Re: enantiomorphs

Damien Broderick (
Fri, 20 Aug 1999 16:32:20 +0000

>>SW BULLETIN - August 18, 1999
>>Today's News in the Sciences:

>>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. (AS SW)

No shit, Sherlock. It's always delicious to see some eager beaver scientist pop up out of the grass with a bold new insight that was a commonplace in `mere science fiction' 40 or 50 years ago.

BTW, would it be feasible, Larry, to remove the irritating chevrons before you re-post these useful snippets?

Damien Broderick