(05-22-2016, 04:05 AM)Octo Wrote:(05-21-2016, 08:57 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote: we were all primed for this change to take place eons ago
every man woman and child has "junk" dna
it is not junk
I always claimed this. There is no "junk DNA". It's more likely blank space for writable stuff.
i call it 'mitochondrial dna'
that might not be accurate but it is how i refer to it.
apparently, mitochondrial dna is passed down by the mother.
it is an interesting story
'Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is a cool relic from our evolutionary past. Instead of just two copies per cell like our chromosomes, our cells have many more copies of mtDNA.
And unlike the rest of our DNA, mtDNA is found outside of the nucleus. It also passes from mom to kids; in fact, dad's is destroyed right after an egg is fertilized!
This weird DNA is found in little compartments in our cells called mitochondria. A mitochondrion's job is to make energy for the cell. Why would the cell's "powerhouse" have its own DNA?
Because it used to be a creature living on its own. Or at least that is what scientists believe.'
Just Plain Nuts.