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Immortality? Possibility?

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Postby Schröder » Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:22 am

Oscerot wrote:
baikuza wrote:i bet, you may get some critics about that. :roll:


Do you have any idea just how many critics there are about the process of genetic engineering itself?


And for good reasons too!
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Postby Enzyme » Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:40 pm

oana_t wrote:Yes u r right. I remeber now. Thank you.


You're welcome ;).
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Postby sachin » Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:51 pm

Its Ok to have critics... But Politics is Intolerable..
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Postby baikuza » Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:11 am

there also many. but, do not you think that it is not a good idea to put animal(s) or other (e.g microorganism) gene (s) into human genes.
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Postby sachin » Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:17 am

Ya, Why not; if we can introduce proper mediators then we can get benifited from that...@Baikuza
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Postby baikuza » Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:28 am

tell me. why do we need other microorganism or else gene(s)?

and if you made that human, you will brake the ethic in biology. (-_+)
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Postby hobaoau » Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:32 am

We are not worry about what would happen when we were immortal. Whe should think of how can be immortal !!! some Scientists believe that outside there in the university, the existance of so-called "dark matter" will bring power to human so we could go wherever in the university and be immortal be cause we have in our hands the most powerful energy of the university.. you can research more about" dark matter" on google
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Postby Revelark » Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:37 pm

baikuza wrote:tell me. why do we need other microorganism or else gene(s)?

and if you made that human, you will brake the ethic in biology. (-_+)


Depends on what your ethics are.
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Postby pyrophoenix » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:44 pm

Immortality is not possible.. may be a longer life expectancy.... But not immortality.. The problem lies on the organic constitution of our body.. all that is organic has to wither sooner or later...
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Postby MrMistery » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:28 pm

@Martian
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Postby Martian » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:37 pm

pyrophoenix wrote:Immortality is not possible.. may be a longer life expectancy.... But not immortality.. The problem lies on the organic constitution of our body.. all that is organic has to wither sooner or later...

What reasoning brought you to conclude that "organic has to wither sooner or later"? I don't think this is necessarily true. I think you're making a huge assumption because we don't die when some of our cells die. Our cells die all the time, but the human, as a whole, suvives because of continual growth (recreation of cells). If we can continue to study the interworkings of the human, then maybe, just maybe, we may find a way to maintain ourselves forever. It's good to remain hopeful.

The only problem I see with this is that we will eventually run out of room to store our memories. We are our memories, so we'll need bigger storage areas to keep ourselves. I have some better ideas on this.

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