Nature does some crazy stuff

Nature does some crazy stuff, Ted. I guess you saw the reported research in Tel Aviv on the nematode? They have figured out the epigenomic pathways for transgenerational memory in the nemotode, one the best known genomes and a model system. “Nematodes are the most numerous multicellular animals on earth. A handful of soil will contain thousands of the microscopic worms, many of them parasites of insects, plants or animals.” (1) Your basic roundworm. Photogenic? I don’t think so. But just imagine that you can teach one something and it can be remembered and acted on three or four generations later, and we don’t yet know how long. I have mentioned it in my blog before.  This means that the rate of growth of knowledge will go hyperbolic.  This means that massive growth of knowledge and building momentum will drive an entirely different kind of civilization than we have today.

Nature does some crazy stuff  and it’s good news.


About budbromley

Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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