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From: "Anthony Q. Bachler"
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Apology- Missile Paranoia
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Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 21:08:21 GMT
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Unless the animal is heavily based on existing ones, it will llikely not
fare too well. Nature has lots of hidden agendas and bug fixes that are
fairly subtle but have profound long term impact upon a species and its
environment. Say you make an animal that digests its fodo and gets 100% of
the energy out of it before eliminating the waste. How is that highly
concentrated low ebnergy waste going to effect the ground? Are bacteria
going ot be able to process it, most current bacteria require some energy to
still be present in order to process feces. Remember that physical
structure is a very small part of evolution. Biochemistry is where the real
evolution takes place.
The american people did to themselves
what Osama bin Laden could never do,
took away our freedoms in exchange for
a false sense of security.
"Paul Burridge" wrote in message
> On Wed, 01 Jan 2003 22:40:53 GMT, "Anthony Q. Bachler"
> opined thusly:
> >better yet, in experimental organic chemistry, they have recently found a
> >new triple helix sequence of codons with 3 base pairs of 3 positions
> >( normal dna has 2 base pairs of 2 positions each.) This makes fro much
> >better biological weapons eventually as the triple helix is less
> >to mutation both physically and statistically.
> Remarkable. In Richard Dawkins' magnum opus, the Blind Watchmaker, he
> invites the reader to imagine the sum total of all the animals that
> *could* have ever lived as a result of various DNA permutations as a
> voluminous sphere. The ancestries of all the animals that *have* ever
> lived is then represented by thin lightning-like streaks through this
> sphere. The implication being that all the animals we know of only
> constitute a tiny fraction of the possibilities that could have
> arisen, but more importantly, will shortly be 'artificially creatable'
> by DNA manipulation. Wouldn't it be fascinating to create some
> creature that hasn't evolved naturally and see how it copes on release
> into the wild? It's only a matter of time...
> "What is now proved was once only imagin'd"
> - William Blake, 1793
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