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Tautology

tautology

(Science: study) A repetition of the same meaning in different words; needless repetition of an idea in different words or phrases; a representation of anything as the cause, condition, or consequence of itself, as in the following lines: The dawn is overcast, the morning lowers, And heavily in clouds brings on the day. (Addison)

Synonym: repetition.

Tautology, repetition. There may be frequent repetitions (as in legal instruments) which are warranted either by necessity or convenience; but tautology is always a fault, being a sameness of expression which adds nothing to the sense or the sound.

Origin: L. Tautologia, Gr., cf. F. Tautologie.


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1b you're answering with tautology

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by JackBean
Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:46 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help please
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Re: Natural selection and logic

... means and give an argument in support of it. Abiogenesis is the thesis that life developed from non-life, and on the face of it, this is true by tautology There is no evidence that live started from lifeless matter,and also note that when we say lifeless matter,then we separate life from matter,so ...

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by factsfinder
Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:11 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection and logic
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Re: Natural selection and logic

... means and give an argument in support of it. Abiogenesis is the thesis that life developed from non-life, and on the face of it, this is true by tautology. It is not the claim that life developed from "nothing", so you'll need to clear up the apparent confusion in your assertion about ...

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by ughaibu
Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:52 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection and logic
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Theories - Origin of Life

... to prove/ disprove it. "I believe in a designer that can design the cell." doesn't cut it. and they say survival of the fittest is a tautology. I am only interested in practical theories. Does your designer currently do anything? Will any more designs be forthcoming? Does your designer ...

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by BDDVM
Sat May 14, 2011 4:30 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Origins of male and female,who was first ?

... the female! if there is only one sex it can only assumed to be female one, as by definition it will be egg carrying/laying one. This is a bit of a tautology... I really suggest you read the book that was linked in "there" above. It will give you a good introduction on the subject and ...

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by canalon
Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:21 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origins of male and female,who was first ?
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