Moon dust?

This is an old creationist argument. Most think that it is debunked, I don’t. In fact my approach to this will be different because I will be using known facts about this, and a different approach. And yes this will resurrect a evolutionist nightmare argument. Their first attempt to discredit this will be to call everyone stupid for even discussing it. Which basically means, they cannot really debunk it. Basic rule of thumb in debates with evolutionist is: When they start calling you names, it means they have nothing left to debate against your argument. It also means: The creationist just won the debate. It used to bother me, until I figured this out. So now I laugh when it happens. But let’s get down to business with discussing the resurrection of the Moon Dust Theory.

The earth just orbits the sun. The moon on the other hand, orbits our planet while “following” the earth’s orbit around the sun. As shown in the picture below:

The moon has gravity, which will attract dust. And the earth has gravity which attracts dust. And while dust is being pulled towards the earth, the moon travels through it as it orbits. But there is more. As the earth orbits the sun, the moon follows it and every orbit is in a new path full of dust. So basically, the moon is like a windshield wiper on a car. What your windshield collects, the wiper bunches it up and wipes it off. Now imagine that all the water your wiper wiped off actually stuck to your wiper, like dust sticks to the moon because of gravity. How long would it be, as you drive through a storm, that there would be so much water on your windshield that you could no longer drive?

Another example: You go and buy a duster. The dust on your furniture represents dust in space. Now does you duster collect more dust “moving” across your furniture (like the moon orbits the earth), or if it stays in one place and waits for the dust to come to it?

You see the moon traveling through space that is full of dust, where every orbit is like passing through a rain storm of dust that “never” quits. The dust is attracted to it because of it’s gravity. Then even more is pulled into it’s path because of the earth’s gravity. But that’s not all. The sun’s gravity pulls even more dust from further away, And that dust also gets pulled into the moon’s path as it orbits our planet. And because the moon acts like a dust wiper as it orbits the planet, not as much dust is going to reach earth because of that. Why? The earth travels through the path of each orbit of the moon where the moon just cleared a path of dust.

Now because the moon takes a little over 27 days to make one complete orbit, and you take that and divide into four points (quarters) of the moons orbit. It would mean that it takes roughly 7 days to move 1/4 of it’s orbit. Which means that for 3-7 days the moon is directly in the path of the earth’s orbit of the sun. While there it would be collecting dust that would usually end up on the earth if the moon were not there. So for 3-7 days, the dust flow to the earth, from it’s orbit around the sun, is disrupted by the moon. And you times that times the supposed age of the moon (4.5 billion years) and you get 13.5-31.5 billion days of dust the moon blocks from our planet. Divide that by 365 and you get how many years of dust were block from our planet.

But there is more. While the earth is in between the sun and moon (moon being on the dark side of the earth), you have two objects pulling dust in the same direction of the moon. And the moons gravity, in this instance for 3-7 days, will collect even more dust. This is because dust caught in gravity from “3” different objects (earth, sun and moon) all pulling in one direction, would move the dust much faster then normal to the surface of the moon.

And there is more. If we go back in time, as far back as the old earthers say (4 billion years ago). Our solar system would have been full of even more dust. Why? Think about it. Everything in this system is just forming, and becoming orderly. So chaos would dictate collisions, explosions, etc… Which equals more debris within our system. More for the moon to catch as it orbits.

So can we calculate the dust on the moon by the dust that reaches earth? Nope. To many variables and factors to add in. All pointing to more dust not less for the claimed age of the moon and earth. But there’s more… To make the math easy, we will say the moon orbits the earth once a month. That’s 12 times a year. 12 billion times in 1 billion years. 48 billion times in 4 billion years. And 54 billion times in 4.5 billion years (the claimed age of the moon). Now do you think with 54,000,000,000 (54 billion) orbits that there is only going to be less than 4 inches of dust?

Some examples of the old arguments:

Was NASA expecting a lot of dust when they landed for the first time on the moon? See what you think.

Why make the ladder to short unless you are expecting some sinking because of dust? Need more? Why make the feet on the ends of the legs on the module wide?

You make them wide when you expect to sink in the dust, and you don’t want to sink to much. Example: When there has been several feet of snow, do you where regular shoes and sink, or snow shoes and stay on top?

And I could go on and on with things where NASA thought there was several feet of dust, where this was actually written in a school text book at one time. So basically all of this effort was to save face on what the old earthers were wrong about then, and in my opinion, still wrong about now.

Side note: Even with all the tests NASA did, none of their tests can be done while simulating the difference between an object that has gravity, and collects dust. And one that does not have gravity and collects dust. Neither can they simulate objects caught in the gravity area of other objects and how that effects dust collection. Basically, NASA did tests that could not simulate all the variables that exist. So their conclusions are off by those variables by several degrees.

Example: Let’s say dust travels through space at one mile per hour. Getting caught in a planet or star’s gravity it’s speed can increase to 3 MPH. What that means is that dust collection on the moon could different as much as a factor of 3. And when caught in 3 different gravity sources, the speed of travel could increase even more.

To say that NASA’s test were accurate is to say that gravity has no effect on how dust moves through space. And if you try to gauge that on a planet that has an atmosphere, then you are adding a variable that does not exist in space. Also, if there was not that much dust being collected, this much damage would not have been done to one of the windows of the shuttle.

It is severely scratched from all of the dust in space. How does it become scratched by dust? The shuttle travels at over a thousand miles per hour to maintain an orbit. At that speed, dust can do this to glass. This is to also illustrate just how much dust is out in space. Just think how much worse that damage could be if the shuttle had simulated gravity pulling more dust to it as it orbits.

The difference of one object having gravity pulling dust to it, and one that does not. Is illustrated for better understanding with this picture:

To sum it up:
1) We have test collections of dust on earth that adds variables that do not exist in space.
2) We have tests using satellites, that cannot simulate gravity that would make it a real world test.
3) We have a moon that follows our planet as it orbits the sun, insuring that each orbit is in a “new” path of dust. Making the dust collection a constant feed.
4) When the moon is in the right position, where the earth is between it and the sun. The gravity of three objects (earth sun and moon) are now pulling more dust to the moon because in this position, the three objects are pulling dust in the same direction as our sun (the strongest gravity pull in our solar system). If this did not make a difference, then the orbits of the earth and moon would be a perfect circle. But because gravity of other objects aligned creates more pull, the orbits of the earth and moon are anything but a perfect circle. So the speed of dust being pulled to the moon increases.
5) We have 54 billion orbits through new paths of dust with every orbit, yet only a few inches of dust exist?
6) And then we have the moon’s gravity which makes it like a dust magnet, always pulling more dust to itself as it orbits.

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Ark Encounter

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It's really beautiful at Christmas time.

On my list of trips.

Had a great time last Easter!

Wow!

Isabella Strickland “glice”

Is it real ice?

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Amen.

No debt. As you cannot even prove two people in a garden disobeyed. 🤣

Maj. Ian Thomas is the author of this quote.

True

Amen!

🙌

amen to that

Amen !

There’s a song in there somewhere 🎼

You guys played a huge part in my coming to know Christ. Thank you, Ray and Emeal.

Amen

AMEN!

AND BECAUSE OF THAT, I DON'T HAVE TO WONDER WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO MY SOUL WHEN I DIE, I'LL B WITH MY GOD FOREVER.💖

Grace

Juan José Toledo Bayouth

There’s an old hymn with this phrasing. digitalsongsandhymns.com/songs/4203

wouldn't you like to trottle the jerk he thinks this is funny

who thinks

i would

Do you mean that he gave up his weekend for us? Tell him thanks

True

Thank You LORD JESUS CHRIST for everything. Amen 🙏👑❤️

Retards.

Powerful!

True ❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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Amen!

Let’s not arm any pro abortion people. Your follow is to large to be talking all this twistable nonsense

A new creation never before seen on Earth

2 Corinthians 5:17 New King James Version (NKJV) 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Amen

Ray, come on. Are you not really one of these "bots" that are just letting out a string of words that sounds sort of okay?

thank you Lord that I am Born again.

Been born again for seven years. Thank you, Jesus

Amen!

If you commit the same sins after the new birth that you did prior, does that mean you are a false convert??

Christians: “You reject our God because you want keep sinning!!!!” Also Christians: “I still sin. No one is perfect”. And you wonder why we don’t take you seriously.🤷🏼‍♂️

I'm being attacked by Satan but greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. I have the strength of Jesus Christ! to withstand the enemy's onslaught.

Ray is talking about the new birth in Christ

Thank You LORD JESUS CHRIST for everything. Amen 🙏👑❤️

Born once, die twice. Born twice, die once.

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I know I’m not the only one this happens to!

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I know I’m not the only one this happens to! 

It’s the weekend so it’s good to post something that is both funny ... and scary.

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I’m not sure I’ve had this stuff happen but I’ve probably had.

Im researching my family tree....ever time i find a new surname i get friend suggestions on facebook of people with those name

It's because most people leave their data or wifi on constantly, which means your apps are running, well you gave the apps permission to access your camera, calander ect. I only turn my data on if i go on fakebook or need to google something. The sheep aren't thinking anymore🐑 in the name of convience they let wifi/data run constantly...NOT GOOD! Plus for some STUPID reason most everyone i know uses fakebook messenger to communicate, instead of the regular phone features to text/talk which are a bit more private. Use your heads people it's the apps, why do ypu think they want you to have an app for everything??? Only app i have is walmart and fakebook and the standard ones they make you have, like GOOGLE to be able to use your computer phone you have to have a google account...use your phone as a phone and keep your life private as you can, turn on wifi/data only when needed...why make it easier for them? Use your computer for all the rest. Think of how open people leave themselves gps for driving? No i google the directions and write them down before i go, not to mention the drain on your battery having your location, bluetooth and data on😕 one last thing to help open up some eyes...car insurance will give you a safe driver discount if you leave your data, location, and crap on so they can see your doing the speed limit and stuff to know your a safe driver😉 BAAAAH🐑🐑🐑

Big Brother is here.

Jasmine Georgia

'tis the plan, don't you know?

It’s creepy. No Alexa in our house and cell phones stay out of our bedroom. They can read the words on a book with a satellite, you know they’re watching. Just don’t know who or what they want. (diane)

No Alexia in our home. Commuters shut off.

How do they know?

Bethany Cousins

Who are these two people?

Oh it's scarier, sometimes I get ads of what I'm doing like brushing my teeth and new tooth brush ad comes up.😮

Sometimes I've been thinking about stuff say a song, movie etc something I've forgotten and couldn't remember. Next day low and behold there it is in suggestions......creepy WIFI off!!

Yes! I don’t think it’s funny though.

100%. The wife and I were talking about something a couple weeks ago that I’ve never even heard of, never googled it, all of a sudden the next day I see a ton of adds for it on my phone.

I promise... I can THINK of something and ads will pop up 😂😱😂😱😂

all the time...creepy

yeah they’re definitely listening through devices.

Google reads minds. Yep, there is a conspiracy here. Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are in on it. Maybe the politicians too! Lol

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Amen. We are to share the love of Christ and the Gospel with everyone. ❤

I agree wholeheartedly but aren't we all sinners?

Maybe... Too bad you do none of those things. You're a scumbag liar.

Amen... Thanks Ray

Amen

I’m afraid this isn’t always true. Some people are just too hard-hearted and love sin so much they refuse to listen no matter how loving or kind you are. This obviously doesn’t mean we give up though; we should always keep trying, and then maybe eventually they’ll listen. Remember how Pharaoh refused to listen to Moses when he delivered God’s message to let the Israelites go. Moses tried 10 times (at least), until God said “that is enough.” Now, luckily for us, we get more than 10 chances. But all these chances are not guaranteed; we are guaranteed our first chance, but then our second, third, fourth, fifth, 100th, 1000th chances are only given by the grace of God.

RESPECT

True

I fail soo bad

True but make sure you use some words. All kindness and no words will land your neighbours in a lost eternity!

So true.

Amem!! ❤️🙏🙏

Sin is a false and morally and biologically backward concept.

That is true. Warn them of hell at the same time. Repentance from sin. Sometimes you see when you show that kindness and love, your attacked and mocked even more.

I fail every time

Great word

Love & kindness are good virtues that are inherent in every human & animal. Its not exclusive to a particular Faith & certainly not to the God of Christianity who drowned millions of babies in Genesis chapter 7.

Amen

that is a condescending statement. According to you, we are all sinners. How about you clothe yourself in sound arguments and statements you can back up with facts?

I admit, that can be a challenge on some days

Been struggling with this one for sure

Unbelievers hate God.

God hates everyone who is not a believer in Yeshua, and they will face God's hatred on the day of judgement. Psalm 5:4-5

To share the infinite and unimaginable love of God for sinners without also sharing His infinite and unimaginable hatred for sinners is to share half of the Gospel. Half of the gospel is not the gospel at all, but is only a clumsy mishmash of heretical feel-goodism in which most can never understand the immense sacrifice of Yeshua on the cross and the absolute fury from the Father that fell upon Yeshua because of us. To truly teach what God's love has saved us from, we must also teach that the cross is a horrific example of God's fury that awaits anyone who rejects salvation through Yeshua

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FUCK TIMES

who ever did ?

Stopped a long time ago!

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Yep, that's the problem. Kids think everyone else causes supposed climate change, and not them. But why should they think different, when the adult examples like Al Gore, produce a carbon footprint equal to almost 50 people?

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If you cannot take what you preach serious enough to change you own lifestyle, then why should anyone else?😂 What a joke. ~ Issac

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So am i right to say you don't think the climate is changing?

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Green Iguana

The following All By Design column by Dr. Jonathan O’Quinn appeared in Creation Matters, Vol. 22, No. 1, January/February 2017.

Throughout nature we can see everywhere that plants and animals seem to be perfectly designed for the habitats in which they live. In May of 2011, while my wife and I were visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands, I snapped this picture of a green iguana sunning itself one morning. These large lizards climb up into the tops of the native palm trees each morning to warm themselves before climbing back down to start the day’s search for food.

It was only several years later, while studying this photograph, that I realized how perfectly designed these lizards are for their habitat. Note how the pale, greenish-brown body color nearly matches the color of the trunk and branches of the tree. Notice, too, how the dorsal frills on the neck and back resemble the “spikey” appearance of the palm fronds. Finally, see how the darker bands of color on the tail match the banding patterns of darker leaves against the lighter sky.

In fact, when iguanas are at rest, they are extremely difficult to see. Now ask yourself: how could random processes, that are claimed to be responsible for evolution, have enabled the appearance of these particular physical characteristics which would assist the lizards in avoiding predators? Even if the iguanas themselves were in some way cognizant of such a need, how could chance have produced these features? Oh, okay—they couldn’t. Well, there goes the theory of evolution!

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Green Iguana

The following All By Design column by Dr. Jonathan O’Quinn appeared in Creation Matters, Vol. 22, No. 1, January/February 2017.

Throughout nature we can see everywhere that plants and animals seem to be perfectly designed for the habitats in which they live. In May of 2011, while my wife and I were visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands, I snapped this picture of a green iguana sunning itself one morning. These large lizards climb up into the tops of the native palm trees each morning to warm themselves before climbing back down to start the day’s search for food.

It was only several years later, while studying this photograph, that I realized how perfectly designed these lizards are for their habitat. Note how the pale, greenish-brown body color nearly matches the color of the trunk and branches of the tree. Notice, too, how the dorsal frills on the neck and back resemble the “spikey” appearance of the palm fronds. Finally, see how the darker bands of color on the tail match the banding patterns of darker leaves against the lighter sky.

In fact, when iguanas are at rest, they are extremely difficult to see. Now ask yourself: how could random processes, that are claimed to be responsible for evolution, have enabled the appearance of these particular physical characteristics which would assist the lizards in avoiding predators? Even if the iguanas themselves were in some way cognizant of such a need, how could chance have produced these features? Oh, okay—they couldn’t. Well, there goes the theory of evolution!

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Should pornography be legal in the United States?

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Yes. It destroys everything. Marriage. Relationship. And a covenant with your spouse and the Father! If I hate one and only one thing on this earth, this is it.

Should be legal anywhere. WWJD

Putting aside the Spiritual aspect of the corrosion that pornography causes of the soul. Pornography dissolves the positive side of Love, compassion and humanity and turns the objects of lust into a twisted fantasy, denigrating them to mere objects stripping them of value erasing the facts that they are flesh and blood with hopes and dreams.

It should be banned. I don’t even think they should only allow adults on there but ban it all together. It does just as much harm as drugs. Governments ban porn in many countries and the west should follow.

In a perfect world it should be illegal. In the real world it will creep in wherever it is desired. (diane)

Clearly it's not properly regulated when legal. Ban it, narrow down the real threats

I highly recommend everyone watch The Kinsey Syndrome Documentary on YouTube. VERY eye opening

Drugs are illegal and how is that working? Good Fight Ministries you guys do amazing works dealing with pop culture and exposing darkness. I thank you for your major influence in my life, new walk. Making it illegal will only do more harm and make it more underground. Keeping our kids away from it and continuing to work on the changing the hearts of people close to us with prayer and scripture is what we do. Young men and women need to be able to approach people they trust and talk about things. The devils power is in secrets, lies and isolation. It's a multi billion dollar industry. There is no worldly solution to rescue and repair all the lives destroyed by it. Lean hard in your faith and saviour, plant seeds, and be the example and pray. Good fight tough question. Thank you for all that you do!

Sick woman.

Outlawing it will result in an explosion of interest in it. You can't stop something by banning it. For example - most mass shootings occur in gun free zones. Prohibition saw an explosion of crime of all kinds, including alcohol consumption. Jesus never said, "Force them to accept righteousness." HE has Paul tell us we are to persuade people. You have no right to enforce your beliefs on anyone else. No matter how good they may be.

No, it shouldn’t be legal. I pray that their computer servers burn! I pray that all of their electronic equipment burns to the ground!

I personally don't think it should be illegal. That's not to say it's not immoral. It is. However, if Christians ban everything that they think is immoral, we'd be living like the Puritans in pseudo theocracy in which we depend on fallible men to be the judge, jurors, and interpreters of hundreds of God's laws. I mean, if we look at a woman with lust, we have committed adultery. Therefore, Instagram should be banned. Any social media that allows pictures to be posted for that matter. Maybe pictures of attractive people should be banned. If you go down this slippery slope, our society might end up like the Muslims, requiring women to be completely covered. As a Christian, I also believe that we have the freedom to practice our religion the way each of us best interprets it. Once again, I'm not saying that all interpretations are valid. However, there was a time when religious authority was centralized and that wasn't a utopia either. I say, if consenting adults want to make porn, and another adult freely chooses to watch it, that should be legal. They're only hurting themselves. Now, if they display it to others in public, like children, then they are violating someone else's negative rights. Then that should be illegal and I believe it already is. If we were to ban everything that offends us as Christians we'd be just like the extreme leftists or communists that demand "safe spaces" whenever a controversial word is uttered. Say goodbye to comedy, art, and romance. And no, I'm not saying that porn is art or romance. But it wasn't that long ago that it was considered to be sexy for women to show their ankles with a poodle skirt. It's very subjective. I don't want the government to make those decisions for us. We as Christians should be strong enough to make them ourselves or with the help of the church if we're struggling.

No, pornography should be illegal in The United States, it is the root cause of violence, especially toward women, and complete lack of morals, causing many different crimes.

If it was illegal, what should be the consequence?

Ever heard of the 1st amendment? it already is legal.

No. there is alot of human trafficking involved in pornography and it should be illegal. My opinion is that it should be illegal.

"A wise king scatters the wicked, and brings the threshing wheel over them." Proverbs 20:26

Praying for eyes to be open

It's already legal. They sell it in stores!!! ;0)

Porn "stars" are slaves not only to sin, but to the pimps filming and abusing them.

Pornography destroys marriages. And now you just go on a computer not go to 7 eleven and ask for it and be embarrassed

Legal? USA is a big Whore house. It produces more porn movies than any other country. Porn is everywhere: movies, soaps, advertising, billboards, flyers, sports, schools, jails, etc. It is either "staying in the jungle or back to God"!

Yes it should be illegal.. it at least sends a message in morality... but the spirit of the living God in the heart of man makes it undesirable!!!

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Cody Placer Richard Placer

Does anyone know how long the lights stay up past Christmas? How long it stays decorated?

Beautiful!

One thing I remember about my visit last summer is the powerful music playing everywhere.

Would love to go here some day.

Is Glice open in the rain or if it has rained that day?

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You can follow our home church Blessed Hope Chapelon Instagram now! (Good Fight is on there too)
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Plants in Motion

The following Math Matters column by CRS president Dr. Don DeYoung appeared in Creation Matters Vol. 21, No. 6, November/December 2019.

A dull, boring event is sometimes likened to watching grass grow. Many plants, however, do in fact display remarkable activity. For example, the tropical touch-me-not plant (Mimosa pudica) folds and droops its compound leaves within seconds of a touch. And underwater bladderworts (genus Ultricularia) close a tissue trapdoor on mosquito lava in just milliseconds.

In spring 2018, I monitored the growth of a Midwest clementis flower vine. During 12 hours of daylight the vines grew an average of 3.5 cm in length, which is nearly three millimeters per hour. Assuming a plant cell size of 50 microns, and a vine diameter of two millimeters, each clementis vine builds complex cells at the rate of twelve cells per second. With more than a trillion atoms in each cell, there is frenzied activity in plant growth on the nano scale.

The Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) capture mechanism is also a standout for plant motion. Its leaves capture prey in a process called snap-buckling, similar to the “rubber popper” toys that launch themselves into the air. The flytrap leaves close by flexing themselves quickly from a convex shape to concave in a fraction of a second.

The current plant speed record may be held by the dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium americanum). This plant explosively releases seeds through the air on a microsecond timescale.

Those of us who mow lawns can appreciate the slow growth of grass. However, the botanical world has a host of plants that rapidly catapult, kick, jump, and snap.

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Forterre, Y., P. Marmottant, C. Quilliet, and X. Noblin. (2016, Feb. 10) Physics of rapid movements in plants. Europhysics News. 47(1):27–30. Retrieved Oct. 24, 2018 from www.europhysicsnews.org/articles/epn/pdf /2016/01/epn2016471p27.pdf.

See also Garisto, D. (2018, May 26) The secrets of plant speed. Science News, pp.16–19. Retrieved Oct. 25, 2018 from www.sciencenewsdigital.org/sciencenews/ may_26_2018?pg=18#pg18

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The following Math Matters column by CRS president Dr. Don DeYoung appeared in Creation Matters Vol. 21, No. 6, November/December 2019.

A dull, boring event is sometimes likened to watching grass grow. Many plants, however, do in fact display remarkable activity. For example, the tropical touch-me-not plant (Mimosa pudica) folds and droops its compound leaves within seconds of a touch. And underwater bladderworts (genus Ultricularia) close a tissue trapdoor on mosquito lava in just milliseconds. 

In spring 2018, I monitored the growth of a Midwest clementis flower vine. During 12 hours of daylight the vines grew an average of 3.5 cm in length, which is nearly three millimeters per hour. Assuming a plant cell size of 50 microns, and a vine diameter of two millimeters, each clementis vine builds complex cells at the rate of twelve cells per second. With more than a trillion atoms in each cell, there is frenzied activity in plant growth on the nano scale. 

The Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) capture mechanism is also a standout for plant motion. Its leaves capture prey in a process called snap-buckling, similar to the “rubber popper” toys that launch themselves into the air. The flytrap leaves close by flexing themselves quickly from a convex shape to concave in a fraction of a second. 

The current plant speed record may be held by the dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium americanum). This plant explosively releases seeds through the air on a microsecond timescale. 

Those of us who mow lawns can appreciate the slow growth of grass. However, the botanical world has a host of plants that rapidly catapult, kick, jump, and snap. 

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Forterre, Y., P. Marmottant, C. Quilliet, and X. Noblin. (2016, Feb. 10) Physics of rapid movements in plants. Europhysics News. 47(1):27–30. Retrieved Oct. 24, 2018 from www.europhysicsnews.org/articles/epn/pdf /2016/01/epn2016471p27.pdf. 

See also Garisto, D. (2018, May 26) The secrets of plant speed. Science News, pp.16–19. Retrieved Oct. 25, 2018 from www.sciencenewsdigital.org/sciencenews/ may_26_2018?pg=18#pg18

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