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|Quote (NormOlsen @ June 01 2012,17:27)|
|And in case anybody missed it, the winning entry of UD's "Describe the Cell" contest, by niwrad:|
|A ‘cell’ is a bio-cybernetic chemical automaton able to self-replicate, self-organize, and perform metabolic functions by means of nano-level molecular machines controlled by internal digital software stored in information rich polymers.|
My own entry didn't make the cut:
"A cell is a whiz-bang, super-duper, computational thingamajig, with tons of specified complexity, surrounded by loads of informational stuff, packed with technical jargon up the yin-yang, and overflowing with sophistimicated do-dads, plus some racing stripes and an aerofoil, that only Teh Designer could have possibly poofed into existence. Did I mention that it's really complex? It is ... REALLY complex."
I think I would have won if I hadn't mentioned the designer.
Stolen from Watterson's Calvin & Hobbes
Barry Arrington is a bitch.