BIOLOGICAL ALCHEMY !
sphinkson at worldnet.att.net
Thu Jul 8 19:10:15 EST 1999
but the obvious answer, I believe, was beside the point ?
PZ Myers wrote:
> In article <7m33o3$n6t$1 at nnrp1.deja.com>, rmcelwaine at briefcase.com wrote:
> > BIOLOGICAL ALCHEMY !
> > ( ANOTHER Form of COLD FUSION ! )
> > ( ALTERNATIVE Heavy Element Creation in Universe ! )
> > A very simple experiment can demonstrate (PROVE) the
> > FACT of " BIOLOGICAL TRANSMUTATIONS " (reactions like Mg + O
> > --> Ca, Si + C --> Ca, K + H --> Ca, N2 --> CO, etc.), as
> > described in the BOOK " Biological Transmutations " by Louis
> > Kervran, [1972 Edition is BEST.], and in Chapter 17 of the
> > book "THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS " by Peter Tompkins and
> > Christopher Bird, 1973:
> > (1) Obtain a good sample of plant seeds, all of the same
> > kind. [Some kinds might work better that others.]
> > (2) Divide the sample into two groups of equal weight
> > and number.
> > (3) Sprout one group in distilled water on filter paper
> > for three or four weeks.
> > (4) Separately incinerate both groups.
> > (5) Weigh the residue from each group. [The residue of
> > the sprouted group will usually weigh at least
> > SEVERAL PERCENT MORE than the other group.]
> Yes indeedy.
> 6 CO2 + 6 H2O --> C6H12O6 + 6 O2
> They make sugar from air, water, and sunlight. It's called photosynthesis.
> Ever hear of it?
> > (6) Analyze quantitatively the residue of each group for
> > mineral content. [ Some of the mineral atoms of the
> > sprouted group have been TRANSMUTED into heavier
> > mineral elements by FUSING with atoms of oxygen,
> > hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, etc..]
> Nonsense. Analyze 'em quantitatively, and you won't find any surprises. If
> transmutation were going on, you'd have cooked vegetables instead of growing
> PZ Myers
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