- ? Old-Earth
- (adj) 1.
Referring to creationist
varieties in which the universe and Earth are acknowledged to be old
(as indicated by science) but certain features -- particularly mankind
-- are considered recently created.
- (n) 1. A
portion of text which appears in an original source but is left out of
a quotation. All omissions must be indicated by ellipses in order to avoid
turning a quotation into a misquotation.
- * (n) 1. The
process of the development and growth of an individual from zygote to
adult. [den., science] 2. One third of Ernst Haeckel's famous, but
flawed, dictum that "Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny".
- (s) 1. The principle that each
phase of the ontogeny of an
individual directly represents the adult phase of some ancestor species
in the phylogeny of the
species to which the indivdual belongs. The turn of phrase is
attributed to Ernst Haeckel, while the "biogenetic law" upon which it
was based can be traced back to von Baer. This principle is recognized
to be inaccurate in several respects, and its use is generally
deprecated. [den., science]