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Nov
23
comment How does the modern synthesis theory explain the evolution of birds from dinosaurs?
@MakotoKato thanks for the link. I hadn't expressed myself clearly. My main point was that while modern birds may well be descendants of certain dinosaurs, you can't say that dinosaurs evolved to birds. Only that birds evolved from dinosaurs. The first statement implies that dinosaurs were replaced by birds rather than simply that they gave rise to them.
Nov
23
revised How does the modern synthesis theory explain the evolution of birds from dinosaurs?
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Nov
22
comment How does one find the corresponding SNPs in the pair of chromonosmes in a FASTA file?
"Two corresponding sequences": corresponding to what? What SNP data? What SNP should be on both chromosomes? The link you gave seems to be for a SNP that can be either hetero- or homozygous. Why are you assuming it is homozygous in your data? What are your data? Please edit your question and clarify, it is very hard to understand what you're asking at the moment.
Nov
22
revised Lac operon: How can lactose enter the cell in the absence of lactose permease?
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Nov
22
revised Lac operon: How can lactose enter the cell in the absence of lactose permease?
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Nov
22
answered How to Determine the Most Conserved Sequence from BLAST Result?
Nov
20
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Nov
15
comment How do we know that humans and chimpanzees evolved from a common ape ancestor?
This is a circular argument. You cannot use a phylogenetic tree which is created based on the assumption of the evolutionary process as evidence of said process. You could make a good argument if you explained how that tree was made, that it is a map of genomic similarity. As it stands, your answer is not really proving anything, I'm afraid.
Nov
15
comment How do we know that humans and chimpanzees evolved from a common ape ancestor?
@jameslarge precisely. Facts lead to theories which lead to predictions which can be confirmed as fact after experimentation and/or observation. Theories can lead to facts but do not produce them.
Nov
15
revised How do we know that humans and chimpanzees evolved from a common ape ancestor?
http://english.stackexchange.com/q/118727/25030
Nov
11
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Nov
8
comment Most painless method for killing insects
@fileunderwater well, you could always breathe at them. :P
Nov
7
comment How does the modern synthesis theory explain the evolution of birds from dinosaurs?
@MakotoKato well, for a clue, have a look at this answer about bats. Look at the gliding mice. You can imagine similar intermediate steps.
Nov
7
comment How does the modern synthesis theory explain the evolution of birds from dinosaurs?
@vervet as far as I know, that's not the case. I may be wrong though.
Nov
7
answered How does the modern synthesis theory explain the evolution of birds from dinosaurs?
Oct
30
reviewed Reject and Edit Unilateral damage to vagus nerve
Oct
30
revised Unilateral damage to vagus nerve
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Oct
20
revised mutations induced by transposons
Thanks and salutaions are not needed here, they are implied.
Oct
19
revised mutations induced by transposons
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Oct
16
comment Shortest path and influenza spread
Why would the shortest path be relevant? There is no reason for a virus to spread via the shortest path. For all you know, there was a travelling salesman who was carrying the virus and who took a very roundabout route (obviously, he couldn't find a good solution to the travelling salesman problem) to get to the various places he was going to. Of course you could model it as a network but I doubt the shortest path would give you much useful information.