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Offline Nick

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Sea Squirts
« on: August 25, 2013, 12:26:17 PM »
Seems these creatures that look like flowers are closely related to humans and may have the genetic secrets to allow humans to regrow limbs and organs like hearts.  Cool stuff if it does do that someday.  And think of it...God can't heal an amputee but maybe a sea squirt can.

Edit: At this point GB inserts the missing link - http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/sea-squirt-grow-limbs/story?id=20057998
« Last Edit: August 25, 2013, 03:32:34 PM by Graybeard »
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Re: Sea Squirts
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2013, 02:43:48 PM »
Tunicates?

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Re: Sea Squirts
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2013, 03:30:06 PM »
Seems these creatures that look like flowers are closely related to humans and may have the genetic secrets to allow humans to regrow limbs and organs like hearts.  Cool stuff if it does do that someday.  And think of it...God can't heal an amputee but maybe a sea squirt can.

I'm not sure I'd want a leg that looks like a condom:
Nobody says “There are many things that we thought were natural processes, but now know that a god did them.”

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Re: Sea Squirts
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2013, 04:09:21 PM »
Seems these creatures that look like flowers are closely related to humans and may have the genetic secrets to allow humans to regrow limbs and organs like hearts.  Cool stuff if it does do that someday.  And think of it...God can't heal an amputee but maybe a sea squirt can.

I'm not sure I'd want a leg that looks like a condom:
Must be where they get their name (sea squirt) from.
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Re: Sea Squirts
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2013, 05:31:29 PM »
They are also called "sea pork". Maybe they taste like pork.

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Re: Sea Squirts
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2013, 09:26:03 PM »
  They have a fascinating life history. Some evolutionary biologists believe that the free swimming larval form stayed free swimming and evolved into the first chordates (ancestors of vertebrates).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunicate
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