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Gold is like a pancreas

a: Gold ~
b: a pancreas

What: "Gold is like a pancreas: Few people seem to know what it does, yet it's indispensible to a properly functioning system. So just imagine that your doctor told you your pancreas could not be examined." The analogy needs to be explained. The pancreas regulates glucose levels my releasing insulin into the blood stream. I guess the link is that gold helps regulate currency values by providing a constant when there are great shift in the currency market. Another analogy is that the price of gold is like a glucose meter. The gold price will help you quantitate something very important, the value of a currency as a glucose meter quantitates something that is important for health; the level of glucose in the blood stream.

Writer: Christopher Barker
Date: Aug 8 2011 12:13 PM


a: Virgin birth ~
b: Resurrection without the Empty Tomb

What: Some people claim that the Incarnation is the characteristic doctrine of Anglicanism. Unfortunately, many who claim to be Incarnational Anglicans express apathy, or even antipathy, toward the Virgin Birth. But the Incarnation without the Virgin Birth is like the Resurrection without the Empty Tomb. Without the Virgin Birth, the "incarnate" Christ becomes a Palestinian guru or social worker, not a Savior.

Writer: Stephen Noll
Date: Nov 29 2012 5:44 PM

Essential It Is

a: Electronics without an oscilloscope ~
b: doing microbiology without a microscope

What: "Doing electronics without an oscilloscope is like doing microbiology without a microscope. So I'm glad to see these new "microscopes" getting more accessible to everyone!"

Writer: Geoffrey L. Barrows
Date: Oct 3 2013 7:44 PM

a: Sexual selection ~
b: wedge


"In the end, it will be obvious that Sexual Selection is like a wedge, maintaining the achieved evolution and encapsulating the entropy of Natural Selection inside the organism's layer."

Writer: Not Stated
Date: Mar 13 2015 9:54 AM

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