impact theory

impact theory

[′im‚pakt ‚thē·ə·rē]
(astronomy)
A theory which holds that most features of the moon's surface were formed by the impact of meteorites. Also known as meteoric theory; meteoritic theory.
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The comet impact theory is further corroborated by an old clay tablet from the British Museum in room 55, that is called K8538.
Ellis III granted the park's motion for summary judgment, saying that the families relied too heavily on the disparate impact theory, under which policies that are not overtly discriminatory may nevertheless violate the FHA if they disproportionately impact members of a protected class in practice.
A NEW TWIST ON the giant impact theory posits that the Moon formed from Earth's vaporized remains after an epic collision.
BILYEU IS THE CO-FOUNDER AND HOST OF IMPACT THEORY AND THE CO-FOUNDER OF QUEST NUTRITION.
Supporting resilience in war-affected children: How differential impact theory is useful in humanitarian practice.
There is a circuit split on the role of "practical significance" inquiries at the prima facie stage, (1) raising a fundamental question about disparate impact theory: Are such "small"--effects, about whose existence we are confident--legally insignificant?
In Section C, I consider what an effective legal response to classification bias might look like, and how it should differ from conventional disparate impact theory in order to more closely meet the unique challenges that biased algorithms pose.
If the giant impact theory were true, the moon should be mostly made of material from the meteorite.
(17) Part II of this Note discusses the history and evolution of disparate impact theory and how the rationale used in Inclusive Communities could have a major impact on lenders.
Further, federal agencies, which have garnered large settlements from lenders in discrimination challenges brought under a disparate impact theory, may now have an incentive to target insurers.