In article <schwarze.ccomail-2708952145080001 at fennel.bio.caltech.edu>,
Erich Schwarz <schwarze.ccomail at starbase1.caltech.edu> wrote:
> More generally, it's a risky proposition to argue from first
>principles, without a large dose of mere empiricism, when talking about
>biology. This was first pointed out by Descartes and amplified by Max
>Delbruck. It was more recently pointed out by somebody on this newsgroup
>whose name I forget, who said something like: "Would anybody have
>predicted the dog's nest of proteins in eukaryotic transcription, on the
>basis of physics?"
That might have been the somewhat embattled Steve LaBonne.
Mark D. Garfinkel (e-mail: mg16 at midway.uchicago.edu)
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