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determinism

 [de-ter´mĭ-nizm]
the theory that all phenomena are the result of antecedent conditions, nothing occurs by chance, and there is no free will.

de·ter·mi·nism

(dē-ter'mi-nizm),
The proposition that all behavior is caused exclusively by genetic and environmental influences with no random components, and independent of free will.
[L. determino, to limit, fr. terminus, boundary + -ism]

determinism

/de·ter·min·ism/ (de-ter´mĭn-izm) the theory that all phenomena are the result of antecedent conditions, nothing occurs by chance, and there is no free will.

de·ter·mi·nism

(dē-tĕr'mi-nizm)
The proposition that all behavior is caused exclusively by genetic and environmental influences with no random components, and independent of free will.
[L. determino, to limit, fr. terminus, boundary + -ism]

determinism,

n the notion that events may be predicted and anticipated by knowing the initial conditions and scientific law.

determinism

the theory that all phenomena are the result of antecedent conditions and that nothing occurs by chance.

Patient discussion about determinism

Q. Is it effective to determine the problem? How is the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy done and is it effective to determine the problem?

A. actually it will come with three common symptoms such as : positive pregnancy, abdominal pain or cramp, and bleeding. if you're happened to feel one of those symptoms, i'll suggest you to go see your ob-gyn specialist, then the doctor will do the physical examination on you, and will confirm the diagnosis with ultrasound.

Q. In which month of pregnancy it's possible to determine gender of the fetus?

A. following marin's question - is there a difference when it comes to twins?

Q. how do i determine what is the right weight i need to be? i know there is a way to calculate it, an equation , what are the parameters in it ?

A. I don't mean to burst any bubbles, but BMI is definitely not a good way to determine what weight you should be. If you considered that a body builder or a professional athlete is considered obese under BMI standards then you would know what I mean. Here is an article about it I found on Medical News Today: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/49991.php

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Importantly, biological determinist approach conceptualizes sex-differentiated roles not only as 'naturally given' but also as largely unchangeable (Coltrane, 1994; Brandser, 1996).
The exact significance of this stress on politics in inflecting the Brennerite model is not indicated but its net effect is to soften the economic determinist logic of that approach.
All recent-period scholars reviewed here quote Dennett, but they all also miss the elementary distinction that defines the debate: hard versus soft determinism, despite the fact that Dennett is a soft determinist.
Or maybe it comes from the terrain that the country occupies, one that naturally encourages bravado, as a geographical determinist might claim.
In fairness to Libet, it should be noted that he is not a determinist, and this is not his own interpretation of his results.
No determinist in his religious beliefs, he provides no comfort for those who excuse themselves and others by blaming technology for the human condition.
professor and author Gregg Caruso's latest book, "Free Will and Consciousness: A Determinist Account of the Illusion of Free Will" was nominated for the 2013 American Philosophical Association Book Prize.
The central theme of this book is that there is no necessitation in causation--whilst it seems right to suppose that the coming together of two instantiated powers might not produce its manifestation (due to interference, and so on), metaphysically the determinist will claim otherwise, and this book is supposed to be consistent with determinism.
This book is an important push towards a wider recognition of the social dimensions of water, energy, and agriculture as 'environmental' resources, and a useful counter to some of the more environmental determinist tendencies within environmental education literature.
We are not passive, helpless victims of the impersonal, determinist forces of history.
emphasize that exercise / physical activity is a particularly effective way of controlling body weight in individuals with a genetic predisposition towards obesity and thus contrast with the determinist view held by many that genetic influences are unmodifiable," authors said.
It would be advantageous for Gilad's opponents if he were, as they claim, a banal biological determinist who simply dislikes people according to the lottery of their DNA.