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Elected moderator on Unix & Linux. Feel free to @ping me in chat if there's anything I can help you with.

I am a computational biologist with a background in biology, not computers. My PhD work was on gene prediction and comparative genomics but my current research is in systems biology, specifically protein-protein interaction networks.

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Dec
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revised Why, specifically, does each generation, on average, improve upon the design of the species rather than degrade it?
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Nov
29
revised Does conjugation support gene selection?
Corrected the singular of bacteria and removed the quotes around species, bacterial species are species just like any other
Nov
29
awarded  evolution
Nov
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revised How is evolution possible in contemporary humans?
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Nov
28
comment Interdependency between organsims on our planet and its relation to ecosystem?
I know, my point is that your phrasing is confusing: "Cutting forest != decrease in $O_2$, therefore no difference in $CO_2$ production. I have edited to show what I mean.
Nov
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revised Interdependency between organsims on our planet and its relation to ecosystem?
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Nov
28
comment Interdependency between organsims on our planet and its relation to ecosystem?
Could you elaborate on your point about the amazon? While it is probably true that little of the world's oxygen comes from the Amazon, your sentence seems to be equating O2 to CO2.
Nov
28
revised Interdependency between organsims on our planet and its relation to ecosystem?
Fixed grammar, removed very ambiguous sentence.
Nov
27
revised Why, specifically, does each generation, on average, improve upon the design of the species rather than degrade it?
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Nov
27
comment Why is there such an argument about evolution?
@vonMises I was not suggesting that the question should be upvoted, I was asking people to vote, one way or another. We tend to only vote one answers here and it's a shame. Anyway, the basic question is quite clear, "why do scientists ignore the possibility of a guiding hand in evolution". Yes, it is based on many wrong assumptions but it is clear.
Nov
27
comment What are the universal laws of Nature concerning animals' behaviour?
@user2534 animals often copulate with their parents, they also eat cooked food if they come upon an animal killed by lighting. There are NO "laws" in animal behavior, none for animals and none for human animals either.
Nov
27
reviewed Reviewed How does the brain's energy consumption depend on mental activity?
Nov
27
comment How does the brain's energy consumption depend on mental activity?
I read this twice to find an answer to the question but failed.
Nov
27
awarded  Custodian
Nov
27
comment Biodiversity is restricted by genome combinatorics?
@GriffinEvo There are 22 proteinogenic amino acids (including selenocysteine and pyrrolysine), not 20. Just playing the pedant here but I did my thesis on predicting selenocystein-containing genes so it's kind of a personal issue for me :).
Nov
27
revised Why, specifically, does each generation, on average, improve upon the design of the species rather than degrade it?
typo
Nov
27
revised Why, specifically, does each generation, on average, improve upon the design of the species rather than degrade it?
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Nov
27
answered Why, specifically, does each generation, on average, improve upon the design of the species rather than degrade it?
Nov
26
comment What makes alcohol harmful to mammals?
It wasn't a dupe before either, just figured you might be interested.
Nov
26
comment What makes alcohol harmful to mammals?
This answer gives a nice explanation of hangovers.