Splitting Cells

July 20, 2011 · Posted in Physical Supernatural, Technology 

Well, you know the way they found out that splitting atoms allowed us to harness the full extent of nuclear power?

What I was wondering was, could we split cells to find out the full extent of the human brain. Thoughts?

5 Responses to “Splitting Cells”

  1. Arsham Mecanic Mirshah on July 20th, 2011 10:44 am

    What would we learn by splitting the atoms of the brain?

    Aren't they composed of the same material that are being split in the particle accelerators? I'm not sure, please fill me in!

  2. Seán Glasheen on July 20th, 2011 12:08 pm

    I'm not so sure myself… but if we did split the atoms of the brain, could that let us use the other 90% of our brain that we don't already use?
    And if it does, who knows what a person would be able to do… thoughts?

  3. Arsham Mirshah on July 20th, 2011 1:08 pm

    Ah, yeah, that would be awesome — Neuroscience is so cool!

    I think we already use more than 90% of our brain… but who knows.

    Anyway, when is the particle accelerator in Sweeden supposed to collide the two atoms?

  4. Ryan on July 21st, 2011 2:20 am

    Wouldn't splitting a cell just create a new cell or kill the cell you just split leaving a dead cell.

  5. Arsham Mirshah on July 21st, 2011 12:56 pm

    I think splitting cells into smaller pieces is teaching scientists what the universe is ACTUALLY made of — If we know that, then we can start controlling atoms more easily — does that make sense?

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