> spike wrote:
> > >> Is it imaginable that some form of nanorganism could be made
> > >> to reside in our cells, perhaps devouring a small share of the
> > >> ATP produced by the mitochondria, and providing in return,
> > >> some... some what? Intuition? spike
> Forrest Bishop wrote: ..the term "organism" might be a bit misleading- it's
> accepted that replicating machinery does not belong in vivo.
How about if the replicators had instructions to not replicate unless each daughter could be given an atom of something really rare in the environment, such as gold or technicium? Then of course, gold would be as poisonous to one with those replicators as arsenic, but that would control their populations. spike