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Old 04-02-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
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Well, this is more along the lines of a Science Fiction question, but I'm hoping the Science nerds on the forum can prove me wrong or explain the absolute possibility.

It is the year 2013, correct? We are able to clone animals, determine the sex of our child whilst in the womb, land on Mars, cure otherwise incurable diseases, perform all sorts of transplants, and in some cases slow down to almost a halt the process of aging just to name a few.

Most of us live into our 70's or 80's and our flesh (mostly made up of water) evaporates and disintegrates and all we are left with is bones or ash, depending how you choose to go.

There is no denial that Science improves by leaps and bounds every year and almost every day. So here's my Science Fiction question that could possibly not be fiction at all unless otherwise proven....




Somewhere down the line, could those who have perished be revived by Science? Meaning, all that's left of us is bone and ash, but could science regenerate what was lost: Flesh, organs, consciousness, memories, feelings, emotions? Could be wake up one day, years and years after we have died and ask the questions, "Where am I?" "What year is it?"

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Old 04-02-2013, 03:15 PM   #2
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:30 PM   #3
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science questions from the guy who is constantly denying climate change?

you cant just pick and choose which parts of science to believe/follow and reject the parts that are not convenient for you, its not like the bible.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:34 PM   #4
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science questions from the guy who is constantly denying climate change?


I thought it was Global Warming?? LOL. Of course there is climate change. But this acceleration of warming and cooling that you guys talk about is all a myth. You guys just pick and choose what facts you want to talk about and what facts you want to leave out. Don't see how this argument has to do with my question.

So what are your thoughts?
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:38 PM   #5
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Nope. Man will Never be able to revive life in that manner.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:52 PM   #6
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Nope. Man will Never be able to revive life in that manner.
It's completely possible.. Once we figure out how to control/manipulate DNA at a high level. It contains everything.. Aging, development, tendencies. In 50 years they'll be able to put a strain of your code into a machine and rearrange it to fix whatever problem you have.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:57 PM   #7
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I thought it was Global Warming?? LOL. Of course there is climate change. But this acceleration of warming and cooling that you guys talk about is all a myth. You guys just pick and choose what facts you want to talk about and what facts you want to leave out. Don't see how this argument has to do with my question.

So what are your thoughts?

You are so terribly wrong and got so terribly shredded in the thread that you should never even speak the words science, climate change, or global warming.

Anyway, we will be able to clone a human perfectly but you can't clone and recreate the consciousness which was a function of their experience. Nothing like that is on the horizon. Maybe in the future we can extract all thing "personality" and re-inject it, but that's light years away.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:00 PM   #8
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not once the mind is dead.

A better question would be, would it be possible to revive someone later if we freeze them before their brain died?

I would say possibly.
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Anyway, we will be able to clone a human perfectly but you can't clone and recreate the consciousness which was a function of their experience. Nothing like that is on the horizon. Maybe in the future we can extract all thing "personality" and re-inject it, but that's light years away.

So the more realistic approach is human cloning - makes sense. A second birth.
What if personality and memories are embedded in our DNA? If so, then DNA manipulation is right around the corner as others speculate.
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not once the mind is dead.

A better question would be, would it be possible to revive someone later if we freeze them before their brain died?

I would say possibly.


there is this documentary you can find online about the company in arizona that does this, i think the company name is called Alcor.

Anyways this doc is called "death in the deep freeze" or something to that effect.

I think something like that could be theoretically possible, but the teams that do this work have 0 medical experience outside of one surgeon. as of now its all just kinda pseudoscience at this point.
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So the more realistic approach is human cloning - makes sense. A second birth.
What if personality and memories are embedded in our DNA? If so, then DNA manipulation is right around the corner as others speculate.

They're not.
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They're not.

Some personality traits can be linked to our DNA, but the rest of it is still a mystery.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:52 PM   #13
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...but could science regenerate what was lost: Flesh, organs, consciousness, memories, feelings, emotions? Could be wake up one day, years and years after we have died and ask the questions, "Where am I?" "What year is it?"
first of all, for what purpose?

second, isn't this stuff that you yourself should be working on right here, right now? (science fiction, my ass)
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I thought it was Global Warming?? LOL. Of course there is climate change. But this acceleration of warming and cooling that you guys talk about is all a myth. You guys just pick and choose what facts you want to talk about and what facts you want to leave out. Don't see how this argument has to do with my question.


The correct term is climate change, not global warming.

Climate scientists do not "pick and choose" what "facts" they want to talk about any more than any other scientist in any other field.

If you are going to be skeptical of climate science, you had better be skeptical of basic chemistry, physics and biology as well.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:08 PM   #15
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Some personality traits can be linked to our DNA, but the rest of it is still a mystery.

Some personality traits are framed by your DNA but the personality you actually end up with is not.

This is a question that takes about 1 minute to conclude.

No we will not. We could clone a person if DNA remains, but that same person that died will not live again like they woke up.
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