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Old 05-26-2013, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Scientists develop the world's most complex biological computer | DVICE
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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That is amazing. And people say Mores law will come to a end.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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When do we start having to debate if the cylons are machines or flesh and blood? This is the same journey they took, so this is a serious question.

When do we have to redefine what is alive and deserved of being given that consideration? When do we have to decide at which point we have made a form of us and what do we do with it?
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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In my mind this discovery brings into question all the so called junk DNA in the human genome. Science says it does nothing but IMO that's because they can't read the information that junk DNA contains.

I've wondered that if science does figure our how to decode this junk DNA what they will find.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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In my mind this discovery brings into question all the so called junk DNA in the human genome. Science says it does nothing but IMO that's because they can't read the information that junk DNA contains.

I've wondered that if science does figure our how to decode this junk DNA what they will find.
There is a very intersting show I saw on pbs which can be found online I'm sure but my copy in still sitting on the DVR. Its called "What Darwin didn't know". Its a bit of background on him and how the rest of his life he puzzed over just how the processes he saw were carried out within the individuals. Then it goes into the enormous leaps human genetic research had seen.

What you were told ten years ago that was assumed to be the way dna worked has already been blown out of the water. They've found that some of that 'junk' dna is far from it, and sometimes one gene can do two things, depending on conditions. Its quite an extraordinary documentary which is quite awesome to consider. The more we know, the more we find out we *don't* know. Leading geneticists are moving towards the idea of not disregarding anything but assumuming we mearly don't know what it does.
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