Radical_Initiator wrote: Izawwlgood wrote:
Radical_Initiator wrote:B-but, SKYNET is a machine, not a biology project ... ?
True scientists recognize the lack of a difference.
But do True Scotsmen?
Bleh, Biology isn't science. It's just chemistry for people who can't do math.
Oh me yarm. You people are so funny. And you are right. I can keep up with the chemistry Math. I like Biology.
Steve? Really? O.K. Steve it is.
With engineered Terminator genes.
You were typing about a terminator gene named Steve.
I have a story:
I had heard about terminator genes that have the negative effect that the seeds must be bought again each year. This is bad for the small farmer. That is what I was told.
Then; A new thing happened. It made some people that work in the field sad. I think that it is true. It was explained to me by a Scientist.
She said that we have a corn that does not get that worm. You know; The worm. The corn has a chemical that does not hurt humans. In fact the chemical is one that humans use as a vitamin. That does not matter to this story. The chemical kills the little worm. Caterpillars are little worms.
The corn 'Jumped fence'. Corn is genetically related to milk weed. Enough corn pollen got onto the milk weed that there was a butterfly die off.
The Monarch butterflies flow in rivers from Canada to Mexico. We lost the river of butterflies that flowed over the middle of the United States.
The river of Monarch butterflies that flows down the West Coast was unaffected, maybe.
In the light of that story; I see terminator genes as a good thing. Steve the good guy terminator gene may save us from evil that we do not know. We can not say with certainty that Steve will keep the wild things safe from us or us safe from them.
Steve will allow us to know we did our best. Steve shows that we have respect for what was here before Steve was. Steve is a good guy.
Oh; This has a happy ending. The numbers of Monarch that fly through the planes states are going back up. Maybe.
The ones one the West Coast are well. The numbers in Mexico are staggering. I looked. We are not running out of Monarch Butterflies. http://www.google.com/search?q=monarch+ ... d=0CB0QsAQ
That is an ugly link. I don't know how to make it short and sweet.
You people were so funny. Can you do it, again?
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Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.
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Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.