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(MSNBC)   Scientists in Florida develop first synthetic lifeform capable of evolving, and a first for any Florida lifeform in general   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line
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2009-02-27 07:04:03 PM  
Time started yesterday and all your memories, history, the fossil record, everything, including this so-called synthetic life was created by God to appear as though he didn't exist.

There. Fixed.
 
2009-02-27 07:07:59 PM  
I farted. It started out as a sound then evolved into a smell.
 
2009-02-27 07:16:18 PM  
I eagerly await to see what entropic_existence has to say about this
 
2009-02-27 07:17:21 PM  

Muta: I farted. It started out as a sound then evolved into a smell.


My name is a killing word.
 
2009-02-27 07:22:32 PM  
Nothing beats Mother Nature.

Behold Macropinna microstoma (check out video at the bottom):

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Actual photo.
 
2009-02-27 07:33:06 PM  

MaoTenDoo: Nothing beats Mother Nature.


My dad would beat "mother nature" a lot when dinner wasn't ready by the time he got home.

/Dinner was usually ready
//No, not really.
 
2009-02-27 07:35:07 PM  
V-ger?
 
2009-02-27 07:35:57 PM  

Mr. Anon: MaoTenDoo: Nothing beats Mother Nature.

My dad would beat "mother nature" a lot when dinner wasn't ready by the time he got home.

/Dinner was usually ready
//No, not really.


"No, not really" on dinner, or on beating 'mother nature' ?
 
2009-02-27 07:37:10 PM  
Subby:God Scientists in Florida created develop everything first synthetic lifeform capable of evolving, and a first for any Florida lifeform in general

FTFY
 
2009-02-27 07:37:29 PM  
FTA: Scientists came up with a definition for life - a self-sustaining chemical system capable of Darwinian evolution

One of the most promising developments lies in a beaker of water inside a Florida laboratory. It's an experiment called AEGIS

AEGIS is not self-sustaining, at least not yet


Subby fail. It's not a life form, as it doesn't meet their own definition. Also the article is ridiculously light on details and any sort of citations that suggest that this is actually happening, but maybe in that "in five years" that every article on cutting edge science claims.
 
2009-02-27 07:55:02 PM  
Scientists Satan in Florida develop first synthetic lifeform capable of evolving, and a first for any Florida lifeform in general

much better
 
2009-02-27 08:06:03 PM  
This has all happened before and it will all happen again.
 
2009-02-27 08:07:08 PM  
"Scientists came up with a definition for life - a self-sustaining chemical system capable of Darwinian evolution... AEGIS is not self-sustaining, at least not yet... "

Pretty awesome nonetheless.

What pray-tell would be "self-sustaining" or what do they mean by it exactly??
 
2009-02-27 08:09:21 PM  
Big deal! I was creating new and exotic life forms in my apartment sink using dishes and 1" of stagnant water (the growth medium) back in college. Did anyone ever give me any recognition? No.
 
2009-02-27 08:10:43 PM  
It'll only end in alien bugs going up your rectum ala
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p.s.
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2009-02-27 08:11:25 PM  
Hahahahahahhaha

man scientists are retarded.
 
2009-02-27 08:16:27 PM  
go gators
 
2009-02-27 08:18:04 PM  
+1
/next time let me have the popcorn concession.
 
2009-02-27 08:25:02 PM  
now if we could get the republicans to evolve and join the human race, we'd be in great shape.
 
2009-02-27 08:26:18 PM  
sip111: "What pray-tell would be "self-sustaining" or what do they mean by it exactly??"

Presumably they mean that it needs to be a self-catalyzing reaction, and that it isn't as of yet. It's meant to be a feedback loop but it doesn't do anything unless poked every so often. :P

But yes, they will create proper synthetic life. It's good for atheists when so many theists hang all of their hopes on science never advancing beyond a certain point. Y'see, we know that if there's anything you can set your watch by, it's the tendency of science to turn today's impossibilities into tomorrow's novelties.
 
2009-02-27 08:29:43 PM  
Nice headline, subby +1
 
2009-02-27 08:29:52 PM  

Zamboro: sip111: "What pray-tell would be "self-sustaining" or what do they mean by it exactly??"

Presumably they mean that it needs to be a self-catalyzing reaction, and that it isn't as of yet. It's meant to be a feedback loop but it doesn't do anything unless poked every so often. :P

But yes, they will create proper synthetic life. It's good for atheists when so many theists hang all of their hopes on science never advancing beyond a certain point. Y'see, we know that if there's anything you can set your watch by, it's the tendency of science to turn today's impossibilities into tomorrow's novelties.


Ramen
 
2009-02-27 08:32:12 PM  
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2009-02-27 09:17:14 PM  
FTFA: AEGIS is not self-sustaining, at least not yet, and with 12 DNA building blocks...

So how much longer until we have enough to make Leeloo?

/Multipass!
 
2009-02-27 09:20:26 PM  

Zamboro: sip111: "What pray-tell would be "self-sustaining" or what do they mean by it exactly??"

Presumably they mean that it needs to be a self-catalyzing reaction, and that it isn't as of yet. It's meant to be a feedback loop but it doesn't do anything unless poked every so often. :P

But yes, they will create proper synthetic life. It's good for atheists when so many theists hang all of their hopes on science never advancing beyond a certain point. Y'see, we know that if there's anything you can set your watch by, it's the tendency of science to turn today's impossibilities into tomorrow's novelties.


Could also mean something that can consume energy. You can create self reproducing molecules, but ones that can consume chemical energy and use it for its own purposes is HARD.
 
2009-02-27 09:20:29 PM  
Zamboro:
But yes, they will create proper synthetic life. It's good for atheists when so many theists hang all of their hopes on science never advancing beyond a certain point.

Yeah but they have such terrible memories that they keep moving the point that science can't advance past.

"You have no proof of speciation!"
"Hey look, a new species of fish just appeared in this lake."
"Oh it's not really a species."
"Actually, by every definition, it is."
"Oh that's not the point, you see, only God could create eyes!"
 
2009-02-27 09:39:45 PM  
MEh, I'm not home atm, anyone have details on this that isn't totally light, like TFA?
 
2009-02-27 10:44:38 PM  
Totally missed an ID/Evolution headline troll opportunity.
 
2009-02-27 11:31:31 PM  
I hope there aren't any hysterical paranoid church groups living near the laboratory.

// Because we all know there are and now the lives of these scientists are in danger.
 
2009-02-28 01:21:58 AM  
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2009-02-28 03:40:43 AM  

JeebusofSuburbia: FTFA: AEGIS is not self-sustaining, at least not yet, and with 12 DNA building blocks...

So how much longer until we have enough to make Leeloo?

/Multipass!


Win
 
2009-02-28 01:27:19 PM  
The big question is whether this new lifeform will also go full retard and in 6000 years claim Steve Benner has never existed.
 
2009-02-28 07:24:00 PM  
The anti-creationists here I think are not understanding how this "synthetic life" stuff really works. Either that, or logic.
 
2009-02-28 09:03:07 PM  

Zamboro: But yes, they will create proper synthetic life.


Assuming we don't blow ourselves into extinction first...
 
2009-03-01 10:22:53 AM  
xkillyourfacex: The anti-creationists here I think are not understanding how this "synthetic life" reality stuff really works. Either that, or logic.

I fixed a couple of typos there for ya.
 
2009-03-01 11:07:11 AM  

ninjakirby: MEh, I'm not home atm, anyone have details on this that isn't totally light, like TFA?


Google Scholar Search

No signs of a new breakthrough, just another media outlet needing to pad the science section on a slow news day.
 
2009-03-01 03:57:22 PM  

Kant Lavar: We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile.


Forgive me, but the Borg do not evolve. They conquer.
 
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