At 04:32 PM 20/08/99 +0000, I cited:
>The author suggests that
>one consequence of this hypothesis is that if carbon-based life
>exists on extrasolar planets, a biochemistry based on D- amino
>acids could well be the rule.
I should have added that presumably the author *didn't* say this, but actually deduced that L- and D- forms would be equally likely (the point made in those old sf stories). If I've somehow missed the point here, my bad.