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Postby mith » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:46 am

Apologies if you're offended. You stepped into the department of very creative students who would pretend to be teachers to avoid doing their homework. Hope you understand.
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Postby MrMistery » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:03 am

ok then.
Mutation is a term refered to specifically as a change in the sequence of a DNA molecule. Of course RNA polymerase and the ribosome can make mistakes, but they are not called mutations. That's in cells at least. In riboviruses, for example, that have an RNA genome, a change in the sequence of that RNA is considered a mutation. Nothing about proteins can ever be a mutation.

I still don't understand something: if you're not a biologist, why are you teaching a biology course?
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Re: When do mutations occur?

Postby Darwin420 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:49 pm

HAhaa, **** JUST HIT THE FAN.
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Re: When do mutations occur?

Postby egocentrism » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:30 pm

hi ,, I know it's an old topic an all , but I'm just amazed of the answers really !!
and I wanna leave something to Myth - dear I think you just missed the first principle in Science , which is Ego and science can't never be on the same line !! -
and when we lose the ability to ask why, we lose the ability to reach the ultimate secret of life which is our first goal as a biologist- bio teachers - professors- biofans ..
so good luck !!
God help me when I ask my questions to you people !
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Postby mith » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:46 pm

However, ego is not the issue here. Note that we've replied to countless people who've shown that they have tried to answer their own homework problems and yet we also have countless lazy students who want answers and would stoop to very low levels to get them. Perhaps in this case we've erred on the side of caution.

And the first principle of science is not about ego. Being humble can but doesn't make you a better or worse scientist.
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Re: When do mutations occur?

Postby egocentrism » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:03 pm

um I think that you're right about that .
The first principle in science could be an issue , according to my genetic professor in my first year in college he said to us in our first class - you are studying biology you are the master of life-
I believe that He made that statement from something , me I got my first principle from a paper I once did about hydrogen bomb and its ecological effects , when I realized the ego of some scientist driving them behind a fade glory !! .. that killed life in many shapes !
and for me that's what separate between good and bad scientists ,I'd love to know your first principle ???
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Postby ClaireyBelle » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:33 am

Poor CH. Some of you guys sound like a bunch of first graders trying to make others feel bad for wanting to LEARN something instead of already knowing it.

Isn't that what this forum is for? Learning and sharing knowledge? Not for showing off and teaching?
I'm sorry that I don't know the answer, CH, I was hoping to learn more by your question, as I am a student.

Who might just be ridiculed for not knowing the answer to something...?
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Postby JackBean » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:47 pm

You can definitely learn here, but do not expect, that someone will do your homework.
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