(Greek, ismos; Latin, ismus: a suffix: belief in, practice of, condition of, process, characteristic behavior or manner, abnormal state, distinctive feature or trait)
2. Traditional learning, or adherence to traditional educational methods.
Examples of scientific creationism include the argument that the fossil record does not provide evidence of evolution, nor that modern cosmological theories do not explain the ultimate origin of matter.
2. An adherence to or a belief in the objectives and methods of scientists.
2. Etymology: from Latin sciolus, "having knowledge"; from scire, "to know".
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Symptoms in mild cases are localized pain, swelling, and redness at the site of the sting. More severe cases show additional skin flushing, muscle fasciculations (twitchings), hyperirratibility, hypertension, and muscle weakness.
Although symptoms usually subside in 15 to 20 hours, severely poisoned people may develop generalized muscle weakness, paralysis, and respiratory distress. Fatalities also have been reported.
"While in Amsterdam, Smyth became convinced that the scriptures require believers' baptism, not infant baptism. Since Smyth had not been baptized in the way he felt was correct, he baptized himself, then baptized the other members of the church he was leading."
A secession occurs when people in a country or state declare their independence from the ruling government.
When a dissatisfied group secedes, it creates its own form of government in place of the former ruling government. Secessions are serious maneuvers that lead to, or arise from, military conflict.
2. A secular spirit or tendency; especially, a system of political or social philosophy that rejects all forms of religious faith and worship.
2. The view that public education and other matters of civil policy should be conducted without the introduction of a religious element.
The fundamental principle of secularism is that, in his whole conduct, man should be guided exclusively by considerations derived from the present life itself. Anything that is above or beyond the present life should be entirely overlooked.
Whether God exists or not, whether the soul is immortal or not, are questions which at best cannot be answered, and on which consequently no motives of action can be based.
2. A tendency to turn towards the moon's rays.