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Aug
22
comment Does a woman's G-spot actually exist?
The links you provide contain all the material you could likely get in an answer here. There's hence not really any use in asking here as you could just as well read the Wikipedia article and its linked resources.
Aug
22
comment Can humans survive without consuming life?
All organic components can be found in air and it is certainly possible to make them useful (plants do it too). Inorganic nutrients would need to be drawn from the ground but no live organism would need to be used or killed for that.
Aug
22
comment Can humans survive without consuming life?
I don't think we ever disagreed XD I felt like number 1) in my answer was what the question asked and so that would be the correct answer - but it's true that the question is sort of ambiguous and hence I decided to post this general answer.
Aug
21
answered Can humans survive without consuming life?
Aug
21
comment Can humans survive without consuming life?
At the very least current technology would allow you to build bacteria to synthesise all nutrients you need, in which case you would then not need to consume any live organisms but only chemical products they're not using themselves. It is true that you could consider everything within physical boundaries as possible, but what this question asks is either within or not far off available technology. Of course you are correct that the chance of it happening anytime soon is zilch due to lack of demand, but that's not what's being asked.
Aug
21
comment Can humans survive without consuming life?
"any type of life" asks for the most inclusive reasonable definition of life, and that would include any type of cell or cellular material as alive.
Aug
21
comment Can humans survive without consuming life?
This answer is wrong. As explained by @FrancisDavey, it is certainly possible for us to synthesise every single nutrient we need from inorganic substances, at the expense of energy which we can gain non-organically too for example through solar or nuclear sources. That is, by all ways of understanding it, "without eating any type of life".
Aug
20
comment What are the dimensions in angstrom of bacteria?
What has changed about this question to warrant a reopen?
Aug
20
reviewed Close What does the term 'epitope mapping' mean?
Aug
20
reviewed Leave Open Hoechst red and blue spectra - what does the red emission tell us?
Aug
20
comment Hoechst red and blue spectra - what does the red emission tell us?
That's a problem but it doesn't warrant sniping the question down immediately like this. Give the asker some time to edit the question and explain where he made such a claim before putting him through a tedious reopen procedure. If he doesn't respond within the next days, close it down.
Aug
19
revised Why does replication require primers while transcription does not?
properly phrased the question as it's receiving duplicates
Aug
19
comment What is the smallest scale at which blood vessels, nerves and other structures are deterministic?
Nail colour is much less relevant for sexual attraction? I'm sure you'll find equally useful examples in other animal species to illustrate the principle I mention :)
Aug
19
revised What is the smallest scale at which blood vessels, nerves and other structures are deterministic?
added 137 characters in body
Aug
18
answered What is the smallest scale at which blood vessels, nerves and other structures are deterministic?
Aug
18
comment Why some muscles have more tendons than others?
Raoul is correct - afterall, if you exercise your biceps to increase its strength, it gets thicker, not longer. I think it would also help to add explicitly that tendons provide the mechanical attachment of muscle to bone, meaning that tendons determine at what place and in what angle the muscle's force is applied to the bone. I would expect that to be important in regards to force distribution, bone stability and energy efficiency (though correct me if I'm wrong).
Aug
15
answered are sperms considered living
Aug
15
comment are sperms considered living
Given that there is no definition of life that even comes close to being commonly accepted, any question that asks "Is X considered alive?" has a high chance to generate highly opinionated answers and is thus unfit for the SE format.
Aug
15
comment Why do we like salt?
I described "one of the main purposes"; the other main purposes that come to mind are: 1) Upkeep of membrane potential - all cells utilise gradients of Na and K ions to maintain a voltage differential between their interior and the extracellular liquid, enabling various cell-sustaining processes including energy generation. 2) Nerve signalling - neurons utilise Na ions to transduce targeted voltage spikes.
Jul
31
reviewed Leave Open What are some examples of evolving networks in biology?