> 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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