Posted by: Rosebud | May 21, 2010

Mikulski May 20

Another attempt.

An Actual Mikulski Quote!

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Posted by: Rosebud | May 13, 2010

Some Friends of Mine…

Great Portraits:

Mr Heidelbergensis

 

and

An unhappy Mr Floresiensis

 

Plus

A happy Mr Ergaster

And finally, my good buddy and distant relative (per current DNA science)…..Mr Neanderthal….

My very happy good buddy... Mr Neanderthal

 

You guessed it. Recent renderings based on all these “prehuman” skulls.  Of course, I see living people that look like these good gentlemen on a regular basis.  And, DNA researchers are claiming modern humans have “Neanderthal” DNA “markers” in their DNA.  Of course, the obvious question is: “If we have Neanderthal DNA in us, then what makes that DNA distinctly Neanderthal?”  I mean, it means we’re the same, not different.  Which is the first thing I think when I see these amazing renderings!

Posted by: Rosebud | May 13, 2010

Quantum Entanglement…whatever life is complex!

Once again life is too complicated to understand.

Deep science in this article.  The scientists are attempting to understand photosynthesis.  In my high school biology class we studied several things in detail.  I remember distinctly three subject matters that I was interested in: Kidneys’, muscles, and photosynthesis.  In each one, as we studied them in deeper detail, we ended with “somehow” they worked.  Essentially, the science of the day admitted that they didn’t have a clue as to how muscles expanded or contracted, how the kidney performed reverse osmosis (or something like that) or how photosynthesis could function.  From this article I’d say they’ve made some real progress in the photosynthesis study.  I don’t really understand it very well, but it sounds like there’s some quantum mechanics going on that’s really amazing scientists’.  And to think some people believe a life process this complex started in some muddy/salty water!

Here’s the headline, link, and a few choice paragraphs:

Untangling the Quantum Entanglement Behind Photosynthesis

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Untangling_the_Quantum_Entanglement_Behind_Photosynthesis_999.html

Green plants and certain bacteria are able to transfer the energy harvested from sunlight through a network of light harvesting pigment-protein complexes and into reaction centers with nearly 100-percent efficiency.

Speed is the key – the transfer of the solar energy takes place so fast that little energy is wasted as heat. In 2007, Fleming and his research group reported the first direct evidence that this essentially instantaneous energy transfer was made possible by a remarkably long-lived, wavelike electronic quantum coherence.

Using electronic spectroscopy measurements made on a femtosecond (millionths of a billionth of a second) time-scale, Fleming and his group discovered the existence of “quantum beating” signals, coherent electronic oscillations in both donor and acceptor molecules.

An X-Ray photograph that demonstrates Quantum Entanglement... you can google it if you want to read up on it...

These oscillations are generated by the excitation energy from captured solar photons, like the waves formed when stones are tossed into a pond. The wavelike quality of the oscillations enables them to simultaneously sample all the potential energy transfer pathways in the photosynthetic system and choose the most efficient.

Posted by: Rosebud | May 10, 2010

Barbara Mikulski and the Lords of Entitlement

Continuing my NMPC (New Most Pitiful Career):

Barbara Mikulski is jealous she wasn't included in the "Lords of Entitlement" editorial.

 

A recent article labeled Stenny Hoyer as a “Lord of Entitlement.”  I wanted to do a cartoon of Stenny Hoyer (I live in his district) and Senator Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski dressed up as medieval Lords and Ladies.

Posted by: Rosebud | May 5, 2010

Mikulski part 2

A continuation of my NMPC, (New Most Pitiful Career).

Mikulski's Election Cycle

Posted by: Rosebud | May 3, 2010

My New Most Pitiful Career

My first attempt at Political Cartoonery

My Crudely-Drawn Political Cartoon Why Sen Mikulski Won't Be My Friend

Actually I am a fan (in a facebook way only) of Sen Barbara Mikulski (Democrat Maryland).  However, after I posted several challenging messages on her wall I discovered a change in our “relationship.” 

Now I cannot post anything at all, not comments, not wall posts, nothing.  She can send me updates, messages, but I can’t respond.  So, here’s my pitiful attempt to respond to Senator Mikulski.

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