Monday, July 21, 2014

Ducks float for hope during RiverDays in Midland

By Emma C. Johnson 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

RiverDays returns to downtown Midland this weekend

--> By Emma C. Johnson Midland Daily News, 17 July 2014


Enantiomers +/- 62.5

Spearmint oil [(R)-(–)-carvone] and caraway seed oil [(S)-(+)-carvone] smell different even though they have exactly the same molecules because, since the molecules are attached differently, they fit into different receptors.

It's like you are the molecule and the receptors are your friends. The people around you can bring out different parts of yourself. You are the same person, but it is received such that you're the same but different. People view you differently even though you're the same person.

Enantiomers are reflections but can't be superimposed. Even though it's a reflection like in a mirror, they aren't the same. In this way it's an illusion. It suggests being identical, but never will be.

So, are we the same person? Of course, but we act differently around different people and they receive us differently even if we are acting in the same way.