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Comment Re:Freakin' Riders. (Score 1) 767

metallic mercury is "safe" - it's not bio-available

That doesn't sound right. This study ( says the following:

"As an illustration of the effects of CFL breakage, the release of only 1 mg of Hg vapor (20% of the Hg inventory in a single CFL) into a 500 m3 room (10 × 10 × 5m) yields 2.0 g/m3 or ten times the ATSDR-recommended level of 0.2 g/m3 in the absence of ventilation."

The mentioned 0.2 g/m3 limit is for children (25 g/m3 for adults). However, my child's bedroom is a lot smaller than 500m3.

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 1359

The ring species are all basically the same animal! Different colored plumage may be enough to prevent them from mating in nature (and therefore be called a new species), but it is hardly a different animal. In fact, I wouldn't be at all suprised if they could be bred artificially.

Thanks for the pedantic hints. I especially like the one about the strawman, which is what you did to me (crocoduck, seriously).

Comment Re:Why (Score 1) 1359

So your actually saying that life metabolized non-living molecules and therefore life comes from non-life, and that we don't even need to bother how life started in the first place?

"Eventually it will be demonstrated". At least you admit that it hasn't yet.

Creationists ask for experimental evidence and we get hypothesis, then we are called anti-science for not buying the "good possibilities".

Comment Re:Why (Score 1) 1359

Neither viruses nor prions are capability of reproducing themselves. They both interfere with the reproduction process of healthy cells. I don't know why you think they even apply to my statement. They are obviously not a stepping stone in the life-from-non-life scenario because they assume life is already in place. Show me a protein sequence which is able to actually reproduce itself chemically and we might have something.

"it is not impossible to construct a sequence of events where life could emerge from non-life". In hypothesis only, show me an experiement in a peer-reviewed journal which has worked out these sequences. This is exactly what I mean when I say "We expect that when someone makes a statement of science, that it have actually been tested using the methods of science." What you claim (that there is a sequence of events) is a claim of science, but which has not been proved using the method of science (experimentation). It is just a bald assertion.

Comment Re:Why (Score 2) 1359

Evolutionists reject what is essentially the Prime Directive of Biology: Life cannot come from nonlife.

It is not that we reject science. We don't think that macro-evolution has been experimentally proven. We expect that when someone makes a statement of science, that it have actually been tested using the methods of science.

Comment Re:The reason Christianity has this problem. (Score 2) 1359

Exclude Jews from salvation? The book of Hebrews (probably written by Paul) explains that all the sacrifies that the Jews did for hundreds of years prior pointed to the coming of, and execution of, Christ. Christ fulfulled all of those promises, therefore all the Jews who obeyed the Law as set forth in Exodus and Deuteronomy have salvation.

Now, Paul also says (in Romans) that Jesus made the law irrelevent by his death, so there is no longer salvation for simply obeying those laws.

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