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footnotes to chapter 8


1. the Buddhist [and Hindo} rosary, with 108 beads. I once worked out - looking at Korean Buddha sitting in a giant lotus flow with four tiers of 27 petals - oh, Isaw, its one to the one times two to the two times thre to the three! Weeks later I bumped into Anil and said, excitedly, "Did you know that 108 is…" "Of course," he said.

2.The carpets pulled, the thin pine floor is sealed with wood filler that's what took the time and ntch - wood filler cracks … I will fill the cracks with diatomaceous earth

3. Raymond had won the Scarbourgh High School Science Fair competition and his prize was to work (part time) in a real laboratory: Bruce Pomeranz's

4. greatly and non-liniarly

5. the same nitrocellulose filters that we'd later meet with the dot-blots

6. is that the philtrum? the non-mucus membrane bit between the mouth and nose

7. Jaffie was the first to discuss "current of injury", though not in the context of acupucture

8. stimulates cell migration and nerve growth

9. I mentioned that my main function in the lab was as a sounding board for Bruce. Those cafeteria lunches were an immense pleasure.

10. Darrell's sister

11. tried to mend the hole/the ripe, forgetting it just didn't fit no more

12. The last two weeks of August there is a great fair at the Exhibition Grounds: The Canadian National exhibition: the CNE

13. that a newish word for me)

14. at the corner of University and College

15. The original botany laboratory, where the assay worked robustly for six months, was a nineteenth century building on the corner of University and College Street. (It is now called the Tanz Neuroscience Building.)It is built directly on top of an underground river, Taddle Creek. The water table is close to the surface (8 foot). The greenhouses adjoining the Tanz building have a water pump in constant operation to drain the foundations. The new botany department, on the other hand, is built of dry ground, and there are "electrical anomalies coming out of the ground".

The first work was conducted in a ground floor laboratory. The ceilings were high. The windows were single glazed and could be opened. Humidity was maintained at 20%. The new lab is on the fourth floor; the windows are double glazed and do not open. Humidity is 35%. Outside the window of the new lab there is a 30,000 volt power line. The original work was done on an old stock of "gridded" nitrocellulose paper donated by another lab.

When they first moved to the new lab in July 1989, a summer student was put onto the assay. He was unable to reproduce the phenomenon. Michael Dobbs then attempted it. He used water from the old laboratory, and subsequently found that the assay would work with any water except the double distilled "multiplex" water used by the summer student. (The on-tap distilled water in the old lab was steam-stilled with a resistance of 1.8 Mohm. In the new building the reverse osmosis water on-tap has a resistance of 16 Mohm.

16, more about Goodwin in the next chapter

17. actually, I saw 3 hips and no knees, but it reads better

18. it can be wonderful find a better adjective lifting cleansing salubrious there's a cumbersome word it means healthy harmonious.     I should talk about pratchiodiat and pono      in a minute