Attack of the Cows

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  1. Reiku Banned Banned

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    Did anyone else see this? Argentinian scientists have been conducting a very precise study in detailing how much the chemical gas ''methane'' cows eject into the atmosphere!!! Weird eh? The results shows that 30 percent of greenhouse gases come from cows!!!!!!!!!

    :bugeye: I am a bit skeptical...
     
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  3. Reiku Banned Banned

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    Methane, Cow Produces, Cow Farts, Stomachs, Litres EmissionsNo, this cow is having her burps and farts collected. Researchers in Buenos Aires, Argentina, are conducting a study to see just how much methane a cow ...
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    BizarreResearchers say the slow digestive system of cows makes them a producer of methane so they found an effective way to measure just how much that could be. ...
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    The reason why cows fart methane is because mantle hydrocarbons have nothing to do with biological organisms. Similarly carbon dioxide comes from volcanoes.
     
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    Is that a yes or a no?
     
  8. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    for the last time moron carbon dixoide is produced by burning and resperating.

    if you inhale O2 it binds with the carbon releacing energy which the body stores in the form of ATP

    In the case of fire the energy is releaced as heat and light

    Cabon dioxide does come from volcanoes but it also comes from fires and your own breath.

    if you dont belive me PLEASE set your house on fire and breath in the smoke, if you dont die after breathing that smoke alone for 1 hour i will belive you oil

    otherwise shut the fuck UP
     
  9. Reiku Banned Banned

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    Well, it seems you have some problems eh?
     
  10. Enmos Staff Member

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    Wtf.. this doesn't even make any sense.
    So cows fart methane because hydrocarbons have nothing to do with biological organisms ??

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    You are either drunk all the time, semi-retarded, or still a kid.
    Which is it ?
     
  11. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    Reiku that wasnt aimed at you
     
  12. Reiku Banned Banned

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    I think Oils and Barbigirl are macthed lol
     
  13. Reiku Banned Banned

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    Oh. Ok, cheers

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  14. Enmos Staff Member

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    No shit lol
     
  15. OilIsMastery Banned Banned

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    Correct. Burps and farts are the rejection of abiotic gasses from food which are useless from a biological perpective.
     
  16. Enmos Staff Member

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    Prove it. This should be good

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    By the way, you need to figure out what "cause and effect" means.
     
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    Why do animals burp and fart? Why do animals reject gasses from their bodies?
     
  18. Enmos Staff Member

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    Yea, that's what I asked you. Now giddy up.
     
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    Maybe in Diablo 3 they'll have cows farting methane instead of carrying axes.

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  20. OilIsMastery Banned Banned

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    I told you already in post #12. Now let's hear your answers.
     
  21. Enmos Staff Member

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    I said prove it. Maybe you can't.
     
  22. OilIsMastery Banned Banned

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    I can't prove anything to you because you don't believe anything I say.

    If you have courage and intellectual honesty you'll answer the questions. If you don't it's obvious why.
     
  23. Enmos Staff Member

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    lol right. So you say something ridiculous and I have to disprove it ?

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    Ok..

    "Features of the gastrointestinal tract » Intestinal gas
    The movement of gas through the intestines produces the gurgling sounds known as borborygmi. In the resting state there are usually about 200 ml of gas in the gastrointestinal tract. Its composition varies: between 20 and 90 percent is nitrogen, up to 10 percent is oxygen, up to 50 percent is hydrogen, up to 10 percent is methane, and between 10 and 30 percent is carbon dioxide. Most of the air that people swallow, while talking and eating in particular, is either regurgitated (as in belching) or absorbed in the stomach. Anxiety or eating quickly induces frequent swallowing of air with consequent belching or increased rectal flatus. Although some of the carbon dioxide in the small intestine is due to the interaction of hydrogen ions of gastric acid with bicarbonate, some is generated in the jejunum by the degradation of dietary triglycerides to fatty acids. High levels of carbon dioxide in rectal flatus reflect bacterial activity in the colon. Methane cannot be produced by any cell and is entirely the result of bacteria’s acting on fermentable dietary residues in the colon, although there appears to be a familial factor involved in this, as not everyone can generate methane. In the colon bacterial production of hydrogen is markedly elevated when the diet contains an excess of vegetable saccharides. This is particularly noticeable after consuming beans, for example. Gas is more often responsible for the buoyancy of stools than is excessive residual fat in malabsorption states.

    The gradient between the partial pressures (or the pressure exerted by each gas in a mixture of gases) of particular gases in the intestinal lumen and the partial pressures of gases in the circulating blood determines the direction of movement of gases. Thus, because oxygen tends to be in low pressure in the colon, it diffuses out from the blood into the intestine. The diffusion of nitrogen from the blood into the intestine occurs because a gradient is established by the carbon dioxide, methane, and hydrogen that result from metabolic activities of the commensal bacteria; the partial pressure contributed by nitrogen in the colon is lowered, stimulating nitrogen to enter the intestine from the blood. In areas where lactase, the enzyme that breaks down lactose (milk sugar), is missing from the group of disaccharidases of the small intestine, lactose passes into the colon undigested. In a lactase-deficient person, the unhydrolyzed lactose enters the colon, where the amount of lactose normally present in a glass of milk is capable of liberating, after bacterial fermentation, the equivalent of two to four cups (500–1,000 ml) of gas (hydrogen). About 15 percent of the gas diffuses back into the blood, with the rest passing as flatus.

    Hydrogen generated in the colon is partly absorbed, passes in the circulating blood to the lungs, and diffuses into the respiratory passages, where its presence can be easily determined. The time taken for hydrogen to appear in the breath after ingestion of a standard load of glucose or lactose is used to determine whether the upper area of the gastrointestinal tract is colonized by bacteria. Hydrogen that appears within 30 minutes of the ingestion of the sugar load suggests heavy colonization of the small intestine."

    http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1081754/human-digestive-system#294193.hook
     

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