Dread Aidan, on Friday, September 9th, 2011, 4:02 PM, said:
Do you mean like naturally growing replacement organs in our own bodies? Like we'll have spare hearts and stuff? Or do you mean some sort of modern medical technique that allows scientists/doctors/robots to create replacement organs? I'm not sure I understand how evolution is a part of that.
It's unclear exactly what will happen, how it will work, or which scenarios will work best. But here's an article/video that gives you an idea of one direction we could be going.http://www.cbsnews.c...in3960219.shtml
That article does not
specifically discuss how an understanding of evolution is related. Here's
a more recent article, which also doesn't explicitly discuss evolution, but I think one can see that it is an implicit
part of the work they're doing.
By building the new scaffold from the protein up, Parker's team can program direction cues into the architecture of the scaffold, and thus direct the growth of cells in the desired direction. Using natural proteins rather than synthetic polymers or decellularized organs reduces the likelihood that the new tissue will be rejected once it's implanted.
Everything we understand about the human body and how it grows and re-grows and falls apart and dies is directly associated with our understanding of how animal bodies in general grow and re-grow and fall apart and die, and it is impossible to accurately understand the basic properties and specific intricacies of those processes without an in-depth understanding of how life works
- i.e. evolution.
p.s. win your fucking 200th already.
Tell that to the damn bullpen.
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