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post shuh layt

  • n  (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
  • v  maintain or assert
  • v  take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom
  • v  require as useful, just, or proper
    This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent

  • Economics postulate that concentration of wealth derived from legitimate business profits is an indicator of general prosperity.
  • Einstein started from the postulate that the laws of science should appear the same to all freely moving observers.
  • Working from Higgs' theory, scientists postulate that initially weightless particles move through a ubiquitous quantum field, known as a Higgs field, like a pearl necklace through .
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  • Michael Behe in a story in the Washington Post, Michael J. Behe, a biology professor at Lehigh University and a leading advocate of intelligent design, says the theory "might lead one to postulate the existence of a supernatural force such as God,"...
  • Gregg Easterbrook in Wall Street Journal
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  • Gerardus 't Hooft in New Scientist (subscription)
    't Hooft calls his new formulation the "unconstrained initial conditions postulate".

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