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  • adverb Not random


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  • Matter itself behaves in characteristic ways which are distinctly non-random.

    A valuable onslaught on neo-Darwinist simplicities « Anglican Samizdat

  • Of course, Isarel is hardly conducting non-random attacks anyway, unless they know with absolute certainty who is in the building they blow up, and can guarantee beyond a reasonable doubt that their munitions will hit where they are aimed at in the first place.

    Matthew Yglesias » On Analogies

  • So it's likely that Zogby's non-random panel is skewing to the sort of politically engaged Republicans who are most likely to support Cain.

    HUFFPOST HILL - CBO Shocker: American Jobs Act *Won't* Ruthlessly Exterminate Small Woodland Creatures

  • If the quantum-classical boundary is non-random yet lawless, then an explanation for free will exists which conforms to the perceptions of the people who exercise it.

    An Explanation Not Grounded in Necessity

  • By "nature and cause" I mean whether or not the variations are all random variations or non-random variations or a combination.

    Assessing Fault

  • If ID Theory is correct, we can the move on to explaining other things such as how an intelligent process does indeed create specific non-random, non-lawful patterns.

    Another Look

  • Random Mutation would turn out to be impotent if, in fact, non-random quantum effects are fundamental to life at the microscopic level.


  • ML: In The Edge, you make a defense for common descent (p. 182) and later attribute it to a non-random process (p. 72).

    Blast From the Past

  • Darwin did propose a non-random, Lamarckian theory of heredity called Pangenesis.

    A Materialist Red Herring

  • If true, that's important because "if the quantum-classical boundary can be non-random yet lawless, then no algorithmic simulation of the world or ourselves can calculate the real world, hence the evolutionary selective advantages for evolving consciousness to" know "it may be great".

    An Explanation Not Grounded in Necessity


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