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Comment: Re:this is AWESOME (Score 1) 49 49

I may very well be missing the point you're trying to make here, but there seems to be a disconnect between the example you use, and what the post is about.

Money today, seems to me like an abstraction layer between people and the economy at large.

There are no abstraction layers in nature. Form *IS* function, if you want to be pithy about it.

This is the reason there are >88'000 macromolecular structures deposited in data banks; it's been shown over and over again to be very useful information. http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/statistics/contentGrowthChart.do?content=total&seqid=100

Comment: Re:First time? (Score 1) 49 49

Rather than feet, you're plucking the words from my mouth. Well said. I'm not sure the OP, as well as other commenters, understands what's novel about this; there's absolutely nothing new about using X-ray crystallography in the study of pathogens, regardless of classification.

"This is lemma 1.1. We start a new chapter so the numbers all go back to one." -- Prof. Seager, C&O 351

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