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molbiogirl
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Message 7 of 653 (436435)
11-25-2007 7:20 PM
Reply to: Message 6 by AdminNem
11-25-2007 7:15 PM


Re: Oort cloud question.
S/he did.
AdminPD told him/her to move it here.

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molbiogirl
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Message 17 of 653 (447360)
01-09-2008 1:09 AM
Reply to: Message 16 by nwr
01-09-2008 1:01 AM


Re: Transposable genes
Transposons are junk DNA. One and the same.
Transposons make up about 1/3 of our non-coding DNA.

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molbiogirl
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Message 19 of 653 (447371)
01-09-2008 2:04 AM
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01-09-2008 1:45 AM


Re: Transposable genes
Transposons are supposed to jump in and out of DNA. And usually everything goes OK.
Sometimes they get left behind in the host genome because the transposon loses a chunk of something important (and it can't move anymore).
McClintock's maize transposons suppressed a color gene (I don't know how -- probably because it was sitting in the gene). If the transposon jumped, the gene suppression disappeared and the maize started making pigment.
So, technically, those transposons weren't junk DNA (cause they still worked).
Edited by molbiogirl, : No reason given.

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molbiogirl
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Message 22 of 653 (449123)
01-16-2008 6:43 PM


Search function?
Is there something wrong with the search feature?
I recently searched a thread for "Brookings" and found only two results. I knew there were others and went thru the thread post by post -- and sure enough, there they were.
This isn't the first time this has happened.
Am I doing something wrong? Is the search function hinky?

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molbiogirl
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Message 26 of 653 (449176)
01-16-2008 11:41 PM
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01-16-2008 9:03 PM


Re: Search function?
Thanks, RAZD!
I feel pretty
oh so pretty
it's a pity how pretty I feeeeeeeeeeeeel ...
Naughty kitten.
Hey. That book I posted (it lives in The Book Nook now) has some great abiogenesis stuff. Especially Robert Shapiro's part.

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Message 46 of 653 (450803)
01-23-2008 11:53 PM
Reply to: Message 44 by Trixie
01-23-2008 8:26 PM


Re: chatroom problem
Trixie, in case you don't already know, Amen's history.

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molbiogirl
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Message 49 of 653 (451205)
01-26-2008 6:24 PM
Reply to: Message 48 by BMG
01-26-2008 6:20 PM


Re: David Lynch, John Hagelin and Transcendental Meditation
David Lynch, a leading neuroscientist
David Lynch is a film maker. Not a neuroscientist.
TM is a load of horse manure. Typical pseudoscience religion a la Christian Science or Scientology.

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molbiogirl
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Message 51 of 653 (451208)
01-26-2008 6:33 PM
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01-26-2008 6:26 PM


Re: David Lynch, John Hagelin and Transcendental Meditation
TM horror stories
http://trancenet.net/personal/index.shtml
TM info
Transcendental Meditation - The Skeptic's Dictionary - Skepdic.com
Hint: Any woo -- homeopathic, nostrum, "medical" device, "religion" -- that offers a "quantum" explanation is full of crap. Period. No exceptions.

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