Daily Archives: 4 February 2015

If we evolved in the ocean, why do we have more K than Na in our biochemistry?

If life evolved in our ocean, with a Na / K ratio of 1 : 0.37, why do we have a ratio of 1 : 1.6 in our cells? Why did we evolve a metabolism that spends a lot of energy pumping Na against K to maintain that ratio? Something doesn’t quite fit. Continue reading

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Tips Feb 2015

A new paradigm in “Tips” pages, that has comments show up on the new comments listing, since Wordpress broke the old system by not having comments on pages show up. Continue reading

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Hexagon on Earth?

It looks like polar hexagons are a consequence of a polar projection of close packed cyclones at just the right aspect ratio such that curves on the surface become lines in projection. At least, that’s the Smith Theory Of Planetary Hexagons… Continue reading

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