In article <5dni5v$ptv at news.ox.ac.uk>,
patrick at gryphon.psych.ox.ac.uk (Patrick Juola) wrote:
:I'm saying that it does not do so by binding more tightly to the blood
:hemoglobin than oxygen does.
Hmm. Not completely true. I don't rem binding params for CO2 versus O2. But one
heamoglobin can bind 4 O2 and only 1 CO2.
A man conducting a gee-whizz science show with fifty thousand dollars' worth of
Frankenstein equipment is not doing anything scientific if he knows beforehand
what the results of his efforts are going to be. A motorcycle mechanic, on the
other hand, who honks the horn to see if the battery works is informally
conducting a true scientific experiment.
Robert M. Pirsig
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