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1. Real being; existence. Not only the things had subsistence, but the very images were of some creatures existing. (Stillingfleet)

2. Inherency; as, the subsistence of qualities in bodies.

3. That which furnishes support to animal life; means of support; provisions, or that which produces provisions; livelihood; as, a meager subsistence. His viceroy could only propose to himself a comfortable subsistence out of the plunder of his province. (Addison)

4. Same as hypostasis.

Origin: Cf. F. Subsistance, L. Subsistentia.

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Re: Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense

... will survive and reproduce, whereas those less able will die. According to which organisms tend to produce progeny far above the means of subsistence; in the struggle for existence that ensues, only those progeny with favorable variations survive; the favorable variations accumulate through ...

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by Forests
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense
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SOCIETIES evolve also

... process that required a decent number of males invested in the group's welfare. But that's definitely just a guess, based upon some still-existing subsistence hunter-gatherer societies and the logic of group dynamics.

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by Darby
Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: SOCIETIES evolve also
Replies: 16
Views: 10443

The Fiber Disease

... a sweet potato resistant to sweet potato feathery mottle virus. The virus accounts for 80 percent of the yield loss experienced by the Kenyan subsistence farmers who rely on the crop. and: For example, scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and DuPont Crop Genetics have developed ...

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by London
Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Kansas Board of Education

... reaction to continue thru the century, we will have no more science, hence no more technology. That means, we would be living grubbing out from subsistence farming. charles http://humanpurpose.simplenet.com

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by charles brough
Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Kansas Board of Education
Replies: 19
Views: 11476

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