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claymisher
08-27-2009, 03:05 AM
I brought this up in another thread (the kind of thread where you see a lot of "Posts: 1". Argh).

There's viruses and bacteria (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/03/070305-evolution-germs.html). There's epigenetics (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/115192.php). There are brain cells and immune cells that somehow rewrite their DNA (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=124530#post124530). Who knows, maybe some weird protein folding stuff speeds up evolutionary change? (We're just scratching the surface on protein folding now.) Are there kinds of evolvability we're not aware of? There are all kinds of interesting things to explore.

What other kinds of non-transcription error change is there?

JonIrenicus
08-27-2009, 04:32 AM
I brought this up in another thread (the kind of thread where you see a lot of "Posts: 1". Argh).


What other kinds of non-transcription error change is there?


I first read about epigenetics in discover magazine. Pretty damn interesting stuff. I was thinking it was sort of Lamarcks last laugh.

In any event, I want this stuff mapped and cataloged, particularly in areas that relate to cognitive ability.


Once a diagnosis is made perhaps we will have another tool to fix this issue, that persists across income levels.


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125121641858657345.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Pop ular

claymisher
08-27-2009, 02:08 PM
Great, I post something about cutting edge science, and the one reply I get is about scientific racism. Bleh.

Francoamerican
08-27-2009, 03:58 PM
Great, I post something about cutting edge science, and the one reply I get is about scientific racism. Bleh.

You shouldn't be altogether surprised. Racism and Darwinism went hand in hand in the late 19th and early 20th century.

claymisher
08-27-2009, 04:05 PM
You shouldn't be altogether surprised. Racism and Darwinism went hand in hand in the late 19th and early 20th century.

My calendar says it's 2009.

Can I delete this thread?

JonIrenicus
08-27-2009, 05:07 PM
Great, I post something about cutting edge science, and the one reply I get is about scientific racism. Bleh.

I had an entire reply typed out, but it is a tangent to this topic, so I will leave it off for now. If I post it it will be in an independent thread.