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The aggregate of biological, psychological, and sociological factors that affect an individual's behavioural pattern.

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Is complexity inevitable?

@wildfunguy Even in deterministic chaotic systems, the smallest perturbation can lead to drastically different situations, so the inevitability of a particular outcome has little to do with determinism. The real question is, is the universe structured in such a way as to permit ...

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by cakrit
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 10001

Re: Is complexity inevitable?

... in different environments. Thus such responsiveness to the environment could be an alternative to speciation. Furthermore, if there are some situations where reproductive barriers cannot be established, those situations may even drive the evolution of such responsiveness as a necessary alternative

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by wildfunguy
Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 10001


Evolution does not respond to situations, it (through mutations) simply provides possibilities. For example, it the climate gets colder, evolution does not respond by providing fur, feathers, blubber, etc. to insulate against the cold. ...

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by Cat
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is evolution as simple as we think?
Replies: 38
Views: 22304

Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?

... place? Because all its calculations and reactions would ultimately stem from the fixed set of rules about how the code is executed in different situations. Or is it possible that computers simply cannot develop awareness and/or free will because of this reason? Mechanistically, though, the question ...

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by biohazard
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
Replies: 27
Views: 27843

cell specific markers

... a basis for ethnic weapons, as diversity in most of these cases relates to different percentages of certain alleles in different population, not situations in which one population has a certain allele while the other does not. Hence, a significant part of the aggressor’s population would be potentially ...

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by MarkHolland
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: cell specific markers
Replies: 3
Views: 6095
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