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1. Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any line of conduct; practically wise; judicious; careful; discreet; sensible; opposed to rash; as, a prudent man; dictated or directed by prudence or wise forethought; evincing prudence; as, prudent behavior. Moses established a grave and prudent law. (milton)

2. Frugal; economical; not extravagant; as, a prudent woman; prudent expenditure of money.

Synonym: Cautious, wary, circumspect, considerate, discreet, judicious, provident, economical, frugal.

Origin: L. Prudens, -entis, contr. From providens: cf. F. Prudent. See Provident.

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Apology to DNLee

... behaviour was completely out of line and after gathering the facts we immediately terminated his employment. Ofek failed to show the respect and prudent behavior expected of him as a contributor to Biology Online. From the moment that Biology Online started, it has always been a cordial avenue ...

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by honee_v
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apology to DNLee
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Re: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... to leave an enraged comment. I'm with the others here. I suspect you know that this is inexcusable, and it is only because you are thorough and prudent (unlike your coworker) and want to see the evidence for yourself. I suspect that I will shortly see that this organization has taken swift and ...

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by IamOutis
Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
Replies: 79
Views: 95457

Why are genes regulated?

... they are both fine examples of negative and positive controls, respectively. However, to answer your question in short... do you think it would be prudent for a bacterium to produce an enzyme for a sugar that it isn't ingesting?

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by plasmodesmata11
Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are genes regulated?
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Views: 1482

Re: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?

... the physicists and geologists. That only shows that dates before the flood are non proofed, and thus, not reliable. However, I have to become more prudent concerning very ancient dates. According to God The Son in the French web site http://www.apparitionsmariales.org, mankind (=Adam) is only 6.000 ...

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by christianstrategies
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
Replies: 309
Views: 593844

Re: Re:

... me, reading biology is somewhat of a religious experience, its that amazing, in fact if we are going to worship anything I feel it would be more prudent to look to our inner world as opposed to a deity, becuase this stunnig co ordination of systems and molecules, instructions and commands, constructors ...

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by Zenithar66
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
Replies: 309
Views: 593844
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