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Colonel Sharp
August 12th, 2005, 08:36 PM
I went to a cool presentation about this at Princeton by the head scientist, check it out, it could be the 'cure' to the Ancients plauge!

http://www.livescience.com/animalworld/050310_talking_bacteria.html

_Owen_
August 12th, 2005, 08:47 PM
That is very cool. Even if it would not be able to cure the Ancient Plauge it may very likley cause many other problems. But most of all it is interesting for its' scientific value. Even if it is never used for anything, the fact that bacteria can speak in many diffrent languages, to other species of bacteria, is interesting.

However it does offer great opportunity for the creation of great new anti-biotics.

Owen Macri

Colonel Sharp
August 12th, 2005, 08:54 PM
Very true, the scientists plan for it is that when they develope it, it will probably be the 'mericle drug' because, like the flu virus, viruses adapt to whatever is killing them and the drug no longer works. This will be good because it is not killing them, it is merely 'shutting them up'

_Owen_
August 12th, 2005, 08:55 PM
Yes, think how would we fight a war if everyone was blind and deaf. We wouldn't be getting very far now would we!

Owen Macri

Colonel Sharp
August 12th, 2005, 09:02 PM
lol:
(During world war two)
*imagines people running around in circles bumping into eachother*
"Are you German!?"
(in german)
"What?!"
"ARE YOU GERMAN?!"
(in german)
"WHAT?!"

_Owen_
August 12th, 2005, 09:14 PM
LOL I would watch that movie!

Owen Macri

Colonel Sharp
August 12th, 2005, 09:20 PM
Anyway, back on topic (This is not going to turn into funky town)

What does everyone else think?

(I gtg for now guys, I need some rest, its 1:20 in the morning here)

_Owen_
August 12th, 2005, 10:02 PM
I would just like to say that this strategy has been used before and is still being used today. In war, the military may try to jam the enemies radio signals to prevent them from comunication and disorienting them.

Owen Macri

captain keys
August 13th, 2005, 03:25 AM
thats cool how did you learn about it??

Jarnin
August 13th, 2005, 05:48 AM
it could be the 'cure' to the Ancients plauge!
Ehem... P-L-A-G-U-E.

And the only way this could be a cure to the ancient plague is if it's bacteria that is causing it, which is probably not the case. If it's a virus, this does nothing.

But for the real world, it's a neato discovery.

Colonel Sharp
August 13th, 2005, 09:31 AM
thats cool how did you learn about it??
Saw a persentation by the head scientist, it was really cool




Ehem... P-L-A-G-U-E.

And the only way this could be a cure to the ancient plague is if it's bacteria that is causing it, which is probably not the case. If it's a virus, this does nothing.

But for the real world, it's a neato discovery.
hmph, you people and your fancy six letter words...anyway, one of my points is, if we're finiding out how to do this to bacteria, wouldn't you think the ancients could figure out how to do this for their 'plauge'? Even if their plauge isn't bacteria based, you'd think the ancients would be able to come up with a cure.

_Owen_
August 15th, 2005, 09:30 PM
Stargate aside, this discovery has incredible potential.

Owen Macri

Colonel Sharp
August 16th, 2005, 06:18 PM
Definitly, it's the new age of antibiotics.

_Owen_
August 24th, 2005, 10:43 PM
Of course it is, it is a completley diffrent approach at killing bacteria, as it wouldn't directly kill them.

Owen Macri

nimitz
August 25th, 2005, 06:10 AM
We could tell the bacteria to kill theselves or to stop reproducing.How cool would that be.

_Owen_
August 25th, 2005, 08:47 AM
Yes, but that is assuming they follow some kind of chain of command. Otherwise they would simply hear a voice saying "kill yourself!" Why would they listen? Now if they followed a chain of command and they recieved and order from their supperior, then they would have to follow the order.

Owen Macri

nimitz
August 25th, 2005, 09:14 AM
there only bacteria they have no brain.

_Owen_
August 27th, 2005, 09:48 PM
I know, and assuming they follow orders, then we can easily give them instructions.

Owen Macri