Worms regrow their decapitated heads, along with the memories inside

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  1. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Well you are going to pay for things you dont want at any school. I think that, in terms of priorities, seeing where your money goes when deciding to go to a school is probably near the bottom.
  2. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    I gotta start eating some more worms - my memory is shot these days.
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    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like just another excuse to drink more Tequila from you Sarge.

    I see what you did there.

  4. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    I did the exact same thing, maybe we can get a study funded for the cause of it just to bother Future.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope, I'm pretty sure that's a bad idea MD. A study funded for the cause of that is code for Arkham Asylum. No, best we just let our crazy be misdiagnosed as Illiteracy and be safe about the whole dang thing.

  6. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Well yeah. But you also can't be too bent out of shape if you've selected a school known for research for doing research. Especially when it's a private institution with a tuition around 60k a year.
  7. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    There was an episode of Fringe similar to this. One of the characters ate blended flatworms(planarians are a type of this) to help recover memories. Walter had previously studied flatworms and memories. This is based on real studies done in the 1950s.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I miss that show. I really liked it. Of course, I'm an old tinfoil skipper from way back so there is that. Still in all, good show I thought.
  9. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I agree. I think that maybe originally I overstated how I really feel about this whole thing. Its more of a mild feeling than something worth this many posts lol
  10. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    I kinda feel like they're somewhat blurring the lines between memory and a basic survival instinct.
  11. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    The implications for research like this are usually significant.

    As to proving they have memories, I think they just ask them their favorite colors and see if it's the same as it was with the other head. If the answers match, it's probably close enough.
  12. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    My father has alheimer's so... I care.
  13. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    i'm not sure which is worse, the $ spent on this, or the $ spent to identify worm memories to compare it to.
  14. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Space exploration has resulted in many inventions and new technology as an offshoot. Pure research generates money and all the advancements in technology benefit mankind greatly. Pure research is a great investment. How do you think we got where we are now? It wasn't because someone said let's invent this although that does happen. Generally, its that's interesting; I wonder if we could use this over here and over there.
  15. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    I also thought that it said women, so you aren't alone.
  16. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    I also think worms have 5 hearts...that is why you can cut one in half and both half's live.
  17. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    Knowledge is power man. You can never know too much. And you never know how small a discovery it takes to lead a breakthrough.

    And I poked around the article a bit, never did they mention a figure of "millions" as the cost of the project. So if anything it just time and resources

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