Friday, February 13, 2009

Yes, Your Almighty!

Never heard anything more crazier - Synthetic Biology.

Oh ye scientists!! Dost not thou haveth better business?

Synthetic Biology refers to both of the below
the design and fabrication of biological components and systems that do not already exist in the natural world
the re-design and fabrication of existing biological systems.

Now, this opens avenues that apparently are dreams come true.. but sometimes, isnt it better that dreams remain dreams? The research is now on reproducing bacteria... which poses enough problems... And I wonder, how can one regression test the damn thing?

Farfetched I hope and wish - but should the thing catch up - then, no more heartbreaks due to lost love - Just forget her and re-create a "synthetic her"!!

And, no more can people be murdered. I particularly like this stupid possibility... You murder someone, I take that person's formula and re-create that person again,and flabbergast you!

What's worse, you just kill the real hubby/wife and recreate another that agrees to you all the time!!! No one will hardly know, ofcourse if the synthetic spouse doesn't crash or something!!

I just wish and hope synthetic biology remains restricted to stupid science fiction and Hollywood at the most! Its too bad to be allowed to get real.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Jack and the Beanstalk

The hubby and I had been to this pantomime last evening - enjoyed it to the bits!
We had an enthusiastic 3 year old near us, popping out of his chair everytime the wicked magician came! It was funny to see him all nervous with clasped hands, whispering prayers for Jack as he climbed the beanstalk!

He even ran up the stairs to tell Heidi that "bad men" were hiding behind her!!! That kid stole the show, really - kept his poor ma on her toes running behind him all the time.

He strongly believed that his intervention could change things in the tale - totally oblivious to what the rest of the audience said or did !!

Innocence breeds unquestionable confidence - indeed!! indeed!!

Spring flowers

First signs of spring - the little cyclamen on my kitchen window sill has got a couple of new buds.. The little snowdrops on the pathway have little white flowers peeping out too... noticed it on my way to work yesterday..

Though the landscape outside continues to tease one like a mischievous pretty damsel in a foam bath - all under white, but for bits here and there, its nice to see these little cheerful signs..

Shall wait, shall wait... for her to rise from her bath in all her fresh beauty... to sweep me off with the captivating cheer of a naughty child...