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Comment Re: And here it comes... (Score -1) 373

A human body is not a cellphone. It is not a understood technology.

That's why research is good.

In fact we know that cell reproduction in a human body is limited to a certain number of cell divisions before this cannot be done again. Therefore, all these tricks will not work in the end.

There is already a cure for the Hayflick limit (that thing you are describing poorly) in Humans, it's called TA-65 and has been around for years. Currently it costs about $600/month per person but the cost will plummet in 2024 when the patent expires. Given the extraordinarily wide-scale potential application and the absurdly cheap cost of production (it is a highly refined root extract) it will likely be around the cost of vitamin supplements.

This isn't to say there aren't other issues to overcome but 3 of the 7 issues in aging already have cures (TA-65 corresponding to the first one on the Wikipedia list.)

But this story perfectly suits Thiel as he thinks in himself as a better or the best human and all other are lesser subjects.

Aside from the fact the story is written by Gawker (they despise Thiel because after years of targeting their political adversaries with smear campaigns they targeted him, then he backed Hulk Hogan's legal campaign against Gawker and Gawker is in the process of going bankrupt as a result,) they don't even comprehend what is being studied - not entirely unexpected from a political propaganda machine organized by haughty idiots lacking a grasp of even basic scientific methods.

What Thiel is studying is the ability to delay aging by cloning youthful cell lines after splicing in DNA from the target recipient to get around some of the SENS issues linked above which things like TA-65 don't handle (intracellular junk, etc.) This is a method which has been proven in every animal trial it has been attempted in and is based on solid scientific foundations.

TL;DR: The people at Gawker are among the slimiest of Human beings in existence who would gladly sacrifice progress for their own egos, political and financial gain. Taking them seriously is a very dumb thing to do.

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score -1) 146

This seems less about a forced court order they didn't want to comply with and more about the tyrannical douche-bag Steve Jobs no longer being around to control them.

Now as to why the article is meant to make them bad when they are in fact bad, but not in this case - I welcome even the craziest of black helicopter touting tin foil hat wearing people to comment on.

Comment Re:How convenient (Score -1) 1128

It's not about conservatives disliking homosexuals - most of us in fact do not give a damn one way or another who wants to stick what where and with whom, it's not our business. The issue is more with the trend in global warming to falsify information and base results on faulty models - typically to support liberal political philosophies. Science isn't suppose to be capable of corruption, it has increasingly become more so over the past several decades.

Comment Re:Richard Feynman (Score 0) 107

So if the many-worlds interpretation makes it easier to think about the research you’re doing in April, and the Copenhagen interpretation makes it easier to think about the research you’re doing in June, the Copenhagen interpretation is not going to smite you for praying to the many-worlds interpretation.

Well of course not, the many-worlds interpretation will smite you for praying to the copenhagen interpretation - April --> June. I can't stand people that play on semantics to make an argument.

Comment Re:Who Cares, Its None of Your Business (Score -1) 62

...said the underpaid, overworked Chinese web sensor as he enters his 13th consecutive hour of erasing individual thought from his cubicle in smoky, windowless Beijing office.

I agree - it is absurd these fucking liberals have taken the right to smoke in public buildings away from us - even the Chinese can do that.

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