from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Biology Similarity in form, as in organisms of different ancestry.
- n. Mathematics A one-to-one correspondence between the elements of two sets such that the result of an operation on elements of one set corresponds to the result of the analogous operation on their images in the other set.
- n. A close similarity in the crystalline structure of two or more substances of similar chemical composition.
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- n. Similarity of form
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A similarity of crystalline form between substances of similar composition, as between the sulphates of barium (BaSO4) and strontium (SrSO4). It is sometimes extended to include similarity of form between substances of unlike composition, which is more properly called
- n. A one-to-one mapping of one set onto another set which preserves the relations between the elements of the domains of the sets.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A similarity of crystalline form: as, between substances of analogous composition or atomic proportions, as the members of a group of compounds like the sulphates of barium, strontium, and lead
- n. between compounds of unlike composition or atomic proportions.
- n. In biology, the state or condition of being different in ancestry, but alike in appearance. See isomorphic, 2 .
- n. In group-theory, the state or character of being isomorphic.
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- n. (biology) similarity or identity of form or shape or structure
The tie [with design isomorphism] is still exceedingly tenuous at the genetic level
Although independently verified, I do not see how design isomorphism is inseparably tied to (non-human) ID itself ....
Although independently verified, I do not see how design isomorphism is inseparably tied to (non-human) ID itself.
Design isomorphism is not a necessary auxiliary assumption for ID.
ID's conceptual link between technology and biology, and design isomorphism, is holding pretty tight at the genetic level, from the beginning of its investigation to today.
Either design isomorphism is worth pursuing as an idea, or it is not.
The ID-based conceptual resource of design isomorphism is used to bridge current knowledge with potential knowledge, and this allows researchers to postulate, test, and elucidate the underlying logic of life.
If the heuristic guidance put forth by design isomorphism is unable to say whether or not non-coding DNA should be functional or not, I fail to see why it is even worth talking about.
Design isomorphism is when a technological invention/design is later found to exist in living things.
My proposal regarding the human body and design isomorphism is entirely detachable from the C-value enigma, polyploidy, etc.