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by AstraSequi
Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Why do cells age?
Replies: 22
Views: 22313

...And I didn't say that "essential vitamins/cofactors" don't exist or don't play a role in the body, which is what you're implying that I said. As I'm sure you know, orthomolecular medicine involves the consumption of those compounds to an extent that is, to the best of our knowledge, far...
by AstraSequi
Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Why do cells age?
Replies: 22
Views: 22313

Re: Why do cells age?

Most or all of orthomolecular medicine is pseudoscience.

Also, every scientist gets papers rejected, no matter what their standing is - it's a normal part of the peer review process.
by AstraSequi
Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: molecular cloning failure
Replies: 3
Views: 2789

There's a lot more that can go wrong than just that. The exact possibilities would depend on what precisely you're doing and which stage was the last one that you confirmed to be successful.
by AstraSequi
Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Are evolution and creationism mutually exclusive???
Replies: 24
Views: 28458

You seem to be already familiar with the data - you would have to be, if you're drawing conclusions from it. Why don't you first describe your understanding of what the data is?
by AstraSequi
Tue May 29, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution and environment question--breathing, etc
Replies: 3
Views: 6942

A thousand years (~50 generations) is not much time for significant genetic adaptation to take place. For example, there was a recent study on the adaptation of Tibetans to high altitude, estimating it to have taken about 3000 years - which if true, is surprisingly fast. The more hardship a populati...
by AstraSequi
Mon May 28, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Electromagnetic fields generated by the human body
Replies: 44
Views: 262674

1. - By “disappearing,” I meant “leaving” – sorry about that. - “Negative ions” are not a form of energy – they are a form of matter. Current is a form of energy, because it involves charges that are moving . - Also, a current is not “converted into” negative ions – a current is used to do work, whi...
by AstraSequi
Sun May 27, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Excluding One of Darwin's Postulates: What Would Happen?
Replies: 4
Views: 4904

You would still get some random changes in allele frequencies (genetic drift). The population in question would soon become extinct though - it couldn't adapt to environmental changes, and couldn't suppress the harmful variations that arise. But yeah, like JorgeLobo said - the postulates are a descr...
by AstraSequi
Sat May 26, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Electromagnetic fields generated by the human body
Replies: 44
Views: 262674

It’s okay to make a plan without having all the resources – for example, you might find out that not all the resources are necessary. Or, as in this case, people might help you improve your experimental design. You need to be able to do this if you are planning to perform any experimental tests. Als...
by AstraSequi
Fri May 25, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Electromagnetic fields generated by the human body
Replies: 44
Views: 262674

So long as you know how to run a controlled experiment, propose and eliminate potential problems, etc, you can do quite a lot without a lab. Or why don't you design the methodology for a hypothetical experiment, and then post it here? Speaking of which, I notice I never replied to you in the other t...
by AstraSequi
Thu May 24, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Do the simplest bacteria have ribosomes and helicase?
Replies: 27
Views: 24321

Evolution does not explain "starting with nothing" - that is abiogenesis. The Theory of Evolution only addresses how change occurs after self-replicating systems are already present. The major step is to set up a system that can be acted on by natural selection. One of the reasons that an ...
by AstraSequi
Wed May 23, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Oh God, a debate!
Replies: 14
Views: 8884

I would try to avoid that option. It might become a habit. :)
by AstraSequi
Mon May 21, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Oh God, a debate!
Replies: 14
Views: 8884

Instead of trying to prove that your findings are significant in evolutionary terms, make them explain why they think they aren't!

That would be like saying "you can't prove me wrong, therefore I'm right." This kind of argument is already used far too often. :)