tisdagen den 29:e december 2009

Genetics and probabilities

Dear Katherine

Thank you for this inspiring educational odyssey!!!
The really scary thing with Zizek's utopia of "sameness" is of course that it is Zizek's own "same" which everybody else should adjust to. What else? So much for sameness (which should of course be read superiority instead).
I get a sense that Zizek is so caught into the idea of creating controversy that he has lost his otherwise admirable mind on the way. Unfortunately all my respect for him thereby goes out the window too.

Ushta
Alexander

2009/12/29 Katherine Trammell
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> I agree Dino,
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> I am sorry for being so redundant here, but in measuring probabilities, there are new studies that indicate the ongoing diversity in human personalities and physical characteristics can be acquired by a human gestate going back 22 generations or more. A gestate does not necessarily get all the expressed characteristics from just its parents and grandparents. The personality and physical characteristics of a human being reach far back into one's history. Thus, I am for honoring our ancestors who went through and survived so much to allow us to be among the living today.
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> For the reasons of genetic diversity, there can be no archetypal human being, ever, unless somehow we are able to be cloned at a 100% level of gene transmission. But, even in cloning of higher level organisms there is a probability that not all alleles will be passed on to create a 100% clone. Before Dolly the Cloned Sheep was born, cloning failed in at least a dozen other offspring and they died or were prematurely aborted. One third of all pregnancies end up in spontaneous abortions, often due to the mother's body rejecting certain genetic markers in the gestate..
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> Recent genetic studies of so called identical twins found that in the original splitting of one cell into two separate organisms, one twin actually received more of a DNA loading during meiosis, which is a process of reductional division in which the number of chromosomes per cell is cut in half (splitting of the cell) than the other twin. Each twin then begins from that one split cell, which each then begin to split and increase in cells and become separate human organisms.
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> Before advanced techniques in micro cellular observations it was believed that it was an equal distribution of a cell split for each twin, but now it is known that there are subtle genetic differences in each separate cell resulting in a twin.
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> Although it was first observed that identical twins seemed to be an exact copy of the other twin, recent studies showed that identical twins are not as completely identical as was first observed. Thus, in a larger sense, this leads to the higher degree of probability in nontwin gestates, even among siblings which is readily observable in nearly all families.
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> Therefore, any political or religious idea that we can all be led or trained to become part of a Zizekian or Marxist utopia of any kind based on one groups' desire for perfection is simply impossible based on the probability of differences in genetic expression. Mr. Zizek would indeed benefit from exposure to modern Zoroastrian philosophy. Therefore: To demand or think possible any kind of utopia which in reality requires sameness, is to date impossible in any human organism. Hope this helps, Katherine
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> --- On Mon, 12/28/09, Special Kain wrote:
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> From: Special Kain
> Subject: AW: [Ushta]
> To: Ushta@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Monday, December 28, 2009, 9:15 AM
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> Dear Ardeshir
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> Frankly, this sounds like Platonism. And I'm allergic to such words as «the true divine».
> As soon as we aknowledge the fact that the world is essentially probabilistic, there are no archetypes or supreme originals anymore. There's only change left, and the world will be whatever we're going to make of it - knowing that the world could have been different from what it is.
> Zarathushtra was proto-Habermasian to the extent that he wanted the best argument to win - neither God's will nor outdated traditions. If we want to take Zarathushtra' s contributions to the history of philosophy seriously, we have to set a new date for the beginning of the Enlightenment movement.
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> Ushta, Dino

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