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Topic: Real life reflection of the book, "Darwins Radio"

From: Merriel Sanders
Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Date: 11/21/2006

First I read the book, "Darwins Radio", then I find this review of a book supporting the science behind the book, what next??
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The Dark Side of DNA
Fred Gould
Genes in Conflict: The Biology of Selfish Elements. Austin Burt and Robert Trivers. x + 602 pp. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006. $35.

Although many of us have gotten used to the idea that our bodies serve the needs of a variety of viruses, bacteria, mites and other parasitic species, it comes as a surprise to most people when they hear that their bodies are also hosting alien parasitic DNA.

from the website:
http://www.americanscientist.org/template/BookReviewTypeDetail/assetid/54050

Re: Real life reflection of the book,

From: Greg Bear
Date: 11/21/2006

Thanks for the link, Merriel. We do indeed seem to be fancy spaceships for bacteria--and viruses!

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