Feb 13, 2008

Osmosis vs. Immersion

Osmosis is the diffusion of water through a cell wall or membrane or any semi-permeable barrier from a solution of low solute concentration to a solution with high solute concentration, up a solute concentration gradient. It is a physical process in which a solvent moves, without input of energy, across a semi permeable membrane (permeable to the solvent, but not the solute) separating two solutions of different concentrations.

Immerse (third-person singular simple present immerses, present participle immersing, simple past immersed, past participle immersed)

  1. (transitive) To put under the surface of a liquid; to dunk.
    Archimedes determined the volume of objects by immersing them in water.
  2. (transitive) To involve deeply
    The sculptor immersed himself in anatomic studies.

I do not believe in conversion by osmosis. I believe in conversion by metanoia and immersion... in total baptism from above.

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