Re: ...Death is an evil (Sappho 630 BC)

Date: Tue Oct 02 2001 - 10:48:10 MDT

On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 11:01:35PM +1000, Damien Broderick wrote:
> I was wondering, as a thought experiment (ie I don't expect it to be
> literally the case) how people generally would react if it were discovered
> that senescence and death are the indirect result of a nearly universal
> prion infection.

What a waker-uper.

It seems to me that after much moral to-and-fro, people would want to excavate and eliminate the prior infection. Then I decided to see if "prion" was a word, and its meaning gives this concept more spin -:)

Clever ideation, Damien.


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