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    WARSAW, Poland -- Researchers believe they have identified the remains of Nicolaus Copernicus by comparing DNA from a skeleton they have found with that of hair retrieved from one of the 16th-century astronomer's books.
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  • #2
    Re: Interesting - Copernicus' remains found?

    I thought it was very hard to get DNA from bones buried for so long?

    Either way, I would love to see the computer generated face they have for Copernicus. :)
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    • #3
      Re: Interesting - Copernicus' remains found?

      I'm suddenly reminded of Monty Python's "Decomposing Composers". :p
      Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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      • #4
        Re: Interesting - Copernicus' remains found?

        Clone the great minds and send them through MIT...

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          Re: Interesting - Copernicus' remains found?

          Originally posted by llPANCHOll View Post
          Clone the great minds and send them through MIT...
          There are people who would clone a departed pet rather than adopt one, and I have the same feeling towards that.

          There are plenty of smart people already on the planet now who can't afford MIT. Give them the scholarship. (I almost made it through 4 years there on an inheritance before I ran out of money, and was too dumb, money-wise, to acquire enough to complete. In particular, I didn't want the strings associated with such money.)
          Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

          snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

          Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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          • #6
            Re: Interesting - Copernicus' remains found?

            Originally posted by ScratchMonkey View Post
            There are people who would clone a departed pet rather than adopt one, and I have the same feeling towards that.

            There are plenty of smart people already on the planet now who can't afford MIT. Give them the scholarship. (I almost made it through 4 years there on an inheritance before I ran out of money, and was too dumb, money-wise, to acquire enough to complete. In particular, I didn't want the strings associated with such money.)
            Off topic, but where did you end up finishing college from if it wasn't MIT?
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            • #7
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              I didn't. No degree here.
              Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

              snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

              Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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              • #8
                Re: Interesting - Copernicus' remains found?

                Originally posted by ScratchMonkey View Post
                I didn't. No degree here.
                *fumbles with mouth*

                Any plans on getting one in the future?
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                • #9
                  Re: Interesting - Copernicus' remains found?

                  I would love to go back and finish, but there's two hurdles: One, I have to get through the application process again. Two, I have to pay a king's ransom in tuition. I think it's only slightly less expensive than bailing out a major bank. At the moment, I don't need the piece of paper, so the main reason to go back would be for the experience. And that probably looks bad to the admission people, who'd rather admit someone young and starry-eyed who will provide them with long years of alumni contributions.
                  Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

                  snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

                  Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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                  • #10
                    Re: Interesting - Copernicus' remains found?

                    Originally posted by llPANCHOll View Post
                    Clone the great minds and send them through MIT...

                    Originally posted by ScratchMonkey View Post
                    There are people who would clone a departed pet rather than adopt one, and I have the same feeling towards that.

                    There are plenty of smart people already on the planet now who can't afford MIT. Give them the scholarship. (I almost made it through 4 years there on an inheritance before I ran out of money, and was too dumb, money-wise, to acquire enough to complete. In particular, I didn't want the strings associated with such money.)
                    Jesus man... Lighten up.... Merely a quip...

                    That last part was great... Priceless...

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                    • #11
                      Re: Interesting - Copernicus' remains found?

                      Originally posted by ScratchMonkey View Post
                      I would love to go back and finish, but there's two hurdles: One, I have to get through the application process again. Two, I have to pay a king's ransom in tuition. I think it's only slightly less expensive than bailing out a major bank. At the moment, I don't need the piece of paper, so the main reason to go back would be for the experience. And that probably looks bad to the admission people, who'd rather admit someone young and starry-eyed who will provide them with long years of alumni contributions.
                      :icon_lol: That is so true.
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