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    Quote Originally Posted by Palaralae View Post
    Try that line of thought in any serious sort of publication and see where it gets you.
    Who knows, he might get hyred.
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    I think ovi's right.

 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palaralae View Post
    Try that line of thought in any serious sort of publication and see where it gets you.
    When did this place become either serious or a publication?


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    Who knows, he might get hyred.
    I have no doubt I could get into Polygon or Kotaku if I wanted to lower myself.
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    So, because I live in Texas...regional grocery store chain has a house brand of dry cat food. Flavors include Indoor Complete, Adult Complete, Yummy Breakfast, Four Flavor Variety...and BBQ.

    I shit you not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Advocatus Diaboli View Post
    So, because I live in Texas...regional grocery store chain has a house brand of dry cat food. Flavors include Indoor Complete, Adult Complete, Yummy Breakfast, Four Flavor Variety...and BBQ.

    I shit you not.
    The BBQ flavor is for this guy, obviously.

    It's a long way down and everything's broken
    It's crazy what some will do for love

    It's a long way down and the dark road is a serpent
    But you and I are not so different

    You can wish what you want
    Let us guide you home
    But we are not yours
    You better leave the stars alone

    Some give us names
    Some give us chains
    And some just try to give us away in vain
    We might be maidens
    We might be queens
    But we are not made to realize your dreams

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    Y'all expect me to tell you two apart?
    How typical for Ovi, all the white people look the same to hym.

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    Culprit found for honeybee deaths in California almond groves.

    This is a classic example of how natural systems are both more complex and more fragile than is typically accounted for in a lot of studies, unfortunately.
    It's a long way down and everything's broken
    It's crazy what some will do for love

    It's a long way down and the dark road is a serpent
    But you and I are not so different

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    But we are not yours
    You better leave the stars alone

    Some give us names
    Some give us chains
    And some just try to give us away in vain
    We might be maidens
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    But we are not made to realize your dreams

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    Ripped straight from the "Why haven't they taken over the world yet?" files comes this gem:


    Octopus And Squid Evolution Is Officially Weirder Than We Could Have Ever Imagined

    Just when we thought octopuses couldn't be any weirder, it turns out that they and their cephalopod brethren evolve differently from nearly every other organism on the planet.

    In a surprising twist, in April last year scientists discovered that octopuses, along with some squid and cuttlefish species, routinely edit their RNA (ribonucleic acid) sequences to adapt to their environment.
    Yes, you read that correctly, THEY EDIT THEIR OWN GENOME AT WILL!


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    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post
    Ripped straight from the "Why haven't they taken over the world yet?" files comes this gem:


    Octopus And Squid Evolution Is Officially Weirder Than We Could Have Ever Imagined


    Yes, you read that correctly, THEY EDIT THEIR OWN GENOME AT WILL!


    If they pick up the trick of lateral transfer, that's when we know we're really fucked.
    It's a long way down and everything's broken
    It's crazy what some will do for love

    It's a long way down and the dark road is a serpent
    But you and I are not so different

    You can wish what you want
    Let us guide you home
    But we are not yours
    You better leave the stars alone

    Some give us names
    Some give us chains
    And some just try to give us away in vain
    We might be maidens
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    But we are not made to realize your dreams

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    If they can edit their own genome, why the hell would they need to evolve? They essentially do it to themselves when they want!
    Madness does not always howl. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "Hey, is there room in your head for one more?"

    I is before E except after C, then it's chaos man, mass chaos! Letters coming together into words, but then you go English and they put U's in places that just shouldn't go there... AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

    My sanity left town along time ago and didn't leave a forwarding address. It's not missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirinke View Post
    If they can edit their own genome, why the hell would they need to evolve? They essentially do it to themselves when they want!
    That's.....not how evolution works. Just because they can edit their own genome doesn't mean they can pick up anything new, or respond to selection pressure.

    I mean, you could lobotomize yourself, but that doesn't mean you could physically add in new intelligence if you simply wanted to.
    It's a long way down and everything's broken
    It's crazy what some will do for love

    It's a long way down and the dark road is a serpent
    But you and I are not so different

    You can wish what you want
    Let us guide you home
    But we are not yours
    You better leave the stars alone

    Some give us names
    Some give us chains
    And some just try to give us away in vain
    We might be maidens
    We might be queens
    But we are not made to realize your dreams

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palaralae View Post
    That's.....not how evolution works. Just because they can edit their own genome doesn't mean they can pick up anything new, or respond to selection pressure.

    I mean, you could lobotomize yourself, but that doesn't mean you could physically add in new intelligence if you simply wanted to.
    Hmm, not sure the lobotomy is possible....
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    I think ovi's right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirinke View Post
    If they can edit their own genome, why the hell would they need to evolve? They essentially do it to themselves when they want!
    Pssst... read the article, they aren't actually editing their genome, that was hyperbole. They can only edit their RNA... and doing so means their actual DNA is more stable and resistant to mutation... so they don't adapt via selection pressure.
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    I know, I know. Evolution is all about little mutations in the genome that get passed down from one generation to another, slowly changing the species. Nobody gets much say in it.

    The octopus and squid who can edit their RNA however, (sure it's only one part of the genome) can use this ability to respond to various changes in their environment to some degree. Which is pretty nifty.
    Madness does not always howl. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "Hey, is there room in your head for one more?"

    I is before E except after C, then it's chaos man, mass chaos! Letters coming together into words, but then you go English and they put U's in places that just shouldn't go there... AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

    My sanity left town along time ago and didn't leave a forwarding address. It's not missed.

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    Now here's how you win over the Flat Earthers... Time Cube style.




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