[-empyre-] creating environmental conditions / creating teleological perspectives
adrian at cnmat.berkeley.edu
Tue Apr 6 02:18:20 EST 2010
>I'm counting them by counting them. It's numbers, not volume, mass,
I still don't know what the "them" is you are counting. I am including the electronics and software (they surely are part of the "organism") and I count dozens of components, each of which has thousands and sometimes millions of sub components.
>The machinery of life is proteins. We can make 60% of our proteins
>(compared to RepRap's 50% of itself). For the rest we rely (directly
I can't find the the support for this claim either.
I found this in wikipedia:
"Of the twenty-two standard amino acids, eight are called essential amino acids because the human body cannot synthesize them from other compounds at the level needed for normal growth, so they must be obtained from food. However, the situation is quite complicated since cysteine, taurine, tyrosine, histidine and arginine are semiessential amino acids in children, because the metabolic pathways that synthesize these amino acids are not fully developed."
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