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Metal 'Snakes' Fall Far Short of Life
ICR ^ | April 6, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.

Posted on 04/06/2009 3:54:04 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts

Metal 'Snakes' Fall Far Short of Life

by Brian Thomas, M.S.*

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratories have observed nickel filings ordering into rows atop a special fluid. With precisely structured electromagnetic fields surrounding them, the snake-like rows undulated in their beakers. The magnetically-motivated metal’s meanderings appeared so lifelike that Wired Science writer Alexis Madrigal suggested the tiny nickel trains can provide “clues about how life originally organized itself.”...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: creation; evolution; idjunkscience; intelligentdesign; nickel

1 posted on 04/06/2009 3:54:05 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: editor-surveyor; metmom; Alamo-Girl; betty boop; GourmetDan; MrB; valkyry1; DaveLoneRanger; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 04/06/2009 3:54:43 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts
“clues about how life originally organized itself.”...

It just decided to one day.

/roll eyes

3 posted on 04/06/2009 3:59:11 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

I wish my life would organize itself. I’m still waiting, tapping my foot every now and then...

;-)


4 posted on 04/06/2009 4:00:17 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: GodGunsGuts
With precisely structured electromagnetic fields surrounding them, the snake-like rows undulated in their beakers.

Didn't we all do this experiment in junior high school? Oh my goodness, the iron filings were *alive* all along! If I'd known, I'm sure I would have had nightmares, like I did about the earthworm dissection!

5 posted on 04/06/2009 4:01:59 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance." ~Sam Brown)
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To: GodGunsGuts
Here is a cool looking metal snake.
6 posted on 04/06/2009 4:02:01 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd: ON)
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To: metmom

...and then when it reached the zenith of complexity, it decided to stop organizing itself and enjoy some much deserved stasis :o)


7 posted on 04/06/2009 4:02:13 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: 6SJ7
Now that is potential heart attack material.
8 posted on 04/06/2009 4:04:33 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: 6SJ7

Wow, NICE! If my sons saw that, they would want one! (I suppose you don’t have to feed it mice, like a real snake ...)


9 posted on 04/06/2009 4:06:29 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance." ~Sam Brown)
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To: GodGunsGuts
Snakey nickle filings, computer generated “evolution”, nylon eaters, aliens seeding earth's life forms: Not exactly where Chuck envisioned the evos would be after 150 years.
10 posted on 04/06/2009 4:10:02 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: GodGunsGuts

Must be nice to have everyone else do your work for you. You just sit back and find some way to make other people’s work prove your theories.


11 posted on 04/06/2009 4:14:58 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Tax-chick

>Didn’t we all do this experiment in junior high school?

I didn’t... but I don’t doubt that some did.


12 posted on 04/06/2009 4:15:33 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Tax-chick
"Didn't we all do this experiment in junior high school?"

Maybe at a movie theater with a hole in the bottom of the popcorn container...

13 posted on 04/06/2009 4:26:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: tacticalogic

We report, you decide :o)


14 posted on 04/06/2009 4:31:45 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts
We report, you decide :o)

When the data is this tangential, and the conclusions this speculative, the most substantial evidence is what's implied in the tactics.

15 posted on 04/06/2009 4:38:44 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: GodGunsGuts

How to flunk yer IQ test:

Become an evolution writer.

How do they come up with these clangers?


16 posted on 04/06/2009 4:40:21 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: tacticalogic

Creation scientists reinterpret the data that the Evos crank out in endless volumes of mostly government funded research journals. Reinterpreting the data is part of science. As such, the government funded Evos are the gift that just keeps on giving and giving and giving :o)


17 posted on 04/06/2009 4:44:16 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: editor-surveyor

They have no choice. It is the product of millions of years of random mutation, plus natural selection hardwiring :o)


18 posted on 04/06/2009 4:45:47 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts

And in the next breath or someone else will tell me that everything they do is wrong and all their research is worthless because they’re starting from a flawed premise :).


19 posted on 04/06/2009 4:47:05 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tacticalogic

Data is data. The proper interpretation means all the difference in the world! That’s why creation scientists are so crucial to science :o)


20 posted on 04/06/2009 4:53:54 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: Cedric

I think they’re Replicators.
Watch out.


21 posted on 04/06/2009 4:56:09 PM PDT by super7man
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To: GodGunsGuts
Data is data. The proper interpretation means all the difference in the world! That’s why creation scientists are so crucial to science :o)

What would be different without them?

22 posted on 04/06/2009 4:57:01 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tacticalogic

There would be no hope of a correct interpretation of origins, cosmology, the created kinds, age of the Earth, geology, etc, etc.


23 posted on 04/06/2009 5:06:15 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts
There would be no hope of a correct interpretation of origins, cosmology, the created kinds, age of the Earth, geology, etc, etc.

Haven't you seen the quote about how when the scientists climb the last mountain, they'll find the theologians there waiting for them?

24 posted on 04/06/2009 5:36:50 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: GodGunsGuts

Thanks for the ping!


25 posted on 04/06/2009 8:09:34 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: GodGunsGuts

Interesting. Thanks for posting.


26 posted on 04/06/2009 8:20:27 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: GodGunsGuts

Oh great- Now PETA is goign to start demanding that we treat metal filings with respect andafford them all the ‘rights’ they desrve! Swell!


27 posted on 04/06/2009 8:26:41 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: tacticalogic; GodGunsGuts; metmom
And in the next breath or someone else will tell me that everything they do is wrong and all their research is worthless because they’re starting from a flawed premise :).

I was thinking more along the lines of dependence on lawsuits to ensure they're relevant. ;)

28 posted on 04/06/2009 8:31:08 PM PDT by tpanther (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing---Edmund Burke)
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To: Cedric
Snakey nickle filings, computer generated “evolution”, nylon eaters, aliens seeding earth's life forms: Not exactly where Chuck envisioned the evos would be after 150 years.

239,513 articles in this archive alone. And if you're really interested, there's more in these really strange buildings called "libraries".

(And you may want to talk to the intelligent design proponents about that "aliens seeding earth's life forms" notion. Seems to be one of their "we don't care who the designer is" default positions.)

29 posted on 04/07/2009 7:56:29 AM PDT by atlaw
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To: GodGunsGuts
Creation scientists reinterpret the data that the Evos crank out in endless volumes of mostly government funded research journals.

You may want to discuss this with your troops. Seems to be an article of faith in the rank and file that "Evolutionists & Friends do not make scientific discoveries."

30 posted on 04/07/2009 8:00:55 AM PDT by atlaw
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To: atlaw

==You may want to discuss this with your troops. Seems to be an article of faith in the rank and file that “Evolutionists & Friends do not make scientific discoveries.”

Virtually all Creationists and IDers are aware that the government funded scientists specializing in evolution pump out volumes and volumes of mostly meaningless data. However, within that data, there are a few gems that are usually missed because the Evos are looking through the lenses of Darwood’s materialist creation myth. When those gems are viewed through the lens of God’s creation, they suddenly begin to sparkle and make sense.


31 posted on 04/07/2009 9:49:06 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts

Do you find that insulting others is a good way to bring people over to your side?


32 posted on 04/07/2009 2:59:36 PM PDT by DevNet (What's past is prologue)
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