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Ed Rybicki ED at molbiol.uct.ac.za
Tue Apr 18 02:34:41 EST 1995


> From:          PANGELETTI at bmg.bhs.uab.edu
> Subject:       Theology-NOT

> 				Many people have spent much time and effort developing a newsgroup 
> devoted to virology.  ... you may be compelled to pray to an icosahedron.

What a fine concept!  The self-assembling nano-tech life support 
system as deity!!  Of course, one must not be Platonic solidist, and 
exclude the helical nucleocapsids: a bit more monotonous compared to 
the pleasing diversity of the quasi-icosahedrons (the brutally 
simplistic T=1 of the satellite viruses, up to the awe-inspiring 
grandeur of the iridescent viruses), but a true capsid form 
nonetheless, and deserving of a (perhaps lesser) place in the 
pantheon.

Our genome, which is encapsidated
Autonomous is your name
Your cell will come, your strategy will run
On Terra, and maybe also in the heavens....


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