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Postby TheVirus » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:52 pm

We all know there are thousands of kinds of superpowers and it is the popular belief that none of them are possibly real. But do you think it is biologically possible for we humans or some other species to develop some kind of what we call superpowers by evolution or any other means in the future?
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Postby plasmodesmata11 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:03 am

did you see that series on discovery where humans were pushed to their limits?
One of the examples was a sheet of rock falling onto a man, and it weighed 1500 lbs. He managed to throw it off of himself before he slid off the side of the cliff. Not positive about the specifics, but we apparently use very few of our muscle fibers even when we seemingly exert ourselves. Afterwards, his muscles were atrophied. Look into that maybe, if you're interested.
As to us developing "powers" through evolution, I believe it is improbable because we are coevolving to some stage with medicine and technology. If anything, I believe we are going to become comparitively weaker further down the line.
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Postby TheVirus » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:20 am

But, if we forget the medicine and technology for a moment, do you think we could get to achieve some of these abilities (i mean those who are physically possible, not controlling water or levitation) by ourselves?
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Postby plasmodesmata11 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:39 am

It would be physically possible to develop some things, like super strength, I guess, but we'd need some sort of pressure. However, if we could throw off our physical limitations and find ways to cope with the results, then I suppose yes...
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Postby TheVirus » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:41 am

How about quicker healing? Could that be physically possible? Maybe if a new type of cells that works faster or some new kind of plasma protein is produced in the body...
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Postby jwalin » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:14 am

just straying a little away from the communication you 2 are devoloping


i don't know how i came to know about the following. maybe in a dream, or from a book
ain't too sure about it anyways
but still


we all know that humans presently are only using about 5% of their brain.
and there is lot of junk DNA

the rest of the brain, junk DNA that are non functional presently contribute to the supernatural powers if they function.
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Postby TheVirus » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:20 pm

Cool. I thought we used 10% percent of our brain. 5% sounds a little too little to me.
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Postby plasmodesmata11 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:01 am

I heard that the whole 5% or whatever statistc was actually not true at all... and think about it. Do you use all your muscles at a time?? You do not use all your brain all the time either.
However, you must mean that there are portions never used... It isn't as big as ninety percent though. Some, however, will argue that we use less than one percent because our potential is limitless... And how can you calculate a percentage of infinity?
And as to junk DNA... like introns? I always thought that those had a type of evolutionary pillow quality about them. Similar to not producing something if it wasn't needed (like control of operons in bacteria), I always thought that they could allow microevolution. They would be a type of hidden "power" that would allow us to adapt in some fashion to something rather sudden but permanent. If the ability to produce certain enzymes to digest something not normally consumed by humans is a super power, then you might say it's possible.
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Postby TheVirus » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:46 am

"introns"? "operons"? What's that?
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Postby JackBean » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:09 am

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=intron
http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=operon

How that you don't know that? What is your major?
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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Postby mith » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:24 am

you can implant magnets under your skin to sense magnetic/electric fields.
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Postby kolean » Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:16 pm

Do they still continue to teach that we have junk DNA? With the big boom in epigenetics in which siRNA is coming into the light as regulators, I thought such an idea would be eliminated by now. It is only junk DNA because we say it is so in our own ignorance. I think that junk DNA may be the repeats in the heterochromatin in the centrosomal region, but even that has structural regulation.
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