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by Frankula
Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"
Replies: 152
Views: 26472

Re: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"

I feel like May 5th should be larger. Did you not count "Cinco de Mayo"? Because that is just 5th of may in spanish, and is a pretty big holiday even in parts of the US.
by Frankula
Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1109: "Refrigerator"
Replies: 135
Views: 36050

Re: 1109: "Refrigerator"

I'm not one to complain (apparently, I am) But wouldn't a better system be 3 months to 1 month -> <- 1 month to 1 week 1 week to past due -> | dev/null | Perhaps have a railing system to kind of cushion the fall on the end. This way your glass jars don't have to go down as far once they go from 3 m...
by Frankula
Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Could cancer be good?
Replies: 120
Views: 22992

Re: Could cancer be good?

Wow, thanks for all the informative responses. I am in the process of reading the link given on apoptosis. I can understand how it is instrumental in organism development, but i have yet to realize why it is needed after the development phase (and during an "aging" phase). Of course I have...
by Frankula
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Could cancer be good?
Replies: 120
Views: 22992

Re: Could cancer be good?

So why are scientist constantly researching how to remove cancer? Because cancer kills you. Why can't they research working WITH cancer to grant us all psudo-immortality? What reason is there to think that cancer would grant us all pseudo-immortality? Read my second post How can you be so confident...
by Frankula
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Could cancer be good?
Replies: 120
Views: 22992

Re: Could cancer be good?

I'm not saying they can magically make cancer good. But isn't it possible for them to understand HOW cancer causes the cell to lose the ability to self destruct? And then develop a way to introduce that into other cells in a form that isn't cancerous?
by Frankula
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Could cancer be good?
Replies: 120
Views: 22992

Could cancer be good?

Cancer is basically mutated cells that have lost the ability to self destruct. The body also doesn't recognize them as a foreign invader. So why are scientist constantly researching how to remove cancer? Why can't they research working WITH cancer to grant us all psudo-immortality? (I say pseudo-imm...

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