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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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Oliver (2011) and Selwyn (2010) argued that research is necessary within education that critically questions technological determinist assumptions, and seeks to consider alternate ways of thinking about technology and learning that recognizes the agency of human actors, and the social factors involved with using technology in education.
This suggests that the concepts of sex and gender are far more complicated than what biological determinist school can purely explain.
It is common for determinists to tout determinism as scientifically proven, or declare that we must accept determinism in order to be scientific, without ever stating precisely what evidence or arguments they believe they have in support of determinism.
If so, then it would be unjustified for Goodman to hold the self morally responsible in conventional reality because, as a hard determinist, he believes free will does not ultimately exist.
As a matter of fact, Greenstein is as far as possible from a determinist standpoint, since he stresses contingency as an essential factor in the presidents' success and the very survival of the new nation.
Because what is called "avoidance" is a form of behavior that is determined to occur, just as any other form of behavior is determined to occur by way of the daisy chain of efficient causal links that connect the primordial past with the endless future (as per the picture determinists offer of reality).
and they say that there is not a clear frontier between visible and invisible matter, determinist and indeterminist principle, stable and unstable matter, long time living and short time living matter.
Ian Morris raises some interesting questions but seems to me to take too determinist a position.
This article argues that the biological determinist view of sexual orientation is best understood as a biopolitical position, drawing on Foucault's (1990) concept of biopower--the management of social groups through wielding power over bodies, both materially and discursively.
I'm not sure we have the luxury of time to indulge a technological determinist viewpoint, to wait for technology to change the cultures of our organizations--not in a hyper-connected marketplace.
These determinist assumptions are now so firmly established in popular awareness that to suggest they are simply false is both radical and refreshing.
And, to highlight the importance of adopting a broad perspective in understanding the causes of substance problems seen at schools, we outline a reciprocal determinist paradigm.