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Originally Posted by bomfunk View Post
Bacteria reproduce orders of magnitude faster than these lizards.
This too ^

Which is not to say that asexuality precludes evolution.
Edited by dodger.blue - 5/8/11 at 3:52pm
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Incoming infestation.
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post #53 of 64
Remember " THE TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES "
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I for see this being a bad idea, no more planet of the apes but planet of the lizards.... I don't like this at all.
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umm for the record her name is Keeley Hazell................

On topic:

this is so useless to me...
    
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Destroy them before they "accidentally" get released.
    
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post #57 of 64
Here we go again playing God

Edit: and by the way why is reproduction being called cloning?
Edited by AK-47 - 5/8/11 at 6:37pm
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Uh, say your are researching a specific gene sequence and you need a number of, uh, say, lab rats. You could breed a bunch up and then select the ones that have the gene in question. Of course, if the gene isn't phenotypically expressed, you would have to take a biopsy and either run a FISH analysis or a PCR to get enough dna to tag and run through a sequencer. Wouldn't it be nice if ALL of your research subjects just automatically have the gene you are interested in?

So quick to judge and cast aspersions without having the background knowledge to make an educated assessment. OMG it's soylent green....or something!
Well, I didn't actually say anything about doing research. I said that farming something specifically for its organs is wrong. Yes, we already do it with domestic farm animals, which, while wrong, doesn't stop me from eating delicious meat. Personally, I don't have a problem with it. Also, you don't know what my background in microbiology is, so you probably shouldn't make wild assumptions.
    
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I for one welcome our new reptilian overlords.
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post #60 of 64
why is the grammar so f-ed up in that article quote?
or should i say

why is, the grammar, so f-ed up in that article, quote?
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