BIOLOGICAL ALCHEMY !

Steve Hinkson sphinkson at worldnet.att.net
Thu Jul 8 19:10:15 EST 1999


PZ
Well said...
but the obvious answer, I believe, was beside the point ?
*grin*

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
> sprouts.
>
> [snip]
>
> --
> PZ Myers






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