Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of splitting.

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Examples

  • One can agree that LGT will likely not interfere with a robust phylogeny for primates that indeed recreates ancient splittings of their populations, without buying in to the notion that the supposed sisterhood of Thermotogales and Aquificales [two bacterial phyla — OT] revealed by a small subset of their shared ribosomal protein genes reflects an even remotely similar evolutionary process.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • H.L. Mencken made fun of the newly arrived poet in full flight from the provinces, appareled “in corduroy trousers and a velvet jacket, hammering furiously upon a pine table in a Macdougal street cellar … his discourse full of inane hair-splittings about vers libre, futurism, spectrism, vorticism …” Yet it is astonishing to reflect how long the Village managed to keep on regenerating itself, and helping to regenerate American culture and education.

    Last Call, Bohemia

  • One time, my Mom decided that my brother and I could each choose a vegetable to try to grow in our yard, and I chose an artichoke, and even years later, after many splittings, those plants were producing great and yummy artichokes.

    Disappointment

  • One time, my Mom decided that my brother and I could each choose a vegetable to try to grow in our yard, and I chose an artichoke, and even years later, after many splittings, those plants were producing great and yummy artichokes.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • These three results represent three differences, or splittings, between the mass states.

    MiniBooNE Neutrino Result - Guest Blog from Heather Ray

  • Even Wordsworth's most detailed thematizations of subjectivity in The Prelude are riven with the kinds of temporal and linguistic doublings and splittings that can be said to demonstrate the workings of subjecticity.

    Introduction: 'The Power is There': Romanticism as Aesthetic Insistence

  • The fetishism by which BASTARDS attempt to conceal their crimes behind disgusting splittings of extremely bloody semantic hairs is the work of crocodiles, not men.

    Think Progress » “Americans will speak of the battles like Fallujah

  • Russian will never be infected with philosophical hair-splittings and nonsense; he has too much common-sense for that; but we must not let every sincere effort after truth and knowledge be attacked under the name of philosophy.

    Rudin

  • All these pros and cons, these quibbles and hair-splittings were but a misfit attempt to cloak the truth.

    Australia Felix

  • These pronouncements, reminiscent of certain fatwas emanating elsewhere in the Middle East from fundamentalist ulemas, have usually been dismissed by the general public with a shrug, as folkloristic, politically benign splittings of Talmudic hairs.

    'Israel's Demons': An Exchange

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