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======== Newsgroups: talk.origins,alt.fan.publius,sci.bio.paleontolgy,alt.christnet,sci.skeptic,alt.catastrophism Subject: Re: THE CHECK IS IN THE MAIL (or is it?} From: myers@netaxs.com (Paul Myers) Date: Wed, 19 Jun 1996 22:43:11 -0400 In article <4q90sh$km5@ns2.ptd.net>, edconrad@prolog.net (Ed Conrad) wrote: > PS: As for your latest microscopic photos of the thin section prepared > from the specimen I had sent you, I am completely mystified why they > show NO CELL STRUCTURE at all. > Why, even Douglas Cox admitted seeing a peculiar cell structure when > examining flakes that he had scraped from a STONE he had picked up > outside my home the day of his visit to Shenandoah, Pa.. > Isn't it a fact, Andrew, that cell structure exists in just about ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ > everything, even stones and rocks and concretions? But NONE is visible ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ > in your microscopic photos of my specimen. > Could it be, Andrew, that the thin section you prepared is not thin > enough to permit light to pass through? NO! This comment is very revealing of some basic misconceptions you have. _CELL_ structure is a unique hallmark of living (or once living) tissue. You are _not_ going to find it in any arbitrary rock. This statement is nothing less than shocking. It indicates that you are operating from some very ignorant premises and have very little knowledge of biology or geology. How can you even consider making the statements you have with such a lack of competence in these fields? -- Paul Myers Department of Biology myers@netaxs.com Temple University http://fishnet.bio.temple.edu/ Philadelphia, PA 19122

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