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by genovese
Sun May 08, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
Replies: 309
Views: 760178

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Zenilthat66 its all about perspective, if there is design in the universe, then whos to say it a god, and even if it was, whos to assume he's flawless, after all we are said to be made in his image, and we are certainly flawed! Well - if he's flawed, then the things said about him like; Omnipotent,...
by genovese
Sat May 07, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Ultimate survival
Replies: 1
Views: 1869

Ultimate survival

In 2007 I suggested why a 'god gene' could have arisen by Natural Selection. I now think that something much stronger than that had already been in place since the very beginning of life. The 'raison d'être' of a replicator is to survive and make copies of itself. DNA is our onboard replicator. Gove...
by genovese
Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is abiogenisis natuarally possible?
Replies: 10
Views: 15604

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abiogenesis is definitely possible, and as a scientist you have to assume this is what happened. First of all, don't confuse abiogenesis with spontaneous generation - abiogenesis was a gradual process that took millions of years. How exactly it happened we will never know - after all, no one was th...
by genovese
Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Evo-Devo
Replies: 14
Views: 8848

MrMistry is probably right about Natural Selection and “reluctance”. However, I would imagine that avoiding reproduction with mutant offsprings could be selected via NS. Mutants however would be free to breed amongst themselves and that this would lead to acceleration of the development of a new spe...
by genovese
Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is There A Living Thing With NO CELLS?
Replies: 33
Views: 20355

Which came first, the cell wall or the molecules which provide the chemistry for life?
The chicken or the egg?
by genovese
Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Evo-Devo
Replies: 14
Views: 8848

Thanks - those are interesting points. They fit in with a recent topic "species & race" where the question of racism was touched upon. I suggested that the many species of birds that we find may be due in part to their superb vision which they use to avoid mating with variants, thus ac...
by genovese
Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:55 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Evo-Devo
Replies: 14
Views: 8848

The examples you give are within the same genus and all look alike. As I understand it (and correct me if I am wrong) the Evo Devo theory suggests that minimal mutations in a very localized region of the genome are responsible for very large changes in appearance. The theory suggest an accelerated w...
by genovese
Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Evo-Devo
Replies: 14
Views: 8848

Yes, in the "traditional" theory of evolution one would expect a small mutation to produce a small change within the species and so breeding as you say would occur. Now take a few more small mutations and breeding would probably still be possible because we would still be within the same s...
by genovese
Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:27 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Evo-Devo
Replies: 14
Views: 8848

I assume, from what you are both saying, that whilst genotype is related fairly strongly to phenotype one cannot assume that phenotype is related to genotype. In other words two similar looking animals may not produce offsprings because they a in fact genetically dissimilar (as in convergent evoluti...
by genovese
Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: erythroblastosis fetalis
Replies: 75
Views: 48243

Even if an Rh° baby developed antibodies to his Rh+ mother at the time of birth there would not be enough time to produce a clinical effect in the mother. This would be the same with subsequent pregnancies, so the Rh+ mother would never develop an Rh incompatibility problem. The Rh° babies will have...
by genovese
Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is There A Living Thing With NO CELLS?
Replies: 33
Views: 20355

The problem with Biology is that there isn't an adequate definition of "Life". There are always exceptions to be found. A definition of life for me would simply state the ability of a collection of molecules to replicate and to act as a catalyst. Ie RNA alone would qualify as life. So in m...
by genovese
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is There A Living Thing With NO CELLS?
Replies: 33
Views: 20355

I would be more than happy to call a circulating RBC 'a dying cell on its last breath lasting 120 days'.