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Old 19th April 2006, 10:35 AM   #1
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PZ had a few interesting ideas.

Anyone have a few of their own to add?
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Old 19th April 2006, 12:31 PM   #2
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Heck, greater regenerative capacity and get rid of the hard cap on aging. That'd take care of 75% of the problems. Maybe add one new organ, a small organ in the body that's designed to be shielded by water, bone, and tissue, with heavy-duty filter systems on everything coming into it, that stores "template" stem cells (the organ doesn't have to be large). The body could use these to repair genetic damage, by restructuring back to the template. Would also make genetic modification easy, because you could simply modify the template cells, put em back in, and let the body do the rest.
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Old 20th April 2006, 04:42 PM   #4
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My specuation is this:

Which is more likely to occur, first?

A major asteroid impact or supervolcano explosion.

Global thermonuclear/biological/chemical war.

A 100% fatal, airborne, supervirus emerging from some gene manipulation lab, or naturally.
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Old 21st April 2006, 06:49 AM   #5
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It seems hammy can't even stay on topic when it comes to humorous threads.
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Heck, I thought 4. was implicit ....

4. The 4-legged critter emerges from said gene lab and breeds true ... will these be Slaves, or Masters?
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Old 22nd April 2006, 06:54 AM   #8
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Hi BronzeDog:

I really liked PZ's original post. But I didn't have an idea to contribute at first. But ....

How about prehensile feet? I like it.

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