Re: green edge appearing in yellow = mit rec!
RE:>>Again not a single argument why my explanation of a green edge
appearing in a
yellow plant is wrong let alone an alternative explanation.
Good morning, Ben.
I can't speak for Jim Hawes or Joe, but I can speak somewhat about
the scientific method of investigation. I think that in this country,
if a researcher makes a bold statement, posits an hypothesis, or similarly
takes a position that is contrarym or posits a new explanation, to a previously
recognized phenomena, it is my understanding that that researcher has the
obligation to provide research evidence to support that hypothesis.
This is not for others to do. You're the one with the theory, so
asking Joe is simply asking you to provide support. Seems reasonable
enough. Fortunately, there does seem to be a fair amount of literature
reviewing this topic and quite a bit that is supportive. You are not alone.
Since it is not up to others to prove that you are wrong but up to you
to prove that you are right, you're having lots of questions proffered.
Others MAY choose to perform research that lends support to or refutes
the hypothesis, but until the hypothesis is either substantiated by valid
and reliable research by both the researcher themselves AND others, the
hypothesis may not be well accepted. You know this, I'm just reiterating
With that said, I will say thank you for pointing us to the web for
further research on the process of mitotic recombination. There IS
a lot of info on this, and these sites may be of interest to others in
search of questions or answers.
Of those I read, this next one provided info that seemed most germaine
to this discussion from the view point of researchers examining similar
A good one for this lay investigator was the following site that provided
substantial definitions and explanations of what mitotic recombination
IS--an important element for understanding of this discussion.
And this one, that helps to explain what a gene is (yes, that would
be good to understand):
Because I do want a little sleep tonight, this one focuses on the mitotic
recombination and homologous recombination, perhaps exactly the phenomena
to which you refer. I don't know if it is safe to draw the conculsions
that you draw, but that will be left up to you and others who know what
they are doing. http://www.rochester.edu/College/BIO/Ray_Research/Ray_home3.html
Finally, having access to the genome map for A. Thaliana helps investigators
better understand the researchers and their results. There is even
some modicum of hope for me!
However, now that Bevie has brought up frogs, I am having some
difficulty envisioning the DNA of a frog, held out end to end, that stretches
over a length of about 10 meters and coming from a single cell that I could
barely see. Just how does that work? :-)
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