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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: May 22 2007,20:51   

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyng...._to.php

A former professor of mine in Geo/Bio/Chem worked in Miller's lab, doing some of the first abiogenesis-on-clay experiments, so I feel a distant personal connection.

   
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: May 23 2007,16:22   

wait, you had some chemistry with the man?

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Robert O'Brien



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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2007,19:24   

He was close by, apparently.

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2007,19:29   

Quote (Ichthyic @ May 23 2007,17:22)
wait, you had some chemistry with the man?

Not really. He had a moustache, for one thing. And he wore lots of flannel shirts. Even if I were gay, I probably wouldn't be into guys with moustaches and flannel shirts. I'd be into skinny femme guys. However, most of the gay guys I know are skinny femme guys, and I'm not into them, so I don't think I'm gay. I probably only think I'd be into the skinny femme ones because I'm into skinny females. If I were gay who knows what I'd think. It's like guys saying they could totally be lesbians if they were women. If they were women, they'd probably think differently as a result, so it's kind of meaningless.

   
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2007,19:35   

Quote (stevestory @ May 24 2007,19:29)
Quote (Ichthyic @ May 23 2007,17:22)
wait, you had some chemistry with the man?

Not really. He had a moustache, for one thing. And he wore lots of flannel shirts. Even if I were gay, I probably wouldn't be into guys with moustaches and flannel shirts. I'd be into skinny femme guys. However, most of the gay guys I know are skinny femme guys, and I'm not into them, so I don't think I'm gay. I probably only think I'd be into the skinny femme ones because I'm into skinny females. If I were gay who knows what I'd think. It's like guys saying they could totally be lesbians if they were women. If they were women, they'd probably think differently as a result, so it's kind of meaningless.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2007,19:40   

I got lost in the convolutions.

er, abiogenesis puns, anyone?

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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: May 25 2007,00:06   

I have always felt that Miller didn't receive the recognition (and Nobel) he deserved.  

Sorry, I can't think of any witty comments.

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: May 25 2007,00:07   

no disagreement here.

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