Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by Biak, Jan 23, 2013.
"Australopithecus africanus" should be "afarensis", sorry.
"According to the researchers: “The genes that participate in hibernation are present in nearly all mammals, including human beings. It is a question of when and how they are expressed that makes the phenomenon of hibernation possible."
You have to think ad mixing from other species AND/OR we have them from way back...From before we were even Apes...
It's random that way, so not much chance a particular genome will gain dominance in the great race. Better to have the odd mad scientist hard at work in his mom's basement.
We're playing around with systemic hibernation aka: Cryogenic's. But only for short duration.
I was chilled down to next to dead when I had my heart surgery. Recovered with no problems. We still can't freeze a mammal and have it survive. Frogs, yeah, some have natural antifreeze in their blood, but those are exceptions.
"The wood frog is built to partially freeze and “play dead.” First, water flows out of its internal organs, which eventually forms into a surrounding protective layer of ice. Meanwhile, its body accumulates urea and glucose, which act as an antifreeze, keeping the individual cells in vital organs from freezing."
Yes the problem is that the water freezes and expands - Imagine a snow flake forming inside a cell...The jagged edges smash the cell walls destroying the cell (including brain cells obviously) - So actual freezing is never going to work IMO - BUT - You can do two things to get around this...Either put in an anti freezing agent that permeates all cells - or drop the temperature to 1 degree C - You get similar results without the broken cells.
But a "long sleep" doesnt need to be so hard-core. - A sufficient reduction in the aging process is all that is needed not necessarily "suspended animation."
Ive thought about this a few times over the years - Thinking similar technology can be used for prisoners...Imagine a huge 6 storey building. Inside this building are thousands of criminals hung upright in their cryo chamber (think similar to Han Solo)
They are re-animated every 5 years for "rehabilitation training" - if the prisoner refuses he/she will be put immediately back into cryo. Every five years that they do a years worth of rehab. This until the sentence is served - The kicker here is that the prisoner keeps on aging whilst in cryo and will die at a normal age.
This approach allows for far far more prisoners at a low cost to the tax payer - If the prisoner wants to waste their life in cryo, let them. If they want to turn a corner and become contributing members of society they pass their rehab and arrange for release. This way JUSTICE can be done in terms of sentencing without the obscene cost to tax payers
Hibernation isn't the same as freezing. Those folks with more money than sense are not going to awaken. Particularly without their extremities.
Funding and friendship go full circle as Corryong and Villers-Bretonneux mark historic generosity - ABC News
Only in the NT…Crocs and sharks…
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Sea copying land? "If you don't move it will eat you. If you move it will eat you quicker."
As thousands of Australian students finish their schooling, Maningrida College is doing graduation differently - ABC News
Maningrida top middle...
I saw this the other day...And thought once again the battle field changes...this and its offspring could attack missiles, drones. helicopters...Any ground target and even slow moving aircraft...A drone on steroids...I think this will accelerate the unmanned/autonomous technology...Each country will field their drones/robots first against each other and will only begin fielding people once the machines run out...So the winner may well be those that have MORE autonomous machines than the other.
Wasn't that the scenario for the third Terminator movie?
And Doctor Who...Daleks Vs the Tharls...
It was 47 years ago I was getting ready to leave St. Francis hospital to go home and crash after 36 hours without sleep. In a few days I’ll hug my baby girl & and two Grandsons!
Back from the ER. Wife now agrees we should pay someone to mow the lawn.
I sold my snowblower last spring. Time for others to step it up and keep the damn road clear. I can always get the H2 out. That beast goes through 16-18” of snow IF I need out!
Be Well my friend.
My biggest worry is that they'll try to keep me going long after it's a good idea. Me and Boss Lady have talked about that. If you don't have a living will you're at the mercy of med school students.
Do you have euthanasia laws in America?
Five of Nine of my immediate Paternal ancestors (aunts-uncles-Dad) died from Alzheimer's. Another of Cancer. Another of Diabetes, one hit 99 and I'm doing my best to emulate him. Three cousins have Alzheimer's now. On the Maternal side, never knew my grandfather. He died either before I was born or shortly after. Grandmother, Aunts & Mom didn't make it past their early 80's.
Myself ? I'm going to speak my mind, Live like there's no tomorrow and spend the remaining years remembering all the good Times. There were far more good than not so good.
Okay, where do I send the fee for Otto's therapy sessions ?
You rogues know me better than anyone by now.