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Plants Use the Perfect Propeller
CEH ^ | June 16, 2009

Posted on 06/21/2009 4:55:26 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts

June 16, 2009 — What kid hasn’t played with maple seeds to watch them spin in the air like helicopters? Scientists watch them, too. A team from the Netherlands and California found out how they stay in the air for so long without engines to drive them. One would think in an era of advanced aeronautical engineering the physics would all be worked out, but the abstract explains that the seeds know more than the engineers do...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antisciencecrap; christiancultsect; creation; evolution; fools; goodgodimnutz; intelligentdesign; ragingyechardon; science; stupidisasstupiddoes
Coolio!...

After you read the article, check out this Closeup of a maple seed propeller in action

1 posted on 06/21/2009 4:55:26 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: editor-surveyor; metmom; Alamo-Girl; betty boop; GourmetDan; MrB; valkyry1; DaveLoneRanger; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 06/21/2009 4:56:09 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts

Wow. A billion years of evolution beats 5 years of engineering school.

Who’da thunk it?


3 posted on 06/21/2009 4:58:33 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 153 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: GodGunsGuts

Anybody want some ? All I know is they all end up in my gutters. The Silver Maples are the worst offenders.


4 posted on 06/21/2009 5:02:39 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: null and void

Actually God’s perfect creation beats a billion years and 5 years of engineering.


5 posted on 06/21/2009 5:08:30 PM PDT by fish hawk (The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: GodGunsGuts

If you ever thought about it, the pitch depends on the moisture content which reflects the weight.


6 posted on 06/21/2009 5:23:33 PM PDT by OldEagle
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To: GodGunsGuts

Another example of scienists learning from the materialistic Universe. Thanks for the post.


7 posted on 06/21/2009 5:26:10 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: null and void

So.... did the ‘trees’ evolve wings on their seeds, or did they always have wings?


8 posted on 06/21/2009 5:31:39 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: null and void

I’m old enough to remember a grade school teacher saying that nothing would ever beat Gods perfect insulator, goose down.


9 posted on 06/21/2009 5:36:19 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries for the American farmer.)
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To: GodGunsGuts

bump


10 posted on 06/21/2009 5:59:09 PM PDT by dcwusmc (We need to make government so small that it can be drowned in a bathtub.)
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To: UB355
All I know is they all end up in my gutters.

I was going to mention that. I think they are developing eyes.

Also, their wings are not smooth at all. The veins are very prominent.

11 posted on 06/21/2009 7:08:43 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: GodGunsGuts

“Random mutations” produced something superior to what our best and brightest have ever designed after decades of concerted effort.

This surely points to no Designer!

/sarc


12 posted on 06/21/2009 7:09:17 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (A society that doesn't protect its children doesn't deserve to survive.)
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To: GodGunsGuts

Thanks for the ping!


13 posted on 06/21/2009 9:05:03 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: GodGunsGuts

Isn’t evolution a wondrous thing?


14 posted on 06/22/2009 1:19:13 AM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: fish hawk

“Actually God’s perfect creation beats a billion years and 5 years of engineering.”

Is creation actually perfect?


15 posted on 06/22/2009 8:24:22 AM PDT by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: Buck W.

It was at the time He created it. “And God said, it is good”. Things started falling apart when sin got involved through man. But, look around, can you not find some perfect beauty to talk about. In my life, I live in Maui, was born and raised in the N. Calif. redwoods on a wild river and have been up in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Looks pretty good to me, not counting my month in Alaska.


16 posted on 06/22/2009 9:46:57 AM PDT by fish hawk (The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: fish hawk

Thank you for the sincere response.


17 posted on 06/22/2009 11:05:49 AM PDT by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: Buck W.
What I did I call an Archie Bunker as he used to do this all the time. I looked it up and it is called a Barbarism or a Solecism. Remember that comic who made his whole act by using the wrong words? (Norm Crosby)He always was putting women up on a pinochle instead of a pinnacle. I had a carpenter friend once tell me that he was a taxidermist, he could hammer with either hand. LOL I didn't have the heart to correct him.And my step dad, bless his kind soul, always had "migrating headaches".
18 posted on 06/22/2009 11:34:58 AM PDT by fish hawk (The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Jeff Gordon

“Isn’t evolution a wondrous thing?”

Yes it is ... Which leads me to the final sentence of Steve Jones’ “Darwin’s Ghost - The Origin of Species Updated.”

“There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one: and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”


19 posted on 06/23/2009 11:42:43 AM PDT by OldNavyVet ("About a thousand genes are shared by every organism, however simple or complicated ." -- Jones)
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To: OldNavyVet

I am in awe of the omnipotent God who was able to create all that is based upon the substance and laws that he gave us in that very first Planck second.


20 posted on 06/23/2009 11:49:37 AM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Jeff Gordon

It’s awesome regardless,
but time is meaningless to the Creator of time.


21 posted on 06/23/2009 11:51:17 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Jeff Gordon

“I am in awe of the omnipotent God “

Moving one step up, I’m in awe of what I’d call a transcendent God.


22 posted on 06/23/2009 11:59:41 AM PDT by OldNavyVet ("About a thousand genes are shared by every organism, however simple or complicated ." -- Jones)
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To: GodGunsGuts

OK.....maple tree seeds are cool.

So are dandelion seeds.

AND............?


23 posted on 06/24/2009 7:05:09 AM PDT by ElectricStrawberry (27th Infantry Regiment....cut in half during the Clinton years...)
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