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  • 1 Plausible — Plau si*ble, a. [L. plausibilis praiseworthy, from plaudere, plausum, to applaud, clap the hands, strike, beat.] 1. Worthy of being applauded; praiseworthy; commendable; ready. [Obs.] Bp. Hacket. [1913 Webster] 2. Obtaining approbation;… …

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  • 2 plausible — a. 1. Specious, colorable, seemingly fair. 2. Fair spoken, glib, using specious arguments …

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  • 3 rhetoric — /ret euhr ik/, n. 1. (in writing or speech) the undue use of exaggeration or display; bombast. 2. the art or science of all specialized literary uses of language in prose or verse, including the figures of speech. 3. the study of the effective… …

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  • 4 Apologetics — • A theological science which has for its purpose the explanation and defence of the Christian religion Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Apologetics     Apologetics      …

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  • 5 Greek Church — • Details the history and various divisions of the church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Greek Church     Greek Church     † …

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  • 6 Time — This article is about the measurement. For the magazine, see Time (magazine). For other uses, see Time (disambiguation). The flow of sand in an hourglass can be used to keep track of elapsed time. It also concretely represents the present as… …

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  • 7 Origins of the American Civil War — For events following South Carolina s declaration of secession from the Union, see Battle of Fort Sumter and American Civil War. The Battle of Fort Sumter was the first stage in a conflict that had been brewing for decades. The main explanation… …

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  • 8 Creation-evolution controversy — The creation evolution controversy (also termed the creation vs. evolution debate or the origins debate) is a recurring political dispute about the origins of the Earth, humanity, life, and the universe, [See harvnb|Hovind|2006, for example.]… …

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  • 9 Creation–evolution controversy — A satirical cartoon from 1882, parodying Darwin s theory of evolution, in response to the publication of The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms. The creation–evolution controversy (also termed the creation vs. evolution… …

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  • 10 Shakespeare authorship question — …

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  • 11 Mechanism (philosophy) — Mechanism is the belief that natural wholes (principally living things) are like machines or artifacts, composed of parts lacking any intrinsic relationship to each other, and with their order imposed from without. Thus, the source of an apparent …

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  • 12 A Vindication of the Rights of Men — A Vindication of the Rights of Men, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke; Occasioned by His Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) is a political pamphlet, written by the eighteenth century British feminist Mary Wollstonecraft …

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  • 13 Computers and Information Systems — ▪ 2009 Introduction Smartphone: The New Computer.       The market for the smartphone in reality a handheld computer for Web browsing, e mail, music, and video that was integrated with a cellular telephone continued to grow in 2008. According to… …

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  • 14 The Skeptical Environmentalist — Infobox Book name = The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World title orig = Verdens Sande Tilstand translator = image caption = author = Bjørn Lomborg illustrator = cover artist = country = language = series = subject …

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  • 15 mind, philosophy of — Branch of philosophy that studies the nature of mind and its various manifestations, including intentionality, sensation and sense perception, feeling and emotion, traits of character and personality, the unconscious, volition, thought, memory,… …

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  • 16 Common Era — BCE redirects here. For other uses, see BCE (disambiguation). Era Vulgaris redirects here. For the Queens of the Stone Age album, see Era Vulgaris (album). Common Era (sometimes Current Era[1] or Christian Era[2]), abbreviated as CE, is an… …

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  • 17 Economic inequality — refers to disparities in the distribution of economic assets and income. The term typically refers to inequality among individuals and groups within a society, but can also refer to inequality among nations. Economic Inequality generally refers… …

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  • 18 idealism — /uy dee euh liz euhm/, n. 1. the cherishing or pursuit of high or noble principles, purposes, goals, etc. 2. the practice of idealizing. 3. something idealized; an ideal representation. 4. Fine Arts. treatment of subject matter in a work of art… …

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  • 19 Spacetime — For other uses of this term, see Spacetime (disambiguation). Two dimensional analogy of spacetime distortion. Matter changes the geometry of spacetime, this (curved) geometry being interpreted as gravity. White lines do not represent the… …

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  • 20 Triple bottom line — The triple bottom line (or TBL , 3BL , or People, Planet, Profit ) captures an expanded spectrum of values and criteria for measuring organizational (and societal) success: economic, environmental and social. With the ratification of the United… …

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