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Drosophilistinism -- Marvelous word.

Reminds me of when, 40 years ago, I described to my Mother my doctoral thesis work on the DNA replication in a bacterial virus. "But why would anyone be interested in the DNA of a virus?" she asked. "Because the same mechanisms will probably be at work in the cells of a human being," I answered, "since the bacteria, the virus, and we humans all evolved together from the same original life forms." "So you believe in evolution?" "Mom, of course I do. I am a biologist, and evolution is the most powerful tool we have for understanding how living things work!" "Well. Maybe you're related to monkeys, but not me." I never asked whether she really meant what it sounded like she was saying about my Father.

Sat, 25 Oct 2008 11:04:00 UTC | #257592