Archive for December, 2010

Dec 28 2010

Chutes and Ladders

The game is based on the ancient game of Snakes and Ladders, actually a game of morality, which is believed to date back to ancient India, with bases of the ladders being located on squares representing various types of good and the more numerous snakes signaling evil.

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Dec 24 2010

Wrecker of Civilization

Published by under General,Nincompoopery

In an idiots-on-stilts blog known as The Encyclopedia of American Loons, Fredrik Haraldsen is documenting what he believes to be the best in American loonery. Loons are cool birds, kind of a triple-threat; they can swim, fly and ambulate. I am proud to be a loon.

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Dec 18 2010

Despised Theories, No. 4: Pangenesis

Natural Selection is the process by which certain heritable traits that convey some advantage become more common in a population over successive generations. These advantages typically make the organism more likely to survive and successfully reproduce.

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Dec 12 2010

Despised Theories, No. 3: Lysenkoism

If contemporary genetic determinism was tainted with the over-extrapolations of eugenics, Lamarkism and epigenetics labored under its own set of miasma –brought about, strangely enough, as much by differences in political philosophy as by differences in genetic determinism.

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Dec 02 2010

The Recipe Inside the Recipe

An insignificant percentage of the total amount of DNA is devoted actual gene function. But as with most techniques, it’s not what you have, but rather what you do with it.

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