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previous index next PDF Michael Fowler, UVa 10/12/06 Galileo begins “ Two New Sciences ” with the striking observation that if two ships, one large and one small, have identical proportions and are constructed of the same materials, so that one is purely a scaled up version of the other in every respect, nevertheless the larger one will require proportionately more scaffolding and support on launching to prevent its breaking apart under its own weight. He goes on to point out that similar considerations apply to animals, the larger ones being more vulnerable to stress from their own weight (page 4): Who does not know that a horse falling from a height of three or four cubits will break his bones, while a dog falling from the same height or a cat from a height of eight or ten cubits will suffer no injury?
Australia is a wonderful, beautiful island continent home to a peaceful, happy, and loving people... that Mother Nature hates so much she can taste stabbing. Just The Facts Australia is the largest island nation in the world, straddling the border of the Pacific and Indian Ocean. It has a rich and exotic ecosystem supporting fantastic flora and fauna...all of which were unfortunately eaten by the monsters that live there. Its primary spoken language is screaming.
Absolutely bizarre story out of South Korea…South Korean Scientists have claimed they have created a glowing dog using a cloning technique that could help find cures for human diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. As terrible and disgusting as this sounds, a beagle, named Tegon, was cloned and genetically modified so it lights up when you put it under ultraviolet light…possibly making it easier for Koreans to find their dinner in a dark lit restaurant. The scientist said that because there are 268 illnesses that humans and dogs have in common, creating dogs that artificially show such symptoms could aid treatment methods for diseases that afflict humans. I just don’t understand how a glowing dog can help cure Alzheimer’s or Parkinsons.