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1. The act of following or going after; especially, a following with haste, either for sport or in hostility; chase; prosecution; as, the pursuit of game; the pursuit of an enemy. Weak we are, and can not shun pursuit. (Shak)

2. A following with a view to reach, accomplish, or obtain; endeavor to attain to or gain; as, the pursuit of knowledge; the pursuit of happiness or pleasure.

3. Course of business or occupation; continued employment with a view to same end; as, mercantile pursuits; a literary pursuit.

4. Prosecution. That pursuit for tithes ought, and of ancient time did pertain to the spiritual court.

(Science: geometry) (Fuller) curve of pursuit, a curve described by a point which is at each instant moving towards a second point, which is itself moving according to some specified law.

Origin: F. Poursuite, fr. Poursuivre. See Pursue.

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Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)

... book before I get any of this stuff, so I'll have more stuff to order. And I found a few textbooks that will be extremely beneficial in this pursuit, so I will get them at some point. I need to get a better flower light first though. Then sometime in the future I will start making my own ...

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by Sophiahotep
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)
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Flowers' selective pressure on plant-eating insects

Hi all, first time poster. I have a degree in Biomedical Sciences FWI, but not actively engaged in the pursuit of evolutionary biology. I had an interesting thought about the mechanisms behind flower evolution. Basically, could it be that there has been selective pressure ...

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by expuddle
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Flowers' selective pressure on plant-eating insects
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Views: 3347

Ecology : competition

The criteria should be boradly applicable - from bacteria to animals. One consideration could be pursuit of same food source/substrate in the same context.

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by JorgeLobo
Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Ecology : competition
Replies: 10
Views: 7928

Re: Why I believe in Creation + why neither can be proved

... of this world, and how they need to be wise and stay away from evil things, In Ecclesiastes he was speaking more of how giving your life to the pursuit of knowledge and learning, rather than learning how to apply it is dangerous for anyone, but especially as followers of the Lord, we must learn ...

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by Jonl1408
Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:12 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why I believe in Creation
Replies: 22
Views: 22882

Re: Experimental evidence for evolution

... molecules to self-order into a vortex. No configurable switches have to be purposefully set, each in a certain way, to achieve self-ordering. No pursuit of a goal is involved. No algorithmic optimization is required. This is totally different to the utility in functional Genetic Algorithms that ...

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by jevg
Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Experimental evidence for evolution
Replies: 103
Views: 194815
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