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Old 01-31-2009, 05:22 PM
 
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If you're interested in a very layman's level explanation of some of the inner workings that science has unearthed in the past few years, not as "It's Just A Theory", but proven to be "How DNA etc. Actually Works", then buy this issue and read it. If this one piques your interest further, there are several very good but higher level articles on this same subject in some recent years' Scientific American magazines.

This stuff can't be refuted, repudiated or ignored because it's now in use in medicine, or soon will be. The techniques and processes and real-world applications described in the TIME article are based precisely and exactly on the very same building-blocks of knowledge about cellular functions, DNA, genome mapping and exacting reproduceable research that have proved out so many other once-controversial, hastily dismissed and often purposefully distorted concepts, such as Ev... well I don't need to start THAT pointless war on this thread. other than to repeat that such dismissals, in light of this very sort of successful application of science, is increasingly illogical.

But then, it's not a case of logic, I understand that.

This is a very interesting and timely article for those interested in science's relentless accumulation of knowledge, and it's subsequent altruistic use of such knowledge to improve and save the lives of many people, Christian, Muslim, atheist, Buddhist, et al. No prayers required! Just respect where respect is due!

(Oh, a further BTW, I noted with satisfaction the story-within-a-story on page 42 about the faked results of Dr. Hwang in S. Korea in 2004. Not that he impeded the final results; this stuff is, I repeat, now in use. Rather than showing that "Many scentists are biased and frauds" as some ITD*s will assert, it clearly shows that science, true and honest science, always catches this sort of fraud and bias through "Peer Review". It's a sort of built-in honesty guarantee. )

(*IDT= Intransigent Dogmo-Theist)
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