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by zombiesagan
Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Passive smoking
Replies: 18
Views: 21466

Re: Passive smoking

It is almost as bad as first hand smoke! Yes, it can give you lung cancer. It can also give you heart disease and other life threatening illnesses. Passive smoking also increases the chance of heart attack. Please see my previous post about supporting your assertions with necessary evidence and sta...
by zombiesagan
Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1772407

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

A leap to the potential belief in a nonmaterial designer is a rather large leap, given the amount of evidence supporting it. My leap, that the Darwinian process that occurs within species (that you say you accept) can be extrapolated to the origin of new species, is rather small by comparison. I re...
by zombiesagan
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Passive smoking
Replies: 18
Views: 21466

Re: Passive smoking

@Makyhg You just made a lot of statements. Please supply the necessary literature to support those statements. I agree with you that second-hand smoke is probably bad and probably does cause many of the problems that you claim it does, but in science you can not just make statements that "sound...
by zombiesagan
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1772407

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

So let me get this right Evolutionary theory is now only a hypothesis. Is that what you are saying? Well if that is case then I agree with you. Evolution by natural selection was a hypothesis, but a hypothesis which accurately explains the observed data and phenomenon and makes predictions which co...
by zombiesagan
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Science and Christianity
Replies: 13
Views: 8337

Re: Science and Christianity

What JackBean is getting at is that claiming that a supernatural being can do basically anything is a non-falsifiable hypothesis. You can always just say, "Well, actually, nothing existed until NOW. God created everything AT THIS MOMENT, including fossils and memories, etc." This is a usel...
by zombiesagan
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Is Spirulina really good for our health ?
Replies: 38
Views: 180574

Re: Is Spirulina really good for our health ?

Yes, a few people have asked for the scientific evidence for this product and I have not seen anyone respond. I have not researched this product extensively, but from what I can tell it is simply a multivitamin with some other bells and whistles thrown in and I have not seen any definitive scientifi...
by zombiesagan
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Passive smoking
Replies: 18
Views: 21466

Re: Passive smoking

Darby was closer to the truth than most would like to admit. People insist that second-hand smoke is bad for you (and it probably is in my opinion), but the scientific evidence is scant. There was a study years ago that even said second-hand smoke had negligible effects (and this fact was even featu...
by zombiesagan
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: High protein gum - Brainboxes wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 6652

Re: High protein gum - Brainboxes wanted

Well, if you're looking to make a quick buck, slap some slick marketing on it and sure, you'll make some money. If you want to create a product that actually works, I'd try something else. I get really sick of so many crap medicines and supplements on the market which make claims that are not suppor...
by zombiesagan
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Introduction for members
Replies: 772
Views: 372769

Re: Introduction for members

Hello everyone! I'm a student at Indiana University studying biology. I'm especially interested in evolution. I'm also somewhat of an amateur astronomer, and if you couldn't tell by my name and signature I'm a huge Sagan fan. I thought this forum would be a good way to keep my mind on biology when I...
by zombiesagan
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Spread of recessive genes
Replies: 5
Views: 10470

Re: Spread of recessive genes

As Darby alluded to, I was going to remind you that just because a trait is present doesn't necessarily mean that it has some direct evolutionary advantage; it could be that blue eyes are linked to another evolutionarily advantageous gene. Aptitude also mentioned the founder effect, which is another...
by zombiesagan
Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1772407

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Not only is the existence of gaps a faulty argument against evolution, as Gavin just explained, but it is nearly impossible to produce an evolutionary progression on our world without gaps. Finding a "missing link" closes a gap but creates two smaller gaps on either side of it. In order to...
by zombiesagan
Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Pedigree Analysis
Replies: 2
Views: 3538

Re: Pedigree Analysis

You'll show your grandparents the same way you showed yourself beneath your parents. That is, you dad is the child or your grandparents just as you are the child of your parents. There's no difference except that your grandparents will be on the top with your parents (and aunts and uncles) in the se...