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Dec
3
comment Theranos blood test's Specificity and Accuracy?
Using ">" indicates that you are citing a source. Are you? If so please provide a link. Otherwise please format your post differently.
Oct
2
comment How long does a signal from the brain take to reach the limbs?
How much about that 0.3 is transmission of the signal to the limb? Is there a reason to believe that the difference between the normal reflex of 0.3 and the blink of 0.1 is do to time it takes to transmit the signal?
Oct
15
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?
Jun
11
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.
Jun
9
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.
Jun
9
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?
Apr
11
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.
Apr
1
comment Robotic surgery for treating cancer?
@nico: It still doesn't make sense to tag cells with such methods and then locate the cells and punch mirco/nano tubes with a robot into them.
Mar
31
comment Robotic surgery for treating cancer?
@Dokkat : If you would have a virus that could insert DNA in all cancer cells and not in non-cancer cells you could simply let the DNA produce proteins that kill the cells. We don't have such a virus.
Mar
23
comment How does “be altruist to those who are similar to you” evolve?
If you make a statement like "I am willing to die for 2 of my children or 8 nieces, say an evolutionary psychologist." please provide a citation. To me it seems like you refer to some pop evo-psychology material instead of a authoritative source.