The roads are the divergence point in the phylogenetic tree ca. 200 Mya ago.
(Robert Frost’s original poem is some what different)
Is it possible to have an immortal yeast, just like a HeLA cell ?
What happens to mitochondria in industrial yeast strains ?
If yeasts are perennially fermenting in open industrial vats, is it not expensive for the cells to invest energy in genes that it may never use ?
Does research actually mean we are re-searching: searching something which is already there ? We search for an understanding of the observed phenomena using the basic laws; we also probe the system and measure its response in order to go beyond the existing knowledge. Technically speaking when we clone a heterologous gene in a native, we are accelerating evolution and we should call it ‘invention’ as invention implies creating something new, something that never existed before; in contrary discovery is merely showing what is already right in front of us. Schrodinger’s quote is very apt to end this paragraph:
The task is…not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees.”
― Erwin Schrödinger
Hard to believe that I am suspended like a chandelier in the naked sky !
Vijay sees me through a binocular at 4 am.
Sometimes changing shape and size.
Crescent shaped, like a boat, one day or a full blasted sphere in a few days time.
Is there not a Ramanujan who has computed the planar distance between me and the stars ?
Remember a student from Azerbaijan who gave a painting of me ?
My outer surface have dark areas just like the doggerland that was lost beneath the oceans.
Vijay says: ‘Thou art beautiful. Patience is the word that signifies you’.
The solubility of CO2 is 50x higher in water as compared to its solubility in the air. Henderson rightly points out the genesis of the planet could have been due to simple physical laws, which contributed to the fitness of a being.
I see that in America, the state has given permission for same sexes to marry. It is ironical that the state can decide what an adult does in the bedroom. Can the big brother also seep into people’s thoughts one day ? There has been uproar around the world following this historic announcement. Society is crumbling, some say, while others say that homosexuals cause climate change. I am working in bioenergy that means that even I if am a homosexual, I can simply not be, because my research aims to mitigate climate change. While in India, the land of kamasutra, they call it gay sex and not same sex relationship. Is sex the only thing that happens in a relationship ? If ‘Love’ simply reduced to an act? What then is a relationship ?
Facebook changed its photo filter to include the rainbow flag. People are sick, the conservatives say. Countries with strict religious beliefs derided the US. Texas may not issue papers to those who wish to get married due to the religious attitudes of the clerks. When will be there a time when issues such as these will be discussed openly in a non parochial way without the interference of any morality or religion or beliefs ?
“One wonders why this craving, longing, for identification exists. One can understand the identification with one’s physical needs – the necessary things, clothes, food, shelter and so on. But inwardly, inside the skin as it were, we try to identify ourselves with the past, with tradition, with some fanciful romantic image, a symbol much cherished. And surely in this identification there is a sense of security, safety, a sense of being owned and of possessing. This gives great comfort. One takes comfort, security, in any form of illusion. And man apparently needs many illusions. A nd as the sun arose you were part of that light and had left behind everything that thought had put together. You completely forgot yourself. The psyche was empty of its struggles and its pains. And as you walked, climbed, there was no sense of separateness, no sense of being even a human being.” ― J. Krishnamurti.—“A complete life may be one ending in so full identification with the non-self that there is no self to die.” ― Bernard Berenson—Nothing is so fatal to the progress of the human mind as to suppose that our views of science are ultimate; that there are no mysteries in nature; that our triumphs are complete, and that there are no new worlds to conquer.” ―Humphry Davy—
Do they join the stream of consciousness ?
Greece is crumbling under the mighty Atlas.
EU wants its exit.
How can a country with such immense history and several millions of people go bankrupt?
One day you have everything. Next day it is all gone.
What does living mean to them ?
But night has its own beauty. Why is it equated with fear ?
When it is the same gas that gives life, how can one hate another ?
Lake district, UK