"There actually has been -- and I think tomatoes are a somewhat more well-studied example. What I think a lot of larger-scale studies find is that there is some, but comparatively little difference between heirloom and modern tomatoes based on…"
"That's definitely a factor. Another thing to look for as well is the kinds of stresses the plant has evolved to take. Potatoes have a more potent toxin than tomatoes partly because they just happen to have evolved to take on heavier…"
"Tomatoes have a related glycoalkaloid called tomatine. It also has antifungal and antimicrobial functions like solanine does, but it's a much more benign substance by comparison. The leaves and stems are simply where you find it in…"
"I pretty much grew up in a Brahmin household, and many of my extended family members are extremely conservative Vaishnavite Brahmins. Much to the point of out and out bigotry unto other castes. My parents, otoh, were not quite so…"
"You actually don't have to worry very much at all about potato skins in pubs. Solanine tends to break down around temperatures above 300 F, and frying of potato skins and/or french fries tends to happen above 350 F, and it does a lot to…"
"Mostly F)... I was more interested in facts of science and mathematics as a child, and matters of the divine seemed useless to me.
I would say, though, that much of my later exposure to expressions of religion (particularly after I entered the…"
When I thought of the discussions on martial arts, I was reminded of a particular manga series titled 'Kenji'... it is a story about a Japanese kid with an interest in martial arts (principally Bajiquan) who travels across China and ends up learning and adopting several martial arts along the way. The story is supposedly loosely based on the author's own experiences, but it does at least accurately portray some of the basic principles, and also features some real-life martial artists.There's…See More
""Therefore, any naturally produced telemerase would not be a consideration unless for some reason the rate of natural telemerase production increased."
Well, I wasn't referring so much to increases or decreases of production…"
"Life expectancy on the basis of telomeres also kind of assumes death by natural causes or simply old age. That's assuming you do everything right, and take care of your health pretty flawlessly, which I think most people never will. …"
"I'm working on something that sort of amounts to a manifesto for rationalism which I've titled Faith is a Crime. The basic approach is to counter irrational thinking on an inherent level showing that the ideas and bases thereof fall…"
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