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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 

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....

 |     Ed Rybicki, PhD      |  ed at molbiol.uct.ac.za   |
 |    Dept Microbiology     | University of Cape Town |
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      From the profit he's made on your dreams..."

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