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Brian Cox Makes A Cloud Chamber... SCIENCE!

Hits: 6074 | Rating: (3.2) | Category: Science | Added by: blackcatseye
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lovinitmtboy
Male, 18-29, Western US
 16 Posts
Thursday, March 07, 2013 6:56:03 AM
CrakrJak Lets review for a moment how cancer is caused. Carcinogens emit gamma rays and alpha particles (also in cosmic radiation) that hit the DNA structure and cause the mutation that destroys the natural cell death process (mitosis). If you think any mutation is astronimcal, what do you think are the chances of that one very specific mutation? And then compare that to the number of people diagnosed with cancer. Im thinking your "astronimcal" number would be much smaller if you knew how many cells were in the body. :/

Laran
Male, 30-39, Australia
 261 Posts
Thursday, March 07, 2013 6:43:00 AM
He is talking about the cygnus x3 rays being blasted directly toward earth.
a theory exists that they are possibly responsible for changes in DNA.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17138 Posts
Thursday, March 07, 2013 6:41:42 AM
Musuko: "Evolution is genetic mutation plus natural selection. Evolution is not genetic mutation on its own."

Which decrease the odds even more that anything 'beneficial' would survive.

You see, what has been explained to you was a bunch of imagined sh|t to begin with, with more imagined sh|t tacked onto it. NONE of it has been directly observed in nature.

The nature of nature is actually to make things extinct. What you seem to think of as 'beneficial' actually makes things specialized. Specialized species get backed into a corner and die off when the world around them changes.

Good examples: Pandas, Tasmanian Tigers, Red Wolves and many others. Adaptation most often leads to dead ends. 99.99% of all species that have lived on earth are now extinct.

The species that've lasted on earth, are the ones that haven't specialized. Crocodiles, Nautilus, Jellyfish and Horseshoe Crabs.

lovinitmtboy
Male, 18-29, Western US
 16 Posts
Thursday, March 07, 2013 6:27:21 AM
Corydora- In science, a theory is an excepted hypothesis supported with mathemativs and imperical data. That is it has been supported with testing by many different people at different times. A law explains how something always works everytime. For instance, the law of gravity says two bodies will be attracted to each other. Einstiens "theory" of relativity and gravitational waves explains why they attract.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13431 Posts
Thursday, March 07, 2013 6:06:40 AM
If you ever come accross a man in the middle of the desert with his head underneath a blanket RUN AWAY!! He's not making a cloud chamber!

geckohead
Female, 40-49, Southern US
 505 Posts
Thursday, March 07, 2013 5:57:30 AM
I thought it was very cool.

Corydoras87
Male, 18-29, Europe
 638 Posts
Thursday, March 07, 2013 5:43:11 AM
also it's often confused what scientists mean by "theory" compared to what normal people mean when they say "I have a theory.."

trippyhippy9
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 562 Posts
Thursday, March 07, 2013 4:58:55 AM
"just a theory"

I'm not saying his hypothesis is correct, but I really hate it when people use this phrase. Gravity is just a theory. Germs are just a theory. Then you have Plate Tectonics Theory, Atomic theory, Theory of relativity...

It is the equivalent of talking about money and saying "It's just 10 trillion dollars".

Do you talk about cancer like it is a common cold?

Do you talk about computers as though they are toys, good only for amusement?

It's easy to trivialize things but it is important that you don't.

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2850 Posts
Thursday, March 07, 2013 3:17:13 AM
@CrakrJak

"Saying that cosmic rays cause evolution is just silly. Why? Because nearly all mutations are bad. Getting a beneficial mutation is like winning the lottery a million times in a row. The odds are just that astronomical."

Evolution is genetic mutation plus natural selection. Evolution is not genetic mutation on its own.

All the bad mutations die out. All the good (or harmless) mutations survive and replicate. Rinse and repeat.

You've had this explained to you over and over. Your failure to understand it at this point is deliberate.

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4611 Posts
Thursday, March 07, 2013 12:23:13 AM
There is a very high concentration of cosmic particles up north, especially Oldham. This is what causes Brian to talk with that soft 'regional' accent.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3665 Posts
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 11:40:36 PM

crakrjak - he openly states that part was just speculation. Unlikely but possible.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17138 Posts
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 11:11:03 PM
Cosmic rays have been around forever and it's just a theory that they change DNA, because we actually haven't seen a cosmic ray do it.

Not only that, but we have mechanisms inside our cells that repair damaged DNA. Otherwise we, and every other living thing, would be falling apart rather rapidly.

Saying that cosmic rays cause evolution is just silly. Why? Because nearly all mutations are bad. Getting a beneficial mutation is like winning the lottery a million times in a row. The odds are just that astronomical.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3665 Posts
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 11:09:37 PM

Ok...He says that the idea of cosmic particles affecting evolution thru dna mutation is speculation, but...the little lines in the fog are caused by subatomic cosmic particles right? That part wasn't speculation...or was it? Seems a little far out, but super cool if it's true.

"we don't know, but you can dream..can't ya?"

BTW: I dream of Boobies

turbotong
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 603 Posts
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 10:41:17 PM
How did he jump to the conclusion that those are cosmic rays? (I don't presume to know what is going on here, and his answer sounds possible, but it doesn't seem fully supported by his demonstration.)

klaxor
Male, 18-29, Western US
 647 Posts
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 10:27:28 PM
Space is scary

blackcatseye
Female, 30-39, Europe
 656 Posts
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 7:03:39 PM
Link: Brian Cox Makes A Cloud Chamber... SCIENCE! [Rate Link] - Cosmic rays--Wonders of Life, amazeballs again.

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