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This is the 10,000th post at UD.  We would like to thank all of our loyal readers, lurkers, commenters, writers, webmaster, contributors and all the others who have made this a wonderful run so far!

Matt Redman - 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) - music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtwIT8JjddM bornagain77
OT: Just add water portable power? Nanosilicon rapidly splits water without light, heat, or electricity - January 24, 2013 - by Lisa Zyga Excerpt: But the improvements the scientists discovered with silicon nanoparticles far exceeded their expectations. The reaction of 10-nm silicon particles with water produced a total of 2.58 mol of hydrogen per mol of silicon (even exceeding theoretical expectations), taking 5 seconds to produce 1 mmol of hydrogen,,, "I believe the greatest significance of this work is the demonstration that silicon can react with water rapidly enough to be of practical use for on-demand hydrogen generation," coauthor Mark Swihart, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Buffalo, told Phys.org. "This result was both unexpected and of potential practical importance. While I do not believe that oxidation of silicon nanoparticles will become a feasible method for large-scale hydrogen generation any time soon, this process could be quite interesting for small-scale portable applications where water is available.",,, http://phys.org/news/2013-01-nanosilicon-rapidly-electricity.html bornagain77
You can find my comment (with pictures :-) ) on my blog: Again a proud number as a headline at Uncommon Descent: 10,000!. DiEb
Congratulations UD! A beacon of Light! I wouldn't mind reading a history of this site (blog): when was it founded, by whom (I have some ideas) and notable scenes from its past. Starting from about 2009 I am a regular reader and admirer of some of the posters here. A lot of things to learn. And get annoyed a lot by some who do not seem to have capacity to learn the most evident things - even if repeated to them numerous times in the most diverse and persuasive ways. Maybe they have their role though: to keep our posters in good shape and help improve our arguments to perfection. InVivoVeritas
The ID (and YEC somewaht) has become such a famous threat to evolution or God-fingerprint deniers that everyone who reaches large audiences has commented on ID. Irts the talk of the century as it threatens a old idea of the church of science. Of coarse its because its pushed by accepted intelligent well degree ed people and good book sales, movie, etc etc. They can't sau its just regular people. Its now the class they always used to silence criticism. This is why they do attack ID intellectualism. But lose heart. This forum is a good artillery barrage on points in the bad guys defence. I predict 15 years will see the end of of evolutionism as is or of its critics. We are living in a revolution and they smell the danger. Remember YEC was here first! We get some of the kill. Robert Byers
Yes! ,, Apparently intellectual Genius includes a very real danger of ethical retardation if one is not firmly rooted in God :) Neanderthal gaff aside, his accomplishments are quite impressive: Information Storage in DNA by Wyss Institute - video https://vimeo.com/47615970 Quote from preceding video: "The theoretical (information) density of DNA is you could store the total world information, which is 1.8 zetabytes, at least in 2011, in about 4 grams of DNA." Sriram Kosuri PhD. - Wyss Institute Harvard cracks DNA storage, crams 700 terabytes of data into a single gram - Sebastian Anthony - August 17, 2012 Excerpt: A bioengineer and geneticist at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have successfully stored 5.5 petabits of data — around 700 terabytes — in a single gram of DNA, smashing the previous DNA data density record by a thousand times.,,, Just think about it for a moment: One gram of DNA can store 700 terabytes of data. That’s 14,000 50-gigabyte Blu-ray discs… in a droplet of DNA that would fit on the tip of your pinky. To store the same kind of data on hard drives — the densest storage medium in use today — you’d need 233 3TB drives, weighing a total of 151 kilos. In Church and Kosuri’s case, they have successfully stored around 700 kilobytes of data in DNA — Church’s latest book, in fact — and proceeded to make 70 billion copies (which they claim, jokingly, makes it the best-selling book of all time!) totaling 44 petabytes of data stored. http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/134672-harvard-cracks-dna-storage-crams-700-terabytes-of-data-into-a-single-gram DNA: The Ultimate Hard Drive - Science Magazine, August-16-2012 Excerpt: "When it comes to storing information, hard drives don't hold a candle to DNA. Our genetic code packs billions of gigabytes into a single gram. A mere milligram of the molecule could encode the complete text of every book in the Library of Congress and have plenty of room to spare." http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/08/written-in-dna-code.html DNA Stores Data More Efficiently than Anything We've Created - Casey Luskin - August 29, 2012 Excerpt: Nothing made by humans can approach these kind of specs. Who would have thought that DNA can store data more efficiently than anything we've created. But DNA wasn't designed -- right? http://www.evolutionnews.org/2012/08/who_would_have_063701.html Harvard Scientists Write the Book on Intelligent Design—in DNA - Dr. Fazale Rana - September 10, 2012 Excerpt: One gram of DNA can hold up to 455 exabytes (one exabyte equals 10^18 bytes). In comparison, a CD-ROM holds about 700 million (7 x 10^8) bytes of data. (One gram of DNA holds the equivalent amount of data as 600 billion CD-ROMs. Assuming a typical book requires 1 megabyte of data-storage capacity, then one gram of DNA could harbor 455 trillion books.) http://www.reasons.org/articles/harvard-scientists-write-the-book-on-intelligent-design-in-dna Moreover, Church's team also accomplished this impressive feat,,, (Man-Made) DNA nanorobot – video https://vimeo.com/36880067 bornagain77
haha. is it the same george church? Mung
OT: Molecular Biology Basics - Prof. Jason Tresser - Biola University - video playlist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRyr3H6WDfA&list=PLVHY3HvnI6yNbjIz3AYZWbWl4IunmqjXE Of particular interest is video #18: DNA: How it Can Store Information and How it is Shaped - Jason Tresser - video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhh8YPqp4Fk&list=PLVHY3HvnI6yNbjIz3AYZWbWl4IunmqjXE bornagain77
Congratulations and thank you Uncommon Descent and to all who contribute to these very valuable discussions! bpragmatic
Congratulations to UD, and thank you to all the thousands of unknowns who follow along. Upright BiPed
And as long as some leading Darwinists continue to distort and deceive the public, I am glad that sites on the internet, like UD, crev.info, ENV and others, try to expose that deception: Coming to PBS, The Revisionaries Revises History of 2009 Texas State Board of Education Evolution Debate - Casey Luskin January 23, 2013 http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/01/the_revisionari068571.html bornagain77
Congratulations from this long-time-lurker. I enjoy reading not just the blog posts but the discussions. Thank you to all. bb
It's...it's OVER 9000! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiMHTK15Pik tragic mishap
b77 - Proclaimers: Sunshine on Leith = Fav all time song. alan
Challenges to Scientific Materialism - Dr. Stephen Meyer - video - 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlcKn-C-4nM R.C. Sproul and Stephen Meyer Explain Ethics - video - 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzQwyq_e9fI Return of the God Hypothesis: A Response to New Atheists - Stephen C. Meyer, PhD - 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OWjWdp7Hzk bornagain77
I have only just joined and I say congratulations! JoeMorreale1187
The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - music video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbNlMtqrYS0 bornagain77
Haven't really gone on here as much as I wish I could, but I think it's great that this blog has been alive and well for so long! No doubt in my mind that the "ID movement" or whatever critics want to call it is just getting started! Jeffrey Helix
Congratulations! Thanks to everyone who invests so much time to keep the site running. Eric Anderson
My fav site - learn a lot here - interesting - spend too much time here though, but I don;t think I'll stop. THANK YOU! alan
Congratulations UD on the big 10,000! julianbre
Congratulations Uncommon Descent! Eugen
Here's to the next 10,000!!! Blue_Savannah
Thanks to all of the writers and regular commenters! *lurk lurk*... :D jstanley01

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