In article <1991Nov7.153141.1 at hmivax.humgen.upenn.edu> taub at hmivax.humgen.upenn.edu writes:
>Does that mean that the definition and concept of
>evolution will change when we discover a non-genetic living system? :-) I
>know none exists that we know of, but we *will* find one.
Sure, why not? Definitions aren't carved in stone. Language is
convenience, not a philosophical court of law.
>...if we limit our ideas to what we know, and only what
>we know, then we are limiting ourselves to our island. Look beyond our book
>of knowledge and seek to add upon it.
Commendable. Personally, I'm having enough trouble sorting out what we
_do_ know. :-)
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