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RE: A beautiful Regret..

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Posted by: RobKnox at Sat Nov 12 12:39:14 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by RobKnox ]  
   

Hello,
Frank may not be able to quote you those enzymatic pathways and mechanisms but I certainly can in most living things. You see I am a PhD biophysicist with an undergraduate degree in chemistry/biochemistry and my girlfriend who is also active in the conversation has a degree in animal science with a minor in nutrition and is finishing her masters in physiology with a specialization in reptile and amphibian physiology.

Mason you see the biggest problem with Paradon's post and his comparison is not that he was comparing something he did not know to something that he did know well (thats academics and I do it daily), its that he was comparing something he did not know at all to something he still did not know. He comments on people and the body "knowing its dark out" and this is false, entirely false. Do people benefit from sun exposure? Yes. Are there benefits beyond that of D3 synthesis, probably. Now do we have an internal clock (circadian rhythms)? Absolutely. However it can be shown that our internal clock still requires ques from our environment. On top of his conclusion being based off inherently wrong information even assuming his initial information was right he suffered from a logic flaw. If the body "knows" its dark out and the monitor has access to dark hides, it is irrelevant whether the lights are on or not, as long as the monitor has a dark place to sleep.

Next he compared varanid biology to plants. This is so off I am not even going to bother talking about it. There is a reason we're placed in different taxonomical KINGDOMS and AGAIN his information on plants even in the 2 sentences he was presenting it in was false or incomplete.

I have been reading these forums for months now but unlike Paradon I know to be quiet. Why? Because the topic is varanids, and I am new to varanids. However on this topic I am not new, I am highly educated and a peer-reviewed and published author in biophysics.

Frank you are doing an awesome job!


   

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