Information and Evolution

RYBICKI, ED ED at molbiol.uct.ac.za
Wed Nov 16 14:25:38 EST 1994


> From:          jcm19 at columbia.edu (Juan Carlos Morales)
> Subject:       Re: Information and Evolution
> Date:          15 Nov 1994 05:39:14 -0800

> "One bad thing about having your ears always on is that one runs 
the risk 
> of listening to things like this..."
> - Felipito (from the Argentinian comic series Mafalda)
> 
> 
> On Mon, 14 Nov 1994, AROUTIOUN AGADJANIAN wrote:
> 
> > Our team has developed a scientific theory about new type of
> > transmission of information between living creatures within 
biological
> > species.
> > 
> > The main idea of this theory is that killed creatures transmit 
by
> > unknown way all information they gathered during their life to 
the
> > survivors of the same species at the moment of death. ....
> > Analogically, continuing the experiments on silkworm for a 
rather long
> > period of time it might be possible to receive a population of 
silkworm
> > with caterpillars genetically protected from being killed by 
needle.
> > 
> > Analogically, it might be possible for example to develop frost-
> > resistant lemon-trees...


Why stop there??  Vacuum-resistant humans!  Bullet-resistant 
soldiers!!  Toxic-waste-eating cattle!!!  Sorry...

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