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


Jul
11
comment Why are men stronger than women?
@QuoraFeans - I re-answered the question to better fit what I think you're looking for.
Jul
5
comment Why are men stronger than women?
@pbond - If a woman performs strength training she will struggle to come even close to the weights the average male gym rat can lift (end quote) ::: Aside from very specific exercises (like the bench press), women only trail men by about 20% at Olympic levels. I guess that depends on your definition of "close", but rest assured if a woman chooses to take strength training seriously she definitely has the potential to outperform your average gym rat.
Jul
4
comment Why are men stronger than women?
@QuoraFeans - Then ask your question again, and be more precise. You're asking why the genders diverged in capacity for muscle development, and I answered that the theories involve Female-Selection for stronger men and that men acted as the defenders/hunters. What type of answer are you looking for?
Jul
4
comment Why are men stronger than women?
@QuoraFeans - You asked why women were weaker than men. The honest answer is that men only have more capacity for strength and potential for muscle mass - but most men will never use it, and it's cultural for women to want to be thin (which might be a minor influence of male-choice selection) - but both women and men are capable of being strong with training. If you're that unhappy with the answer, ask again with more specifics and I will try to answer again.
Jun
28
comment Can (any) human cells learn?
I'm not entirely sure what you're asking. What do you mean by "learn", and are you proposing a situation where the cells have somehow become removed from the body?
Jun
15
comment How are minerals formed by biological processes?
@daniel - Sorry, yes.
Jun
15
comment Is the sense for salt depending on the electrolyte level in our body?
@try-catch-finally - Regular "taste" is depolarization. For sodium that simply involves the influx of the ions over the cell membrane of the taste buds, and that will cause a depolarization without other mechanisms. That happens when you eat something with Sodium, regardless of what you taste. Taste is left up to interpretation in the brain, and the brain is great at ignoring stuff that doesn't really matter. If the drink tastes less salty, it wouldn't be the mechanism occurring - but it would be the mechanism occurring less often, or just as often but less noticed.
Jun
15
comment Is the sense for salt depending on the electrolyte level in our body?
@try-catch-finally - ;-) The desensitization is one potential reason. Subjective occurrences are pretty difficult to pin down. It could be short term desensitization, or your brain could simply be paying more attention to other ingredients (water) after such a long workout. If it's within a few hours then it's probably an attention modification - de/sensitization can work on that short a time scale, but not usually. I would say that the phenomenon is not related to your thesis. I'll add another comment.
Jun
12
comment Can botulinum toxin be grown or kept from denaturing in an UNWRAPPED 50 pound hay bale?
It's been a long time since I knew the ins and outs of botulinum toxin, but I do seem to recall that it's pretty resilient. Botulism is pretty distinct as far as symptom progression. I'll see if I can do more research and return.
Jun
8
comment How much vanilla will kill a person?
@Mario - People overdose on alcohol all the time. Now sugar or water... yeah. Wiki says "pure" extract would be about 35% alcohol and at least 100g of beans per gallon. So drinking an entire gallon of the stuff might be lethal for most people who weighed 65kg or less from the Vanilla. There'd be approximately 1.32L of alcohol - or about 1000g, also enough to probably kill somebody who weighed 150kg or less. They'd be killed by the alcohol before the vanilla.
Jun
8
comment Why does low temperature make RuBP, GP and TP concentrations fall in Calvin cycle?
Enzymes don't universally reduce their catalytic ability when the ambient temperature is lower. Some will be affected more than others. You could probably look up the KM values with relation to temperature if you're curious.
Jun
8
comment How much vanilla will kill a person?
@Mario - The LD50 Rat oral for Ethanol is 7g/kg. Surprisingly, the vanillin is deadlier.
May
29
comment Why can't intermediate filaments be used as tracks by motor proteins?
Just a guess: the IF doesn't have directionality. It would be like a single-lane, but two-way road.
Feb
4
comment Can nature create codes and specified complexity?
The problem here is: How do you define nature? At what step is something "Natural" as opposed to "Divine"? Is there a difference the further down you go?
Jan
21
comment Could below zero decibel environment cause arrhythmia?
What are you referring to when you say "self-preservance reflexes"?
Dec
31
comment Why did abiogenesis only happen once?
@ChinmayKanchi - I remember a few years back that some researchers found some (assumed) Archae members that had some surprisingly different inheritable material. Not completely new genetic material, but odd nucleotides IIRC. I haven't heard about it since, so I don't know if it was ever verified.
Nov
30
comment How is deviated nasal septum related to cold
Question: What makes you think it's the deviated septum instead of different cold strains?
Nov
15
comment Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium problem
This is pretty much what I was getting as well, and I couldn't figure out how to get the 43.52%.
Oct
30
comment How is it proved, that antediluvian people didn't live for hundreds of years?
@SuzanCioc - The problem is that without some basic assumptions the current scientific understanding can't actually answer your question. What is possible is significantly different from what is supported. If you have questions regarding a specific data type - like morphology or genetic data - then you'd get a more specialized and more detailed response. Simply saying "We weren't there so how can we know for sure?" is sort of like trying to prove I'm human and not a computer program despite only communicating online. ;-) In order for things to function, basic things must be assumed 'true'.
Oct
24
comment Human evolution: Where *exactly* did the first human come from, whose parents were not?
@Jim - I didn't call them our ancestors. I called them our 'closest evolutionary cousins' as the species we evolved from are now extinct (although they did use tools as well - but we've known that for some time).