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Old June 29 2013, 09:05 PM   #19
publiusr
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Re: a defining Spock moment

Not that good guessing doesn't help--that can lead to a hypothesis.

I saw an early photo of the Xenia Ohio tornado. In the still, it had two suction vortices in a double helic. Since a tornadic storm is an updraft, and a smoker on the sea floor is an updraft...hmmm---Vortex generated abiogenesis?
Chemestry takes you so far forward--biology only so far back--I'd like to think some kind of mechanical forcing could play a part.

Stream beds or channeled scablands) often have vortex ruts in them with a single stone--rather like natures mortar and pestle/centrefuge.
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