Quote# 63313

[What exactly do genes do, then? What function do they serve? You could start with a consideration of the ~130 genes known to play a role in color. (Any why mutations in those genes alter color.)]

well I'm not going to play like I know all the functions of genes, but what I do know is they are not the end-all be-all of biology. The organism is not defined or controlled by its DNA...instead, the DNA is defined and controlled by the organism. Genes are followers in evolutionary change, not leaders. Genomes resist genetic change and generally only do so as a last resort.

Guzman (aka Supersport), Rants n' Raves 36 Comments [6/18/2009 8:48:00 PM]
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Reverend Jeremiah

Good old Supersport

6/18/2009 8:56:27 PM

Dr. Gus

Genes are the reason why everything changes, you idiot. There are no "resorts" with evolutionary pressure, organisms simply adapt or perish... and no, they don't decide whether they adapt or not.

6/18/2009 9:03:02 PM


So, if you concentrate really hard, you could turn yourself black?

I wonder if there's a stupidity gene...

6/18/2009 9:16:58 PM

Thinking Allowed

You know, I really wish Supersport would surprise me once in awhile.

6/18/2009 9:58:52 PM




just wow.

6/18/2009 10:13:11 PM


Then grow some wings and fuck off.

6/18/2009 10:21:28 PM


What the fuck are you talking about?

6/18/2009 10:23:50 PM


"X-man" is not fucking documentary. Movie "Evolution" is not fucking documentary. "X-files" are not damn documentary.

P. S. Reality doesn't work that way!

6/18/2009 10:27:12 PM


What on earth could have caused this kind of mental retarda--oh, it's Supersport. Carry on.

6/18/2009 10:46:06 PM


...Someone completely misunderstood how Plasmids worked in Bio shock.

6/18/2009 11:29:16 PM


Er... yeah... you just keep thinking that, and leave reality to the rest of us.

6/18/2009 11:43:57 PM

The Jamo

Go on, Supersport, claim that Nobel Prize now!!!

And again: Real Life =/= BIOSHOCK

6/19/2009 12:04:28 AM

Uh, no. An organism is defined and controlled by its DNA.

6/19/2009 12:39:09 AM


It's horribly retarded.

6/19/2009 3:36:08 AM


Actually an organism and all of its properties is/are determined by how its DNA interacts with its environment, so I agree that DNA is not the be all and end all of biology. But you cannot willfully change your genetic code (well, maybe if you exposed yourself to some nasty radioactive compounds). DNA does not resort to mutation, it just happens depending on the type of environment you find yourself in. The body does have repair mechanisms in place to prevent mutation as much as possible but it is error prone and not 100% efficient. And so mutations do creep into the genome which results in the change of the organism, thus evolution!

6/19/2009 4:42:07 AM

Mister Spak


6/19/2009 5:06:13 AM


So with other words, a transsexual person just has to wish very hard to become a person of the other gender, to make the Y-Chromosome of all of his cells be instantly transformed into another x-Chromosome and he himself mutating into a woman without the need for a gender reassignment chirurgy (or the other way round for a female to male transsexual)?

Fascinating, show me examples for such a thing happening


6/19/2009 5:17:25 AM

@nutbunny: no, radiation changing DNA after birth just causes cancerous (basically mutated cells) to develop and kill you.

6/19/2009 5:39:23 AM

El Guapo

@#973610; so how do you explain genetic variance in a population, if not by mutation? (and don't give me none o' that recombination jive either)

"Genes are followers in evolutionary change"...Supersport is wrong about the mechanism, but at least he recognizes the veracity of evolutionary theory (snap!).

6/19/2009 6:53:35 AM



If there is a God I pray that he gives me the ability to slap morons over the internet.

6/19/2009 6:55:52 AM

Dr. Novakaine

Clearly, not a person who ever paid attention in science class. Probably snuck a Bible into his textbook (or, because the Bible's a bit large, maybe a couple Chick Tracts), somewhat like a kid who puts a comic book into his English primer so he doesn't have to read boring shit, except in this case Supersport prefers his shit.

6/19/2009 7:47:04 AM


And you, stuporsport, are proof that Evolution is wasted on you. You're a waste of DNA too.

6/19/2009 7:54:37 AM


Hey Sport-O, please step away from the science.

Seriously, how could you make such an asinine statement?

6/19/2009 7:56:01 AM


The stupidity, it BURNS!

6/19/2009 8:00:54 AM


"well I'm not going to play like I know all the functions of genes"

Could've fooled me. You don't have the first clue. You may as well quit now because "The organism is not defined or controlled by its DNA" is exactly opposite the truth. Even much of your behavior is produced by your genes, and you have genes that help with learned behavior too. I think your head would explode if you took a little molecular biology.

6/19/2009 8:24:38 AM

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