Saturday, February 2, 2008


and quickly moving on from the previous post ..

i'm going bowling sometime today with spouse and youngest son..

they have fierce competition in me..

my bowling scores hover around the high 50s and low 60s...

that's good, no?

i also bowl with both hands ...

it's a site to behold..

in the meantime..

my youngest still wants to know:

why is protoplasm so limiting?

and why are eras defined by eons?

ps: all my husband wants to know...

why is my ten year old beating me in chess all the time?

28 comments:

/t. said...

re:

protoplasm:
photoplastic

" now if you
really wanna taste the joy supreme
you should stay and meet the team
the vulture and his plastic straw
they all dance and shout for more "

ball crusher, steppenwolf 7, 1970
steppenwolf

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

Pink said...

is protoplasm really THAT limiting?

xx
pinks

foam said...

photoplasm, photoplastic .. t'is the same thing to tired eyes, i'm afraid ..

ball crusher lyrics by steppenwolf, huh? it's been a while since i've listened to steppenwolf. i do like them. btw, i don't think that kind of action as described in the lyrics would be good for my blood pressure ..

foam said...

pink,
probably not at all ..

Ruela said...

I have an abstract tought about it, it is postulated further that protoplasmic reorganisation involves both cytoplasmic and nuclear structures which alike undergo a redifferentiation following dedifferentiation toward a primordial stage which represents the initial stage of the life cycle. While these changes may differ, with respect to the cytoplasm and nucleus, in the time, manner, or completeness of their occurrence; it is suggested that their visible manifestations have to do with dynamic processes which are fundamentally the same.

Ruela said...

Geological time has been divided up into many named divisions, getting progressively more narrowly defined.
'Eons' are divided into 'eras', which are divided into 'periods', which are further divided into 'epochs'. These divisions are global, while on a yet-smaller scale (usually regional) stages may be divided into 'ages' and 'chrons'. These latter divisions are not considered hereafter.


thank you ;)

Ruela said...

"i also bowl with both hands ..."

RE:

More power with less effort..

The two-handed style is somewhat controversial in the sport of bowling.

foam said...

PROTOPLASMIC REORGANISATION AND ANIMAL LIFE CYCLES

* C. V. TAYLOR11Stanford University, California.

*
1Stanford University, California.

Summary.


Comparisons of the Protozoa and Metazoa have emphasised their structure-function relationships without due regard to their historical relationships. Thus cellularity has been a common basis for this comparison as applied to unicellular organisms on the one hand and multicellular organisms on the other, equating in each group the cell as the unit of structure and function; or, on the contrary, denying that this comparison holds since Protozoa are to be regarded as non-cellular organisms.

It is proposed that genetic history, including both ontogeny and phylogeny, is the essential basis for this comparison. Since organic differentiation is the process by which the cell originated in phylogeny and each organism develops in ontogeny, maintaining its organismal unity throughout, it is suggested that primarily this process, protoplasmic differentiation, and secondarily its product, the primordial cell, should be given first importance in fundamental considerations of both protozoan and metazoan genetic history.

Protozoa as well as Metazoa begin their life cycle as a primordial cell which is the stage of minimal protoplasmic differentiation. From this primordial stage comes to be differentiated epigenetically diverse organs with specific functions, derived for the Metazoa during numberless mitotic divisions but for the Protozoa during one mitotic division and are rederived during each succeeding division. Thus, Protozoa retain the capacity to reorganise, that is, to dedifferentiate and redifferen-tiate, which they tend to do during fission, conjugation, endomixis, cystment, and regeneration; and are accordingly potentially immortal. Metazoan ontogeny, however, proceeds toward a fixed and irreversible state of differentiation which eventuates in disintegration and death.

It is postulated further that protoplasmic reorganisation involves both cytoplasmic and nuclear structures which alike undergo a redifferentiation following dedifferentiation toward a primordial stage which represents the initial stage of the life cycle. While these changes may differ, with respect to the cytoplasm and nucleus, in the time, manner, or completeness of their occurrence; it is suggested that their visible manifestations have to do with dynamic processes which are fundamentally the same.


you read the whole thing? wow, i'm impressed? ... :)

foam said...

ruela,
it's been eons since i've bowled with one hand .. ;)

Ruela said...

Hey this guy stolen my text ;)

foam said...

ruela,
i suspected as much ... ;)

jin said...

I don't bowl.
I'm too anal-retentive to wear a pair of shoes that some unknown possibly icky footed person wore before me.

Did you draw the picture?

Little Lamb said...

I must stop by more often. I miss so much.

foam said...

i hardly bowl obviously..
and we actually didn't go bowling today. it was so beautiful outside ... we went walking instead.

that picture...? yes, but i should say that i drew on it after first taking a photo of myself. yes, that's me...:)

..................... said...

little lamb..
well, i don't know about that..
lol..

Merelyme said...

bowling and protoplasm are cool. protoplasm..isn't that what ghosts are made of like slimer was on ghostbusters?

how did you do that photo foamy? you look so um...flat.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Orgasmic protoplasctic bowling with a Bruswick Sponge Bob bowling ball... Fantittastic!!

The Phosgene Kid said...

The object of the game, as I see it ids to get the ball as far down the alley as you can before it touches wood...

X. Dell said...

(1) If you don't injure yourself, then any bowling score is good.

(2) Protoplasm might be limiting, but no more so than ectoplasm. After all, how many ghosts are on the Forbes 500?

(3) Maybe you let the ten-year-old win?

..................... said...

merelyme,....
it's a photograph of a photograph ..

and as x.dell just happens to mention i think slimer is made out of ectoplasm .. but if he hadn't of brought it up i wouldn't have known.

phos,
wow...! a fantititastical type poet you are indeed ... :
ummm, when i bowl many of my balls end up in the gutter.. is that bad?

x.,
i think i can think of exactly 0 phosts that have made the forbes 500..
and i wish i were letting my ten year old win .. :)

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Your bowling scores equal mine. Maybe we should start a team.

ThursdayNext said...

I must say that my favorite kind of bowling is the New England kind - candlestick bowling! I am horrible at the regular pins, but I do put up a mean game of chess!

/t. said...

hey foam

i think you have
much in common with
my missus, except that
she bowls with just one hand -- the other is for the clippers

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

Piercing The Veil said...

hehehe funny as the age progress the questions becomes simpier ...we all have questions


the question of your children too much to answer...

re: your husband's maybe he needs more practice :)

gud am foam

foam said...

whimsy,
yes, i think we should..
we'd be much feared ..

thursday,
i'm not much of a chess player either, i'm afraid ..

/t.,
well, your missus must be pretty cool if she's married to you. i don't know what she'd want with clippers though ..

veil,

yes, you are right about questions .. alls i want to know right now ..
why can't i get rid of this last bit of a migraine headache that i have? still bad compared to what it was last night.

HLiza said...

Now, is that biology? Funny..for a biology graduate..I can't recall any of it.
He he.. anybody, even my 10-month old baby can easily beat me up in chess..I'm seriously a loser in chess!

Jay said...

Bowling?
That's so old school!

Anonymous said...

Bowling and chess?..Wooow!!

I have bowled..maybe about...hmmmmm...five times in my life...I used the small balls..."duckpins" I think those were..Well..me' thinks I tried out the big round balls a couple of times too..but you see I'm kinda' clumsy when it comes to balls...I sortov' stand silly'..feeling and looking sooo uncertain with the balls on my hands..just not knowing what to do with it...course I have to throw it..I mean roll it..but the sight of everyone looking at me while I do so is so unnerving...Specially when the ball goes opposite where its supposed to and everybody chuckles...

Another "ball" I hate..haaate..vehemently hate is golf balls!!!..I had an embarassing experience in a driving range that involved an instructor, my husband and a group of Japanese men...Grrrrr...

Maybe I should learn chess...

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