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  • In 1900, he revolutionized the field by inventing the Planck Postulate, which provided a constant between the intractable issue of energy and radiation frequency.

    Steve Mariotti: Replicating An Idea, Part 1

  • Postulate: Patents must issue to protect “sweat of the brow” by technologists and economic support by investors

    Court Rejects Gene Patent - The Panda's Thumb

  • Attributed to Jeff Freeman, coined as “The Freeman Postulate” by Rubenfield. (rubenfield. com)

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Diary #117: “Sporedom”

  • Postulate: Flip-flopper is a term invented by Karl Rove and company to attack John Kerry when they couldn't criticize anything of substance.

    Election Central July 4th Roundup

  • Re: Postulate simultaneous terrorist attacks on 6 cities, say, with nuclear weapons (or even 1, during Inauguration Day on Washington DC)

    Matthew Yglesias » Sowell’s Coup

  • Postulate simultaneous terrorist attacks on 6 cities, say, with nuclear weapons (or even 1, during Inauguration Day on Washington DC) or say an oil embargo that plunges the nation into a severe recession, at the same time that a Bush-like figure is in the White House, facing a completely opposed Congress.

    Matthew Yglesias » Sowell’s Coup

  • Hypothetical 1: Postulate a single “Typhoid Mary” type individual, who will, unless inoculated, infect thousands of others while remaining personally immune.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Gardasil Vaccinations for Boys?

  • Here the last step is justified by Postulate I, since dx dy is infinitely small in comparison to y dx

    Continuity and Infinitesimals

  • Postulate: Any two things will be distinct or separate from one another only if there is some other thing between them.

    Zeno of Elea

  • N.B. This postulate or axiom rests on Postulate i. and Lemmas v. and vii., which see after II. xiii.

    The Ethics

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