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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2006,11:54   

http://www.physorg.com/news69949395.html

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On the sun-splashed Caribbean island of St. Kitts, Yale University researchers are injecting millions of human brain cells into the heads of monkeys


I for one, welcome our new super-monkey overlords.

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2006,12:03   

Haven't these people seen Planet of the Apes?? ;)

  
BWE



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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2006,12:11   

Is this excedrin research?

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Seven Popes



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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2006,12:31   

Anyone else remember ANDi?

Oh, and icthy, twenty years ago when I was in the service, one of my comrads and I watched Wizard of Oz, and discussed the psych warfare implications of weaponizing winged monkeys.  Confronted with something like that I would surely go ridgid and topple over.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2006,13:13   

I wonder if this wasn't the kind of thing Skeptic was alluding to when he mentioned humans "genetically re-engineering" the phylogenetic tree. Would these monkeys be descended from humans, maybe?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2006,13:45   


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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2006,13:49   

Actually, I think this is all part of trying to see if they can get those monkeys to write Shakespeare.

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 19 2006,14:17   

probably.  Now we just have to give them typewriters and teach them how to type.

and breed a few more of them...

well, OK, a LOT more.

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Seven Popes



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(Permalink) Posted: June 20 2006,02:34   

Making monkey brains bigger?
This is a prime example of science gone awry.  This research is funneling much need grant money from studies which are in the public intrerest, namely, How Can We Make Monkey Brains Tastier?

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 20 2006,13:31   

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How Can We Make Monkey Brains Tastier?


hmm, I think they're pretty tasty as is.  If we made them any tastier, certainly the demand would quickly begin to outstrip supply, and just like caviar, the price would get so high as to make monkey brains only attainable by the super rich.

Is that what you really want?

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Seven Popes



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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,17:31   

Icky, thats #### funny. I can see the Monkeybrain Macroeconomic Model being formed.
 We really need to have a thread where the funniest quotes are safely placed.  You and  SteveStory have kept me in stiches.(And BWE, and many others). It's one of the reasons I come about :)
Well, that and AF Dave.  But I'm begining to think he's not joking...

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,18:27   

*blush*

Yes, the trade in monkey brains is thought provoking business.

all the moreso because, well, er, there really IS a trade in monkey brains!

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/010309.html

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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,20:32   

This is the kind of redundant animal experimentation that gives science a bad name.

We already have DaveTards 1 and 2 , flinging poo wildly.

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,20:35   

hey, maybe this technique of brain cell injections is exactly what those two need to STOP?

I'm willing to give it the 'ol college try and see.

I hope their brains are compatible with monkey cells.

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