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Montefalco
Jul-27-2010, 12:42
Doing some reading, I came across this article:

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/05/21/2905640.htm

Such things are all very interesting, but there could be serious implications if it gets out of hand.

teddy
Jul-27-2010, 13:08
Fascinating. The stuff of dreams when I was a boy. Of course the constant worry regarding mutation or entry into the food chain is always at the back of your mind. When you think of some of the inventions of the past, which were intended for the good of mankind, you know that it could be many years before the true implications are apparent. Who in the past would have thought that radio waves or electricity pylons would be responsible for cancer. Brave new world.

teddy

Contratrombone64
Jul-28-2010, 00:40
Yeah, despite being an a country with a violent and confrontationalist government (who started more wars in the last 40 years than anyone else, the US of A), it's good to see their scientists are working on the leading edge of technology and surviving the redneck fundamentalist-christian lobby groups.

JHC
Jul-28-2010, 07:32
I don't really have any problem with synthetic life, after all we don't even know where life on earth came from.

Contratrombone64
Jul-28-2010, 11:51
Of course we do:

Theory 1 (my fav) a quagmire burped and a few billion years later and a single cell critter resulted, from a lightening strick was it, or some electric aided chemical fart and then *poof* life evolves into mankind and his animal and plant cousins.

Theory 2, God was bored and invented a new game to amuse herself (spare me)

Theory 3, we were shat onto earth by an asteroid and are, in fact, aliens (not sure about this one).

teddy
Jul-28-2010, 13:49
Of course we do:

Theory 1 (my fav) a quagmire burped and a few billion years later and a single cell critter resulted, from a lightening strick was it, or some electric aided chemical fart and then *poof* life evolves into mankind and his animal and plant cousins.

Theory 2, God was bored and invented a new game to amuse herself (spare me)

Theory 3, we were shat onto earth by an asteroid and are, in fact, aliens (not sure about this one).

Judging by some of the peolple around here I think maybe (3) is correct.

teddy

Montefalco
Jul-28-2010, 13:58
Surely there should be a Theory 4 - we originated from experiments done by some ancient race similar to the ones done by the scientists in the article.
I wonder if I could base a religion like scientology on that theory. ;):grin:

teddy
Jul-28-2010, 14:08
I am sure you could, and propabaly make a lot of money out of it. When you look at the different theories of religions and science not to mention the more way out ideas of some evolutionists I think you could come up with something believeable. Look forward to reading it.

teddy

Montefalco
Jul-28-2010, 14:41
I've been putting some ideas down, however I don't really want it going all over the internet, so if you want I can send it to you in a PM.

teddy
Jul-28-2010, 16:08
I've been putting some ideas down, however I don't really want it going all over the internet, so if you want I can send it to you in a PM.

I would be most interested in reading it, with a completely open mind. As I have said before " there are more things in heaven and on earth....." I would of course treat it as confidential.

teddy

Contratrombone64
Jul-29-2010, 01:43
teddy - I believe in a supreme being (so I could in theory become a freemason) and that supreme being (currently) is my toaster.

JHC
Jul-29-2010, 05:20
Theory 3, we were shat onto earth by an asteroid and are, in fact, aliens (not sure about this one).
This is the best bet yet "Panspermia" or one of the bits of rock stuff that made the earth was contaminated

teddy
Jul-29-2010, 12:04
teddy - I believe in a supreme being (so I could in theory become a freemason) and that supreme being (currently) is my toaster.


Now now,lets not get silly. A grill pan maybe but.....

teddy

Montefalco
Jul-29-2010, 12:47
Maybe the kitchen in general?

teddy
Jul-29-2010, 13:20
Why not, it's my wifes universe.

teddy