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General Discussion / Epigenetic
« Last post by Saskia L on October 19, 2019, 07:13:42 PM »
Basically Epigenetic studies how environmental factors can modify the DNA. The fascinating part of it is to study how experiences can actually not only have effects on our health and psychological well being  but on our children's health and psychological well being as well. Stress, depression, negative life experiences will have deep effects on our DNA and will actually keep harming the next generation... The positive points is that DNA can be fixed, simply by solving the issues...
https://bscb.org/learning-resources/softcell-e-learning/epigenetics-its-not-just-genes-that-make-us/ for example as it is quite a simple article...

''Even more surprisingly, some data seems to suggest that grandchildren of women who were pregnant during the Hunger Winter experience some of these effects. From what we have already discussed, this strongly suggests an epigenetic mechanism. In fact, research with the Dutch Hunger Winter families continues, and a recent study looking at a gene galled IGF2 found lower levels of the methyl tag in the DNA of this gene in individuals exposed to the famine before birth. Although IGF2 may not itself be involved in the increased risk of poor health in these people, it shows that epigenetic effects (i.e. reduction of the number of methyl tags on particular genes) that are produced before birth can last for many decades. Studies in animals have also found that the diet of the mother can have effects on her offspring. For example, feeding sheep a diet lacking the types of food required to make methyl groups leads to offspring with altered patterns of DNA methylation and which have higher than expected rates of certain health problems.''
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FILM/TV/MUSIC/Art etc... / Re: The Joker Joachim Phoenix
« Last post by AnsleyL on October 19, 2019, 05:51:28 PM »
That’s what I heard.. haven’t seen it.. waiting til it’s on demand tv
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FILM/TV/MUSIC/Art etc... / Re: LOU REED -- Worst to Best albums
« Last post by AnsleyL on October 19, 2019, 05:50:53 PM »
Transformer, street hassle, Coney Island baby and blue mask are classics
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FILM/TV/MUSIC/Art etc... / Re: LOU REED -- Worst to Best albums
« Last post by TA Epley on October 19, 2019, 05:02:29 PM »
Always felt there was a huge quality drop off between the Velvets and Lou’s solo discography, not that it’s all bad, just never enough to really pull me in. I owe The Blue Mask another listen for sure. I’ve always found John Cale’s solo work richer and more varied, but he doesn’t have 10% of the street cred.,for whatever reason.
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FILM/TV/MUSIC/Art etc... / The Joker Joachim Phoenix
« Last post by Saskia L on October 19, 2019, 04:01:29 PM »
Your opinion about the movie.  I wasn't too impressed watching it, even if few themes in the movie are interesting. I liked the idea that the joker and batman are actually half brothers, both mentally unstable, both missing their parents and most importantly missing  a solid father figure but with two different ways to be insane, one is trying to fix society while the other one wants to bring it in chaos. I liked as well to think about all those little daily annoyances piling up until it's unbearable. I also liked the speech about the general indifference from everyone...
Still the movie is far from being a revolution, a master piece or a shock. Joachim Phoenix is very good.
The more I think about it, the more I wonder, but is it just  a mere remake of Taxi Driver blended with Dc comics?
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FILM/TV/MUSIC/Art etc... / Re: Museum of the OVERRATED
« Last post by Saskia L on October 19, 2019, 03:44:56 PM »
I think my biggest concern with all the fashionable Godard hatred is that it tends to minimize his very few serious contributions to film art. Contempt & Pierre Le Fou are masterpieces, while Band of Outsiders and Breathless are rather dull, but with moments of inspired brilliance worthy of experiencing. I’d just hate for him to be dismissed out of hand, without giving the devil his due.



I don't hate him and won't deny the importance of the Nouvelle Vague either, let's just say it never been my cup of tea...
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FILM/TV/MUSIC/Art etc... / Re: Leonard COHEN - Worst to Best Albums
« Last post by Saskia L on October 19, 2019, 03:42:01 PM »
None of his albums are bad, so I disagree with ''worst to best''...
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FILM/TV/MUSIC/Art etc... / Re: Al PACINO's Top 10 best films -- Ranked
« Last post by AnsleyL on October 18, 2019, 10:40:33 PM »
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FILM/TV/MUSIC/Art etc... / Re: What you LISTENING to?
« Last post by TA Epley on October 18, 2019, 10:35:42 PM »
The single version of “Outdoor Miner” is much, much better than the version on “Chairs Missing”, which, in turn, is the weakest of their albums from the late 70’s.

I would suggest “Pink Flag” as their best LP and “Blessed State” as their best track.
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General Discussion / Re: YES...
« Last post by Neil C on October 18, 2019, 08:42:49 PM »
I'm here, just buried at work since you started this up.
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