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by kgbaidoo
Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Readings
Topic: Sept. 8 and 9: Grandma's Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes (required)
Replies: 56
Views: 13607

Re: Sept. 8 and 9: Grandma's Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes (required)

I used to think that the genes passed down by our parents are sometimes responsible for why and how we behave in certain ways.I also learnt from the class that we they manner in which we evolve in our society is also shaped by what we learn form our parents and peers but least did I i know that the ...
by kgbaidoo
Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Post-class Posts & Final
Topic: Fourth prompt (due Sunday, Sept. 6 by 11:59 p.m.)
Replies: 21
Views: 4666

Re: Fourth prompt (due Sunday, Sept. 6 by 11:59 p.m.)

Precationary Principle is a principle that states that if an an action or policy has a suspected rick of causing harm to the public pr the environment, in the absence pf a scientific consensus that the action is not harmful, the burden of proof that is is not harmful falls on those taking an action....
by kgbaidoo
Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Readings
Topic: Sept. 1 and 2: GMOs? Not so fast (required)
Replies: 48
Views: 11188

Re: Sept. 1 and 2: GMOs? Not so fast (required)

To me genetically modified food is on of the reasons why America top most countries in agricultural and livestock productivity. GMOS allow s America to produce more food which able to feed the entire nation and also for exportation to other countries. Even though GMOS are very beneficial to the nati...
by kgbaidoo
Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Readings
Topic: Aug. 31: No reading, open thread (required)
Replies: 35
Views: 8664

Re: Aug. 31: No reading, open thread (required)

I used to think of evolution only in terms of of the Darwin's theory of natural selection or biological evolution. I did not buy the idea that cultural evolution shapes the way in which we live and survive in our society.After reading Sober's article about the model of cultural evolution, i am not c...
by kgbaidoo
Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Post-class Posts & Final
Topic: Third prompt (due Monday, Aug. 31 by noon)
Replies: 24
Views: 5232

Re: Third prompt (due Monday, Aug. 31 by noon)

Sober come to a conclusion that there is a vague about how culture and biological evolution influences the evolution in our society. He is mainly confused because there is an argument going about which of the contributes more to a more faster evolution in our society. This is because experts in both...
by kgbaidoo
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Readings
Topic: Aug. 26: Models of Cultural Evolution (required)
Replies: 28
Views: 9097

Re: Aug. 26: Models of Cultural Evolution (required)

On the 19th page of his article ,Sober claimed that " evolution by natural selection does not require genes.It simply requires that offspring resemble their parents.I find it very hard to believe that evolution by natural selection does not require genes.How ore offspring going to resembles the...
by kgbaidoo
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Readings
Topic: Aug. 24 and 25: Cultural Evolution (required)
Replies: 51
Views: 12386

Re: Aug. 24 and 25: Cultural Evolution

I am strong supporter of the Darwin's theory of natural selection where by genes inherieted by an organism from their parents enables them to adapt to their enevionment , survive and live long enough to produce healthy offspring for the next generation.I also beleive environmental changes and variat...
by kgbaidoo
Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Readings
Topic: Aug. 18 & 19: Tools for Talking (required)
Replies: 50
Views: 11899

Re: Aug. 18 & 19: Tools for Talking (required)

I am very curious about the issue about the genetic diseases in children and the age of their mothers.Is there a gene that cause mothers to have genetically deformed babies at old age or is there a particular gene that get mutated when women reach a certain age? I know people who perfectly fine chil...
by kgbaidoo
Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Readings
Topic: Aug. 18 & 19: Tools for Talking (required)
Replies: 50
Views: 11899

Re: Aug. 18 & 19: Tools for Talking (required)

I am very curious about the issue about the genetic diseases in children and the age of their mothers.Is there a gene that cause mothers to have genetically deformed babies at old age or is there a particular gene that get mutated when women reach a certain age? I know people who perfectly fine chil...
by kgbaidoo
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Readings
Topic: Aug. 18 & 19: Tools for Talking (required)
Replies: 50
Views: 11899

Re: Aug. 18 & 19: Tools for Talking (required)

This article is very difficult to read and comprehend at the same time but from what I have read so far what the author is trying to put across is that biologist are able to solve problems in their field by using a much brief and simple approach instead of relying complex methods. Griesemer explains...
by kgbaidoo
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Readings
Topic: Aug. 17: CRISPR podcast and reading (required)
Replies: 28
Views: 8164

Re: Aug. 17: CRISPR podcast and reading (required)

I am very excited and amazed at how far scientists have come with the study of the human genome.I am a big fan of scientific innovations because they make our lives easier and better.I think it is very mind-blowing what CRISPR can do with the transformation on the human genome but I will definitely ...
by kgbaidoo
Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Polls and Potential Topics
Topic: Second Poll
Replies: 1
Views: 1757

Re: Second Poll

Yes
by kgbaidoo
Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Readings
Topic: Aug. 12: Nobel Laureate: big data and full-genome analysis not all they’re cracked up to be (required)
Replies: 30
Views: 7763

Re: Aug. 12: Nobel Laureate: big data and full-genome analysis not all they’re cracked up to be (required)

I thought the interview was interesting because Dr. Gilbert was very blant in answering the questions.We need more scientists like him.One thing that bothers me is that if the cost of sequencing one's genome is that expensive then why is the result not accurate for medical purposes? If I spend a bil...
by kgbaidoo
Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Readings
Topic: Aug. 12: Nobel Laureate: big data and full-genome analysis not all they’re cracked up to be (required)
Replies: 30
Views: 7763

Re: Aug. 12: Nobel Laureate: big data and full-genome analysis not all they’re cracked up to be (required)

I thought the interview was interesting because Dr. was very blant in answering the questions.We need more scientists like him.One thing that bothers me is that if the cost of sequencing one's genome is that expensive then why is the result not accurate for medical purposes? If I spend a billion dol...
by kgbaidoo
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Readings
Topic: Aug. 10: A Turning Point in Cancer Research (required)
Replies: 32
Views: 8362

Re: Aug. 10: A Turning Point in Cancer Research (required)

From reading Dulbecco's article, it was very clear that less emphasis is placed on the need to use humans in the cancer treatment research programs by the government.I know the government and most of the research institutions that fund cancer research programs are very cautious of what the outcomes ...
by kgbaidoo
Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Readings
Topic: Human Genome, Then and Now
Replies: 4
Views: 1789

Re: Human Genome, Then and Now

The fact that they able to determine the genetic make-up of unborn baby by drawing blood from the mother proves how the world is benefitiing form the HGP.How are they bale to determine that human genetic composition of human differ by only one in a thousand bases? I am curious did they sequence the ...
by kgbaidoo
Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Readings
Topic: Aug. 4: Human Genome Project (required)
Replies: 25
Views: 7099

Re: Aug. 4: Human Genome Project

I am very happy with how far the human genome project had come.It just amazes me how scientists are able to cure diseases and solve problems of hunmanity based on the informtion in our genome.I just hope they will one day find the gene that causes aging so they do something about it.I think that wil...
by kgbaidoo
Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Readings
Topic: Aug. 4: Human Genome Project (required)
Replies: 25
Views: 7099

Re: Aug. 4: Human Genome Project

I am very happy with how far the human genome project had come.
by kgbaidoo
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous and Testing
Topic: What do you hope to get out of this class?
Replies: 28
Views: 5274

Re: What do you hope to get out of this class?

I want to gain the best knowledge about Philosophy as much as possible.

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