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Gallbladders = Evil

Postby linuxgirlie » Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:03 pm

I have found a new evil in the world....and for once its not a software company....gallbladders! :evil:
Got rushed to A&E and had to spend a week in hospital :cry: recovering now, but still very very sore, apparently it was pus-filled and infected...lovely image.

Oh well, at least it means I can spend some time at home coding.

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Postby Marrea » Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:31 pm

Hi Jo

That sounds really nasty. :(

Glad to hear you're on the mend. All good wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Postby Dutch_Master » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:11 pm

Best wishes indeed. Every disadvantage has advantage in it ;) (hint: wordplay :))
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Postby towy71 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:32 pm

ouch ouch ouch, hope you're better soon ;-)
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Postby Rhakios » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:43 pm

Tom Lehrer wrote:I'm sure you're all aware that this week is National Gall Bladder Week, and so as sort of an educational feature at this point I thought I would acquaint you with some of the results of my recent researches into the career of the late Doctor Samuel Gall, inventor of the gall bladder, which certainly ranks as one of the more important technological advances since the invention of the joy buzzer and the dribble glass.
Dr. Gall's faith in his invention was so dramatically vindicated last year, as you no doubt recall, when, for the first time in history in a nationwide poll, the gall bladder was voted among the top ten organs. His educational career began, interestingly enough, in agricultural school, where he majored in animal husbandry, until they... caught him at it one day... whereupon he switched to the field of medicine, in which field he also won renown as the inventor of gargling, which prior to that time had been practised only furtively by a remote tribe in the Andes who passed the secret down from father to son as part of their oral tradition.
He soon became a specialist, specialising in diseases of the rich. He was therefore able to retire at an early age... to the land we all dream about: sunny Mexico, of course.


If I had my gall bladder removed, there might not be so much bile in my posts. :)

Get well soon.
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Postby flashdangerpants » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:32 pm

do you have to wait for an organ donor to die now so you can have their gall bladder put in? or can family members each donate ~ 10% of theirs so you can lead a happy and healthy life again?
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Postby nordle » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:16 am

Dara O' Briain hit on something when he said something similar.

"There is no God, I mean what kind of eegit would design a body where by a pointless component (such as the Spleen) could randomly decide one morning to frickin kill you!"

He also commented on human design and how we still manage to gnaw off chunks in the inside of out cheeks when eating, and frankly intelligent design would not allow such a thing to happen.

He's not a standup comic, he's a genius!

Oh yeah, and get well soon Linuxgirlie, are you sure your gallbladder isn't an MS one?
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Postby guy » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:06 pm

nordle wrote:Dara O' Briain hit on something when he said ... frankly intelligent design would not allow such a thing to happen.


Here's a good one for all you Intelligent Designers out there:

The human eye is often quoted (I nearly said "held up") as an example of intelligent design, and hence proof of God's existence, because it is deemed too complex to have arisen through chance mutation.

An interesting factiod about human vision is that our eyes are constantly moving around, even when we think we are staring fixedly. This is necessary because the light-sensitive cells of the retina lie behind the blood vessels which feed them. If an eye stayed completely still, the blood vessels would block vision behind them and we would see them superimposed on the world. By constantly changing the angle of view and applying a smoothing algorithm, our vision system removes these blood vessels from view and we are unaware of them.

Compare this with the eyes of the squid family. Their eyes are similar to ours in many ways, but their retina lies in front of the blood vessels. So a squid does not need to mess with movements and smoothing.

Conclusion: God favours squid above humans. We know this because he designed their eyes more intelligently.

(OK I confess, I do actually believe in "God" - just, I hate it when ****wits with an axe to grind put forward lousy arguments when there are much better ones to be made).
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Postby flashdangerpants » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:09 pm

do squid have gall bladders?
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Postby nordle » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:49 pm

guy wrote:
nordle wrote:Dara O' Briain hit on something when he said ... frankly intelligent design would not allow such a thing to happen.


Here's a good one for all you Intelligent Designers out there:

The human eye is often quoted (I nearly said "held up") as an example of intelligent design, and hence proof of God's existence, because it is deemed too complex to have arisen through chance mutation.


Wow. Funnily enough Dara also had a theory on eyes, which was simply this. Bunch of blind monkeys bumbling around having sex when they occassionaly stumble across the correct species and opposite gender. Freakily one monkey with a hint of vision does a damn site better job of surviving and reproducing. Several generations down and a freaky one eyed monkey develops two eyes, now who's the daddy!?

I assume thats were the saying "In the land of the blind the one eyed monkey is king" comes from.

guy wrote:(OK I confess, I do actually believe in "God" - just, I hate it when ****wits with an axe to grind put forward lousy arguments when there are much better ones to be made).

Without going way OT and getting all weird and religious, I'll simply say I came to the conclusion that humans brains just don't have the mechanism/capacity to even begin to contemplate what/who God is or isn't. Who, what, where, when, why and how just don't come even vaguely close. We generally try to quantify stuff, measure it, what we can see, smell, touch, taste, analyse through time and space, four dimensions, or even simply what we believe to understand something as. Quite possibly none of these things apply.

mmmm...... think i need some sleep :)
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Postby Rhakios » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:55 pm

flashdangerpants wrote:do squid have gall bladders?


No.
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Postby SootynSweep » Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:02 pm

Hi linuxgirlie,

Sorry to hear about your bad news. Hope you are feeling better and on the way to recovery.

Bummer having to go to hospital :-(

I checked into a clinic last 24th December (yeah, xmas eve) in the afternoon/evening the surgeon got the chainsaw out and cut the back of my head off - ouch!

After removing the offending tumour from my brain he sealed things up with some metal plates (good stuff, I'm full of titanium)

Oh my, strange xmas.
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Postby linuxgirlie » Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:33 pm

Thanks everyone for the posts, they cheered me up!

Sorry to hear about your op sooty, hope everything is better now.

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