[ RadSafe ] Genetic Engineering, Evolution etc.
JPreisig at aol.com
JPreisig at aol.com
Sat Aug 27 21:36:57 CDT 2011
From: _jpreisig at aol.com_ (mailto:jpreisig at aol.com) .
Hope your weekend is a bit dryer than what is going on here in New
Rain and flooding are occuring here and I expect rain will continue
Hurricane Irene has killed people in North Carolina and Virginia. Not
I suspect a more general model for human and animal
growth/development would include
genetic engineering (by Human's, Space Aliens, the Lord etc.) and
perhaps some form of human
evolution (from apes and/or early man). I guess evolution could also
occur for some animal,
and organism groups. My paleontologist friends would probably give me
problems down the line
eventually if I totally negate human evolution. I always kind of
suspected that human evolution
from apes or early man was real.
Evolution could be assisted, unassisted, designed etc.
Genetic (direct) engineering appears to be fairly discrete (not
Certain animals are created genetically without evolution. I'm not
saying mutations couldn't occur.
Mutations do occur.
Evolution of man and perhaps other animals is rather continuous
(not necessarily discrete).
Discreteness versus continuous behavior may have implications for
math modelling of these
phenomena. Causality may be important also. Causality may be quite
difficult to prove
On a related topic, we humans (and medical doctors and
researchers and technicians)
are getting real close to being able to severely treat and/or limit
disease and production of
1. Genetic Screening --- keep bad genetic effects from going
forward in newborn individual
2. Lab Grown and donated body organs --- grow body organs and
fix/replace failing body
3. Do gene therapy to help patients with diseases and difficult
4. Treat Cancer via surgery, laser burning/removal of
radiation therapy etc.
5. Use aspirin, HCl compounds, blood thinners, anti-clotting
drugs to keep veins, arteries
etc. from clotting.
6. Any other ideas???
Sorry if I am stepping on any toes by presenting ideas from biology,
already published.. I don't do much in the way of literature
searches usually. Also my education is
fairly long ago now and TV leads me to ideas also; it is difficult
for me to always remember
specifically where/when I learned what. My background is Rutgers
Physics, Rutgers Health
Physics, SUNY/Binghamton Geology/Geophysics, some time spent at
Goddard Space Center
(NASA/Maryland, USA), a summer spent at the Colorado School of Mines
Digital Electronics, time at Brookhaven Lab etc.
Let's be careful out there!!!!
Regards, Joseph R. (Joe) Preisig, PhD
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