Monthly Archives: October 2013

Liesegang Rings: 4 – Biology

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In the previous post it was clearly established that attributing any “real world” observation to the Liesegang Phenomena is an arbitrary decision because there is no established scientific theory that comprehensively defines the Liesegang Phenomena. Other investigators have since repeated … Continue reading

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Liesegang Rings: 3 – Theory and Practice

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The previous post examined the natural diversity of patterns associated with the Liesegang Phenomenon [including rings, spirals, helices and polygons]. The Liesegang Phenomenon has been studied for over a 100 years and academia has generated a plethora of theories that … Continue reading

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Liesegang Rings: 2 – Spirals, Helices and Polygons

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The previous posting on the Liesegang Phenomenon focussed upon the precipitation reaction that produces Liesegang Rings with normal banding where the space between consecutive bands increases. Pattern formation can also emerge behind moving fronts that “activate” the field they sweep … Continue reading

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Millions of Lines of Code

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The size of a computer system is frequently assessed based upon the number of lines of computer code. Source lines of code (SLOC) is a software metric used to measure the size of a computer program by counting the number … Continue reading

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Jim Quinn: Culture of Ignorance

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Jim Quinn has published another eloquent diatribe on his Burning Platform blog that criticises society’s wilful state of ignorance. Unfortunately, Jim Quinn’s words apply to mainstream science in today’s post-normal world. The levels of ignorance are multi-dimensional and diverse, crossing … Continue reading

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Liesegang Rings: 1 – The Liesegang Phenomenon

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Raphael Eduard Liesegang was a remarkable man who pioneered the study of Liesegang Rings. Raphael Eduard Liesegang (November 1, 1869 – November 13, 1947) was a German chemist, photographer and entrepreneur born in Elberfeld. He is known for his work … Continue reading

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Lenticular Galaxy NGC 524

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The mainstream has a phobia regarding the word “vortex”. However, the word “spiral” seems to be acceptable to the mainstream provided it is prefixed by the word “old” or “some”. Hubble eyes a mysterious old spiral This striking cosmic whirl … Continue reading

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Universal Vortical Singularity Theory

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Serendipity [in the form of a comment by Roger Tallbloke] has presented the interesting work of Vincent Wee-Foo and his Universal Vortical Singularity Theory. Synopsis Universal Vortical Singularity (UVS) is a theory of everything in natural science. It is based … Continue reading

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Science: Saving the Planet

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George Carlin: Perhaps the greatest philosopher of the 20th Century. George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, philosopher, satirist, actor, and writer/author who won five Grammy Awards for his … Continue reading

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