Posts Tagged ‘tom hendricks’

Nonsense Puzzle: If ‘A’ ate ‘Z’ ….

July 28, 2014

If ‘A’ ate ‘Z’
and then being twice as big
ate ‘X’ and ‘Y’
while ‘B’ ate ‘W’ and
so forth through the line,
What would happen to ‘J’ ?

Letter to Dr. Mulkidjanian and His Research Team

July 28, 2014

This is my e-mail to Dr. Mulkidjanian, a major researcher in the origin of life.

Dr Mulkidjanian,

Congratulations on your well deserved attention in New Scientist. You are on the right track in my opinion.

1. I agree it was not ocean vents
2. I agree, life may have been started and survived the late bombardment.
3. I agree that the energy source was UV, that forced chemical selection that led to organic chemistry and life.

For what it is worth, I see life as the most STABLE chemical system.
(stable meaning keeps what works, and improves what does not)
It has survived 4 billion years. That is real stability.

But I also see it as a response to these dichotomies
1. day/night changes
2. wet/dry changes
3. hydrophilic/hydrophobic changes

Such that we are left with two part life: nurturing in chemistry PLUS waste out chemistry.

We didn’t have two origins of life. So how did all these dichotomies start?
They didn’t start separately, and then later connect up, in a third combined origin of life. That would make 3 separate origins.

My suggestion is, they were, through response to the energy of UV, a reflection of and an adaptation to,
the day/night, wet/dry, hydrophilic/hydrophobic environment.

Continues Success to you and your team.
Tom Hendricks

Catabolic and Anabolic evolved, but they did not blend.


Profile Light (art)

July 27, 2014

Photo 5

Quatros (7/14)

July 26, 2014


Door lit
from within

when you leave the Earth
the stars stop twinkling

star maps
voyage paths

white out stars
black ink space

What is a QUATRO. It’s a new type of very very short poetry that usually compares two things, in a haiku – way, packing a lot of meaning in a very small amount of words. There is usually a very real comparison, and behind it a 2nd deeper meaning

Zinester’s Response to the Man Booker Prize List 2014

July 25, 2014

My response to the Man Booker Prize List 2014…

This is not a book prize, this is a prize for novels – a type of literature that a lot of writers are not interested in. The mainstream has decided to wipe history clean of its real recent literary golden age of zines. Not only were they the best writing, but they combined that with innovative making of the publication, etc. etc.
The novel looks pale in comparison to the better literature. Then too zines were also a bigger share of publishing. So it looks like we have to dump corporate media to get history right, and recognized the golden age of zines and desktop publishing – the last truly original literature we have had. See the Zine Hall of Fame for more and let’s not try to rewrite history.


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