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This Pretense Of Precision Goes Against Principles Of Chemistry

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Posted by Mike Pearson on December 19, 2001 06:55:19 UTC

I love Drake's thoughts and I'm not trying to
be "mean" and make Al cry, but since I was a youth I have noticed that
this pretense of precision goes against principles of chemistry where as scientists know, you don't quibble over decimal places (orders of magnitude, ya know) without hard data to back it up.
Harv's point about the brain and cool temperatures is nice...since the periodic table's properties narrow life's familiar likely bases to silicon and carbon, and since we know water's one of the few likely lubricants and cannot be much use above boiling or below longterm hard frost,
you could narrow the numbers more.
If you accept that life could be spiritual
and inhabit other forms of matter,
as in the book which
Albert Einstein endorsed, The Soul of the Universe
by Stromberg, you might find they've been with you all along.

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