just so story
An explanation of an admittedly speculative nature, tailored to give the results that need explaining, but currently lacking any independent rationale. The term is applied, more or less aggressively, especially to explanations offered in sociobiology . It derives from the explanations of how the leopard got its spots, etc., in the Just So Stories (1902) of Rudyard Kipling.

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  • Just-So Story — Dans l étude de l évolution biologique, les just so stories (histoires ad hoc ou histoires comme ça) sont des explications peu convaincantes de l origine évolutionnaire d un trait (comme un organe ou un comportement). Cette expression est souvent …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Just-so story — A just so story, also called the ad hoc fallacy, is a term used in academic anthropology, biological sciences, and social sciences. It describes an unverifiable and unfalsifiable narrative explanation for a cultural practice or a biological trait …   Wikipedia

  • Just-so story — Dans l étude de l évolution biologique, les just so stories (histoires ad hoc ou histoires comme ça) sont des explications peu convaincantes de l origine évolutionnaire d un trait (comme un organe ou un comportement). Cette expression est souvent …   Wikipédia en Français

  • just-so story — noun A story that cannot be proven or disproven, used as an explanation of a current state of affairs …   Wiktionary

  • just so stories — just so story …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Just So Stories — See also Just so story for anthropological sense The Just So Stories for Little Children were written by British author Rudyard Kipling. They are highly fantasized origin stories and are among Kipling s best known works. DescriptionThe stories,… …   Wikipedia

  • Just So Stories for Little Children — Histoires comme ça Une des illustrations originales de Kipling, provenant de The Elephant s Child. Les Histoires comme ça (Just So Stories for Little Children) sont des histoires pour enfants, écrites par l auteur anglais Rudyard Kipling. Elles… …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • just — {{11}}just (adj.) late 14c., righteous in the eyes of God; upright, equitable, impartial; justifiable, reasonable, from O.Fr. juste just, righteous; sincere (12c.), from L. iustus upright, equitable, from ius right, especially legal right, law,… …   Etymology dictionary

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