The Recipe For Life… – We’re cookin’ in the primordial kitchen!
If the human body could be distilled down into one molecule, what would our chemical formula be? And WHY is it that way? Is that one scene from Full Metal Alchemist even a little bit true?
There’s a whole lot of elements on the periodic table, but life depends on relatively few of them in order to build all the things that keep us alive. This week, we’ll look at why the chemistry of life is the way it is…
To learn is to become closer to nature, and to learn how things work gives you power to influence events, gives you power to help people who may need it, the power to help yourselves, to shape a trajectory. So, when I think of ‘What is the meaning of life?’ to me that’s not an eternal, unanswerable question. To me, that is in arm’s reach of me every day. And so for you, at age six-and-three-quarters, may I suggest that for you, you should explore nature as much as you possibly can, and occasionally that means getting your clothes dirty because you might want to jump into puddles and your parents don’t want you to do that. You tell them that I gave you permission.
–Neil deGrasse Tyson on the meaning of life
Young Jack to Neil deGrasse Tyson: What’s the Meaning of Life?
At the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, on January 15, 2015, six-(and-three-quarter)-year-old Jackson asks astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson the question on everybody’s mind.
Check out this absolutely amazing post on boingboing.net by Rob Beshizza. It is a set of stunning images of the consequences of climate change with very nice descriptions. These images KEEP…IT…REAL on climate change.
Temperatures rise. Scientists warn and study. Conspiracy theorists cry foul. Politicians scoff and wheedle and suppress, while their bureaucrats calmly plan ahead. In the meantime, life and death go on—just not in quite the same way we’re used to. Posted by Rob Beschizza.