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1. ## Interesting Geology

My idea here is to have a place for interesting geology that does not merit its own thread or as a place to expand on interesting geology brought up in other threads that may drift off topic. :shrug: I know! :) Let's start with varves! :eek_big: BRB...collecting data....
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2. ## Obesity: Why are we getting fat? :epizza:

I know what you mean - adults it seem can stick to extreme diets but let kids eat trash because it is their choice (2 people I know of have gone on the egg diet and lost pounds but how many people are willing to go to such extremes to lose weight? Is it the monotonous diet that causes them to shed pounds as opposed to those who chase tastes and fill with junk? As someone said 'If it's genetic, why aren't we from a fat past?' (overweight family stock)
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3. ## Darwin re-visited

Because it doesn't. All you have to do is observe the nature of DNA and the processes that build it and read it to see that it does not work like a freakin' computer with RAM and a processor and ethernet cables. It is up to YOU to provide a mechanism for an experiential event in an animal's life, oh... say, having to stretch its neck further and further every year to reach the leaves in acacia trees... provide a genetic mechanism to: 1> identify a "stress" in the animal's life that could be "cured" by a modification of body shape; 2> translate this "stress" on the animal into a "pro
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4. ## Obesity: Why are we getting fat? :epizza:

I have given this a lot of thought over the last evening and must say I am disappointed in the hypo community and disheartened at the implications of what was posted here yesterday. I get the feeling that there are some that are not satisfied with the answer we know to be true and are grasping for a different answer. Say that Calories in vs. Calories out is "oversimplified" if you want, but I think too many people are trying to complicate the issue because they don't like the implications of what we know to be true. If Calories in vs. Calories out is true, and the solution is "eat less, mo
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5. ## Obesity: Why are we getting fat? :epizza:

My Solution: The Walking Desk I bought a used treadmill off of Craigslist, custom built a desk that would be at the perfect height to use while walking on the treadmill, and now have turned normally sedentary work, surfing the web, and playing computer games into physically active activities. Inspired by this article at Men's Health Diet Strategies: Increase Metabolism - Men's Health If you like the idea, curious about the actual use, or want to build your own and need some pointers don't hesitate to ask. :eek_big:
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6. ## A Mathematical Emergency.

Don: I am beginning to see that you have a valid point there. I must admit that the math over there is beyond my skills, but I can see how, when doing a certain type of algebraic menipulation on a function that involves natural logarithms, and a function of the type $a^x+b^y=c^z$ something special (and beyond my understanding) happens. BUT…what about the more obvious things? And I will give a few examples 1. $\left(\frac{T}{T}\right)F(x)$ if not the same as $F(x)$ because T might be equal to zero, in which case $\frac{T}{T}$ is indeterminate !
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7. ## Australia

Appeared today in the Noosa News Hatchery Bass Mutate by Nicola Kerkenozov Reports of hundreds of thousands of 2-headed fish developing at a Boreen Point hatchery have prompted a call for the ban of the agricultural chemicals endosulfan and carbendazim. Fish vetinarian doctor Matt Landos is calling for urgent bans and testing of the chemicals he believes caused the mutation of the hatchlings. University of Sydney honorary lecturer and research associate said mature bass caught in August from the Noosa River - recently named one of the cleanest waterways in the state - were induced to spa
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8. ## Nice new look BUT. .

I like the new look & it really zooms on my 'puter :(
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9. ## Obesity: Why are we getting fat? :epizza:

You are right, Racoon. And I am right too. Genetic only puts people at obesity risk. Lifestyle does the rest. If one prone to obesity has a balanced diet and is engaged in physical activity, he will have a normal weight.
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