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Re: Biologists on the Verge of Creating New Form of Life
« Reply #58 on: September 13, 2008, 09:48:56 AM »
Actually I said it generally earlier, I was just repeating it at you.

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Re: Biologists on the Verge of Creating New Form of Life
« Reply #59 on: September 13, 2008, 09:52:38 AM »
Eh?
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Re: Biologists on the Verge of Creating New Form of Life
« Reply #60 on: September 13, 2008, 11:54:02 AM »
Support or evidence? Not the same thing. I've never seen anything that resembles evidence.
Posted, what 2 days ago, was a general challenge to anyone reading the thread supporting that stance. Maybe I phrased the last post (or two) poorly but I repeat it again.

I have never seen the tinniest bit of real evidence for god or by extension creationism. If anyone who wants to show my their evidence feel free to. I promise to review anything anyone throws at me. To be honest I would only consider peer reviewed science and concrete evidence as real (no bible quotes or feelings).

Sound fair?

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Re: Biologists on the Verge of Creating New Form of Life
« Reply #61 on: September 13, 2008, 12:50:13 PM »
Bahramthered, please sort out who it is exactly that you're talking to, and make it clear in your posts.
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Re: Biologists on the Verge of Creating New Form of Life
« Reply #62 on: September 16, 2008, 06:21:38 AM »
Given the work with viruses in the last few years, I was wondering how long it would be until they got protocells up and running.

I'm hoping we can go from amino acid to bacteria within 10 years.

Hope they don't accidentally create a disease that kills us all?
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Re: Biologists on the Verge of Creating New Form of Life
« Reply #63 on: September 16, 2008, 06:31:43 AM »
They're creating the most primitive cells imaginable. They throw that at your immune system it'll eat it and laugh. Assuming your body doesn't just consider it food and move right on.

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Re: Biologists on the Verge of Creating New Form of Life
« Reply #64 on: September 16, 2008, 09:48:27 AM »
Indeed.  Evolution has created far deadlier diseases than humans are likely to be able to manufacture.  Nanomachines are a difference story, but that's a long way off too.
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Re: Biologists on the Verge of Creating New Form of Life
« Reply #65 on: September 16, 2008, 02:56:45 PM »
They're creating the most primitive cells imaginable. They throw that at your immune system it'll eat it and laugh. Assuming your body doesn't just consider it food and move right on.
Mad Cow Disease is just a protein.
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Re: Biologists on the Verge of Creating New Form of Life
« Reply #66 on: September 16, 2008, 06:08:19 PM »
Yeah one with a lot of time on the evolution scale. It had to develop to be effective.

These are just the most basic form.


Not to mention as a biological sample they'll keep it nice and locked up. If you want to fear man made super bugs I suggest a biological weapons lab. Or a nice research center why they "enhance" viruses to better see how they attack. Those are scary.

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Re: Biologists on the Verge of Creating New Form of Life
« Reply #67 on: September 16, 2008, 07:14:40 PM »
It's fatal.  That's not really effective.

A misfolded protein is as basic as you can get; more basic than the cells they've made here.  There's no minimum generation time for a disease to prove effective; all it takes is a bit of luck.
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Re: Biologists on the Verge of Creating New Form of Life
« Reply #68 on: September 18, 2008, 01:19:52 PM »
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Re: Biologists on the Verge of Creating New Form of Life
« Reply #69 on: September 19, 2008, 04:15:33 AM »
In that retarded movie the people where still alive. Under averse situations but still alive. And that goes for both the affected and the normals. Who's to say that wouldn't have triggered the next stage of rapid human evolution? On either side.