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    bornagain77 says:

    pictures: Astronomers using data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, are helping to trace the shape of our Milky Way galaxy’s spiral arms. This illustration shows where WISE data revealed clusters of young stars shrouded in dust, called embedded clusters, which are known to reside in spiral arms. The bars represent uncertainties in the data. The nearly 100 clusters shown here were found in the arms called Perseus, Sagittarius-Carina, and Outer — three of the galaxy’s four proposed primary arms. Our sun resides in a spur to an arm, or a minor arm, called Orion Cygnus. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

    Charting the Milky Way from the inside out – June 4, 2014
    Excerpt: Imagine trying to create a map of your house while confined to only the living room. You might peek through the doors into other rooms or look for light spilling in through the windows. But, in the end, the walls and lack of visibility would largely prevent you from seeing the big picture.
    The job of mapping our own Milky Way galaxy from planet Earth, situated about two-thirds of the way out from the galaxy’s center, is similarly difficult. Clouds of dust permeate the Milky Way, blocking our view of the galaxy’s stars. Today, researchers have a suitable map of our galaxy’s spiral structure, but, like early explorers charting new territory, they continue to patiently and meticulously fill in the blanks.
    Recently, researchers have turned to a new mapping method that takes advantage of data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. Using WISE, the research team has discovered more than 400 dust-shrouded nurseries of stars, which trace the shape of our galaxy’s spiral arms.

    What is sculpting the Milky Way into its beautiful spiral shape? In the following article it is claimed that ‘the topology of space-time’ itself is based on the golden ratio and, as such, could be very instrumental in explaining why the Milky Way forms such a beautiful spiral shape:

    Number theory and the unity of science – 2014
    Excerpt: We suggest that there is a strong case that this so-called ‘Golden Ratio’ (1.61803…) can be related not only to aspects of mathematics but also to physics, chemistry, biology and the topology of space-time.,,,

    definition of topology:
    topology (from the Greek ?????, “place”, and ?????, “study”), the study of topological spaces, is an area of mathematics concerned with the properties of space that are preserved under continuous deformations, such as stretching and bending, but not tearing or gluing.
    per wikipedia

    Of related note: Scientific American refers to the ‘Invisible Hand’ of Dark Energy, (i.e. the expansion of the space-time of the universe, which is fine tuned to within 1 part in 10^120), as having a ‘stranglehold on the shape and spacing of galaxies’.

    The Universe’s Invisible Hand – Christopher J. Conselice – 4 August 2014
    Dark energy does more than hurry along the expansion of the universe. It also has a stranglehold on the shape and spacing of galaxies
    Excerpt: it now appears that dark energy may be the key link among several aspects of galaxy and cluster formation that not long ago appeared unrelated. The reason is that the formation and evolution of these systems is partially driven by interactions and mergers between galaxies, which in turn may have been driven strongly by dark energy.
    Anika Kramarik Painting

    The golden ratio is found throughout nature and is often refered to as ‘the fingerprint of God’:

    Nature by Numbers – The Fingerprint of God – video

    Do We Live in a “Golden Ratio” Universe? – December 2, 2014
    *The curl of an elephant tusk
    *The shape of a kudu’s horn
    *Hurricane spirals
    *The distribution of planets in the solar system
    *A biological species constant, T
    *The spiral structure of the cochlea ear-bone in a fossil hominin
    *The logarithmic spirals of galaxies
    *The structure of DNA
    *The growth of many plants (phyllotaxis)
    *The Periodic Table of the Elements
    *Spiral shells of certain mollusks, like snails
    *Spiral shells of living and extinct ammonites
    *Stress patterns in nanomaterials
    *The stability of atomic nuclides
    *The topology of space-time

    What Phi (the golden ratio) Sounds Like – music

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    bornagain77 says:

    OT: From Chemicals to Codes at the Origin of Life: A Bridge Too Far? – June 5, 2015
    Excerpt: This paragraph undercuts everything that came before. It deflates all the hype in the report. They just admitted they don’t know how to connect the protein code to the genetic code. They tossed out some speculations by other researchers. They tried to “revive a possibility” that something lucky happened. Then they attributed “anticipation” to blind molecules in a soup. Then there is that pregnant phrase, “according to a message.”
    That, the only use of the word message in the paper, is exactly the issue. A message, written in DNA, is transcribed into messenger RNA. The mRNA carries that message to the aaRS family of enzymes, which faithfully translate the message into the protein code. The acylated transfer-RNAs carry both translations to the ribosome, which reads the mRNA and simultaneously assembles the amino acids into proteins that convert message into function by folding into molecular machines. And that’s not all: those machines interact in systems, regulated by layer upon layer of specifications, messages, and functions. Throughout the cell, error-correction systems work to keep the message from getting lost or corrupted.
    “According to a message.” With those four words, they give away the store to intelligent design.

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    ppolish says:

    Evolution says “Colorful fruit and seeds are delicious” to spread dissemination. And “Colourful skin is poisonous” don’t eat! Good thing Evolution made most critters colorblind. Evolution is so cool.


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