Where is science taking us? Well, most of us (even most scientist) seem to think science is the absolute truth, and that’s where it’s taking us. That it is a linear concept, and that it’s taking us each time closer to the truth. But as we see in the history of science, many theories that were known to be “true” at its time (even those that concur with experimental data), were proven wrong given the time. So what we know to be “true” today may be far from it. Yes, that is a scary thought, particularly for those who make science, and that’s probably why science is “sold” as the beholder of all truth. But I think we should accustom ourselves to the fact that science is about the journey, not the destination.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The central dogma states that DNA is the sole carrier of inheritor information, and the fact that additional cell proteins are necessary in the inheritance process clearly means that DNA is NOT the sole carrier of inheritary information. your argument that the proteins are not 'modifying DNA' and just 'fixing it' does not make any sense, these proteins are not modifying or 'fixing' DNA, they are a necessary component in the inheritance mechanisms in the cell: they modify the protein production.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The central dogma is used as support for believing that genetically modifying food has only predictable consequences. This article makes a convincing argument that the central dogma cannot be used as a supporting argument for that claim. The entire cell is responsible for the inheritance mechanism, and so transplanting DNA has unpredictable consequences if we ignore all of the other proteins and enzymes in the cell as necessary parts of the inheritary process.
Friday, April 3, 2009
A dimension as such is very difficult to conceptualize or visualize, apart from the space-time dimension. A clearer understanding of it can be got from the knowledge of higher mathematics. If you consider a room to be a dimension (other than space-time), the space comprising of that dimension is curled to such a great extent that if you walk through a wall on the left, you immediately come back into the room through the right wall. If you consider this room shrunken into a very small size that compacts entity is a dimension. Well, the explanation may not sound satisfactory, but a bit of research on string theory may yield better answers. But till now all the other dimensions are understood mathematically only.
Scientists try to join macro and micro, quanta and relative theory, but, what is our Universe? What is it made? Where is it from? To where will we go to? These questions worried the civilization since then anxiety age, between Greek people, like Socrates, platinum, amativeness and others. Otherwise, the answer for all questions about universe is in Biology either. Our universe was born like a zigotum of a human embryo. Like constantly mitoses, the universe material and energy expand, growing up. Do you remember the odyssey 2001? There is the answer...our universe is part of a macro organism. Black holes are like an epidermis way out...
Monday, February 2, 2009
Synaesthesia is an interesting topic to bring into this. Although in this condition people can hear colors and see sounds etc this doesn't really answer whether they are experiencing the same. Again if you see a middle c as pink how you do know that the color you refer to as pink isn't the color I refer to as green (perceptually). I am not sure that this question will ever be answered since we can't experience another persons life, however there may be ways of inferring, which is why I brought up the concept of taste (by which I mean fashion or aesthetics) Art has suggested that certain colors are opposites. And it is true that certain colors stand out against one another this would suggest that we perceive the same colors. However some people seem to be inherently incapable of recognizing the jarring effect of certain color combinations, do they have a different perception of color or do they have another lesion elsewhere that just means they enjoy these jarring effects.