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accepted Why are Lymphatic trunks part of the Cardiovascular system?
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accepted Which hormones can cross the blood brain barrier?
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comment Amount of neurons in the heart
How can the sinoatrial node fulfill it's function if it doesn't have neurons inside itself? It creates action potentials. Isn't that what being a neuron is about?
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comment How does the brain's energy consumption depend on mental activity?
@Konrad: (1) When I choose to study bioinformatics I had a bit more faith in it. I don't think the the molecular biology field produces the return it promises. My personal bets are on QS/Health2.0. (2) I'm not saying that science will never understand the subject. I'm agnostic about whether it will. If you however want to claim that you understand something in a scientific sense than you got to make predictions with your model. Redefining success is silly.
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comment How does the brain's energy consumption depend on mental activity?
@KonradRudolph Yes, modern science is a failure. Drug discovery is still mostly a matter of bruteforcering componends through huge screening libraries and then hoping that a few componends that hit go through clinical trials. Nearly all drugs fail. The number that succeeds is statistically insignificant (p<0.05). We don't even make process at getting better but discovery of new drugs. As each year goes by exponentially more expensive to discover new drugs through Eroom's law. Then we don't even really know how those drugs that do work, work.
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comment How does the brain's energy consumption depend on mental activity?
@Konrad: If you don't now about the emergent properties then you don't understand the brain in a meaningful sense. More importantly if you don't think that predictive models are the standard for what it means to know something in science, than what's your standard?
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comment Species with reproduction barriers that can both reproduce with a third species
@JoeHobbit : If you want to pretend that decisions like this are purely made by following a few principles go ahead and write your own answer. I don't think that there's much peer reviewed sociology literature about biology taxonomy but if it exists I would doubt that the result would be that the biological taxonomists follow straightforward principles.