Category Archives: Chemistry

Dietary Supplements

Below are five aspects of the modern epoch, each suggesting supplementation of the human diet with extracted inner-nutrients of ordinary plants:

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The Biochemical-Industrial Complexes

Dwight D. Eisenhower photo portrait.

Raising the Issue

In his farewell address, President Dwight Eisenhower warned the nation that a military-industrial complex, led by interests within the government, the military, and those industries supplying the military, could stray from the original intent of national defense towards personal interest. Continue reading

Crops for the Insatiable Appetite

In season, pollen grains containing trillions of genetically engineered gametes slip across boundaries into small, private farms where they have their way with local daughter gametes. Far from offering to pay child support, one large agribusiness insists instead upon receiving a stud fee. As hoots go, this would be grand, but our judicial system does one better. It holds the issue up to an earlier, wrong decision and considers the required stud fee quite sensible.

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Size and Other Weighty Matters

On October 25, 2009, CBS Sunday Morning tackled the multifaceted issue of obesity. Here I look at some of the topics covered.

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The Physics of Cancer and Tissue Regeneration

In biology, turgor pressure or turgidity is th...

Inner Tugor Pressure upon Cell Walls

Here I hypothesize a pressure sensitive reaction that is a gateway to cellular mitosis. Were this to be so, then as little as a weakened inter-cellular affinity among neoplastic cells would reveal jostling as a trigger for mitosis in a cohesive tumor. Accordingly more of such cells would undergo necrosis when exposed concurrently to both jostling and cytotoxins specific to mitosis.

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Evolution

Charles Darwin (1809-1882) at age 7. The paint...

About fifty years ago I read what must have been a young adult’s version of The Voyage of the Beagle. Along with Charles Darwin himself, many have drawn inferences from the basic premise that in the process of life generating itself, there are variations along with a tendency for survival among those whose acquired variants are, in hindsight, referred to as best adapted to their environment.

In the now that was his time, the lad, portrayed here, was about to enrich, confuse or do worse to mankind. This, his portrait, could have, but didn’t simply disappear into some attic.

Without claims of novelty or obscurity, I now add to those conclusions my own.

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