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To support with provisions; to feed; to maintain; as, to subsist one's family. He laid waste the adjacent country in order to render it more difficult for the enemy to subsist their army. (Robertson)

1. To be; to have existence; to inhere. And makes what happiness we justly call, Subsist not in the good of one, but all. (pope)

2. To continue; to retain a certain state. Firm we subsist, yet possible to swerve. (milton)

3. To be maintained with food and clothing; to be supported; to live. To subsist on other men's charity. (Atterbury)

Origin: L. Subsistere to stand still, stay, remain alive; sub under _ sistere to stand, to cause to stand, from stare to stand: cf. F. Subsister. See Stand.

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6 sources of evidence for evolution

... being dumb and trying to help but instead dying and accumulating at the site. You could argue that, oh that's because we weren't designed to subsist on high fat diets. Engineers would tell you that's a lack of foresight. High rise buildings routinely use structural components designed to ...

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by mith
Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 6 sources of evidence for evolution
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Re: Just a simple question about Evolution

... us, like you, feel desperately lost without an ID (Inteligent Design) or without "everything being shaped by...something". You need to subsist under some form of Providence. Your peace of mind and your reflective elation are founded on a feeling that your existence is purposed towards ...

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by Dov Henis
Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Just a simple question about Evolution
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Ethics of species proctection

... pool and a biological resource, that sometime in the future, it will be discovered that enzymes in their system can be used so that humans can subsist solely in bamboos, er I mean leaves. Well you know what I mean, aside from being cute, pandas symbolize our personal commitment to nature even ...

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by mkwaje
Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:12 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Ethics of species proctection
Replies: 26
Views: 14516

Ethics of Fishing

Nice catch!!! Here's the vegetarian's argument: we can subsist on plant diet without resorting to violence.

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by mith
Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:11 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Ethics of Fishing
Replies: 49
Views: 45351

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