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Could Mr. Fantastic exist?

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Could Mr. Fantastic exist?

Postby edser » Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:56 pm

I have a genetic disorder affecting my collagen which allows me extreme joint hyper mobility as well as hyper elasticity in my skin. In the movie and comic series the ridiculous plot has them exposed to cosmic radiation. Instead of killing them they gain genetic anomalies which produce impossible powers like having your core temperature the same as the sun. Yet I pose a question could a string of anomalies occur like my own to create a person who was similar to Mr. Fantastic. I believe that its far fetched but would some kind of gene allow for malleable bones and that coupled with the collagen defect create a person as flexible as Mr. Fantastic?
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Postby James » Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:43 pm

Remind me, why is he fantastic?
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Postby b_d_41501 » Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:45 am

No.
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Postby edser » Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:53 am

Can amoderater move this topic to molecular biology or genetics
forum please. I shouldn't have posted it here.
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Postby ERS » Tue Jul 12, 2005 3:31 am

it is still no over here...;-)
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Postby mith » Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:14 pm

You'd need to grow extendable nerves and extra muscles to control your elongated limbs. Frankly I don't think you'll have much strength to mold your body.

and don't believe the superheros like hulk and the fantastic 4, Radiation kills :D
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Postby chemistry_freako » Thu Jul 14, 2005 8:49 am

haha, they are afterall, superheroes - let's be content being human beings =D
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Postby Waters2 » Thu Jul 14, 2005 9:38 am

Would human will become like the superhero like the x-men for the example flying after exposed to some radiation and changed the genes of the human?? And our human genes are crossing over for many times( not pure) and perhaps will be changing our genes that which called extraordinary like flying. Would it possible??
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Postby mith » Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:10 pm

Think how improbably flying would be without any sort of visible propulsion(wings or some sorta nozzle). Other than Magneto, Angel, or the Human Torch, everyone else seems to have unexplained sources of flight power.

Also think of how much energy it would be required to fly like that. The human torch probably uses the equivalent of a gallon of gas per minute.
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Postby James » Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:28 pm

Come on, let's not forget the laws of physics :roll:
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Postby Waters2 » Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:37 am

How much of energy need to produce by mitochondrion to fly? If equivalent a gallon of gas per minute, and should be need super mitochondrion to generate it.
I heard some people said that perhaps one day we all human beings can do extraordinanry things such as flying, and some of the superhero's power we all can have because the evolution happens and this will actives a lot of inactive genes which we have it yet this evolution also change our DNA to other.
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Postby mith » Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:31 pm

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