Category Archives: Chemistry

RNA Building

So, my copy of Wired arrived Friday.  I finally had a chance to sit down and read it this morning while the boy watched cartoons.  One article was pretty cool.  It described a ‘game’ in which the players tried to … Continue reading

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The Nitrogen Cycle – For Aquarists

I’m going through my older files and pulling some things that I had written long ago and moving them to this blog.  This covers the Nitrogen Cycle and how it impacts an aquarium.  Enjoy. Nitrates, Nitrites and Ammonia are often … Continue reading

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The Emergence of Life – Chapter 3

Selection in Prebiotic Chemistry: Why This… and not that? First Luisi presents us with some basic facts.  If you don’t agree with any of these, let me know. Life on Earth started 3.5 to 3.9 billion years ago.  Probably earlier, … Continue reading

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The Emergence of Life – Chapter 2

Since I’ve been featured in the 40th Carnival of Evolution, I guess I’d better get on the stick and finish this book review. Approaches to the Definitions of Life This chapter takes on two topics.  What is the definition of … Continue reading

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Work Hard, Get the Rewards You Deserve

This is a fascinating story.  Dr. Dan Shechtman is a materials science professor. In the early 80s, he was working at John Hopkins University when he discovered something cool.  An aluminum and manganese alloy formed ordered structures, but did not … Continue reading

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The Emergence of Life – Chapter 1

Chapter 1 – Conceptual Framework of Research on the Origin of Life on Earth The book is not what I expected, in entirety.  At first, I wasn’t sure I liked the direction it was taking.  I think I get it … Continue reading

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Your Inner Fish – Chapter 8

Making Scents The next 3 chapters (8,9, and 10) are further, very specific, examples of how common descent directly affects systems in our bodies.  All mammals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians are descended from a common ancestor that had some traits.  … Continue reading

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Global Warmer – A Primer 3 – The Carbon Cycle

You know, I may have jumped the gun a bit.  But no worries, let’s get some more information about carbon and such down right now.  And here’s the big question: Why are fossil fuels bad for the environment (in terms … Continue reading

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Timeline of Creationism and Science

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been considering the history and accomplishments of science as compared to those for creationism. It took a while, but I have created a timeline of accomplishments and important historical points for both science … Continue reading

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Recent Origins of Life Research

In 2008, the International Society for the Study of Origins of Life, held a symposium on the origins and early evolution of life. 350 scientists from all over the world came together with more than 310 presentations. The journal Origins … Continue reading

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