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  1. Two animals of the same species can still breed with each other when only one of them has the mutation. Their offspring gets DNA from both parents so there is a good change they will have the mutation as well.
  2. I think all the people in the world would only come together under one nation if we found intelligent alien species, and we saw that we are very similar. The way we are now, there would always be too many cultural differences to form one nation. The system you described, with a world government, then country governments, isn't that similar to what we have now, with the UN. Obviously the world government would be more powerful, but is it the same sort of idea?
  3. I'm not saying don't dream, rather just weed out all the projects and ideas that are done purely for the enjoyment of a few people, like building space hotels. You say a Martian colonisation would lead to the development of new and more efficient systems etc., but since when did these advancements have to be a result of such a mission? I know this is getting off topic, (sorry) but which do you think is a more realistic goal? 1.The colonisation of Mars and getting it to a condition where humans can live and survive easily, and live a life that isn't hell, or 2. The identification of an earth-like planet and the sending of humans to this planet. If it is number 1, sure the colonisation of Mars is a justifiable goal. People will always dream, of course they will, I'm just saying just develop and goals that will actually be useful.
  4. same to you. You obviously know a lot about Australian politics, thanks for starting the Australian election thread just as I was getting sick of all that stuff about American politics. I've learnt a lot from your posts. At least we don't have anyone quite as unintelligent or inarticulate as Sarah Palin yet. Apart from maybe Barnaby Joyce. :)

  5. Would you admit that the Greens are a more socially progressive party, for example by allowing gay marriage? And at least they don't play on peoples fears like the Coalition has in relation to asylum seekers.
  6. I'm a teen and it pisses me of when I see on TV or in newspapers etc stuff like: "Shocking teen sex habits," or "teen violence" and it portrays all teens as being extremely violent people who f*** everyone they see.
  7. Looking at all this mosque and Koran burning stuff recently, I'd have to say bad.
  8. Yeah DNA sequencing is huge, and its not just human genomes. Scientists have determined the entire mitochordrial gemone of a wooly mammoth and about 50% of it's whole genome. There is hope that in the future they might be able to brought back to life through cloning or combining its genetic material with an Asian or African elephant.
  9. yeah that'd be much better
  10. I'm just happy Tony Abbott didn't get in, that bogan. Also thankful those independants are finished with their obvious glee at being in the spotlight. You obviously hate the Greens as a party, what do you think about Bob Brown?
  11. Haha, I won't. Oh, so you just want an intresting thread. Then it turns into a moral question. Should we stay on Earth, and try to make it as livable as possible and reduce greenhouse gases and all that, or should we spend lots of money on trying to travel to other habitable planets, which might not be possible for a very long time, while millions starve on a still very habitable planet? I see your point, sooner or later something will wipe out life on Earth, and to avoid being wiped out we do need to spread.
  12. It's not just newspapers and TV, now it's that stupid Twitter thing, with celebrities constantly sending out unsubstantial information like "having a coffee." Who cares? A lot of people, on second thoughts.
  13. How would building a orbiting hotel or a hotel on the moon possibly benefit people? But education, building schools, all that stuff would make a huge difference.
  14. That's my thinking. How can you all think up all these lavish (and wonderful, admittedly) scientific uses and ignore all the starving people in the world?
  15. I'm not sure if this is the right spot for this question, But what do you think is themost significant scientific discovery or advancement in the last ten years?
  16. If you searched for the word sick, you'd get all kinds of posts like: "I'm sick of Chelsea beating Man Utd," or "I'm sick of school."
  17. Hmm, I'm just wondering how a Portuguese Man of War would enter the CSF.
  18. Nanotechnology is already being used in food. Nanoparticles are used to deliver DNA to plants, nanocapsules are used to add Omega-3 fatty acids to a brand of white bread in Australia, and there are various nanoencapsulated flavous enhansors. http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=1360.php
  19. 99,990,000,000 to charities. I can survive with 10 million. Just.
  20. Never said that, I'm just not that familiar with his most significant work about black holes.
  21. Do you think Stephen Hawking is smarter than all the other physicists in the world, or is he only in the news so much because of his popular science work and maybe to a certain extent his condition?
  22. Yeah, true, but it's not just the Anglerfish that have bioluminescence to attract prey, have you seen all the other creatures of the deep? If not, watch this:
  23. This whole vertical city thing is a while away, but I don't think it's completely out of reach considering how high we're building already. Check this out, it's the 800 metre tall building in Dubai: And the view from the top (click on it to zoom in, it gives you a better idea of how tall it is): It's something like 820 metres tall.
  24. Looks like Samus from Metroid as well.
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