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#200417 - 06/11/11 03:03 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: LukeJavan8]
Tromboniator Offline
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Registered: 05/10/10
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Not your fault, just the direction my brain alleged brain took it.

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#200419 - 06/11/11 08:30 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Tromboniator]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6423
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Ice-cream-on-a-stick sounds good right about now.
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#200421 - 06/12/11 05:42 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
Candy Offline
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Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 1705
Loc: down under
Me too...I'm off to get one now LOL

The people of google left the guitar up for a second day, because it was so popular.

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#201259 - 07/20/11 05:34 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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Can you guess today's google reference?



Peas...yes, but peas with meaning.

Gregor Johann Mendel (July 20, 1822 January 6, 1884) is the "father of modern genetics". Today celebrating 189th anniversary of his birth.

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#201272 - 07/20/11 11:00 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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I thought it was going to be my lunch salad.
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#201287 - 07/21/11 08:25 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: LukeJavan8]
Candy Offline
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Loc: down under
Lucky that Gregor Mendel had more on his mind than food.

Though I bet even he would be surprised where his experiments have taken genetics these days.

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#201288 - 07/21/11 09:05 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
TheFallibleFiend Offline
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Registered: 01/23/02
Posts: 1523
Loc: Virginia, USA

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experiments_on_Plant_Hybridization

"In 1936, the statistician R.A. Fisher used a chi-square test to analyze Mendel's data and concluded that Mendel's results with the predicted ratios were far too perfect, indicating that adjustments (intentional or unconscious) had been made to the data to make the observations fit the hypothesis"

Of course this does not diminish the importance of his work. Here's his paper translated to English:
http://www.mendelweb.org/Mendel.html
(By chance this is on my reading list to finish before the end of the year.)

It's worth noting that Darwin's Origin of Species was published in 1859, prior to Mendel's work. From http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/1228/pg1228.txt

"The laws governing inheritance are quite unknown; no one can say why the same peculiarity in different individuals of the same species, and in individuals of different species, is sometimes inherited and sometimes not so; why the child often reverts in certain characters to its grandfather or grandmother or other much more remote ancestor; why a peculiarity is often transmitted from one sex to both sexes or to one sex alone, more commonly but not exclusively to the like sex."

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#201293 - 07/21/11 11:29 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6423
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Heard a story yesterday that some town, neighborhood or some
such are making owners of dogs get DNA testing, so everyone
will know whose dog leaves droppings on their lawns.
The extent our science takes us is so utterly amazing.
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#201298 - 07/21/11 07:26 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
TheFallibleFiend Offline
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Registered: 01/23/02
Posts: 1523
Loc: Virginia, USA
PCRing our way to GATTACA?

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#201300 - 07/21/11 07:53 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Posts: 6423
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
yupper.
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