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by awkko808
Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1830108

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

scottie, Thank you, rationality is the only way to solve these debates. It is a hot topic but I see no reason in losing rationality over this debate. In fact, I do believe there is good possibility for your beliefs to be true based on the number of sources from which you have drawn support for your ...
by awkko808
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1830108

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

scottie , I think I understand your argument much more clearly now and I can see why you've been involved in this thread for quite a few pages. Your position on a designer of life (and perhaps the universe?) is hard to tackle because there is in fact no evidence against a designer. The complexity o...
by awkko808
Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1830108

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Nick7 It seems as if you're proposing that the evolution vs ID debate is insignificant to a debate over how the universe was created. And I'd agree you with you because evolution is a "consequence of the universal laws of nature in all their complexity and order and has to be viewed as a part ...
by awkko808
Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: pro vs eu chromosomes
Replies: 2
Views: 2762

Re: pro vs eu chromosomes

As Jackbean said, most eukaryotic chromosomes consist of multiple sets of linear DNA molecules. I believe eukaryotic chromosomes also have histones, which are absent in (most) non-archaean prokaryotes. Of course, eukaryotic chromosomes are housed in the nucleus and interact with the nuclear lamina.
by awkko808
Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1830108

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Nick7: What we have now is “Boeing 747”; what we had at the beginning was ….. no, not even scraps, but the hydrogen molecules and the “hurricane going through them”. Are you suggesting that complexity has arisen from dust? The problem with this is evolution - not biological evolution, but astronomi...
by awkko808
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: what is the difference between neoteny and post development
Replies: 1
Views: 2580

Re: what is the difference between neoteny and post development

It sounds like neoteny occurs when larvae are able to reproduce, and thus the larval species do not need to reach adulthood, as it would not increase its fitness. Post development seems to be what occurs in humans. Reproductive organs may not mature until a later stage in its life cycle. Reproductio...
by awkko808
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origin of the Nucleus
Replies: 3
Views: 4816

Origin of the Nucleus

Hello, I searched and did not see any recent topics concerning the origin of the nucleus. I have read books that suggest the nucleus may have arose in eukaryotic cells as endosymbionts. When I speculate at how the nucleus might have otherwise originated (internal pinching off of lipid membrane) I ha...
by awkko808
Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Viral-induced evolution
Replies: 6
Views: 9329

Re:

Virus are not thought to be the precursor of other life forms. They are parasite that require complex and developed host to reproduce. They must have evolved later. Bacteria do have mutations a lot. The DNA replication is not as accurate. They have horizontal genetic transfer (conjugation, transpos...