[ RadSafe ] DNA, Cloning, and so on
JPreisig at aol.com
JPreisig at aol.com
Thu Dec 6 17:32:57 CST 2012
Hey All. Mars Rover is finding fundamental organic compounds on
Mars. Wonder if they float around in Space also???
We apparently are well on our way to melting the Earth's Polar
Icecaps --- do they refreeze in their
respective Winters??? Maybe we should melt them permanently --- hopefully
not. Wonder what
percentage of the Global Land mass we would lose if the ice caps
permanently melted.??? Anyone have
a spare graduate student around to do this calculation???
So, with tissue preservation, DNA storage in the cold etc., one could
preserve tissue and/or
DNA indefinitely??? Or perhaps Sperm and Eggs also??? Stored tissue,
DNA, Eggs, Sperm
Etc. might possibly outlive their donor person, animal, organism etc.???
Want to store Egg, Sperm, tissue, DNA Etc. so you can keep your
favorite Pet, organism, animal,
Etc. cloned forever??? --- Sure, why not.... Is someone cloning Humans
Geez, I hope not.
Cloning, sure why not... Skip ahead a bit brother... (Monte Python and
the Holy Grail)...
Why bother cloning at all??? Just start with the elementary biochemical
molecules etc. and assemble DNA from scratch. Design your own animal,
human, creature, organism,
etc. as you wish. Build your extinct dinosaur from scratch??? I guess
the preceding design
process is a bit too soon, since we are only still figuring out all of
Human DNA. Something to think
about for the future.
I don't want to go into the following, since I am a
geologist/geophysicist and might someday have to
teach Evolution. Is Life an Engineered Structure, designed by some
beings, or perhaps
ONE most-powerful being (the Big Guy???)??? Or is evolution real, and
feasible, or at least
moderately probable??? Wasn't there some story about Monkeys typing away
for a long time, and if
so, would they be able to produce a great Novel eventually???
I guess intelligent design could happen without a supreme being.???
People who don't believe in God,
usually do believe in Evolution???
Most Anti-Nukes I run into (possibly very pro-environment folks) have
the Environment at the Center of their belief system. It is the most
important thing in their lives.
Sorry, I digress too much. Severely off-topic, I guess???
Have a good week....
Regards, Joe Preisig
PS Sometimes BSA is Boy Scouts of America. Sometimes BSA is Brookhaven
Associates, the people who operate Brookhaven National Lab (USA)...
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