Saturday, February 28, 2009
Written for everyone by using visual descriptions, illustrations, and analogies to everyday life, SlipString Drive tackles our entire universe from before its creation until after its end. With a modification of M-theory gravity, it explains dark matter, dark energy, and the reasons behind the laws of physics. SlipString Drive begins by taking you through the basics of string and M-theories so that you can embark on an effectively “faster than light” voyage without violating the laws of physics. By using gravity waves to partially and completely isolate volumes of spacetime from the rest of our universe, author Andrew L. Bender proposes a method of travel—similar to going through a wormhole—that could be possible within fifty years. This method specifically avoids all the problems of paradox and time travel associated with nearly all other attempts at such travel. Time passes normally within the isolated region, like a wormhole, preventing any possibility of paradox. He also describes how gravity waves could be manipulated in order to travel in such a manner with strict adherence to the laws of physics.
In SlipString Drive, Bender describes how ships using this method of propulsion would appear to those outside of the ship’s partially “gravitationally isolated” region of space while maneuvering at slow speeds. Bender also discusses novel uses for such a vessel, such as saving humanity from comets to supernovae.
Bender then offers a “Membrane Theory of Gravity.” A modification of M-theory, this new theory unifies all forces, predicts dark matter and energy, and explains the reasons behind the laws of physics such as E=MC2. It also theorizes how "dark matter" membrane vibrations (left over from the creation of our universe) will be converted into dark energy (which accelerates our universe's expansion) as those vibrations relax and dissipate over time. This prediction, along with others, could prove modified M-theory correct observationally—a feat cosmology has yet to achieve. Finally, Bender hypothesizes how our universe will end, and answers the question: Must life in our universe be extinguished when our universe ends?
Friday, February 27, 2009
e stick ers on fruit s and veggi es have digit s that let you know wheth er they’ re conve ntion ally grown or organ ic, and if they’ re genet icall y modif ied (GM).
have been in store s only since the 1990s , so we don’t know the long- term healt h risks , and in a 1998 EPA sampl ing, 29% of the foods teste d conta ined detec table pesti cides .
tists are conce rned that GMOs will reduc e biodi versi ty.
e all over the world agree that the range of possi ble flavo rs is great er when we just let Mothe r Natur e do her thing .
s what to look for.
Look for the label
s stuck on your fruit s and veggi es:
digit numbe r begin ning with 9 means it’s organ ic.
digit numbe r begin ning with 8 means it’s GM.
nn's Thoug hts:
icall y modif ied (GM) foods are food items that have had their DNA chang ed throu gh genet ic engin eerin g. What this does is creat es a food that is bette r suite d to withs tand envir onmen tal force s such as droug ht and bugs. The fact is if you' ve had a loaf of store bough t bread or cerea l, the likel ihood that you' ve consu me GM food is great . Unlik e conve ntion al genet ic modif icati on that is carri ed out throu gh conve ntion al breed ing and that have been consu med for thous ands of years , GM foods were first put on the marke t in the early 1990s . The most commo n modif ied foods are deriv ed from plant s: soybe an, corn, canol a, and cotto n seed oil. Here is how some of these foods becom e GM. Let' s take soybe ans, my fathe r- in- law is a large scale farme r in Iowa. The corn and beans he purch ases have been soake d in Round Up. Round Up is a comme rcial weed kille r. Now as the weeds grow they spray the entir e field with Round Up and the crop does not die only the weeds . The farme rs know this is a probl em. But here' s the catch , you canno t buy any other kind of beans or corn. You have to plant GM crops . The issue lies in a probl em calle d Gene Trans fer. This happe ns when genet ic mater ial from the crop can be found in the human . Human 's Risk Curre ntly there are only a few dozen peer revie wed studi es compl eted on the healt h effec ts of genet icall y modif ied foods . The resul ts of many of these studi es stron gly chall enges the indus try and gover nment stand ard of subst antia l equiv alenc e. Gene Trans fer: As of Janua ry 2009 there has only been one human feedi ng study condu cted on genet icall y modif ied foods . The study invol ved seven human volun teers who had their small intes tines remov ed. These volun teers were to eat GM Soy to see if the DNA of the GM soy trans ferre d to the human gut bacte ria. Resea rcher s ident ified that three of the seven volun teers had trans genes from GM soy trans ferre d into their gut bacte ria. " This trans gene was stabl e insid e the bacte ria and appea red to produ
Look for the label