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    Re: Midterms: The Kavenaugh Komplication

    That was my first concern.


    A photo of teenage Obama in a Panama hat, looking like a gangster, is a very important insight into character for the right wing...but a teenager who molested a young...
  2. Re: Natural history of the water basin in my garden

    Moreover, as I learned from Bruce, the abundance of a certain species might depend on a number of variables, such as temperature, turbidity, sunlight, predators, prey...such that the overall...
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    This is, to my eye, a Tetrahymena like ciliate. You can just make out the longitudinal ridges and furrows running from stem to stern:

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  4. Re: Natural history of the water basin in my garden

    I showed this critter to Miyako-san, who walked by the microscope, and she said that it is tsurigane-mushi, which translates as "bell protozoa":

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  5. Re: Natural history of the water basin in my garden

    I think that this is either a cyst stage, early developing, or dead rotifer:


    https://photos.smugmug.com/Protozoa/i-2xRC2SZ/0/35c18076/XL/PRZ0004-XL.jpg


    Rotifers are animals, and very cool....
  6. Natural history of the water basin in my garden

    In the flower garden beside my house there is a broken off base of a pottery basin. In the winter and spring it was frequently dry, but I started keeping it filled with water for the neighborhood...
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    Re: Music for Interstellar Overdrive

    https://youtu.be/w05YIk0Hu2Y
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    Music for Interstellar Overdrive

    https://youtu.be/IuEEEwgdAZs
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    Re: Pond yachts in fin de siecle Paris

    https://youtu.be/UxrTfLn_Nv8
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    Re: Pond yachts in fin de siecle Paris

    https://youtu.be/aohXOpKtns0
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    Re: Pond yachts in fin de siecle Paris

    https://youtu.be/FYHF3a9R5DY
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    Re: Your micro videos of the day

    Earlier this year I tried to find the earliest references in the literature to gliding motility in the apicomplexans; namely, gregarines, which are parasites within the guts of insects and worms, and...
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    Re: Your micro videos of the day

    Gliding motility in Myxococcus xanthus:



    https://youtu.be/tstc6doiNCU



    More info here:
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    Re: Your micro videos of the day

    Oh, that is very strange, because gliding motility requires a substrate, such as a glass slide; and involves the body, not a flagellum.

    Although, I have heard that mammalian sperm have a type of...
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    Re: Better than a Mirage?

    Oh.

    As Gilda Radner would say, nevermind.
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    Re: Better than a Mirage?

    A few weeks ago in Montana I saw a black Mirage for sale at a yard sale. It is the boat that I learned to roll, in 1979 or so. I was very tempted to buy it.

    If the Perception Mirage is what you...
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    Re: Your micro videos of the day

    More movies on tethered bacteria spinning, and reference to the original paper in Nature by Silverman and Simon (1974):


    http://www.rowland.harvard.edu/labs/bacteria/movies/tethered.php
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    Re: Cambrian age microfossils

    Yes, it is a tome. Easier to ask a post-doc... We have the same microscope, but only a monochrome camera, albeit a very nice one. No color. The software is impossible...need to ask a post-doc.

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    Re: Your micro videos of the day

    One of my all time favorite papers, "Life at low Reynolds numbers", a lecture by E. M. Purcell:


    https://science.curie.fr/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Purcell_life_at_low_reynolds_number_1977.pdf
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    Re: Your micro videos of the day

    The way that some bacteria using micro syringes to inject nasty stuff into target cells:



    https://youtu.be/_zLUdkuDQ0Q
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    Re: Your micro videos of the day

    https://youtu.be/HGvnrWrudpA
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    Re: Your micro videos of the day

    Bacteria with a mutation in a protein involved in formation of their cytoskeleton:



    https://youtu.be/hGleOk-xeuw
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    Re: Your micro videos of the day

    Tethered bacteria spinning, demonstrating that the flagellar motor spins:



    https://youtu.be/4hexn-DtSt4
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    Your micro videos of the day

    Bacteria turning gears:



    https://youtu.be/33eRZDZ9wWg
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    Cambrian age microfossils

    I ran across these photos while trying to find a pdf manual for our microscope.

    From the write-up:

    Small carbonaceous fossils (SCFs) were extracted from mudrock samples of Cambrian age from...
  26. Thread: a silver lining

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    Re: a silver lining

    Voter is crossed out, but low information remains.
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    ^Sorry, I had no idea that your dear ole dad got a hole in his leg courtesy Hitler fighting for / against.
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    I am working on it...microscopes are all computer interface now, not user friendly for my generation.
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    They have nerve cells! I caught a glimpse of what I thought was a ciliate, zipping by, which rivaled the rotifers in size. Where the rotifers came from, to arrive in the pottery basin in my garden,...
  30. Thread: Scum of society

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    Re: Scum of society

    Wow, that is a courageous bet.
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    (Psst, Bruce, I am trying to destroy this thread.)

    That neuromicrotubular bundle thing was nice, write it up if it hasn't.

    This past two days I have been fooling around with the water from my...
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    Creation.com

    My guess.

    Their ads are a hoot. Tweet God for just $1.99 per word!
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    Evolutionists!

    This is great news, you guys have swung back around to post 10 or so, all to do now is slingshot forward through another 150 pages and Frank! will be on the ropes!

    Six months,...
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    Re: Congressional Medal of Honor

    So did my father. Perhaps they knew each other.
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    Re: Congressional Medal of Honor

    One time in college I was in the basement of the library, wandering the stacks procrastinating on studying, and picked up a volume of the Congressional Record. I opened it by chance to readings...
  36. Thread: Scum of society

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    Re: Scum of society

    No, what Biden said is that a narrow segment of society is virulent, and a subset of those are dregs of society, and they are attacking the LGBT community, and they have an ally in the White House.
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  37. Thread: Scum of society

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    Re: Scum of society

    Yes, right.
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    Re: The plot thickens

    You still haven't answered my questions.
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    Re: The plot thickens

    At 3 am.
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    Re: The plot thickens

    That is not the topic of the thread.

    I answered your question, but you still have not answered mine.
  41. Thread: Scum of society

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    Re: Scum of society

    No, that was not what my last line states.

    And, no, Mr. Biden was talking specifically about a narrow segment of society.
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    Re: The plot thickens

    No, false right wing conspiracy theories on the right wing internet do not justify that the whole thing is a farce.
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    Re: The plot thickens

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/brett-kavanaugh-foreclosure-accuser-parents/

    As well as the link in post #3.


    Now, answer my question, where did you get your link? What was your source...
  44. Thread: Scum of society

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    Re: Scum of society

    What you left out is that he immediately said that they were a small percentage of America, and that "some" of that percentage were the dredges of society.

    What your handlers have done, and you...
  45. Thread: Scum of society

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    Re: Scum of society

    Fire hose from the fever swamp.

    The forum's right wingers receive dubious information from the right wing internet, the right wing blogosphere, contorted spin, and then they skippy scamper over...
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    Re: The plot thickens

    Incorrect.

    Where did you get that link? What is your source for that link? Because, it is false. A thirty second google for veracity would have prevented you from posting. You should question...
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    Re: Kavanaugh accuser passed polygraph

    You have made that clear.
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    Re: Kavanaugh accuser passed polygraph

    Another possibility is that 30 years ago she was a scared high school student, whereas today she is an adult with knowledge that she was molested by a man who might serve 30 years on the Supreme...
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    Re: Do you think posting Good News is annoying?

    Your posts seem disingenuous. Can you step back and consider that possibility?
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    Re: Kavanaugh accuser passed polygraph

    Please quote where I appear to have accepted this.



    I don't have a dog in that fight. I am not interested.



    Why would that matter? She is not a nominee for the Supreme Court.
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