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Mitochondria | Result: Kept[edit]

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  1. Not missional.Castaigne (talk) 20:37, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
  2. Agreed not missional Bubba41102Taste the shortness 20:39, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
  3. No thanks. It was an uphill struggle to reduce the number of "pure science" articles last time round. This has no relevance to the mission. BicyclewheelModerator 20:46, 5 May 2015 (UTC)


  1. seems like missional elements exist. ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 20:44, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
  2. I seem to be counsel for the devil today. Nonetheless it can be made missional w.r.t anti-oxidant crazes, endosymbiosis, and probably more, and a general overview wouldn't be a bad thing to have on the page also. WalkerWalkerWalker 20:45, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
  3. Agree, could be topical. For instance The rebranding of autism by antivaccinationists as a mitochondrial disorder, Mitochondrial Eve, etc. Also I did a search for "mitochondrial woo" but only found research by DK Woo on the subject. Keep it up, Dr. Woo. --SpecialFFrog (talk) 20:50, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
  4. Could be made missional. Like horizontal gene transfer, understanding the origins of mitochondria can play a part in debunking simplistic creationist views of genetics. CamelCasePragmatist (talk) 20:59, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
  5. Mitochondria woo is a real thing, and I don't see a page on that. The woo is so powerful that it causes fictional New York cops to forget the plot when they go to a sequel. That's just awful. Narky SawtoothNarky.png (BoN is paranoid!) 21:03, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
    If it were an article focusing on mitochondria woo, I'd support it. But for just an article about mitochondria, just go to Wikipedia. --Castaigne (talk) 21:23, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
    Your command is my wish, sir. Allow some time, perchance, that it may be set upon the course you seek? WalkerWalkerWalker 21:27, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
    (In Picard voice) Bake it so. --Castaigne (talk) 22:15, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
    I'm saying that we should make it about the woo. Mine's a "keep and change" vote. Narky SawtoothNarky.png (BoN is paranoid!) 22:14, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
  6. Missional. Merge with the userspace article. FU22YC47P07470 (talk/stalk) 21:11, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
  7. There's plenty of interesting stuff to be said about mitochondria. Not super-missional at the moment, but it's a fresh new article, let's give it some time. (talk) 21:49, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
    As noted below, the article already exists. CorruptUser (talk) 21:57, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
    Mitochondrion is a redirect to a userspace version, which is less about woo/IDiots/c. than mitochondria, but there's probably some stuff to use in both. WalkerWalkerWalker 22:00, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
  8. What the above people said. Carpetsmoker (talk) 22:43, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
  9. This is the deciding vote. Peace. AgingHippie (talk) 17:23, 6 May 2015 (UTC)


  1. Might be good to have a section somewhere as part of a cancer or genetics page, not sure if it deserves its own page. CorruptUser (talk) 20:43, 5 May 2015 (UTC)