Cherish or Perish
A hundred trillion cells lay awaiting
their god had been pronounced dead
by other gods.
Life support systems were sustaining cells
that had no god.
Some, with luck, would restore the vision
of a blind god.
Others could be summoned to filter the blood
of a uraemic god.
Others still might hopefully pump the blood
of a breathless god.
But woe to those that cannot a god cherish,
for surely they shall perish!
Boghos L. Artinian MD
posted by Boghos Artinian
November 3, 2010
About once a month at Sigma Xi headquarters, we liven up the lunch hour with an American Scientist Pizza Lunch talk. In these informal lectures, scientists describe new research to nonscientists. The series is light on jargon but heavy on solid science. Each Pizza Lunch offers an in-depth look at its subject, whether it's bedbugs or the smart grid. Click below to read about and download these talks -- and to subscribe!
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