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Gnu Atheist's Avatar Comment 1 by Gnu Atheist

"...a belief in the Evil Eye is perfectly compatible with modern medicine, with the possible exception of ophthalmology." - Sam Harris

One of my favorite quotes.

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 14:45:22 UTC | #612949

schalkerforever's Avatar Comment 2 by schalkerforever

science : it works, bitches :)

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 14:47:05 UTC | #612950

El Bastardo's Avatar Comment 3 by El Bastardo

Comment 2 by schalkerforever :

science : it works, bitches :)

Bitches love science

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 15:24:04 UTC | #612957

Neodarwinian's Avatar Comment 4 by Neodarwinian

When I learned about Neural crest cells in college not much detail was forthcoming. That was only within the last few years, so one has real trouble keeping up with all the advances in biology alone. The advances will keep coming whether we can keep up with them or not. Just shows how handicapped someone with a mindless superstition is.

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 17:57:31 UTC | #612990

Chris Roberts's Avatar Comment 5 by Chris Roberts

I can just picture it:

A public anouncement of such findings, a detailed breakdown of the research with diagrams an a simple but elegant explanation.

Then someone stands up and says "so it is too complex to have come about by chance then".

A great piece of work none the less, which further increases our knowledge of the natural world.

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 18:23:02 UTC | #613000

Savant's Avatar Comment 6 by Savant

Comment 3 by El Bastardo :

Comment 2 by schalkerforever :

science : it works, bitches :)

Bitches love science

And we all love Science Bitches!!

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 18:25:25 UTC | #613001

Schrodinger's Cat's Avatar Comment 7 by Schrodinger's Cat

Comment 5 by Nails

Then someone stands up and says "so it is too complex to have come about by chance then".

Further scientific study will probably reveal the genetic flaw that causes mouth to be linked to the same neurons as sphincter.

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 19:03:54 UTC | #613016

Alan4discussion's Avatar Comment 8 by Alan4discussion

Comment 4 by Neodarwinian

When I learned about Neural crest cells in college not much detail was forthcoming. That was only within the last few years, so one has real trouble keeping up with all the advances in biology alone. The advances will keep coming whether we can keep up with them or not. Just shows how handicapped someone with a mindless superstition is.

Small specialist branches, bloom into whole new fields of study. That is why science (unlike theist dogma) , will never have all the answers. Every new answer throws up a host of new questions - as knowledge advances. (Dogma of course, does not advance, but just goes round in circular arguments).

So from the discovery that each spot was actually a pair of neurons, one for capturing light and one containing pigment. on this thread - http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/science/01eyeball.html?_r=2&ref=science We have extensive coverage of the eye.

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 19:53:03 UTC | #613024

Agrajag's Avatar Comment 9 by Agrajag

Neural crest cells are the source of many dental structures, including the dental pulp which is my area of specialization. :-)
Steve

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 20:35:03 UTC | #613036

SnaevarTor's Avatar Comment 10 by SnaevarTor

But teh irreducimable complexmties!!

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 06:17:16 UTC | #613174

DavidMcC's Avatar Comment 11 by DavidMcC

Great news for eye science and eye medicine. Shame about the lab rats doomed to get eye cancer, though. (malfunctioning WnT pathways are often involved in cancer, so any medicine that interferes with WnT action risks inducing cancer in initial trials.)

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 11:09:54 UTC | #613904

DavidMcC's Avatar Comment 12 by DavidMcC

Another recent breakthrough in eye science: DIY eye

In this issue, Eiraku et al.1 provide a series of extraordinary videos recording the formation of an embryonic mouse eye: for the first time, we see unfolding in real time the beautiful events that shape the early stages of mammalian eye development. But even more remarkable is that these are not recordings from live animals, but of self-organizing three-dimensional (3D) cultures of embryonic stem cells.

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 14:08:27 UTC | #613956