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Postby Dustfinger » Mon Oct 02, 2006 4:49 pm

Hey whywhy not !
With 50 posts it's junior member, with hundred senior member and with 500 super member.
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Postby Dr.Stein » Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:38 am

Hmm why still wondering about our title advancement? It has no meaning for me except that we post more and more, though sometimes our posts are meaningless :oops:

I hate to be Supermember cos I can't do anything :roll: I want to be Supergirl, I can fly and save the world :) :lol: :lol:

If we had a chance to have our own ava, I want to put a picture of green alien :D I love aliens, flying saucer, and extraterrestrial life. I want to be a green photosynthetic alien :mrgreen:
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:34 pm

you know that is not a bad idea
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Postby canalon » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:52 pm

keef wrote:I TINK advancement will be like smth like prokaryotes for new members, then eukaryotes, and blah blah. lol


I do not really like on philosophical grounds: There is no values in the differents groups, and there is no such things as more advanced organisms... which is implied in the advancement system.
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Postby canalon » Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:38 pm

In fact what I want you to understand is that there is no such things as more advanced organisms. There are organisms that are fitter or more complex, but none is more advanced. Deinococcus radiodurans can survive radiation doses that kills everything else, by repairing its DNA in a way that no other organism can even approach. Isn't that extremely advanced?

As for the name, it is not because something has a name that suggest more advanced that it is in fact really more advanced... names are just names, no more, and given by humans are just indications of what the person naming the object thought about it. They have no intrisic properties.
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Postby canalon » Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:36 am

Well, I see what you mean, but what you are describing I call it complexity. And I persist to say that the notion of advanced organisms is just a human view projected on nature. Bacterai are extremely advanced systems, although relatively simple they evolved into the most succesful organisms on earth. Other organisms evolved and found more ways to use other niches and are equal feat of fine tuning, but they are simply more complex, not more advanced.
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