A Nasty Mother
The reverence for nature that Richard Gallagher
It seems obvious and inevitable that the Law of Unintended Consequences will be much nastier than Mother Nature. Natural selection is not evil or good; it is simply the way ecosystems work. Some, including myself, see it as a type of "natural wisdom." These...
References1. R. Gallagher, "Zealots for science," The Scientist, 20(7):13, July 2006. 2. L.M. Silver, "A nasty mother," The Scientist, 20(7):49?53, July 2006.
The trouble with databases
Jeffrey Perkel is right that "scientists who rely on accurate gene predictions should share in the burden of creating them."
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, Ca.