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Old 12-13-2013, 03:02 AM  
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An interesting hole in evolutionary theory (as we understand it)

I came across this in my travels tonight, and thought it might make for an eye-brow raiser...

The long and short of it - some researchers decided to reverse apply Moore's Law to human biology. Using their Moore's Law-based computations, they first applied it to modern computers, and came up with the right answer - that microchips showed up right around the 1960's.

They then took the same computations and applied it to biological complexity (which, of course, humans are the pinnacle of as we know it). The results suggest that life began 5 billion years before the Earth even existed...



What it really means, who knows... The researchers who ran the computations refused to call it a theory and instead label it a "thought excersize" (the cowards!). In any case, it's pretty damned interesting.

The article can be read here:
http://phys.org/news/2013-04-law-life-began-earth.html
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:38 PM   #31
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:39 PM   #32
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:35 PM   #33
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Evolution goes in spurts. If you look at the record of life on earth you see blooming of life with one form becoming dominant with change slowing down, then a massive extinction, and rapid change and evolution until one form has become dominant again, and the cycle repeats.

Now, over the years the dominant forms have become more complex but that doesn't mean that the old forms go away. Alligators and crocodiles haven't changed much since the age of the dinosaurs or even before that. Their form is perfect for the niche they inhabit. Horseshoe crabs are even older.

Now, it is quite possible that the proteins and amino acids that eventually led to life came from off planet but it would be hard to tell without a time machine.
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:50 PM   #34
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Evolution goes in spurts. If you look at the record of life on earth you see blooming of life with one form becoming dominant with change slowing down, then a massive extinction, and rapid change and evolution until one form has become dominant again, and the cycle repeats.

Now, over the years the dominant forms have become more complex but that doesn't mean that the old forms go away. Alligators and crocodiles haven't changed much since the age of the dinosaurs or even before that. Their form is perfect for the niche they inhabit. Horseshoe crabs are even older.

Now, it is quite possible that the proteins and amino acids that eventually led to life came from off planet but it would be hard to tell without a time machine.
That's the interesting thing to me. While evolution does go in spurts, I have to believe that over the big picture it's pretty linear. But who knows - maybe there is such a thing as hockey stick evolution... I doubt it. But the idea that life started its evolutionary course off earth is pretty fascinating.

I should have known that this is the wrong forum to speculate on such matters, but thanks for having an open enough mind to entertain a decent response.
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:21 PM   #35
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None of that has anything to do with Moore's Law. If you'd like, we can entertain other moronic non sequiturs as well. We can talk about how Breaking Bad was a social commentary on the US intervention in Guatemala on behalf of US Fruit Co., and how Walter's hat represents the fedoras often worn by peasant farmers as they used nanobots to grow the Cavendish cultivar.

Or maybe you're just a dipshit.
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:24 PM   #36
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That's the interesting thing to me. While evolution does go in spurts, I have to believe that over the big picture it's pretty linear. But who knows - maybe there is such a thing as hockey stick evolution... I doubt it. But the idea that life started its evolutionary course off earth is pretty fascinating.

I should have known that this is the wrong forum to speculate on such matters, but thanks for having an open enough mind to entertain a decent response.
what he is talking about is the natural selection component of evolution. Goddamn you are dumb.
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None of that has anything to do with Moore's Law. If you'd like, we can entertain other moronic non sequiturs as well. We can talk about how Breaking Bad was a social commentary on the US intervention in Guatemala on behalf of US Fruit Co., and how Walter's hat represents the fedoras often worn by peasant farmers as they used nanobots to grow the Cavendish cultivar.

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Evolution goes in spurts. If you look at the record of life on earth you see blooming of life with one form becoming dominant with change slowing down, then a massive extinction, and rapid change and evolution until one form has become dominant again, and the cycle repeats.

Now, over the years the dominant forms have become more complex but that doesn't mean that the old forms go away. Alligators and crocodiles haven't changed much since the age of the dinosaurs or even before that. Their form is perfect for the niche they inhabit. Horseshoe crabs are even older.

Now, it is quite possible that the proteins and amino acids that eventually led to life came from off planet but it would be hard to tell without a time machine.
punctuated equilibrium is what this refers to... stephen jay gould's baby.
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:41 PM   #39
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That's the interesting thing to me. While evolution does go in spurts, I have to believe that over the big picture it's pretty linear. But who knows - maybe there is such a thing as hockey stick evolution... I doubt it. But the idea that life started its evolutionary course off earth is pretty fascinating.

I should have known that this is the wrong forum to speculate on such matters, but thanks for having an open enough mind to entertain a decent response.
Let me make sure I understand you. Because we don't buy into YOUR moronic theory, that means OUR minds are closed? LOL, WUT?

Let's be clear about one thing. This is Taco John's theory. Nobody else's. The two guys who came up with the idea in the first place REFUSED to elevate it to the status of a scientific theory, and for that you branded them as cowards.

You have gone full retard. However, you are right about one thing. This isn't the proper forum for you to speculate like this. You should take it to Orangemane. Donkey fans may be just stupid enough to go along with it.
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:44 PM   #42
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I came across THIS in my travels tonight. It's a mathematical formula that proves conclusively that Moore's Law has nothing to do with biological evolution.

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Old 12-13-2013, 10:09 PM   #45
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