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mugaliens
2008-Sep-25, 06:11 PM
Just when you think everything was spawned by a lightening strike in some primordial soup, something like this comes (http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20080925/sc_space/diamondsmaybelifesbirthstone;_ylt=Ak1UX2PwBS2xS8hA 90d5AL9xieAA)along to blow those old ideas away.

Couple of excerpts to get things rolling:

"Diamond is totally non-toxic, an excellent biomaterial and certainly the only naturally existing material that is completely biocompatible on all levels..."

"When hydrogenated diamond is wetted, the water molecules line up on the surface as if they were frozen into a crystal layer..."

"... the only natural material known to exhibit this behavior ... small organic molecules in the primordial soup landed on hydrogenated diamond and were helped by its robust crystal water layers into linking together to form proteins and DNA."

Whoa...

Dudes and Dudettes! Do you know what this means?

Swift
2008-Sep-25, 06:27 PM
ToSeeked (http://www.bautforum.com/life-space/79284-diamonds-may-lifes-birthstone.html)

mugaliens
2008-Sep-25, 08:56 PM
I like my approach, better, including it's location.

But, sigh, A.Dim's location has merit, too.