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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by El_Machinae, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    I'm trying to find out if this story is true, I've seen some dandy hoaxes in my time

    Careful if you're squeamish.

    Link to picture
     
  2. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    Another link gives it credence
     
  3. Sophie 378

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    New Scientist article sometime in the last ~5 years on a gene that needs its activity regulated carefully, or you get this OR double head depending on insufficient/excessive activity. If anyone can find a linky/remember the gene, I'd be grateful.
     
  4. Secular

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    Christ that is creepy looking.. nothing really usefull to add but.. damn
     
  5. CartesianFart

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    I say try to find a cat with one eyeball and get the dna to duplicate it somehow inorder to clone it.Hopefully a good one that can survive as long as a regular cat lifespan.It would be cool to be the only one to have a one-eye cat in my neighborhood.:lol:
     
  6. Riesstiu IV

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    This just proves that dogs are better then cats. Also, she's keeping the kitty corpse in her freezer?! :eek:
     
  7. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    It's not unreasonable, if you consider that there may be some benefit to geneticists and medical science.

    Heck, I've sent things into to scientists that I thought they'd be interested in.

    Sadly, a freezer might make the kitten a little too gross to thaw.
     
  8. CartesianFart

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    Ha!Cats are better than dogs.Dogs make too much mess.
     
  9. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    I would say that this is evidence that macro evolution can occur, yes? It didn't work out for this poor thing, but at least we can get new arrangements.
     
  10. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    I've seen a one-eyed cat before. Though it was suffering from a different condition called "eye gouged out"
     
  11. Elrohir

    Elrohir RELATIONAL VALORIZATION

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    That thing is actually pretty cool looking. I don't particularly like cats, but I wouldn't mind having a cyclops cat, that would be awesome.
     
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    I've seen a hamster with port and starboard eyes. Left red from hemmorhage, right blue from cataracts. Not genetic!
     
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    Check google for human cyclops. The image is too gross to link, but at least it seems to be suffering from the same syndrome as the cat; No nose.
     
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    I saw this on torrentspy weeks ago and posters agreed that waking up with that in your face would be too frightening.
     
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    What a charming little freak!

    I reckon it looks like a cloning experiment by Davros!



    :)
     
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    Would be cool, but mean for someone to selectivly breed a species of cycats :)

    f1 generations would be worth thousands if not more :):):)
     
  17. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    You're working on the degree ... she's got it in the freezer ...

    why not get it from her?
     
  18. Abaddon

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    hmmm. I DO have to write a dissertation on something i guess... ;)
     
  19. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    You're quite lucky, being in the UK, because your government is working towards being pro-cloning (I'm jealous). You'd need to trace the genes involved in this mutation, and then try to compensate for the non-viability.

    There's a good chance to do real science (and profits, too) here.
     
  20. Fifty

    Fifty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    bahahaha that's the funniest freak I've ever seen... and I've seen some FREAKS (both human and animal)
     

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