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    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2019
     
    Selfish molecules?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2019
     
    Not really new - genes are parts of molecules. The 'trap is just taking it one step farther. Selfish atoms next.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2019 edited
     
    How do we know the chicken didn't cum when she was being fertilized?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2019
     
    I look forward to seeing your paper in Nature Biology: "The Female Orgasm in Avian Dinosaurs".
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2019
     
    Kinky bugger.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2019
     
    Posted By: AngusNot really new - genes are parts of molecules. The 'trap is just taking it one step farther. Selfish atoms next.


    I recall reading about "selfish molecues" years ago; at the time I viewed it as silly anthropomorphism; I still do. Is fluorine selfish?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2019
     
    Very. It won't let go. It's the Pit Bull of the Halogens.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2019
     
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    God left a jelly fingerprint?
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    So let's see...

    aminonitriles + chemistry -> peptides -> proteins and enzymes
    this is all before RNA/DNA, so no cells and no ribosomes and no protein factories in the cell - yet.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2019
     
    No sex either.
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    Don't forget the sugars.


    And the grape flavoring.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2019
     
    BIOLOGIST: BABIES BORN IN SPACE MIGHT NOT BE FULLY HUMAN.

    https://futurism.com/the-byte/biologist-space-birth-babies-not-human
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2019
     
    WHAT A LOAD...
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    Especially if their parents were white rats.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2019
     
    But OK if they were roo-bots.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2019
     
    Artificial womb technology breaks its four minute mile.

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190326105650.htm
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2019
     
    Don't believe that I've ever seen a womb break the five minute mile, either.
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2019 edited
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2019