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Topic: Because we all need more links...

From: Bill Goodwin
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: 02/02/2013

I should probably be concerned that this list of "geocide" methods amused me so much. There's a good description of the murder from THE FORGE OF GOD in item #6:

http://qntm.org/destroy

And, an intriguing piece on recent indications that the genetic code is a palimpsest. I'm out of my depth, but I couldn't help feeling that the mechanism described lent genes a certain decision-making capability (?):

http://scitechdaily.com/key-differences-in-seemingly-synonymous-parts-of-the-genetic-code/

All my best!

Bill

Re: Because we all need more links...

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/03/2013

Hello, Bill! Good links are always needed. I recall a short story published in ANALOG many decades ago about the message encoded in human DNA... Anybody recall the author or the story? A bit of an O Henry conclusion!

Re: Because we all need more links...

From: Bill Goodwin
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: 02/04/2013

"We'll Return, After This Message" by John Walker?

Re: Because we all need more links...

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/05/2013

Is that the one? "Meet me around the corner..."

As I recall!

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