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voluntary

Accomplished in accordance with the will.

Origin: L. Voluntas = will


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Re: Is voluntary death from breath-holding possible?

No, they won't asphyxiate. They will only have a delayed impulse breath due to the reduced CO2 levels in their blood. The impulse breath is guided by the autonomic nervous system that is responding to mounting CO2 levels in the blood and falling O2 levels (although it is much more sensitive to CO2 l...

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by daniel.kurz
Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:31 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Is voluntary death from breath-holding possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 951

Re:

... of a string generated by non-algorithmic means, has a zero probability of being computable. We can construct such a string from controlled voluntary actions. For example, append, in sequence, to "0.", a "1" for any word written by me in this post, that has an odd number ...

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by ughaibu
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:57 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
Replies: 27
Views: 27104

Is voluntary death from breath-holding possible?

Lets assume the scenario of what is known as a SWB, or Shallow Water Blackout , however taking place on land. The person hyperventilates , so as to reduce the CO2 level in the blood. This results in a delay of the impulse the breathe, and so a person may pass out from hypoxia before feeling an urge ...

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by Coelacanth
Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:25 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Is voluntary death from breath-holding possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 951

How much math do you need to know in order to do biology?

we've had just one semester (plus one obligatory and one voluntary semesters of physics) and that was it. And I still live and do some biochemistry. But honestly, I could use some more of real statistics or this stuff.

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by JackBean
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:33 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much math do you need to know in order to do biology?
Replies: 4
Views: 3086

Are Creationists more right than evolutionists after all

... predictably. Therefore religious and sociopolitical philosophies tended to become fundamentalistic,fetteristic,rigid,fascist,blind,certainistic,involuntary,ritualistic and a uniquely prejudiced fetish of man.Such force identified order, but like other entities of creation the permanence of attributes ...

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by maunas
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:58 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Are Creationists more right than evolutionists after all
Replies: 25
Views: 17199
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