Pokemon will kill you...

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Check this out and marvel at the power of the human mind:



http://www.nynewsday.com/news/health...,6428191.story



Molecular biologists have discovered the 'master switch' for cancer. It is a gene that they've named 'Pokemon'. I hate Yu-Gi-Yo, Pokemon and all (that I've seen so far) forms of Japanese Animation. Hence, I -

a.) believe the title of this thread to be the truth not only for your body, but for your mind.

b.) rejoice in the fact that The Great Killer of Our Age is a large step closer to having its balls trampled (figuratively speaking).



Aries 1B

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  • Reply 1 of 18
    e1618978e1618978 Posts: 6,073member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Aries 1B

    Check this out and marvel at the power of the human mind:



    http://www.nynewsday.com/news/health...,6428191.story



    Molecular biologists have discovered the 'master switch' for cancer. It is a gene that they've named 'Pokemon'. I hate Yu-Gi-Yo, Pokemon and all (that I've seen so far) forms of Japanese Animation. Hence, I -

    a.) believe the title of this thread to be the truth not only for your body, but for your mind.

    b.) rejoice in the fact that The Great Killer of Our Age is a large step closer to having its balls trampled (figuratively speaking).



    Aries 1B




    Your logic, as I understand it:



    I don't like it, so it it makes people stupid when they consume it.



    So to extend it to stuff that I dislike:

    Sweet Potato is the killer of the ages.
  • Reply 2 of 18
    Quote:

    Originally posted by e1618978

    Your logic, as I understand it:



    I don't like it, so it it makes people stupid when they consume it.



    So to extend it to stuff that I dislike:

    Sweet Potato is the killer of the ages.




    Um, no, I don't think he said that.
  • Reply 3 of 18
    e1618978e1618978 Posts: 6,073member
    Quote:

    ...I hate Yu-Gi-Yo, Pokemon and all (that I've seen so far) forms of Japanese Animation. Hence, I -

    a.) believe the title of this thread to be the truth not only for your body, but for your mind.



    I think that is exactly what he said.
  • Reply 4 of 18
    Quote:

    Originally posted by e1618978

    I think that is exactly what he said.



    No. He implied that Pokemon will kill your mind. That doesn't mean you will be stupid because you consume it. He mentioned nothing of stupidity.
  • Reply 5 of 18
    e1618978e1618978 Posts: 6,073member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by hardeeharhar

    No. He implied that Pokemon will kill your mind. That doesn't mean you will be stupid because you consume it. He mentioned nothing of stupidity.



    So we just disagree about how quickly he thinks

    it will kill your mind.



    I assumed that he meant that it will gradually

    erode your cognative functions (i.e. less functional

    brain, or stupidity), and you think that he implied

    immediate brain death.



    BTW - here is how to get your kids to stop playing

    Pokemon, if you dislike it:



    My oldest daughter started collecting Pokemon cards, and

    when I noticed that they were a card game, I started

    collecting them as well so that we could play together.

    She lost interest soon after I took an interest, so

    we play backgammon instead.
  • Reply 6 of 18
    Quote:

    Originally posted by e1618978

    So we just disagree about how quickly he thinks

    it will kill your mind.



    I assumed that he meant that it will gradually

    erode your cognative functions (i.e. less functional

    brain, or stupidity), and you think that he implied

    immediate brain death.




    No, I assumed he was speaking metaphorically.
  • Reply 7 of 18
    e1618978e1618978 Posts: 6,073member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by hardeeharhar

    No, I assumed he was speaking metaphorically.



    And what did you think his metaphorical point was?
  • Reply 8 of 18
    Quote:

    Originally posted by e1618978

    And what did you think his metaphorical point was?



    That Pokemon is a waste of cognitive function in that it adds nothing to your understanding or appreciation of the world. Like saying MTV will rot your brain.
  • Reply 9 of 18
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    Back on topic.



    Sometimes scientists are joking in the way they name genes. It's not the first time, they give a weird name to genes.



    That's said, this is a very important discoverie in medecine. The pokemon gene regulate many others genes, and especially one who is fighting against tumoral cell. The pokemon gene, inhibate this fighting tumor gene.



    The pokemon gene, at least, can leat to two important medical progress :



    - the possibility to announce at advance the born of a cancer, by checking the activity of the gene. If pokemon is sleeping : good for you. Otherwise, time for an extansive check up, because the sooner you cure a cancer, the more chance to be cured you have.



    - New drugs



    I am seriously convinced that we will see huge progress in curing the cancer in the next coming decades. Perhaps the cancer that will kill you today, won't kill you tomorrow. There is hope
  • Reply 10 of 18
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,660member
    And there you have it!



    The Pokemon is stupid cancer skit!



    Let's have a round of applause for e1618978, hardeeharhar and Powerdoc!

    Thanks, boys!
  • Reply 11 of 18
    from the article...



    Quote:

    Pokemon stands for POK erythroid myeloid ontogenic factor.



  • Reply 12 of 18
    e1618978e1618978 Posts: 6,073member
    Quote:

    That Pokemon is a waste of cognitive function in that it adds nothing to your understanding or appreciation of the world.[/B]



    Just like sweet potato - oh how I hate it.
  • Reply 13 of 18
    aries 1baries 1b Posts: 1,009member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by hardeeharhar

    That Pokemon is a waste of cognitive function in that it adds nothing to your understanding or appreciation of the world. Like saying MTV will rot your brain.



    You, sir or madam, are an incisive mind. It is a pleasure to know that my posts are read by intellects as perceptive as yours.





    Aries 1B
  • Reply 14 of 18
    placeboplacebo Posts: 5,767member
    A thread on a stupid topic, is destined to be stupid.
  • Reply 15 of 18
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    There's is also a gene named "hedgehog" as in Sonic the. I forget what it does. I like the Toll genes. They are part of the immune system.
  • Reply 16 of 18
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Scott

    There's is also a gene named "hedgehog" as in Sonic the. I forget what it does. I like the Toll genes. They are part of the immune system.



    Hedgehog is responsible for hair growth on drosophilla...
  • Reply 17 of 18
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Scott

    There's is also a gene named "hedgehog" as in Sonic the. I forget what it does. I like the Toll genes. They are part of the immune system.



    Yes, scientists like to joke, there is various examples.



    Naming this gene Pokemon, is an easy way to remind the name of this gene. Unfortunately, it focuse people on stupid discussion about waste of mind, rather than focusing on a real advance in medical research.
  • Reply 18 of 18
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    Sure but the Toll genes have a really good name. Toll is the german word for weird. The flies that had Toll deleted looked weird. They looked weird because they were furry from mold growing on them. They had mold growing on them because the toll gene provided immunity to wide range of mold.



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