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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2014
     
    Posted By: alsetalokinUh-oh. Males are now obsolete.


    Rip van Alsetalokin has awoken from his hundred-year sleep! Somebody put on the coffee.
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    Who's going to take out the trash?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2014
     
    Trashbots.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2014
     
    Army fly grubs?
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    I'll do it because I'm a nice guy, and screw everybody else
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    Well, if they can make sperm from eggs, what's to stop them making eggs from sperm (or from something else like bone marrow)?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2014
     
    Or modify female kangaroo oocytes?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2014 edited
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanWell, if they can make sperm from eggs, what's to stop them making eggs from sperm (or from something else like bone marrow)?


    Lack of interest. Don't forget that 60% of university grads are now female and the number is climbing. Soon there will be no biologist anywhere with a Y chromosome.
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    Also machinery. There is a lot of stuff in an ovum that a spermatocyte doesn't need and doesn't give a flying fu ... never mind. It's easier to take stuff out (egg>>>sperm) than it is to put stuff in (sperm>>>egg). Mitochondria for instance.
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    But I like eggs. On toast, f'rinstance
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2014
     
    Posted By: AngusTrashbots.
    TrashBot :)
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2014
     
    NS

    Is this evidence that we can see the future?

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19712

    I thought we only saw the past?
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    I'm not so narrow-minded as to discount this. The hubris comes from those who think they understand time.
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2014 edited
     
    Posted By: TrimNS

    Is this evidence that we can see the future?

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19712

    I thought we only saw the past?

    A New Scientist article from 2010. Time travel!

    ETA: Experiment could not be replicated.
    abstract:
    http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2001721
    full paper:
    http://faculty.fortlewis.edu/burke_b/Criticalthinking/Readings/Psi%20meta%202012.pdf

    ETA: methodology in original paper criticized:
    http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=buy.optionToBuy&id=2011-27564-002
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2014
     
    Po

    Magnetic monopole experiment at CERN could rewrite laws of physics.

    http://phys.org/news188655693.html
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    Sort of. It's built in to QCD and QFT but the value of qm is simply set zero. Maxwell's equations do have a problem, however, because one of them (div B = 0) explicitly means "no magnetic monopoles". I think changing that would change all three others. For engineers, that's a big deal

    ETA Duhhhhh
    Pinfold says he hopes to find evidence of magnetic monopoles early in 2011.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2014
     
    Posted By: Andrew Palfreymanone of them (div B = 0) explicitly means "no magnetic monopoles"


    Not quite. That equation would not be correct if there were a magnetic monopole involved. It doesn't predict there aren't any. It represents the fact that none are ever seen.

    However the results of Maxwell's equations in the presence of monopoles would need to be worked out if that became necessary. I don't know what would happen.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2014 edited
     
    Back then, wasn't that covered by an episode of "The Big Bang Theory"?
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    Posted By: Angus
    Posted By: Andrew Palfreymanone of them (div B = 0) explicitly means "no magnetic monopoles"


    Not quite. That equation would not be correct if there were a magnetic monopole involved. It doesn't predict there aren't any. It represents the fact that none are ever seen.

    However the results of Maxwell's equations in the presence of monopoles would need to be worked out if that became necessary. I don't know what would happen.
    Violent agreement, I would say. Trim's "news" is over 4 years old btw
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2014
     
    That is the reason I put it in the what ever thread.