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  1. You wasted my fucking evening with no analytical comments whatsoever. I stated an opinion and you seem unable to separate opinion from fact or hypothesis. I would rather enjoy a nice kebab than argue with a know-nothing moron.Once you actually learn to read a scientific paper and understand it, come back and argue. Goodnight!
  2. No analysis whatsoever. Are you a troll and a bullshitter, or only a troll. Do you understand about EEG?
  3. OK, you don't seem to understand what I am talking about and vice versa. If you have an electrode giving a small voltage to a brain centre in a lab rat, it can replicate hunger or satiety. Now what would the EEG look like? If you have a readout and you can replicate the ionic depolarisation, will it not replicate the rat behaviour? I found this, slightly contradictory article about the uses of EEG, what is your analysis? http://themindlab.co.uk/detecting-emotions-with-eeg-patterns/ A more accurate description by you should be in the following lines, as this is a Science Forum: The evidence is not there yet to show a feedback mechanism for EEG. Your ego gets in the way of your answers. And another. Bring your analysis and give your opinions clearly when they are opinions. My posts were opinions and I must clearly state this prior to further discussion: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40708-016-0051-5
  4. OK. If a person shows a pattern "A" for joy and this is reproducible then there is a profile for that individual called "joy". If the signal can be replicated by electromagnetic means, let's say by microwaves or terahertz waves, does it not recreate the initial mind-brain conditions that existed previously for "joy?" I thought stimulation of the brain with tiny electrodes could cause people to feel hunger or pain. Using small electrical pulses could reproduce a feeling - why not using electromagnetic waves? Your argument please.
  5. IIRC, there are about 13 factors for clotting to occur perfectly. Heterozygotic males, namely XhY, have little Factor VIII or IX but DO have platelets to aid clotting . So, if I am correct, some clotting still occurs although it is imperfect.
  6. Hi Laura, Slippery slope to mind control here, which I do not approve. If a person feels pain and it is registered as an EEG trace, there is no reason why it cannot be fed back to the patient to replicate the pain. What about a person experiencing sadness or anger a catalogue of EEG traces is linked to these?
  7. Gene products called cyclins I assume, from memory, that they are proteins. The cell is forced into apoptosis if there are genetic anomalies in the cell cycle. I will give you more info when I do some additional reading.
  8. I would find it totally wrong to speculate without having all the facts at our fingertips. Be patient and all will be revealed to you, and you may be given medical advice from genetic counsellors. In the meantime, as a parent, I would need to do some further reading and would choose sites such as the following: http://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2012/05/22/13-chromosomal-disorders-youve-never-heard-of/ If you need help in understanding any of the disorders, please respond and I am sure someone will help you. Good luck
  9. You are right, of course, we need a theoretical basis to explain the formation of heavy elements. I like the theory of the triple alpha process - IIRC, it was proposed by Hoyle. who suggested that three alpha particles had the correct resonance (in the excited state) energy to form carbon. I take your point and agree with it. I hope they are proved correct.... https://www.faraday.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/CIS/polkinghorne/lecture4.html
  10. Thanks for that quick answer. Of course, heavy metals are required for the photochemisynthetic method. That makes it a health and safety hazard then and so unlikely to be used unless there is a secondary reaction where the acetate made is converted into a carbon-based fuel. That is a whole new field of investigation.
  11. As a former biomedical scientist, forgive me for being a bit sceptical but, it goes with the territory. The modelling activity was very interesting however... Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-08-dino-killing-asteroid-earth-years-darkness.html#jCp
  12. I don't understand what the Abstract says. Could you please explain this in plain English mate and give us a recap of GR while you're at it. Thanks/
  13. It seems that cadmium is seeded into bacterial culture and then the cadmium is crystallised, as a sulfide compound, on the surface in the form of semi conductors. The presence of cadmium is a limiting factor here. How much of it is present in the Earth (estimates?) and what is the use of the acetate which is made as a photosynthetic product? IMHO, this is exciting but at the first stage of making a useable fuel source for humans.
  14. Interesting but looks highly theoretical. When has a black hole interacted with a neutron star? When has a black hole been characterised close up?
  15. I am sure you will make many friends here if you are sincere. 

  16. Thanks for that beecee. I do recall that glycine was found in the corona of certain new stars and this finding reinforces my opinion that life is meant to occur all over the Universe. However, there is a caveat, and a serious one, IMHO, the basis of life on Earth requires nucleotides (the building blocks of DNA) which are far more complicated than the complex molecules discussed in the abstract and could require a number of steps to reach the necessary complexity to form DNA. The other issue involves how basic molecules could be transported to Earth for abiogenesis to occur.
  17. HOORAY - I AM A GRANDAD! Three years of gloom are pierced by a light in the form of my granddaughter.  I am over the moon with joy!

    1. zapatos


      Congratulations Jimmy. I am seriously jealous. I hope to join the 'grandparent' club soon myself. :)


    2. Moontanman


      Really glad to hear it, I hope it happens soon for me, age is just a number dude, it's what's inside that counts! 

    3. jimmydasaint


      Thank you guys - I feel positive and happy.  Age is a number and I don't feel like I am an old grandad and the best part is that I get to hand her over to her real parents after playing with her.  Bliss! Zapatos and Moontanman, good luck when you join the grandad club, I cannot describe this feeling completely. 

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  18. Hi SJ, I took the point of biological molecules being ubiquitous, but I thought the OP was only asking for Physics experts and I am a hundred feet wide in interests but one inch deep in actual knowledge. I didn't want to get in the way of experts.
  19. Are you only calling for experts in the field? And are you supporting the idea of panspermia? Basically what are you calling for?
  20. Thanks for the replies guys (nice to hear from you Cap'n). I am just being over-lazy.
  21. Mate, I still end up at the person's account and the status is interspersed with their replies to threads. It's a lot tidier if a little box appeared on the home screen where we could write instant answers. Unless I am getting this wrong!
  22. When someone changes their status or announces, please have a small box where we can insert our comments. The current way of answering status comments is too long-winded.
  23. IMHO I consider that the apparent altruism is not inadvertant but, significantly, posits a theory of mind in cetaceans. This is not a new proposition - there may be a sense of self-awareness that also involves some emotion. Although controversial, I would further suggest that the presence of spindle neurons in the anterior cingulate cortex (https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn10661-whales-boast-the-brain-cells-that-make-us-human/) allow cetaceans to have a sense of empathy towards other animals in their community which then manifests as a protective behaviour from a perceived enemy. It is difficult not to anthropomorphise elements of the whales' behaviour but I don't see an alternative. I see the protective behaviour with the seals as deliberate and empathetic. Cetaceans have been on the Earth for longer than humans and may have developed these behaviours for longer than us "sentient" beings.
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