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Author Topic:   Darwin- would he have changed his theory?
Coragyps
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Message 143 of 195 (152349)
10-23-2004 5:03 PM
Reply to: Message 140 by crashfrog
10-23-2004 4:55 PM


I'm fairly sure we know the functions of at least most of the proteins in the human body, or in any body.

I'd have to partially, at least, disagree. We likely know one or two sort of obvious functions for a large number of proteins in our bodies, but that is liable to be only a tiny fraction of all the various things some of them do. And I would be surprised if we have any more than a description like "olfactory receptor" for the majority of the 25,000(??) proteins our bodies make.

We're quite a ways from Frankenstein.


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Coragyps
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Message 145 of 195 (152353)
10-23-2004 5:06 PM
Reply to: Message 142 by SirPimpsalot
10-23-2004 5:02 PM


Gotcha......so, we haven't really decoded the code of life, whatever that may be called...

You haven't "got" anyone. If we had The Whole Enchilada figured out, all those molecular biologists would be asking "Would you like fries with that?" Instead, they're busily trying to find out things - science does that, y'know.

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Coragyps
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Message 164 of 195 (152384)
10-23-2004 5:50 PM
Reply to: Message 162 by SirPimpsalot
10-23-2004 5:44 PM


Admin says, "Oh no! Lively discussion! I must kill this abomination!"

Nosy likes a lively discussion as much as the next old guy. He's merely trying to enforce the rules.

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