Artificial Life Coming within 3 to 10 years

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    Incredible news. But I'll be impressed when they can grow your own heart or limb and replace it on you.
     
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    Hey, just because we discover a technology billions of years after God did, doesn't make what He did any less of a miracle.
     
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    who?
     
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    Shut up, you! :mad:
     
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    that was very rude. whats up your butt?
     
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    6000 years ago God created life according to most creationists...no?

    Probably the Flying Spaghetti Monster...
     
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    Link to the peer-reviewed scientific journal where He published his findings or it never happened. :p
     
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    Not those of us that realize that science and faith can coexist and that the authors of the first books of the Old Testament had no concept of or mean to write billion therefore representing time figuratively.



    You watch far too much South Park.
     
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    The FSM was never mentioned in South Park ;)
     
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    You must have missed the episode "Go God Go".

    :p
     
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    I don't know the scientists named in the yahoo article, but Glass and Venter published a paper in Science a few issues ago regarding this synthetic biology (artifical life is the wrong term). Basically they translplanted the genome of one bacterium (mycoplasma species) into another speceis, just to prove concept. All that is left to do is to find a technical procedure to reconstitute membrane integrity after genome extraction, and then transform the donor genome into the genome-free recipient cells. = synthetic microorganism

    Knowing these guys, they've likely already done it and are just tweaking the system for greater efficiency and refining the protocol. Look for another Science paper within two years. It will be a big one.
     
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    ahhhh.....crap! :p


    Well South Park definitely didn't come up with the idea of the FSM ;)
     
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    Mrs. Garrison's tatas flashed in that episode still haunt me...
     

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