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  • jorge shared from Viruses: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Dorothy H. Crawford
    ‘The stupidest virus is cleverer than the cleverest virologist.’
    Note: Muy buen libro para quien quiera empezar a entender sobre virus este libro es excelente introducción. Muy recomendable, fácil de leer.
  • jorge shared from Life's Ratchet: How Molecular Machines Extract Order from Chaos by Peter M. Hoffmann
    The universe is the child of chance and necessity. Every star and galaxy, planet and mountain, microbe and elephant is a testament to the interaction between these two basic tendencies of nature.
  • jorge shared from Life's Ratchet: How Molecular Machines Extract Order from Chaos by Peter M. Hoffmann
    If we were seeking the “life force,” the force that animates life, then our search has been successful. This animating force is the random force of atoms, the jittering afterglow of the creation of the universe. The molecular machines, which take this undirected force and give it direction, embody the tight embrace of chance and necessity and are themselves the product of this embrace. Sculpted by evolution, the molecular machines of our bodies tame the molecular storm and turn it into the dance of life.
    Note: One of the best books to understand life.
  • jorge shared from Life's Ratchet: How Molecular Machines Extract Order from Chaos by Peter M. Hoffmann
    Entropy, as we have mentioned, is often confusingly equated with disorder. Well, it is a kind of disorder, but what we overlook in such a simplified picture is that the creation of disorder in one part of the system can be coupled to the creation of order in another part of the system.
    Note: To understand this is the begining of understanding life at the molecular level.
  • jorge shared from A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
    The upshot of all this is that we live in a universe whose age we can’t quite compute, surrounded by stars whose distances we don’t altogether know, filled with matter we can’t identify, operating in conformance with physical laws whose properties we don’t truly understand.
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