May 21, 2017: TURNING WATER INTO WINE
♯Galilee, sweet Galilee
♬ Galilee, sweet Galilee
♫Galilee, sweet Galilee; where Master Jesus Christ changed water into wine.
♪ Judas, sold Jesus one pound-ten….
(My elementary school catechism song)
The first and easiest of miracles was an incredible feat of alchemy.
Water is the simplest of all compounds, composed of hydrogen and oxygen: H2O.
“Wine” may sound simple, but it is a witch’s brew of a myriad chemicals, organic & inorganic.
Nevertheless, let’s approximate it as a mixture of water and ethanol: H2O + (C2H5)OH.
Ethanol contains carbon. The key question then is, where did the carbon come from?
It must have been from the container wall (charcoal?) or the H or O of the water.
If from H or O, its provenance required COLD NUCLEAR TRANSMUTATION of atoms.
Anybody remember the Fleishman and Pons “cold fusion” debacle of the 1980s?
They were last seen going to pioneer a Cold Fusion industry in Japan. Are they dead?