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SERVITUDES, NATURAL, civil law. Those servitudes which arise in consequence of the nature of the soil.
     2. By law the inferior heritages, are submitted in relation to the natural flow of waters, and the like, to the superior. An inferior field is, therefore, subject to the injury or prejudice which the situation of the ground, in its natural state, way cause it.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Nie: Where is the point at which humans move from natural selection to ethical selection, or from animal beings into human beings?
Second, they contend that natural selection is not a strong enough mechanism to function in the way science claims it does because of their belief that genetic mutations cannot yield positive results for organisms.
For teachers interested in understanding their students' reasoning about natural selection, we suggest that there are two fundamental problems that must be solved: (1) assessing contextual competence so that instruction can be planned accordingly and (2) having a tool that can be modified but retains inferences of validity.
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, which had been identified in several reports as a distribution partner on Natural Selection's planned crime film The IceMan, for instance, is now unlikely to get involved because of concerns about the Qadhafis, according to two people connected to the situation.
Graffin's divergent view on natural selection is partially due to his experiences with field research.
Even more bewildering is the authors' contention that Charles Darwin conflated common descent and natural selection into a single idea.
An initial brew of 3,000 bottles of Darwin's Natural Selection (5.0% alcohol by volume) will be on sale throughout the region with more evolving through 2009.
Natural selection no longer has death as a handy tool."
Prof Jones says: "Natural selection no longer has death as a tool.
"God, Evolution, Natural Selection" is author Kenneth H.
Matt Lucas in his letter concerning the design of the woodpecker (PE, 12 December) believes that not all scientists and engineers would accept that natural selection is responsible for the creation of this remarkable bird.
The negative thesis is that some aspects of life and its history cannot be understood in terms of natural selection. The positive thesis is that these aspects must be understood as the effects of an alternative causal agency, one that is properly characterized as "intelligent." Some people argue that ID is not science.