Mar 10, 2011 CG commented on After DNA.
@26 You don't seriously think the justification for the HGP was to find an "ultimate, final code, an answer to everything", do you?
Mar 10, 2011 CG commented on After DNA.
@21 That's some great reading. But I still don't understand the point of your post.
Mar 10, 2011 CG commented on After DNA.
@15 I don't understand you. This article isn't about DNA replication, it's about transcriptional regulation. As pointed out by other comments, the idea that different species regulate the same genes differently isn't new. The paper just specifies the sequence variants, which can only be determined because the genomes have been sequenced. It doesn't "throw into question the whole Human Genome Project". It is in no way "post-DNA". It is knowledge about DNA that is provided by the HGP.

And of course the HGP was misleadingly sold to the public. Every publicly-funded science project is. But, unlike many other such projects, I think this one will turn out to be worth the investment.
Jan 13, 2011 CG commented on The Kindling Effect.
Interesting stuff here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/14/us/14c…
Apparently AZ law says Pima or others could have filed for a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation. From what I've read about the shooter, it sounds like that would have been a prerequisite for him to get treatment.
Jan 12, 2011 CG commented on #BlamePalin.
@1 Seems to me The Stranger and others who accused without evidence started the trend. Fortunately Palin's video response is generating some novel outrage, so you can pivot away from the shooting and back to the usual silliness.
Jan 12, 2011 CG commented on Sarah Palin Crawls Out From Under Her Rock....
"I can't bear to watch the whole thing."

Oh, come on. You live for this shit.
Jan 11, 2011 CG commented on What They Said.
@36 Maybe it's due to the self-parodying echo chamber he operates in, where "former psychiatrist" and current lefty Democratic politician Jim McDermott is presented as an authority to assess rightwing culpability in the shooting.
Jan 10, 2011 CG commented on What They Said.
The second quote implies that John Hinckley's attempted assassination of Reagan was political. So crazy lefties shoot people, too. "Deal with it."
Jan 10, 2011 CG commented on Reefer Madness.
He smoked pot so pot is bad. He likes guns so guns are bad. He is an atheist so atheists are bad. He likes the gold standard so libertarians are bad.

This game is easy to play and pointless.
Jan 9, 2011 CG commented on Palin Panics.
So what if this turns out to be some sort of off the grid, neo-Nazi plot by people who never saw that stupid map? Palin calls you idiots for ranting about it, more literate Republicans say you jumped to conclusions based on bigotry and hatred. Might not be the best story to be pushing right now...