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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2750 on: 25/04/2009 13:41:04 »
He complained about me not responding fast enough.... tick tick!
"Suppose there's a significant proportion of people who are born because their parents were incompetent at using contraception. If there’s a genetic tendency to be incompetent or fumble at the crucial moment, then there would be, by definition, natural selection in favor of contraceptive ineptitude"

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« Reply #2751 on: 25/04/2009 13:57:26 »


He did did he? Tut tut, or should that be tick tick. [:)]

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2752 on: 25/04/2009 14:05:06 »
Humans have these cells, yes.
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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2753 on: 25/04/2009 14:18:10 »
This isn't another mutation like the last one is it?

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« Reply #2754 on: 25/04/2009 14:22:37 »
No
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« Reply #2755 on: 25/04/2009 15:51:05 »
Are they some sort of connective tissue cell?
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« Reply #2756 on: 25/04/2009 16:03:21 »
No
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« Reply #2757 on: 25/04/2009 16:08:32 »
is this a trick question like the last one at all?  [:P] You said humans have them but they occur naturally in ALL humans?
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« Reply #2758 on: 25/04/2009 16:18:45 »
It's not a trick question.

Humans are "supposed" to have these cells.
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« Reply #2759 on: 25/04/2009 16:33:06 »
Do they occur in the brain? clearly not neurons though...

hmph, well ill be damned! think ill sleep on it  [:)]
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« Reply #2760 on: 25/04/2009 16:36:23 »
They are close to the brain.

The red/orange/yellow cells are neurons.
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« Reply #2761 on: 25/04/2009 17:05:43 »
Do they have anything to do with either the cerebellum or brain stem?
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« Reply #2762 on: 25/04/2009 17:15:18 »
oow, are they purkinje nerve cells in the cerebelum?

"Purkinje nerve cells have a flask-like body from which numerous highly branched dendrites extend."
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« Reply #2763 on: 25/04/2009 19:28:33 »
An Alternative Interpretation:

After checking the literature to confirm the possibility, I have concluded that these are probably taste cells.
« Last Edit: 25/04/2009 23:50:45 by JimBob »
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« Reply #2764 on: 25/04/2009 19:33:40 »
I have not been sleeping more than 4 or 5 hours all week so I took an Ambien (zolpidem) to sleep. I do NOT normally stay upright after taking a pill. I apologize for the scene I made.
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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2765 on: 26/04/2009 02:39:47 »
hehe, well scenes keep life interesting  [;)]

Stefan said the yellow/orange bits are neurons... so taste cells, how so??? [:-\]
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« Reply #2766 on: 26/04/2009 03:03:56 »
I had a hunch and found this - Looks identical

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/biosi/staffinfo/jacob/teaching/sensory/taste_receptors4.gif

This is also could very well be olfactory cells but the cells on the other side make it more likely that it is taste, not smell.
« Last Edit: 26/04/2009 03:09:44 by JimBob »
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« Reply #2767 on: 26/04/2009 03:14:57 »
Yeah so it does!
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« Reply #2768 on: 26/04/2009 03:18:03 »
What time is it there? Afternoon?
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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2769 on: 26/04/2009 03:21:57 »
11.20am  [:)] Maybe Stefan is still asleep... lazy bugger... hehe  [:D] Or just bored with us  [:P]
"Suppose there's a significant proportion of people who are born because their parents were incompetent at using contraception. If there’s a genetic tendency to be incompetent or fumble at the crucial moment, then there would be, by definition, natural selection in favor of contraceptive ineptitude"

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« Reply #2770 on: 26/04/2009 03:26:12 »
Oh i got another star!!! getting closer to being an official junkie, yeehaaa!
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« Reply #2771 on: 26/04/2009 03:28:01 »
Oh - D'Oh! pulled a Homer - I looked at the time for New Zealand on the map.
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« Reply #2772 on: 26/04/2009 03:28:34 »
Once you go naked you'll never go back!
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« Reply #2773 on: 26/04/2009 03:46:49 »
Once you go naked you'll never go back!

haha, aye?? im just a youngin, not sure im up with the rather perverted sense of humor of the elders ;)
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« Reply #2774 on: 26/04/2009 03:47:52 »
Well im gunna hit the books while i wait for Mr brain to spill the beans :)
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« Reply #2775 on: 26/04/2009 03:49:12 »
The site is The Naked Scientists - capiche?
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« Reply #2776 on: 26/04/2009 03:50:27 »
Yep - he needs to get himself in gear!

He had also better sign off on our pronouncements.
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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2777 on: 26/04/2009 04:02:20 »
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I think I've heard about these cells.

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« Reply #2778 on: 26/04/2009 04:02:35 »
Oh! Wee bit slow today i thinks  [;D]
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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2779 on: 26/04/2009 04:04:10 »
you have have you? So whats your bet? What are they??
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« Reply #2780 on: 26/04/2009 04:05:35 »
I think I've heard about these cells.

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« Reply #2781 on: 26/04/2009 04:06:37 »
I considered auditory cells but couldn't find any data to back it up.
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« Reply #2782 on: 26/04/2009 04:19:32 »
Oh man, I'm torn. RD alluded to them first but JB provided a very similar diagram... I think RD should submit an image next, since he hasn't played in ages.

My image was from here: http://scienceblogs.com/retrospectacle/2007/11/confocal_image_of_cochlea_wins.php
I chose it because of how stunning it looks.
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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2783 on: 26/04/2009 04:22:47 »
I considered auditory cells but couldn't find any data to back it up.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gray931.png

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« Reply #2784 on: 26/04/2009 04:35:04 »
BUT, BUT, BUT ......  They are all the same morphology!

And I searched for these over 9 hours ago.
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« Reply #2785 on: 26/04/2009 04:51:14 »
RD - did your garden shark skin fail???
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« Reply #2786 on: 26/04/2009 04:52:16 »
FINE, your turn JB. If you do something geological, can you at least make it a pretty specimen? [^]
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« Reply #2787 on: 26/04/2009 04:53:21 »
OK - let me turn on my other computer.
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« Reply #2788 on: 26/04/2009 04:55:57 »
RD - did your garden shark skin fail???

No not shark skin. I removed it 'cos it had been posted before.  


 http://www.visionsofscience.co.uk/shortlist/viewimage.cfm?id=647 
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« Reply #2789 on: 26/04/2009 04:56:04 »
Here you go.

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« Reply #2790 on: 26/04/2009 04:56:54 »
Looks like I arrived just in time.

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« Reply #2791 on: 26/04/2009 04:57:29 »
Looks like I arrived just in time.

who asked you?
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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2792 on: 26/04/2009 04:58:05 »
Is it some more cells under the microscope?

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« Reply #2793 on: 26/04/2009 04:58:40 »
No
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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2794 on: 26/04/2009 05:00:58 »
Is it organic?

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« Reply #2795 on: 26/04/2009 05:02:56 »
yes
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« Reply #2796 on: 26/04/2009 05:04:34 »
Is it a dried up lake bed or something similar?
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« Reply #2797 on: 26/04/2009 05:04:46 »
No
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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2798 on: 26/04/2009 05:05:40 »
Is it a plant?

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« Reply #2799 on: 26/04/2009 05:06:10 »
No

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