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Time once again for open forum. Ask a question, the floor is yours. Let those who read, answer away. Share amongst each other.... the greatest minds of Midfield High School await.

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Comment by David R. Watkins on March 1, 2010 at 8:42am
Hey Greg! You have to create an explosion so that it can assemble itself. The energy from the explosion will provide the power to charge the battery so that it can keep perfect time and never vary, as it hurls through space.
Comment by Greg Cottis "Pappa Grego" on March 1, 2010 at 8:35am
OK,,,I have a bucket in the yard, it has several pieces of brass, aluminum, stainless steel, fine stones, acrylic, carbon, copper, leather, nitrogen, and some dirt for good measure. When will it turn into a watch ?
Comment by Jack Brake on February 27, 2010 at 7:43am
Well my friends this surely has been an enlightening blog. Bravo to all. I think we might have beat an old record for most posts to a single blog. Anyway, thanks for all the fun and feel free to continue....who knows where we can be taken next...just ask a question.
Comment by Pamela (Pam) Tucker Sloan on February 26, 2010 at 10:28pm
http://www.bornagainamerican.org/index.html OK check out this way of getting involved in a positive way!
Comment by Pamela (Pam) Tucker Sloan on February 26, 2010 at 9:44pm
Well Brother Dave...I may have a science degree but you DO challenge me to think plenty!! In fact I have to keep a Bible next to the computer now as well as one on the bedside table. I do know that most refer to GOD as the Father...I was just messing with you. =D

GOD usually lets me know if I am taking things too far or taking too much for granted. Once, I was sitting on the couch talking on the phone while loading a CD player. GOD sent a bolt of lightening through my favorite oak tree that blew my landscape timbers out of the ground and fused my underground utilities together. It sent shock waves through my body and I dropped the phone. I just sat there for a minute...and then I said OK GOD you got my attention. What is is that you need me to do? He just said.."I get back with you". I'm kidding about his answer...but seriously..that's an example of how I get messages from GOD. I had to live without power and phone for 3 days. It was because I was not HEARING what I was suppose to hear. GOD has always been like that with me. I guess that's why I always feel closer to The Great Spirit outside than I do in an indoor church. Maybe it's why I taught outside a lot. =D

Labels for me...Christian, spiritual, teacher, encourager, optimist, idealistic, positive thinker, ecologist/biologist.....Politically...Independent and a bit discouraged...I am afraid if I had to describe our democracy in ecological terms...we are on the brink of extinction. Politicians pretend to talk...People pretend to listen....Everybody has an agenda...sometimes based on emotion,,,sometimes power and money...rarely on logic and reason. Being endangered and headed for extinction as a democracy is nothing new in history. It is just hard to accept...especially being the daughter of an ARMY Lt. Colonel. But, I'll save that thought for another discussion time.

I'm glad we can all make each other think. I sometimes wonder what MHS would have been like if it had been run by the Swami asking essential questions each day. I wonder how our answers would differ now from our 17 year-old versions. Cheers! Pam =D
Comment by David R. Watkins on February 26, 2010 at 7:23pm
I think if we look at ourselves long enough, we would find that we all can be labeled something. I think it best if we label ourselves rather than someone else label us.
Pam, your education is alot higher than mine and I find myself consulting a dictionary trying to figure out what you are saying, that is attributed to my ignorance. PLEASE dont take that as an insult, I admire your vocabulary and degree of education. I have to believe alot of what you say is tongue-in-cheek.
Now for me labeling myself---I am a creationist, realist, conservative, somewhat of a materialist. I am not a religionist although I am religious in that I attend a church. I prefer the term "saved Christian" as opposed to religionist. Oh, I believe God is referred to throughout the bible in the masculine gender, whether it was in the Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic or English. Just saying....

Once again to all who read my posts, I dont get angry when I post a response, I am just making a point. I love and appreciate all of you who interact on this site. This just gives me a way to provoke my mind and maybe provoke yours.
Bro. David
Comment by Pamela (Pam) Tucker Sloan on February 26, 2010 at 5:53pm
Just kidding David. I don't think GOD has a gender.

I am curious about your taxonomic system, though. You seem to have a label for everything and everybody. Following your logic...let me apply this concept to my real life. I shop at Walmart sometimes so I guess you would label me a Walmartist (or walmartian, hehe.) But today, I shopped at Publix so I guess I am a Publixist now. I also buy things at Brunos. Does that make me a Brunoist or an Anti-Publixist? I think I am evolving into a Whole Foodist. I guess as long as I ask GOD to bless my food it really does not matter what I am labeled, huh?

Oh Swami...I think Brother Gregg needs and answer to his "something for nothing" question...but I think that one involves pyramid schemes so we need to identify a good economist (pardon the oxymoron).

All of this thought has made this biologist hungry!! I am going to cook now. I am having spaghetti (Itallian recipe but ingredients bought in USA) and salad (grown hydroponically but I will still wash it because you just can't trust those amoebas!) with a glass of wine (the alcohol should kill everything except the possible prions in the ground chuck...ahhh mad cow...now that's a great topic!) I think I better say grace a lot longer tonight!
Comment by Pamela (Pam) Tucker Sloan on February 26, 2010 at 5:21pm
Hmmmmm....That's funny...... GOD told me SHE created them.
Comment by David R. Watkins on February 26, 2010 at 5:04pm
So that explains how I ended up with two younguns. (Laughter).
That doesn't explain how the first evolved human or missing link reproduced. That explains how reproduction occurs today and at least the last 6000+ years.
Simple answer: Male and female created He them.
Most believable answer: Male and female created He them.
Most logical answer: Male and female created He them.
Most scientific answer: Male and female created He them.
Comment by Pamela (Pam) Tucker Sloan on February 26, 2010 at 4:04pm
As viewed from a human perspective, nature has done some ingenious engineering to overcome some of the obstacles it has faced. Take the evolution of sex, for instance. To make the move from asexual to sexual reproduction, nature took a system by which parent cells reproduced simply by dividing (asexual reproduction) and altered it to allow two parent cells to combine to create offspring (sexual reproduction). It met this challenge by devising (again, speaking from a human perspective) a system by which parent cells incorporate genetic information from both of its parents but contain half the amount of DNA. With only half the DNA, when the parent cell combines with another parent cell, the proper amount of DNA is maintained. This solution is called meiosis.

Mitosis describes the process by which the nucleus of a cell divides to create two new nuclei, each containing an identical copy of DNA. (Cytokinesis describes the division of the rest of the cell.) Almost all of the DNA duplication in your body is carried out through mitosis. Meiosis, as described above, is the process by which certain sex cells are created. If you're male, your body uses meiosis to create sperm cells; if you're female, it uses meiosis to create egg cells. Others cells in your body contain 46 chromosomes: 23 from your father and 23 from your mother. Your egg (or sperm) cells contain only half that number—a total of 23 chromosomes. When an egg and sperm unite to make a fertilized egg, the chromosomes add up to equal 46.

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