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Comment: Revenue is not the same as earnings (Score 5, Informative) 156

Revenue is not the same as earnings Full Year FY14 Guidance: Revenue for the company's full fiscal year 2014 is projected to be in the range of $4.000 billion to $4.025 billion, an increase of 31% to 32% year-over-year. GAAP net loss per share is expected to be in the range of ($0.44) to ($0.42) while diluted non-GAAP EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.32 to $0.34. The non-GAAP estimate excludes the effects of stock-based compensation expense, expected to be approximately $511 million, amortization of purchased intangibles related to acquisitions, expected to be approximately $146 million, and net non-cash interest expense related to the convertible senior notes, expected to be approximately $47 million.

Comment: Re:There's Your Problem Right There (Score 1) 1108

Intelligently designed organisms are all over. "In 2010, crops modified by molecular methods were grown in 29 countries on more than 360 million acres. " Detecting which organisms are products of intelligent design is big business although you can also buy a kit for classroom use for about $200.00 http://www.carolina.com/product/gm+food+extraction+and+amplification+kit+with+0.5-ml+tubes+(with+prepaid+coupon).do?keyword=detect+by+pcr&sortby=bestMatches "Explore a modern application of genetic engineering through this exciting laboratory activity. This activity investigates whether the soy or corn ingredients in various processed foods contain a genetic modification. Students isolate DNA from wild-type and GM plant material (provided controls), and from food products of their choice. They use the extracted DNA as a template in 2 separate PCR reactions run under the same conditions. " Certainly any organism will pass on its genetic traits through natural selection as determined by the environment, but it is an interesting question to me as to how to determine where the traits originated from. If you have a control to compare against - it is easy to determine if a trait was created - but what if you have no control to compare against? For example - if glowing fish were discovered in Laguna Chicabal today how could it be determined if the glowing trait had evolved naturally, or if someone had genetically modified some of the fish in the lake 40 years ago and those had fish reproduced and carried on the glowing trait? Ugmoe

Comment: Re:There's Your Problem Right There (Score 1) 1108

Flashlight fish have bioluminescent organs beneath their eyes and usually live in deep water and have done so for thousands of years so we can assume that they evolved that capability through natural selection.

Glofish are tropical fish that were bred by injecting flourescent color genes from jellyfish into a zebra fish, and this glowing property is passed on to the fish's offspring. This feature was produced be intelligent design rather than natural selection.

If I gave you a fish that glowed in the dark - how would you determine if the glow was a product of evolution or a product of genetic engineering? Ugmoe

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