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by adamd164
Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Metabolism or Replication First?
Replies: 14
Views: 12231

If we take replication to mean a living entity making a copy of itself, then this, to me, is life, and so must necessarily have been around since the beginning, with metabolism coming later, as organisms developed.
by adamd164
Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mammary gland of male in mammals
Replies: 18
Views: 33758

That's a lot of knowledge for someone either incapable, or simply too lazy, to bother with grammar. Impressive.
by adamd164
Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Question re: human genome
Replies: 1
Views: 1375

Question re: human genome

I've read that in an ambiguously-written article that human DNA consists of c. 3 billion base pairs. Anyone happen to know if this refers to just the coding portions or if it's the total aggregate of the DNA, including non-coding portions? Thanks.
by adamd164
Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: altruism and evolution
Replies: 13
Views: 11895

Kin altruism has been studied in great detail, you shouldn't find it difficult to get information on that. Non-kin altruism may in fact be a genetic misfiring, at least in some cases. Historically, there may have been good evolutionary reasons for altruism (i.e. 'you scratch my back, I'll scratch yo...