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Re: Science in the News

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Re: Science in the News

Post by OldWorldSwine » Fri May 11, 2018 4:38 pm

UncleBob wrote:
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"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

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Re: Science in the News

Post by infidel » Tue May 22, 2018 11:37 am

Every Cell in Your Body Has the Same DNA. Except It Doesn’t.
James Priest couldn’t make sense of it. He was examining the DNA of a desperately ill baby, searching for a genetic mutation that threatened to stop her heart. But the results looked as if they had come from two different infants.

“I was just flabbergasted,” said Dr. Priest, a pediatric cardiologist at Stanford University.

The baby, it turned out, carried a mixture of genetically distinct cells, a condition known as mosaicism. Some of her cells carried the deadly mutation, but others did not. They could have belonged to a healthy child.

We’re accustomed to thinking of our cells sharing an identical set of genes, faithfully copied ever since we were mere fertilized eggs. When we talk about our genome — all the DNA in our cells — we speak in the singular.

But over the course of decades, it has become clear that the genome doesn’t just vary from person to person. It also varies from cell to cell. The condition is not uncommon: We are all mosaics.
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Re: Science in the News

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"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

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Re: Science in the News

Post by Sir Moose » Wed May 30, 2018 8:40 pm

Either the article is lacking some significant details or the experts working the find are taking some amazing liberties. How can they tell from just the skull of a newly discovered species that it was covered in hair, suckled its young, and laid eggs. :confused:
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Re: Science in the News

Post by Nature of a Man » Wed May 30, 2018 8:53 pm

Sir Moose wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 8:40 pm
Either the article is lacking some significant details or the experts working the find are taking some amazing liberties. How can they tell from just the skull of a newly discovered species that it was covered in hair, suckled its young, and laid eggs. :confused:
Sounds like a stretch, I tend to be skeptical of popsci articles since they tend to often jump to conclusions in order to create a narrative which is marketable to their target demographic.

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Re: Science in the News

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Nature of a Man wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 8:53 pm
Sir Moose wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 8:40 pm
Either the article is lacking some significant details or the experts working the find are taking some amazing liberties. How can they tell from just the skull of a newly discovered species that it was covered in hair, suckled its young, and laid eggs. :confused:
Sounds like a stretch, I tend to be skeptical of popsci articles since they tend to often jump to conclusions in order to create a narrative which is marketable to their target demographic.
Here is the article: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0126-y
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"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

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Re: Science in the News

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I am underwhelmed. There are building blocks of life everywhere in the universe. A more cynical infidel would say this amounts to little more than propaganda for continued funding of Mars missions.
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Re: Science in the News

Post by OldWorldSwine » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:21 pm

...I tend to be skeptical of popsci articles...
Or as I like to call them, “popscicles”.
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Re: Science in the News

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"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

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Re: Science in the News

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Enchiladas?


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Re: Science in the News

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mont974x4 wrote:
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Enchiladas?


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Re: Science in the News

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UncleBob wrote:
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Science we can sink our teeth into.


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Re: Science in the News

Post by wosbald » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:21 am

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Spooky shelf clouds roll over Lake Superior resort
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A shelf cloud rolls to shore from Lake Superior in Au Train, Mich. (Courtesy: Holly Marenger)

AU TRAIN, Mich. (WOOD) — A Michigan woman's video of a massively low shelf cloud may look like a scene from a science fiction thriller, but it is 100 percent real.

Holly Marenger says it was a sweltering 85 humid degrees at Pinewood Lodge Resort in Au Train when she saw the storm moving in over the water. The boiling clouds were dark and thick and hovering right over the surface of the water. She said it looked like a massive wave.

The storm that produced this feature wasn't necessarily strong, but it was incredibly picturesque.

The combination of unusually high humidity was key to this crazy scene over Lake Superior.

Radar imagery shows the center of the storm passed miles away from Au Train around 9:30 a.m.

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This means the cloud that swept the crew at Pinewood Lodge wasn't so much the storm itself, but instead a shelf cloud spreading out from the storm. Shelf clouds form on the leading edge of a storms as rain-cooled air rushes towards the ground. They often look daunting, but very few are as spooky as the one Au Train.

WHY THE SHELF CLOUD WAS SO LOW

Meteorologists in the area have a good guess, and the very high humidity in the region plays a big part.

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Re: Science in the News

Post by UncleBob » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:36 am

"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

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"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

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Re: Science in the News

Post by Goose55 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:16 pm

So, what do you conclude? Did God use evolution to create life and is then Genesis just a fairly tale?
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