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by AstraSequi
Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: How long can they live outside the body?
Replies: 2
Views: 5323

Open air will not immediately kill them. They'll dry out pretty fast though, without a source of moisture. When zygotes are produced by IVF, they are not implanted until several days afterwards - in fact, they are usually allowed to perform the first few divisions first - mainly because survival rat...
by AstraSequi
Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: How can I find out what version of CYP1A2 I have?
Replies: 1
Views: 5649

1. You could find a company that offers SNP genotyping, like 23andMe, and then check to make sure that they test for that specific polymorphism. This will also give you information about a lot of different polymorphisms as well. 2. Or, if you're only interested in the one polymorphism, and you have ...
by AstraSequi
Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1831787

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

You're welcome, then. (Still, though, I didn't respond to everything, if there's anything else you want to reply to.) For me, "supernatural" simply means outside of nature. I agree with this as well - I would just say that "nature" is the same thing as "everything that can (...
by AstraSequi
Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1831787

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Life is a sophisticated carbon-based nanotechnology and it heavily relies on preconditions. Where did the preconditions for the complex life come from? AstraSequi , on the previous page, used dice in the example ( “If you roll a pair of dice, your chance of a double 6 is quite low (1/36). However, ...
by AstraSequi
Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: help please 1
Replies: 9
Views: 12538

Re: help please 1

I've commented on a few of them. You really need to look things up yourself though (Google, Wikipedia, textbooks, biology teachers, etc). - Cells themselves are composed of lifeless molecules. - Life is an emergent property that is only manifested at the level of an intact cell. - Only at the level ...
by AstraSequi
Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1831787

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Scottie, I'd like to point out that you have not yet replied to my most recent post.
by AstraSequi
Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
Replies: 309
Views: 785792

Re: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?

These are the questions I was talking about. Now - if such an experiment was repeated in a laboratory, what would you think had been demonstrated? Or suppose some different criterion were met instead: - if the experiment showed that a self-replicating but non-cellular entity had been produced? - if ...
by AstraSequi
Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Human evaluation
Replies: 24
Views: 17879

Re:

so, it is difficult to estimate the diverge, but you said 50-60,000 ago we have split apart, how do you know that? It is a rough estimate based on the initial spread of humans from Africa - the last time the two populations had a common ancestor was when we reached the Middle East. For example, see...
by AstraSequi
Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
Replies: 309
Views: 785792

Re: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?

Now - if such an experiment was repeated in a laboratory, what would you think had been demonstrated? Or suppose some different criterion were met instead: - if the experiment showed that a self-replicating but non-cellular entity had been produced? - if the experiment showed that all the component...
by AstraSequi
Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1831787

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

No, I am not confused. I have never stated that NS is random. The mutations are random on which NS is hypothesied to filter. This has always been my understanding of darwinian theory. Then what is your objection? The occurrence of natural selection is based on a logical argument, with four premises...
by AstraSequi
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:27 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacteria w/ Antibiotic Treatment
Replies: 3
Views: 8496

Yes - the LPS (endotoxin) release from killing all the bacteria so quickly has bad effects on your immune system, in the form of endotoxic shock. This is generally the case to at least some degree for any Gram negative bacterium, not just Neisseria or intracellular ones. As a result, such infections...
by AstraSequi
Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1831787

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Maybe the mutations are common enough that they happen all the time? Or maybe the mutation occurred once or twice and then spread through the population by interbreeding, with the final frequencies indicating the selective advantage in each particular environment.  Or maybe the mutation was already...