Your article made a very important point with respect to computer simulations of natural phenomena.1 For too long, computer scientists and physicists have considered themselves life scientists simply because they could create pseudosystems that appear as real systems when simulated on the computer. But they tend to create top-down, slow, deductive approaches to microscopic behavior of life science phenomena, owing to their lack of formal experience. The best solutions are crossdisciplinary, which allow nature to guide the code development.

Victor Pinks II, PhDEdgebrook Research Sycamore, Ill.

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