Monthly Archives: November 2015

November’s Life

This November has been unseasonably warm.  Then about half-way through the month we got a few inches of snow.  The snow melted slowly, but it was followed by rain and freezing rain.  Now the sun is out but it is … Continue reading

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And Nothing Much Happened

Today’s post is my one thousandth blog entry.  I suppose this represents a milestone of sorts. I started doing this a little over five years ago.  Mostly I have posted photographs–more bugs than anything else.  I did some posts that … Continue reading

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More on Eating Motion: The Click Mechanism

In previous posts I have speculated on the existence of  kinetitrophic autotrophic  organisms–creatures which are able to create food for their metabolism out of the energy of motion.  Picture a bacterium attached to a substrate, with its flagellum spinning in … Continue reading

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Hanging on

I was looking at some of the photos I took this summer, and ran across some photos I took in June of a red admiral.  The pictures did not seem too remarkable at the time, but I had not noticed … Continue reading

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What’s the Formula for Kinetisynthesis?

If you define organisms that use the energy of motion to create food as kinetitrophic organisms, then the process could be called kinetisynthesis. So we are talking about hypothetical organisms and making words up.  Welcome to my world. If you … Continue reading

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Moving on…

My blog posts also get posted to Facebook, and for a short time I wondered if maybe they were too weird for Facebook.  Then I saw the post about the guy who went into Starbucks and was offended that the … Continue reading

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Where to Look

If we look for organisms that can convert kinetic energy into food–kinetitrophic organisms, where should we look? People who speculate on the possibility that life exists on other planets sometimes mention the possibility of kinetitrophic organisms among the half dozen … Continue reading

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Consider a Tree

Watch a tree sometime.  A slight breeze will get its branches moving and the leaves fluttering around. We know from our elementary science classes that all of the energy that goes into allowing a tree to grow comes from photosynthesis. … Continue reading

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The Thrill of Discovery

It is a huge thrill to discover something new.  Even if that thing is only new to me, and maybe even if other people do not see the significance. Earlier this year I was able to see for the first … Continue reading

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When What We Know Changes

We go to school and get an education. Some of us learn fast and some of us struggle. But as students I think we all start out with a basic assumption. That is that facts are facts, and they don’t … Continue reading

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