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the liver and the brain

r norman rsn_ at _comcast.net
Sun Sep 5 19:00:44 EST 2004


On 5 Sep 2004 15:47:22 -0700, zzbunker at netscape.net (ZZBunker) wrote:

>r norman <rsn_ at _comcast.net> wrote in message news:<u54mj0pphl6e0jjthgal1dhoikatgtlkdn at 4ax.com>...
>> On 4 Sep 2004 21:30:07 -0700, zzbunker at netscape.net (ZZBunker) wrote:
>> 
>> >r norman <rsn_ at _comcast.net> wrote in message news:<jl6kj0pi5apfrnatkct6r6te8a0b34t83r at 4ax.com>...
>> >> On 4 Sep 2004 11:43:59 -0700, zzbunker at netscape.net (ZZBunker) wrote:
>> >> 
>> >> >r norman <rsn_ at _comcast.net> wrote in message news:<prdjj05ns83p7vkntojv256ost5gvklv7r at 4ax.com>...
>> >> >> On 3 Sep 2004 23:11:01 -0700, zzbunker at netscape.net (ZZBunker) wrote:
>> >> >> 
>> >> >> >r norman <rsn_ at _comcast.net> wrote in message news:<jrohj09c5s7pl63r904cqlmdgn2hkh1v7e at 4ax.com>...
>>  
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >  And of course "biologists" still don't believe that
>> >> >> >  physics includes a little bit of math (among other notions).
>> >> >> 
>> >> >> Worse.  Biologists know all too well that physics requires math, that
>> >> >> is why they avoid it like the plague.  The problem is that too many
>> >> >> biologists still don't believe that biology includes a little bit of
>> >> >> math.
>> >> >
>> >> >  Biology obviously requires zero math, since Biology
>> >> >  is nothing but a bunch of dim-lightbulb, zero-IQ,
>> >> >  Scientists, Lawyers, Philosophers, and trees. 
>> >> >  It's only the the Wright Brothers that 
>> >> >  require an intensive quantity of Mathematics.
>> >> 
>> >> Check out
>> >>   http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/MATHMPG.html
>> >
>> >   But, you should also check that *Genes* are Biology. 
>> >   *Genetics* is NOT Biology.
>> >
>> >   That's was proven not by Neuro-know-nothings, 
>> >   but by *Louis Pasteur*.
>> 
>> I will be sure to relay this information to my students in my
>> Introductory Biology class as we go through several weeks of genetics
>> and population genetics as well as to my colleague in the biology
>> department who teaches population genetics, a course that has a
>> calculus prerequisite.
>
>  Of course it has a Calculus prerequiste. That's 
>  follows quite naturally from the evolutionary
>  observation that Pasteur has both Calculus
>  prerequistes, infintesimal particles, reading glasses,
>  and meter-miles, thanks to Newton, not God. 
>
>  That still doesn't change the fact that genetics
>  is so orthongal to biology, that is it's not
>  off-limits to Biologists, it's also off-limits
>  to the extremely-weird, like students.

A couple of back-and-forths is sort of fun, but enough is enough.

Have you checked your medications recently?




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