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This postulate may appropriately be stated as the fixation of new averages of variation by inheritance.
Then what has become of the postulate that truth is agreement of idea with existence beyond idea?
"Postulate" is a Latin form of the Greek αιτημα (aitema), and appears only in late translations.
THE TEACHING OF GEOMETRYDAVID EUGENE SMITH
Every definition of consciousness implies a postulate: life.
When he reached i. 197 he abandoned and denounced this postulate.
MODERN MYTHOLOGYANDREW LANG
Every proof adduced contains some assumption that practically conceals the postulate itself.
THE TEACHING OF GEOMETRYDAVID EUGENE SMITH
As Kant puts it, the immortality of the soul is not an object of pure reason, but a “postulate of practical reason.”
It is unreasonable to call this an axiom in one case and a postulate in the other.
THE TEACHING OF GEOMETRYDAVID EUGENE SMITH
But religion does not logically depend on the postulate of freedom alone.
And if the postulate be untrue, the conclusions based on it cannot be accepted as certain.
EVOLUTIONFRANK B. JEVONS

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