We have long been led to believe that the automobile and the power stations are the primary source of hydrocarbons and nitrous oxide pollutants in our atmosphere. On the other hand, the trees clean up the air. Now ‚Äď surprise, surprise ‚Äď the oak trees in California‚Äôs Sierra Nevada have been found to release hydrocarbons into the air!
Scientists have also discovered that Scotch pine trees in southern Finland emit nitrogen oxides. These oxides react with atmospheric hydrocarbons to make nitric acid, a component of acid rain. Nitrogen oxides can also help make ozone, the primary part of smog. This discovery was made accidentally as researchers investigated whether the trees used nitrogen from the air. As part of their research, they sealed living tree branches in plastic bags and measured the changes in the air inside the bags. They expected to see a decrease in the amount of nitrogen. To their...
Randy wrote: This has Got to be the most rediculous exanple of a thread getting off topic as has ever been. Seriously; your'e Debating the old "If a Tree Falls in the Wildrness" question? If you want to discuss Epistimological Dualism, e mail each other. Talk about straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel.... I really though you two were too intellegent to get caught up in such a silly trap. You have too much to offer to discredit yourselves with this petty argument.
I would suggest you're the only one arguing. Don't you like trees?
jpw wrote: If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, did it make a sound?
That depends on what definition of "sound" is meant. Since it is stipulated that "no one hears it," then the definition involving the function of the human ear is necessarily excluded; hence, the only reasonable sense is the energetic disturbance of a gas in the range of audible frequences. In which case, the answer is, "Yes."
This may seem ridiculously pedantic to some, but it is exactly what should be done in the exegesis of Scripture.
jpw wrote: mercury in the animal or human body is pollution......
gotta be able to think for yourselves, people. at the internet, while it is still here, you have the capability to research these things for yourselves
The internet says::-
"There is a lot of talk about the amounts of mercury and our 'toxic tipping point'. I thought it might be interesting to compare the amount of mercury in vaccines and the amount of mercury that occurs naturally in the human body.
For an 'average' person of 154 pounds, there is 6mg (miligrams) - or 6000 micrograms(¬Ķg)) of mercury occurring naturally in the body. So, roughly, a person of 25 pounds has 1mg (1000¬Ķg) of mercury. A healthy newborn weighs on average about 7.5 pounds which gives a mercury body burden of 303¬Ķg of mercury.
When we look at the FDA thimerosal content of vaccines currently mandated and add them all up we see that we get 239.2¬Ķg of mercury - way under what occurs naturally in the body of a healthy 7.5 pound newborn.
The maths is quite clear. There is more mercury existing naturally in our bodies - even those of a 7.5 pound newborn - than the combied total of every single thiomersal containing vaccine on the market."
search "doug rokke", retired Captain, 3rd US Army Depleted Uranium Assessment team during Desert Storm, DIRECTOR FOR THE US ARMY DEPLETED URANIUM PROJECT, HE DEVELOPED CONGRESSIONAL TRAINING MATERIALS AND ARMY REGULATIONS ON DU.
read his bio at the end of this very informative article: http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/home/Frontpage/2008/04/17/02335.html
if jpw were as well-educated as he expects other folks to be, he would not single out DU as a hazard since more mundane metals used in ammunition like tungsten & lead, if one is exposed to sufficient amounts, are also toxic to the body. Weapons are often like that.
Many American tank crewmen died in WW2 because they were denied tungsten-core HVAP ammunition, which was supplied only to Tank Destroyers.
Even water is toxic if consumed in sufficient quantity. Toxicity is simply a matter of dosage.
ther4 wrote: "Some scientists estimate that the amount of nitrogen oxides produced by such northern forests may be as much, if not more than, the amounts produced by all of man‚Äôs industry" Aaww surely this doesn't mean that Al Gore was wrong does it. And does this mean that "Global Warbling" will have to be abandoned by the politicians and "Greens" and such. What price the Kyoto Protocol now folks???
They will not abandon. They are true believers in the worship of creation. Very religious, they are.