From: Jeff Harmon
Location: San Francisco
This article made me reminisce about DARWIN'S RADIO so I thought I'd share:
From: Greg Bear
Thanks, Jeff--yet one more nail in the idea of "junk DNA," which struck me as silly even thirty years ago...!
Knowing almost nothing about science when I was in high school, I immediately dismissed the idea of 'junk dna'. It didn't make sense.
Orthogonally, while I think the pursuit of knowledge is healthy, knowing how the body works at microscopic levels doesn't aid us in improving upon nature: nature grows food and we eat it, and we are healthy (more or less).