*to sequence the genes*
*to sequence the genes*
It doesn't matter what it's expressed as - or if it's expressed at all - to get the data back out of the DNA, you need complex equipment to sequenes the genes. Then you have to find the data among all the "noise".
It seems some cave paintings are older.
What strange confusion of ideas has lead you to consider such a ridiculous notion?
My money's on marijuana.
How does it know what's "critical" to our survival?[......]
"It" doesn't need to know. If it's not there, that gene can't get passed on, as the organism doesn't survive.
The medal box is empty at the moment, but we're expecting a shipment any day. Yours will be on its way to you as soon as they come in.
(I also live in the country - in northern Australia - and my water comes from the sky, via my roof and a rainwater tank. There's millions of acres of savannah woodland around here, and very few people, no town water or sewerage. I'm close to 60. And, no, I don't want a medal, thanks.)
Our future generations will probably not even know about global warming, or that the threat even existed. After all, do you know anything about events, which were averted, 500 years ago?
Tbey also may not know about the deforestation and soil erosion, but they'll live with the consequences of it - just as we do today.
[......] It would be really handy to have a durable means to store that information that I could retrieve without having to completely rebuild an advanced technological society first
Good luck reading data stored in DNA under those circumstances!
Where animals instinctual behaviors come from?
Wikipedia in their genes?
You don't read slides. If you do that, you are doing it wrong.
You don't read slides. If you do that, your audience will go to sleep.
Yeah, one thing Microsoft does well - the only thing - is their anticompetitive strategy.
Wait, why would that be confusing?
It's not confusing, it's illogical.
"Times smaller", "times less" and their ilk are terrible phrases.
I agree - but if i ever express that, nobody understands the problem. I'm glad i'm not the only weird one!
The issue is how small is it to start with? We can easily express how large something is - there are units for that - but there are no units for smallness. So if thing A is 10 times smaller than thing B, how small is thing B? You can tell me how big it is, but you can't tell me how small it is.
Yeah, we all know what it means - but that doesn't make the illogicalness of it grate any less.
AGL or MSL?
I just got back from a vacation in Australia, and was annoyed that the in-flight display thingy insisted
on displaying everything in "correct" units.
Really? Every intercontinental flight i've ever been on (quite a few, but none in the last 5 years) has shown altitude, speed, etc, in both normal and retarded units. Switching entirely to metric must be new - and is a welcome change, because it was mildly irritating waiting for the miles to change to kilometers.
"The urge to destroy is also a creative urge." -- Bakunin [ed. note - I would say: The urge to destroy may sometimes be a creative urge.]