Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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This video uses the latest research to create an animation of how DNA gives rise to proteins in a living cell. But do you think the word “machine” is correct? I have difficulty with the use of that word .. [4:27]


  1. #1 uqbar
    August 20, 2009

    I don’t have an “emotional” problem with calling this a machine, although the word “machine” has implications of something that was “constructed” and is being “operated” (shades of ID!). For a general non-science audience, “machine” is probably not a bad choice. Is there a better one-word choice for this autonomous biological constructor?

    P.S. – Just voted for you. Good luck!

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