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  • noun A flow in the opposite direction; or the flow of two fluids in opposite directions
  • verb To flow in the opposite direction


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counter- +‎ flow


  • Of course reliably detecting counterflow is hardly that simple.

    The Memory Hole

  • The problem with counterflow is that one first has to understand what is natural.

    The Memory Hole

  • More photos and interactive graphics The Garden State instituted a measure called "counterflow"—making two-way highways one way—and shut the Garden State Parkway south of Belmar and Point Pleasant after 8 p.m.

    The Currents Along the Shore

  • This is pretty much what Ratzsch's "counterflow" is all about, so your source has the same misconception as me apparently.

    A brief sidebar about design and evolution

  • Not necessarily, says Ratzsch, because (AFAICT) he thinks that things like mind correlativity and "counterflow" allow rarified design inferences.

    A brief sidebar about design and evolution

  • Human intelligence has "counterflow", and we have designed species.

    Demarcation, Credentials, and Science Education

  • It would then be an example of what philosopher Del Ratzsch calls "counterflow"


  • And as will be seen later, supernatural design does not necessarily counterflow or intervention in history. designedness entails neither counterflow nor intervention, …

    Blast From the Past

  • Again, many IDers would strongly disagree with this statement (they even define intelligence as "not by law or chance" or even as "counterflow: that which nature would not otherwise do").

    Bunny and a Book

  • The incoming tide added to the flow and counterflow, setting off crests of white horses that pranced in irregular silver ranks across the wide waters.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen


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