biological theory

biological theory

A term of art referring to the physiological and neurochemical variables that contribute to suicide risk.
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To accommodate varying knowledge levels, they introduce the basics of skeletal biological theory along with in-depth discussions of the scientific methods and more recent applications of skeletal biology, such as using isotope analysis.
That's not part of the biological theory itself, but 'a metaphysical or theological add-on' (133).
Andrew Delton, also a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Evolutionary Psycholog, added, "Our simulations explain that the reason people are more generous than economic and biological theory would predict is due to the inherent uncertainty of social life.
This notion of evolution of a design is what I find fascinating - the application of a biological theory and human behaviour to product development - the antithesis of design protection.
Ironically, Schon had to employ metaphoric reasoning ("giving a thing a name that belongs to something else") to explain how metaphor works; he used the biological theory of evolution, substituting a human learning process for natural selection.
Spinoza's remarkable vision of God and society are explained step-by-step, from his "monism" claim that there is only one thing or "substance", to the concept of "attributes" and why God's "attributes" are infinitely many, to his dismissal of moral realism in favor of a more strictly biological theory of human nature and the societies that human nature can make, to Spinoza's view of politics and support of federal democracy.
Some indication that biologists are aware of the exciting developments in quantum physics and that those developments need to be applied to biological theory are much overdue.
ECM is a holistic approach to health recovery and maintenance as well as a biological theory about the development of diseases.
Evolution has proven itself to be sound biological theory, but evolution as a concept has evolved into something more powerful and less helpful than that.
Finally, Springer has launched "Biosemiotics," a quarterly journal that provides access to papers on the emerging discipline of biosemiotics and biological theory.
Afraid that Christianity would be attacked by defenders of a materialistic and quantitative science, they have tried to devise all sorts of theories associated with what is called theistic evolution which, as I just said, is even worse than the purely biological theory of evolution, because that leaves the Hands of God out of His creation in a theological sense while claiming to believe in God, and if these theistic evolutionists do consider God's role, their views do not satisfy scientific evolutionists anyway.
Jeffrey Satinover says that a biological theory of homosexuality has arisen again, with solid evidence against it.

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