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The Ultimate Purpose of the Universe
An interesting link... Ever wonder what's the purpose of it all? Author Douglas Adams suggests that the Earth was built as a giant computer whose purpose was to compute the ultimate answer (actually the question) to life, the universe, and everything. Well, what if the purpose of our universe was a little less grandiose. Ever wonder why astrophysicists cannot decide whether the universe is closed or open? What if the purpose of our universe was to compute a single bit - the value of which is determined by whether the universe is open or closed. -- 1/20/97
A Reproductive Advantage?
A interesting link... Some recent work on auto-immune diseases has suggested that people who eat certain proteins can gain relief from their diseases. This is based on research which has shown that there is a mechanism by which the body suppresses immune reactions to ingested proteins. This allows us to eat meat without having an immune reaction to the proteins in the meat. On a related note, I wonder if any of the problems with infertility have to do with the lifetime of sperm. I would assume that one of the mechanisms in a woman's body which kills sperm is an immune reaction. Do I need to go further? This would suggest a possible reproductive advantage. If my premises are correct, then this could be verified through research. -- 8/27/96 (For more info on the oral suppression of autoimmunity: AutoImmune Inc.)
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Technology Issues (Very Old)
This is a web page that I started, but never quite completed or kept up to date in which I was planning to track important developing technology trends.