the effect or result of evidence, evidence is the medium of proof. Cf. Demonstration.

3. The quality or state of having been proved or tried; firmness or hardness that resists impression, or does not yield to force; impenetrability of physical bodies.

4. Firmness of mind; stability not to be shaken.

5. A trial impression, as from type, taken for correction or examination; called also proof sheet.

6. (Science: mathematics) A process for testing the accuracy of an operation performed. Cf. Prove.

7. Armor of excellent or tried qualit 6f1 y, and deemed impenetrable; properly, armor of proof. Artist's proof, a very early proof impression of an engraving, or the like; often distinguished by the artist's signature. Proof reader, one who reads, and marks correction in, proofs. See def. 5, above.

Synonym: Testimony, evidence, reason, argument, trial, demonstration. See Testimony.

Origin: OF. Prove, proeve, F. Preuve, fr. L. Proba, fr. Probare to prove. See Prove.


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mutations and dependencies

... hours on a hot day and get some 'beneficial' mutations or one could stick their head in the microwave and get some 'beneficial' mutations. What proofs of creation do you have? The onus of proof is on the claim contrary to 'In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth' AND every observed ...

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by jinx25
Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:59 am
 
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Re: mutations and dependencies

... dozens of others do not. Moreover, our genome is optimized after milions of years of evolution. How much more would you like to optimize it? What proofs of creation do you have?

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by JackBean
Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:59 pm
 
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Topic: mutations and dependencies
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Sure, but you can have theories for which you need some proofs. So far abiogenesis looks better then God. All of the DATA that supports "tree of life" - first prokaryote, than eukaryote that somehow swallowed prokaryote giving us mitochondria ...

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by Cat
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:11 am
 
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Topic: Are evolution and creationism mutually exclusive???
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Are evolution and creationism mutually exclusive???

Sure, but you can have theories for which you need some proofs. So far abiogenesis looks better then God.

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by JackBean
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:23 am
 
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Topic: Are evolution and creationism mutually exclusive???
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the genetic code as proof of common ancestor

It's proof that there is a common ancestor. It doesn't say what was the common ancestor. There are also other proofs.

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by JackBean
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:00 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: the genetic code as proof of common ancestor
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