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    Very early in development, you are just a cluster...

    A twin can "absorb her sister in the womb"??? Wow, that's weird. How does it work? So much for being innocent at birth if you think life begins at conception.[/QUOTE]Very early in development, you...
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    I can imagine cells in an ovary being "XY", under...

    I can imagine cells in an ovary being "XY", under the influence of hormones produced elsewhere in the body.

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    Not exactly. Fluids do move from compartment to...

    Botany was a long time ago, but if i remember correctly, saliva and semen both are created by filtering fluids out of the blood? So if the marrow changed, it would affect blood and then semen,...
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  5. Thread: Zombie Diseases

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    http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/original/yrEmfFQGAJKW638...

    http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/original/yrEmfFQGAJKW638OksBEk380Xsp.jpg
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    There is no need for me to read about the history...

    Yes and no.

    Behind the technical definitions of these terms are important concepts. Not everyone needs or wants to understand these concepts, but some do. Beyond that it is easy for some people...
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    Yes, two populations that are identical in every...

    Yes and no.

    Behind the technical definitions of these terms are important concepts. Not everyone needs or wants to understand these concepts, but some do. Beyond that it is easy for some people...
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    Yes and no. Behind the technical definitions...

    Yes and no.

    Behind the technical definitions of these terms are important concepts. Not everyone needs or wants to understand these concepts, but some do. Beyond that it is easy for some people...
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    Wouldn't you be on your birthday? As I...

    Wouldn't you be on your birthday?

    As I understand it, O16 emits an alpha particle because it absorbs a proton.

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  10. Properly motivated, people can walk on water. ...

    We also start sooner. We make the observation and commit to departure while the kids have trivial concerns to deal with.

    I don't know how many times I heard the boys pause to ask "What does...
  11. In Australian accent: What's the difference...

    In Australian accent:

    What's the difference between a buffalo and a bison?

    You can't wash your hands in a buffalo.

    :)
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    The Apollo mission landing humans on Luna was an...

    The Apollo mission landing humans on Luna was an amazing achievement, but the Soviet Lunokhod robot landing is worth remembering as well. The Soviets soft-landed a mobile robot that moved about on...
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  14. Hi fast, The interactions between viruses and...

    Hi fast,

    The interactions between viruses and cellular organisms like us can be quite complex (understatement), but broadly speaking:

    Viruses are obligate parasites, when they infect us they...
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    Others have addressed this, I would just add that...

    Others have addressed this, I would just add that you might find the Modern Synthesis interesting and relevant.

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  16. That would be important, but I would hazard a...

    Define "primary function".[/QUOTE]That would be important, but I would hazard a guess for the OP:

    The coordination of the body in response to conditions for the purpose of maintaining homeostasis...
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    Yes. Whether humans or AI’s would more easily...

    Yes.

    Whether humans or AI’s would more easily modify their behaviour is an interesting question, but it would depend on the architecture of the AI.

    Now we are running into the definition of AI,...
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    The obvious response:

    The obvious response:
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    According to this site she is a "Kuwaiti new-age therapist", was presented as a "Human Development Advisor", and self-identifies as a "Reiki Master, and a member of Toastmasters International". On...
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    I note that you omitted here the qualifier that I...

    I note that you omitted here the qualifier that I followed this statement with, and that you have decided to drop "kills" from your claim. Since you have still not clarified what you mean by...
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    So "DNA" is not the line, it is "contain DNA and...

    Yes. I consider organisms that contain DNA and reproduce either of the two ways DNA can reproduce as alive... as for retroviruses and the like, I consider them as alive as a heat seeking cruise...
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    No, not really. Of course this would depend on...

    No, not really. Of course this would depend on what one means by "creature" (presumably animals) and "the other" (other animals? other organisms? cells of other organisms?). Clearly many animals...
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    Then presumably you consider DNA viruses to be...

    the line -> DNA[/QUOTE]Then presumably you consider DNA viruses to be alive but riboviruses to be not alive? What about retroviruses?

    I would go with cellular structure, but any such designation...
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    It would be difficult to draw a line between...

    It would be difficult to draw a line between self-replicating AI robots and life forms.

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    Yup, but I was hoping someone would not have to...

    Yup, but I was hoping someone would not have to look it up.

    :)

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