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Showing content with the highest reputation on 04/12/21 in Posts

1. ## Nature coding

I assume it was still April 1st in your time zone when you posted this. Happy Easter.
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2. ## What have humans evolved to do? What is their evolutionary purpose?

survive and breed Not really, no. This is more about us evolving in a world that no longer exists. We no longer have starve through winter and walk hundreds of miles to find food. Our sedentary lifestyle and easy access to high fat high sugar diets is a better explanation (especially since evolution doesn't have intention... it just selects lifeforms capable of surviving and breeding successfully). Advancing tech makes being fat and lazy easier, but we still have a choice to go exercise and eat better. Many just choose not to. These are separate issues.
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3. ## What have humans evolved to do? What is their evolutionary purpose?

survive and breed
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4. ## Will America EVER achieve immortality?

The hubris...
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5. ## Will America EVER achieve immortality?

When will WHAT happen? The title of this thread is "Will America EVER achieve immortality?" which really doesn't make sense because America is either a continent or a country, and immortality really applies to neither one. The context of your post implies you are asking if humanity will ever achieve immortality; it's really short-sighted to think only one country would work on or achieve this. Appeal to conspiracy doesn't advance your argument This is a science site and you insist on discussing science fiction, and seemingly have no interest in learning or discussing
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6. ## What are you listening to right now?

this isnt a song but i figure since this is a lounge forum and not a music forum its chill to link any kind of lecture or something you would be listening to while doing other stuff? someone recommended me this guys book but since i couldnt find a pdf i looked for an interview and found this talk:
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7. ## Capital punishment, is it justice?

It is good it worked out well, but it was not a reliable action to take - not that I'm sure there can be any guarantees, whatever course is taken. Even constant supervision comes with downsides. But it could also have had a bad ending. The potential for an "ordinary" fist-fight to result in serious injury or death is always there - usually without any such intent. Fighting on or around concrete surfaces for example raises the risks greatly. Achieving some kind of just outcome also depends on whether the aggrieved party can win the fight - which is always far from certain. Legal repercussi
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8. ## Square root and power of a negative number

Every number (except 0) has two square roots. Using the convention (ignore negative root) leads to these kinds of problems. l
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9. ## Square root and power of a negative number

Alternatively if you want to use brackets to write the square root as the power 1/2 then you must use ${\left( {{{\left( { - 2} \right)}^{10}}} \right)^{\frac{1}{2}}} = {\left( {1024} \right)^{\frac{1}{2}}} = 32$ Again you must work from the inside out, working out the value of the innermost bracket before applying the out one.
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10. ## Transgender athletes

From what I remember testosterone levels of transgender women are the same as as other female ranges after sex reassignment procedures. One could extend the question also to individuals who are intersex, for example. I am not sure whether there are clear answers to the issue, though. It also does not help that data is sparse, as there are only few elite transgender athletes. Depending on the sport some studies found little difference in performance (non-elite long-distancing running, IIRC). But it is unclear (beside anecdotal evidence) how big the effect would be in the elite athletic sce
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11. ## Capital punishment, is it justice?

Not actually what you said, and why I asked for clarification. 2 for 1 is not tit-for-tat, and you'd already established that it's an eye for an eye. No escalation.
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12. ## Alternatives to the World Health Organization

The WHO's investigation into the origins of COVID is a farce at this point. They're merely repeating verbatim the information that the CCP is feeding them. Highly unlikely that the true cause / origin of this virus will ever be put on record.
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13. ## Capital punishment, is it justice?

But that’s not the sole goal of the justice system. Protecting society, rehabilitation and impacts on the aggrieved (i.e. “closure”) are factors, too.
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14. ## Will America EVER achieve immortality?

The topic, when will it happen? I spent the vast majority of the time looking for an answer. And I have to say the only way for it to work is through swapping consciousness. OSKM was a promising gene therapy back in the time, but it has a chance of developing teratoma, since SALK did not continue the experiment it went for a pause in 2012. Since modifying the gene expression of all the cells in the body is no easy feat. You could replace the gene therapy by activating the Yamanaka Factors with the cell signaling molecules such as BMP4, nodal, activin, but it just seems really unsafe = =.
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15. ## Will America EVER achieve immortality?

Well, a few questions I am in concern of. 1. You guys do not know where the seat of consciousness is.(possibly in the caudate nucleus) 2. You guys do not know where to modify the consciousness frequency.(possibly in the midbrain region) 3. You guys do not know how to modify the memory.(optogenetics) 4. You guys do not know how to build an empty vessel.(progesterone) 5. You guys do not know how to keep an empty vessel.(animate the body with an AI). And you guys are counting on a molecular transformer to do the job.
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