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No more street lights needed? Too good to be true?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Rich, May 9, 2013.

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    Rich

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    Naturally, all the tree huggers are against this, but imagine if it could happen...Link. I have a vision of the Bronx or Philly zoos being lit like this during the summer. Or Central Park.

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    <mod edit>I added some of the article text to help illuminate the readers. Feel free to read more at the link above. Tom.
     
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    dpeters11

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    I have been called a tree hugger, as I do believe there should be regulations on pollutants factories can exhaust into the air or water supply. I'm not necessarily against genetic modification completely, but do think great care does need to be taken with it, and not done just for any reason. There have been times where things have backfired, and I'm not sure the benefit is really worth it in this case.
     
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    Nick

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    Sounds like a hoax to me, but if they are successful, i hope they bio-engineer an on/off switch.
     
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    My grandkids don't know what a tomato is supposed to taste like because of selective pollination to create crossbreeds that a tractor can run over in a field without squishing them.

    Now their grandkids won't know what a tree is supposed to look like. :nono2:

    And I'm not a tree hugger, just someone who thinks the world is losing it's....

    Well, if a tree hugger is someone who disagrees with Ronald Reagan's actual statement:
    ...I am one.
     
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    So far, nobody has bothered to say what this thread is about other than a couple of blind links.
     
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    Should give a new meaning to Nightmare On Elms Street.
     
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    dpeters11

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    Basically creating glow in the dark plants using luciferin. Not like under a black light, but like a firefly.
     
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    dpeters11

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    Excellent point. Standard tomatoes don't hold a candle to the heirloom varieties. Same thing could be said for chicken. We wouldn't have the phrase "tastes like chicken" if it hadn't become so neutral.
     
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    Can you imagine if it somehow jumps to natural plants?
     
  11. Rich

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    That did bother me. Sounds like once they light up, they stay lit up.

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    All the links work on my computer.

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    But imagine it in the Bronx Zoo or the Philly Zoo. I don't think having plants replace street lights in some cases would work well.

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    I had a salad in Panama quite a while ago and could not believe how good the tomatoes were. Also all the colors of the trees and fruits seemed different. Much more vivid.

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    Hadn't thought of that. Could be nightmarish.

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    And what if, by consumption, luciferin is absorbed into the human DNA. Would we 'glow', or would just our urine and stool glow?
    Inquiring minds want to know. !pusht!
     
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    And what if, by consumption, luciferin is absorbed into the human DNA. Would we 'glow', or would just our urine and stool glow?
    Inquiring minds want to know. !pusht!
     
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    I can see it now -- glow in the dark pets.

    Eat in the dark restaurants.

    Highways that glow at night.

    Convicted sex offenders that glow.
     
  19. Tom Robertson

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    I added a paragraph from the original article into the first post.

    Peace,
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    And vampires that sparkle in daylight... :)
     

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