Messages From Kerry Penny
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Re: Whackos in Russia
With half of the genetic material missing? Did you read this in some fem inist literature?

Re: Demon Barney
I don't think so, either. Sure don't recall it coming through my way.

Re: Brainwashing by the Feds and Media
She makes the same basic claims about conspiracies in the Region 11 echo, even including that obviously evil corporation, UPS, in her flights of fancy.

Re: Whackos in Russia
I differ with that opinion. The egg has only half of the genetic materia l needed to provide fission into something that would resemble a human embryo. I won't dispute that perhaps it might split as is, but certainly not as some thing easily recognizable. I am not a biologist, though, so I can't state wit h any certainty that I am right on this. But, what the heck, I _am_ right any way. Yeah, kinda the conclusion I

Re: earlier message
Which is substantially different than the idea of the egg, alone, startin g to divide by itself. Do you have any knowledge of anything along that line?

Re: Whackos in Russia
But what is the source? Let's say I have a strong feeling that it can't happen that way, but I could be wrong as that isn't my area of expertise. Yeah.

Re: Brainwashing by the Feds and Media
And she totally ignores the overt actions.

Re: Tilting at creationist
Much as when you hold a deadweight in your hand, and suddenly release it, it travels down towards the Earth. Science came up with a theory to explain the observed event. The fact of gravity is explained by the theory of gravity

Re: Whackos in Russia
You know, for the life of me I was trying to recall the term parthenogene sis. I knew there was a term for it, but couldn't remember it. Okay. Thanks for the info.

Re: Parthenogenesis
I remembered the term after being reminded of it yesterday by someone els e here. Yes, it's a less costly way to reproduce than sex. I guess I was wondering more if there was any information of spontaneous parthenogenesis in female humans. Artificial creations are no fun. Yes, but we're talking half of the genetic material that would need to be there for this to occur (in my limited knowledge of the early stages of ovum development). How is fertilization

Re: Brainwashing by the Feds and Media
Yes, she (says she) culled that tape from hundreds of hours of video foot age shot by various news crews. Others who have seen it have said that they c an see no such thing as flame throwing tanks starting the fire at the Branch D avidian compound. I've been thinking of getting a copy, but really don't want to further her efforts to make region 11 look as if it's full of loonies, nor do I want to be

Re: Whackos in Russia
I don't think that anyone here said it was _impossible_. I did say that I consider it doubtful, for the reason that half of the needed material is mis sing (unless the egg happened to contain all the mother's chromosomes and the fertilization signal is given to allow formation of the fertilization membrane around the ovum to prevent entry of sperm). That's not in doubt. Queen bees alternate between parthenogenesis and fe rtilization, as do aphids. Many plants do, also.

Re: Parthenogenesis
My problem lies in that as a species, we are successful enough to not nee d parthenogenesis. Bees and aphids, on the other hand, are not so long-lived and have the burden of predation and competition. In their case, parthenogene sis makes much more sense (evolutionarily speaking). My contention is that parthenogenesis is just plain silly for humans. Neither am I. I suppose an unfertilized egg could become cancerous. That's my thinking, too.

Re: Brainwashing by the Feds and Media
Funny how this message didn't make it into the Region 11 General Chat Ech o, where AEN posts from Al and Linda show up. They're incessant cross-posters of their own messages, but hate it when somone cross-posts something detrimen tal to them. Well, at least she doesn't spare anuone from her vitriol. I just wish so me of her claims weren't so non-sensical.

Re: ...out there.
A valid viewpoint in some cases. Try it on an icy road sometime. Quite a lot of doubt. The amazing amount of energy needed to get even ha lfway there precludes us from doing so within the near future (as in the next couple decades). Do you know how much it takes for us to just work particle a ccelerators? Then you want us to do that with such a large mass as the human body is? By the way,

Re: Tilting at creationist
(You can't "intrude" on an EchoMail conversation) I read that he said that you do not have to be a creationist to use the a rguments they use. You don't have to be a mathematician to use set theory, a biologist to have sex, or a chemist to use toilet cleaners.

Re: GHOSTS
Heh. I wonder if you could find a way to incorporate the GIPF into a UFO setti ng? I think it would fit pretty well in the I_UFO echo.

Re: FRINGE SCIENCE?
So, Mea, you intend to answer the question when? I don't care what Chopr a "was" once. Nixon was once a president of the US, but I wouldn't count on h im as an ethics authority. Answer the question instead of evading it.

Re: NBC pulls another one revisited
That's Olympia Dukakis. Might want to let Randi know.

Re: RANA NEWSLETTER UPDATED
I wonder how they'd take it in I_UFO? I don't get the echo, and Jackson has taken a stance against the thread, so we might never know. How sad.