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Homeopathish?

No, that's for a hypothesis which is demonstrably incorrect, but still gets trotted out anyway

A hypothesis that can't be tested is called "unfalsifiable"

"What can go wrong" most of the time isn't some sort of horrible 100 meter tall spider. Usually it results in something that just can't survive.

As a huge nerd I feel compelled to point out that the 100 meter spider probably couldn't survive either. It's weight would scale up disproportionally to the strength of it's muscles or the structural integrity of it's exoskeleton.

EDIT:
Also, going back to big bang related stuff, has anybody else thought about the possibility that the big bang was the result of a Big Rip in a previous universe, or rather from the effect of the big rip on a hadron in that universe?
When the repulsive force of dark energy began to rip its component quarks apart it would instead be converted into a prodigious quantity of matter due to Color Confinement

Bothered you that much, huh?

Genetically modified to produce a graphene exoskeleton. Boom.

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I'm taking one course this semester. Population Ecology, which will transfer over as Population Biology, which is required.

Environmental Microbiology got cancelled, and I'm hoping to take Microbiology when I get to UMass anyway.

Molecular Biotechnology will transfer but won't count towards any core courses.

I'm good with this. My last semester at BHCC is going to be kinda relaxed, and as George's lab partner for one last time.

I want to take Population Ecology eventually, it sounds interesting and probably relevant to epigenetics.

I was reluctant to take it, at first. Obviously, Environmental Micro is directly relevant to my career goal, if it had staying power (pity, I was looking forward to having Prof. Guilmette again). But now that I'm definitely transferring to a specific school, I have to go with whatever will make that transition more efficient. Don't get me wrong, it's an interesting topic and I am interested in it. If I understand it correctly it basically falls under the category of systems biology. Which also has overlap with my interests.

Yeah, once I got to a certain point it became more about whether a class applies to my major than whether I find it interesting. I still have some wiggle room, (7 credits of "other science" that I can apply to almost anything from chemistry, physics, or geology) but not a whole TON of wiggle room.

It's a funny switch in mindset.

"I'll take all of the classes!!!"

Eh.... wait. Is this going to transfer/am I going to be learning this in a different 300 level class anyway?

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I'm taking one course this semester. Population Ecology, which will transfer over as Population Biology, which is required.

Environmental Microbiology got cancelled, and I'm hoping to take Microbiology when I get to UMass anyway.

Molecular Biotechnology will transfer but won't count towards any core courses.

I'm good with this. My last semester at BHCC is going to be kinda relaxed, and as George's lab partner for one last time.

I want to take Population Ecology eventually, it sounds interesting and probably relevant to epigenetics.

I was reluctant to take it, at first. Obviously, Environmental Micro is directly relevant to my career goal, if it had staying power (pity, I was looking forward to having Prof. Guilmette again). But now that I'm definitely transferring to a specific school, I have to go with whatever will make that transition more efficient. Don't get me wrong, it's an interesting topic and I am interested in it. If I understand it correctly it basically falls under the category of systems biology. Which also has overlap with my interests.

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It's Cosmo Logic, in which taking the single most destructive possible course of action in your relationship will keep you one step ahead of the enemy, who in  this case is your boyfriend.

I kinda feel like Cosmo Logic needs to be enshrined as a logical fallacy.

 :lol: It's almost more like an alternate universe in which mating is actively hostile.

HAWT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c5C6t6lFfg

See and raise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hNMwxY4-Vk

 :lulz:

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I'm taking one course this semester. Population Ecology, which will transfer over as Population Biology, which is required.

Environmental Microbiology got cancelled, and I'm hoping to take Microbiology when I get to UMass anyway.

Molecular Biotechnology will transfer but won't count towards any core courses.

I'm good with this. My last semester at BHCC is going to be kinda relaxed, and as George's lab partner for one last time.

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Probably a better laughing gif:


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It's probably good that the internet closes down on weekends, or I'd never get any studying done.

All but one of my classes are currently in the "review" stage, and I am finding it distinctly difficult to do the assigned readings because boring. Mendelian genetics and the chromosomal basis of heredity, really?

I already did the reading for the other class. It was nice.

There's a lot of unnecessary overlap.

I remember starting off Intro to Biotech, I was like, "yes, yes, yes, DNA, RNA and nitrogenous base pairing, WatsonNCrick, GCTA/GCUA/GTFO can we STFU and actually get on with something new?" Now, I learned new shit in that class but the first two or three weeks were why-did-I-get-up-this-early-on-Saturday.

It's a necessary overlap, I guess, but it would be nice to cut down on that.

Yuhp.

Thing is, I feel like I need to read those chapters because what if they hid something new in there?  :lol:

That's the maddening part. Because there might be, but there probably isn't.

So far there haven't been. BUT YOU NEVER KNOW.  :lol:

 :lol:

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It's Cosmo Logic, in which taking the single most destructive possible course of action in your relationship will keep you one step ahead of the enemy, who in  this case is your boyfriend.

I kinda feel like Cosmo Logic needs to be enshrined as a logical fallacy.

 :lol: It's almost more like an alternate universe in which mating is actively hostile.

HAWT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c5C6t6lFfg

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I found out tonight that Catholicism, in my family, dies with Dad. Neither of my sisters are Catholic anymore either, and I already knew that mom was an agnostic eclectic new agey type and stepdad more or less an atheist.

It was weird for the first half hour. I thought I was the only one on that.

Good riddance.

That feels weird to say, but, yeah. Good riddance.

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It's probably good that the internet closes down on weekends, or I'd never get any studying done.

All but one of my classes are currently in the "review" stage, and I am finding it distinctly difficult to do the assigned readings because boring. Mendelian genetics and the chromosomal basis of heredity, really?

I already did the reading for the other class. It was nice.

There's a lot of unnecessary overlap.

I remember starting off Intro to Biotech, I was like, "yes, yes, yes, DNA, RNA and nitrogenous base pairing, WatsonNCrick, GCTA/GCUA/GTFO can we STFU and actually get on with something new?" Now, I learned new shit in that class but the first two or three weeks were why-did-I-get-up-this-early-on-Saturday.

It's a necessary overlap, I guess, but it would be nice to cut down on that.

Yuhp.

Thing is, I feel like I need to read those chapters because what if they hid something new in there?  :lol:

That's the maddening part. Because there might be, but there probably isn't.

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It's Cosmo Logic, in which taking the single most destructive possible course of action in your relationship will keep you one step ahead of the enemy, who in  this case is your boyfriend.

I kinda feel like Cosmo Logic needs to be enshrined as a logical fallacy.

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To clarify the unnecessary/necessary

It would be nice for there to be a clear progression, so that what is review is just a quick touch up. That's probably never going to happen though.

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