Amazing Ecosystem. .. What's crazy to think about is, assuming that container is perfectly sealed, given enough time, the contents of the jar could evolve to a point where they behav
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User avatar #2 - superpats (03/11/2013) [-]
What's crazy to think about is, assuming that container is perfectly sealed, given enough time, the contents of the jar could evolve to a point where they behave on a completely different set of "rules" as the outside world.
User avatar #46 to #2 - holywarstpd (03/11/2013) [-]
And what if that did happen, and certain forces were removed, and then you opened the bottle?
O.o
Some serious **** would go down
#51 to #2 - anon (03/12/2013) [-]
I'm gonna go off track and make this a semi-related discussion to religion. No ********* wanted.


Showed this to my roommate (we're both Christians), and he starts yelling at me for liking this and how evolution is dumb **** that doesn't make sense before I can even sort of explain most of it. There is evidence that shows how some animals are more closely related to each other than other animals.

I mean, I think everything coming from a common ancestor makes more sense than just some guy performing miracles, but I just have faith in it.

wat do?

Posting as Anon because I'm a pussy.
User avatar #78 to #51 - superpats (03/12/2013) [-]
tell him that the guy who posted this is Christian and still believes in evolution. I may be religious, but I can make observations and believe in the sciences of the natural world, too. I hope I can go to show that not all Christians are crazy.
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User avatar #3 to #2 - holdup (03/11/2013) [-]
that is one ******* hell of an attic time capsle
#4 to #2 - freeyourmind (03/11/2013) [-]
what if you jizzed in it?
User avatar #5 to #4 - PartyPanda (03/11/2013) [-]
Miniature dinosaurs man.
User avatar #66 to #5 - killerliquid ONLINE (03/12/2013) [-]
MINIATURE PEOPLE
User avatar #75 to #5 - lecherouslad (03/12/2013) [-]
I Imagine Spy Kids 2 as the result.
#76 to #75 - PartyPanda (03/12/2013) [-]
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#6 to #4 - anon (03/11/2013) [-]
Two types of people.
User avatar #30 to #6 - jarelk (03/11/2013) [-]
I chuckled at this, but I'm scared that for future comments the irony of this memetic sentence will become lost and this will become a fad on FJ too.

And then the hypocrisy will burn.
User avatar #67 to #6 - theelderscrolls (03/12/2013) [-]
no. no. get that tumblr **** out of here.
User avatar #44 to #4 - limb (03/11/2013) [-]
Little people would form? I don't know lets experiment.
User avatar #24 to #4 - stijnverheye (03/11/2013) [-]
they would morph with the jizz and you will have human plants I:
User avatar #82 to #4 - swimmingprodigy (03/12/2013) [-]
nothing. Sperm cells can live for approximately 5 days on the 'outside'
#81 to #4 - mctrollston (03/12/2013) [-]
It needs to remain perfectly sealed, if you find a way to get it in there without breaking the seal, then were going somewhere
User avatar #35 - matt leaf (03/11/2013) [-]
Soon a tiny civilization will form in there and he will be their god.
User avatar #1 - salai (03/11/2013) [-]
I wonder how it would smell if you opened the lid and how long the plant would survive outside it's miniature eco-system
User avatar #12 to #1 - crazyhindu (03/11/2013) [-]
the sudden exposure of fresh air would probably kill it
#23 to #1 - anon (03/11/2013) [-]
pardon my french, but are you ******* stupid? itll still survive because it still uses CO2 to photosynthesise and oxygen to respire. it hasnt evolved to employ a different means of survival.

Im sorry but what you said just rustled my jimmies
#15 - yunablade (03/11/2013) [-]
Who took my jar of dirt!
#36 to #15 - craxxet (03/11/2013) [-]
WANKAH   
   
Oh wait this one contains urine, not soil...
WANKAH

Oh wait this one contains urine, not soil...
#27 - felixjarl (03/11/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#56 - xentacle (03/12/2013) [-]
....
#45 - stepsword (03/11/2013) [-]
"MY PRECIOUSSSSSSSS"
User avatar #32 - legayunicorn (03/11/2013) [-]
Repost in a bottle.
#49 - newtoast (03/11/2013) [-]
please, let me out!
#48 - MasterManiac (03/11/2013) [-]
The only reason it survives is because it essentially "eats" dead parts of itself and absorbing the necessary nutrients from it. If it weren't a plant, that would be some ****** up **** .
User avatar #55 to #48 - techketzer (03/12/2013) [-]
Also energy in form of light and heat from the outside.
Otherwise it would not be able to perform the chemical reactions necessary to sustain itself.
User avatar #84 to #48 - tiberioustyphr (03/12/2013) [-]
Most Metal plant ever.
#43 - celestiasbeard (03/11/2013) [-]
I need that bottle
#7 - pixar (03/11/2013) [-]
User avatar #29 - jessieqwertyu (03/11/2013) [-]
I have grass growing in a jar, its been in there for months, but just recently it started to get really mildew-y and now it looks nasty as **** . The grass is still just barely alive
#22 - anon (03/11/2013) [-]
it was watered 2 times. I read the article.
User avatar #26 to #22 - iizsimon (03/11/2013) [-]
2 times? what an outrage!!1
User avatar #28 - cheezitman (03/11/2013) [-]
*cough* http://www.funnyjunk . com/funny_pictures/4395749/ ******* +Ecosystem/ *cough*
#70 - crazyish (03/12/2013) [-]
You guys are all debating the merits of the ecosystem, and how such a thing is even possible, but I can't seem to get past the mad scientist looking hobbit holding the bottle. I mean come on, that man looks like science.
User avatar #20 - mynameisfoo (03/11/2013) [-]
one day in the distant future little living microorganisms will evolve from that plant (like a plant animal or whatever) and that man will be a god
#8 - DeepSilver (03/11/2013) [-]
That lid must be a CO2 intake valve since plants need to get carbon somehow. You dont get molecules with photosynthesis only energy.
User avatar #9 to #8 - Einsty (03/11/2013) [-]
The plant drops dead leaves that release CO2 as they rot. In fact every plant will release the ammount of CO2 it has absorbed trought its lifespan when it dies and subsequently rots.

Plants can merely accumulate carbon.
#10 to #9 - DeepSilver (03/11/2013) [-]
Even so there couldnt have been enough carbon in there in the beginning.
User avatar #11 to #10 - crazyhindu (03/11/2013) [-]
actually there was, and plants don't always take in co2 they also take in o2 at times, you pretty much put in everything it needs when you start it and it continually thrives off of the same stuff for years
#33 to #11 - fuckyouto (03/11/2013) [-]
Its called cellular respiration, or more specificity aerobic respiration.

But without there being oxygen in the bottle I dont see the leaves "rotting" it would actually ferment.
#13 to #11 - DeepSilver (03/11/2013) [-]
O2? Im talking about carbon thats needed to make any organic compound. Unless he put in more than water the plant could never have grown that much.
User avatar #18 to #13 - Einsty (03/11/2013) [-]
You can see plenty of carbon compounds in the lower third of the bottle. The same dirt also contains enough nitrogen and other organogenous elements and minerals to keep the plant growing.
User avatar #80 to #13 - crazyhindu (03/12/2013) [-]
i see where i was going with the comment i meant to orgionally reply to your first comment
User avatar #79 to #13 - crazyhindu (03/12/2013) [-]
do you not see the dirt? also i dont know where i was going with that comment it was late
#17 to #13 - tochas (03/11/2013) [-]
He didn't say 02, he said CO2 as in Carbon dioxide .
User avatar #14 to #13 - bluegoose (03/11/2013) [-]
the bottle wasn't a vacuum when he made it. there would have been plenty of CO2 and everything else floating around in there.
#16 to #8 - anon (03/11/2013) [-]
Think ahead, what happens to the glucose produced by the CO2 after it is used in Photosynthesis?
User avatar #52 - techketzer (03/12/2013) [-]
Guys, correct me if I'm wrong about this.

We're looking at a closed system.
We know the entropy inside it can only ever increase, which, according to the Gibbs-Helmholtz formula G = H-T*S inevitably leads to the decrease of free energy until it reaches a level too low to sustain life.

In short, though this system can sustain itself for very long time, it is inevitably doomed from the moment the cork is put in.
Kinda depressing.
#54 to #52 - techketzer (03/12/2013) [-]
Found the kink, it's not a closed system.
Heat and light can enter, which can raise both temperature and enthalpy.

So as long as there is an external power source, this plant may life indefinitely.
Derp.
User avatar #60 to #54 - freddyhollensen (03/12/2013) [-]
Man I wish I could life indefinitely.
User avatar #63 to #60 - techketzer (03/12/2013) [-]
Theoretically it's possible; what we call "age" is a bunch of cellular defects accumulating until they kill you.
All of those defects could be reversed in theory, there is no reason any life-form cannot be made to have an unlimited life-expectancy.
Our only problem is that we don't have the technology yet.

A guy called Aubrey deGrey heads a project about exactly this, you might wanna check it out if you like this kind of stuff.
Even though the guy's kinda weird, his work is fascinating.
User avatar #65 to #63 - freddyhollensen (03/12/2013) [-]
Thanks mate, I'm a major science geek though so I basically already know all this stuff, I was just making fun of your grammar :b

Life indefinitely
User avatar #83 to #65 - techketzer (03/12/2013) [-]
Ah. Thanks for pointing that out.
I'm doing my best, but my English is not as good as I'd like it to be.
User avatar #64 to #54 - agentpurplek (03/12/2013) [-]
But the heat and light that enters is in a closed system....I think aha
#74 to #64 - tacticon (03/12/2013) [-]
It is a closed system where energy can move in and out. He meant that it wasn't an isolated system (one where both energy and matter cannot enter/escape) but got confused.
#57 to #54 - tubaplayah (03/12/2013) [-]
This is completely off topic but people like you make me feel stupid. But you impress me at the same time. Stay classy.
User avatar #58 to #57 - techketzer (03/12/2013) [-]
I just had to study this stuff nonstop for a chemistry exam.
Anyone can do this.
User avatar #61 to #58 - themastertroller (03/12/2013) [-]
yup, you just need the determination
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