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by groomporter
Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Green Sea Slug Is Part Animal, Part Plant
Replies: 12
Views: 1706

Re: Green Sea Slug Is Part Animal, Part Plant

Be really neat if they start passing on these acquired genes to their young. Didn't sound like that was happening ... yet.
by groomporter
Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: You are 8% virus
Replies: 14
Views: 1623

Re: You are 8% virus

My point is that the genes inserted by the virus would have come from somewhere. For an organism to acquire new traits in this way is not an example of evolution creating information: The information in question has not been created , just moved . We may just have a difference in semantics about wh...
by groomporter
Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: You are 8% virus
Replies: 14
Views: 1623

Re: You are 8% virus

Okay, yeah it would be replacing information in most cases i.e. it may be new data, but not necessarily more data, -unless... on some rare occasion it is assimilated the new DNA bit without dumping any of the pre-existing DNA. It probably would pretty unlikely to result in a successful mutation in a...
by groomporter
Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: You are 8% virus
Replies: 14
Views: 1623

Re: You are 8% virus

It would also seem to be another way to refute the creationist claim that evolution cannot cause an increase in information... If we're occasionally getting new DNA from viruses it means the human genome is not a closed system limited to it's own crossbreeding, but occasionally acquires new informat...
by groomporter
Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: The All Seeing Mantis Shrimp Sees All
Replies: 26
Views: 2804

Re: The All Seeing Mantis Shrimp Sees All

I don't think he suggested "the entire squirrel population develop only one trait" He was just providing one example. If the local ecology can support multiple species some could develop gliding ability like existing "flying" squirrels, some could keep to the trees, and some become ground-based -eac...
by groomporter
Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Podcasts I like or don't like
Replies: 194
Views: 52587

Re: Podcasts I like or don't like

Just a plug for a friend's video podcast Transylvania Television A dysfunctional family of misfit monsters try desperately to run an obscure television station deep in Transylvania, with worldwide broadcast power and the ability to reanimate dead TV shows. Think Muppets with the freedom to drop F-bo...
by groomporter
Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: The All Seeing Mantis Shrimp Sees All
Replies: 26
Views: 2804

Re: The All Seeing Mantis Shrimp Sees All

The "trinocular vision" description reminds me of the Martians with the three-lensed eye in the original "War of the Worlds" movie.
by groomporter
Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: Story ideas thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1840

Re: Story ideas thread

How about a thread for ideas that might inspire other people? Years ago I had an idea for a short story that I've never been able to fill out. It involved a guy who finds a bottle on a beach with a unicorn inside. When he releases it, rather than being a thing of purity, it swears like a sailor and...
by groomporter
Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: Story ideas thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1840

Story ideas thread

How about a thread for ideas that might inspire other people? Years ago I had an idea for a short story that I've never been able to fill out. It involved a guy who finds a bottle on a beach with a unicorn inside. When he releases it, rather than being a thing of purity, it swears like a sailor and ...
by groomporter
Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: We Better Hope this Never Catches On in America...
Replies: 9
Views: 1334

Re: We Better Hope this Never Catches On in America...

There was an episode of the TV show "Boston Legal" where William Shatner's character Denny Crane was involved with a business selling human fat from lypo-suction procedures to be converted to fuel.
by groomporter
Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Albinos killed for bodyparts
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Albinos killed for bodyparts

Heard about this a while ago on a podcast, but it hasn't gotten much coverage in mainstream media More than 60 albinos in Tanzania and Burundi have been killed in the past year by witchdoctors, who make potions from the body parts of people with the condition, http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/dpg...
by groomporter
Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:48 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: just when you thought it was safe...
Replies: 2
Views: 653

just when you thought it was safe...

To go to the restroom
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by groomporter
Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Flushing away money
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Flushing away money

Researchers at Ohio University may have found a cheap and abundant source of hydrogen to potentially fuel future hydrogen-powered cars. http://www.amateurscientist.org/2009/07/weeeee.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false http://www.programmica.info/2009/07/pee-power.html" onclick="wind...
by groomporter
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: Bsides 07 - Jeez Louise
Replies: 19
Views: 9299

Re: Bsides 7- Jeez Louise by Robert Scotellaro

internalogic wrote:Okay.

What I want to say is that what you people are doing to those of us who listen to these things while out in public spaces is just wrong.
I'll second that, I was listening to it on my iPod at work while surrounded by Catholic/Hispanics, but I managed to not laugh out loud.
by groomporter
Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: An over dose of Mercury (the planet that is...)
Replies: 5
Views: 769

An over dose of Mercury (the planet that is...)

Found on an internet journal for the promotion of Homeopathy. The remedy was made by exposing powdered milk sugar to a powerful telescope in Boston, Massachusetts while it was focused on the planet Saturn during April 2009. The remedy was triturated (ground) to a 3C on July 25, 2009 by a group of 7 ...
by groomporter
Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Kraken Rum
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: Kraken Rum

Reminds me of the T-shirt "Cthulhu Tequila: Sometimes the worm eats you"
by groomporter
Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Children Attack Man And Remove His Still Beating Heart
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Children Attack Man And Remove His Still Beating Heart

http://english.pravda.ru/hotspots/crimes/17-10-2009/109934-man_organs-0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false After the interrogation, the kids were given back to their parents since they are under 14 and cannot be prosecuted. That's BS they need to be off the street and in a psych ward even...
by groomporter
Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Ghost Shark, Sexy Forehead
Replies: 45
Views: 5956

Re: Ghost Shark, Sexy Forehead

Goldenrat wrote:
strawman wrote:What does this say about Intelligent Design?
Further proof that there was no Intellgent Design, or that the designer was an idiot.
No in the words of Spider Robinson:
"If a person who indulges in gluttony is a glutton, and a person who commits a felony is a felon, then God is an iron."
by groomporter
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Concealed the explosives inside his rectum...
Replies: 4
Views: 1335

Concealed the explosives inside his rectum...

"Suicide bummer Abdullah Hassan Tali al-Asiri attempted to kill Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef by detonating explosives jammed up his arse-piece."
http://www.themorningstarr.co.uk/2009/0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false ... your-arse/