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Graduated with a B.S. in Biology, Minors in Chemistry and English Literature from the University of Utah.


Jan
20
answered Refutation of Darwin's Random Evolution Theory
Jan
18
comment Connect the inner and outer space of cell with a wire, will there be electricity?
Mmmm... I like a good, thorough answer.
Jan
17
comment Why have humans evolved conciousness?
@Chris - I'm not asking what your opinion is, I'm asking what's an acceptable answer for you. "Why are humans self-aware?" and expecting something other than a variation on "Because it's extremely beneficial evolutionarily speaking" is asking a lot. If you think Natural Selection isn't a satisfactory explanation, you need to explain why.
Jan
16
comment Why have humans evolved conciousness?
What kind of answer are you looking for? If the answer "It is evolutionary advantageous" or "You might not be able to have one without the other" will not work for you, can you give an idea of what you expect?
Jan
15
revised variation in antigen binding site of antibodies
Formatted answer for easier reading.
Jan
15
comment What evolutionary reason is there for having the urinary duct and reproductive organs so close together?
@Chris - I understand your point, but my critique was that there are pretty common examples of organisms that don't put the excretion of phases of matter together, so I didn't find Anixx's argument as full as it could be.
Jan
15
comment What evolutionary reason is there for having the urinary duct and reproductive organs so close together?
@Chris Could you clarify? The kidneys and bladder are located within the abdomen of quadrupeds (and us).
Jan
10
comment What evolutionary reason is there for having the urinary duct and reproductive organs so close together?
Excretion of substances is a great reason for them to exist, but not for their positioning. Just because sperm is a liquid isn't a great reason for the penis to be located between the legs.
Jan
10
answered What evolutionary reason is there for having the urinary duct and reproductive organs so close together?
Jan
8
comment Do octopuses have better eyes than humans?
"Like other cephalopods, they can distinguish the polarization of light. Color vision appears to vary from species to species, being present in O. aegina but absent in O. vulgaris." - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus#Sensation
Jan
7
comment Can positive and negative blood type of a couple lead to miscarriage?
Ehh... Memory cells do slowly die, but they can last for up to 40 years. Though if the response wasn't strong to begin with, I suppose the level of CD4 cells could be relatively low.
Jan
7
answered Can positive and negative blood type of a couple lead to miscarriage?
Jan
5
comment Black mold on years old soaked paper
Well, without a picture it's hard to tell. Could it be harmful? It could be depending on the species, but black or brackish is a pretty common color for mold. You might also try on gardening.SE to see if they might know.
Jan
4
comment Evolution in 37 years, is it possible?
@Comptrol - Regarding "ligers" and other such combinations, usually the "Do not reproduce and produce fertile offspring" also runs with the caveat "in the wild" when you're talking about more 'official' definitions of species in Biology. Since Tigers and Lions do not reproduce in the wild the definition fits for them, but it doesn't work for other creatures. Hope that cleared it up a bit.
Jan
4
comment How long will norovirus live?
@HarryWeston - "Is my wife at risk if I don't show symptoms?" Yes. Whether or not you show symptoms after having contracted any infection depends on your immune system's response. If you've seen a similar strain (or the exact same strain) before, then there's every chance you won't show symptoms but still be a carrier. If your wife hasn't encountered the strain, she could still get sick and invoke the normal immune response. This is all contingent on whether or not the guy passed it on to you, though.
Jan
4
answered How long will norovirus live?
Jan
2
awarded  Custodian
Jan
2
reviewed Close Is there a term to quantify how spread a character is on a phylogenetic tree?
Jan
2
reviewed Close How to create a collection of anonymous sequences for teaching and testing?
Jan
1
answered Does coloring affect the perception of depth?