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This is the age of miracle and wonder!

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As Paul Simon once sang!

Why is Whirly bringing this up now you ask?

Well.......

I truly believe last year was the freakiest year in Science ever.

We have a new Universe,

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/070823_huge_hole.html (although this story is dated this year, the work was done last year).

maybe?

We have the start of a unified field theory

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/ma...YourView&xml=/earth/2007/11/14/scisurf114.xml

maybe?

and we have weirdest of all, artificial(how does that work?) life

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/jan/25/genetics.science

maybe?

The more we know........

What will happen next?
 
I'm waiting to see which one of these kids is the first one to ask you who Paul Simon is, Whirly. Haha! :D

jag
 
If this is a step toward the discovery of artificial life...

The team at the J Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) in Maryland is working on the final step to create life: transplanting the synthetic DNA into a cell in the hope that it will "boot up" the cell and take control of its growth and reproduction.

...then I'm not sure I want to see the end result.
 
If this is a step toward the discovery of artificial life...



...then I'm not sure I want to see the end result.

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jag
 
^Hey...Pumkinhead has a tiny tadger like Tojo.
 
the age of miracle and wonder indeed.


garfunkle approves.
 
If this is a step toward the discovery of artificial life...



...then I'm not sure I want to see the end result.
Why?

Jesus, it's like everybody thinks that the scientists that work on this stuff are the stereotypical mad scientists of science fiction.

It's not like they're doing this just because they can without any regard for the consequences.

There are actual, useful applications for this sort of advancement.
 
Jetpacks are great, if you don't mind the flames from the rocket burning your ass and legs off. :down

Hoverboards for me. :up:
 
I am pretty sure that 1998 was the freakiest year for science:

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Need I say more?
 

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