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1. Force; violence. For courageously the two kings newly fought with great random and force. (E. Hall)

2. A roving motion; course without definite direction; want of direction, rule, or method; hazard; chance; commonly used in the phrase at random, that is, without a settled point of direction; at hazard. Counsels, when they fly At random, sometimes hit most happily. (Herrick) O, many a shaft, at random sent, finds mark the archer little meant ! (Sir W. Scott)

3. Distance to which a missile is cast; range; reach; as, the random of a rifle ball.

4. (Science: chemical) The direction of a rake-vein.

Origin: OE. Randon, OF. Randon force, violence, rapidity, a randon, de randon, violently, suddenly, rapidly, prob. Of German origin; cf. G. Rand edge, border, OHG. Rant shield, edge of a shield, akin to E. Rand, n. See Rand.

going at random or by chance; done or made at hazard, or without settled direction, aim, or purpose; hazarded without previous calculation; left to chance; haphazard; as, a random guess. Some random truths he can impart. (Wordsworth) So sharp a spur to the lazy, and so strong a bridle to the random. (H.

(Science: medicine) Spencer) Random courses, stonework consisting of stones of unequal sizes fitted together, but not in courses nor always with flat beds.


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I have got some BIG issues! forgive the long post

... the MHC. One of the most conspicuous properties of MHC is that that some alleles occur more frequently together than expected by chance. The non-random pairing of alleles in the MHC is called gametic or linkage disequilibrium (LD) and it is influenced by the low recombination rate in the MHC ...

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by saddy51
Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:39 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: I have got some BIG issues! forgive the long post
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holographic origin of life

I think that a main difference between the two scenarios however ( random chemical reactions and mainstream view) is that there is a difference in the pace in which life has created in the first place. Suppose we have the case that there were chemicals in ...

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by minasole
Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:02 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: holographic origin of life
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... influence mutation and cause our offspring to not have hair follicles, because they are not necessary or helpful anymore. Point 1: Mutations are random. They do not select to happen when they are helpful. Point 2: Evolutionary mechanism is called natural selection. What it means - if none of ...

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by Cat
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:02 am
 
Forum: Evolution
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translation from DNA

... Why-questions because there is no intelligence creating this stuff on purpose. It's more like the blind watchmaker trying to repair the watch by random changes and "seeing" (as he's blind) what works. It could be that in the RNA world the proteins were translated directly from the RNA ...

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by JackBean
Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:16 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: translation from DNA
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Point me in the right direction?

Hello, Firstly, my apologies for how random this may first seem. I am a hobby breeder of freshwater shrimp . The caridina cantonensis species often display a golden trait, which means they are blind. What i have noticed is that these shrimp ...

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by Dinch
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:52 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Point me in the right direction?
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