Gah. My todo list is getting insane. I have promised myself I will get a new version of browse-kill-ring.el out today.
I was reading this article on CNN about how they're using cloning to revive an extinct species. The thought of being able to bring an animal back into the world that hasn't existed for over 60 years, just based on a chemical encoding, gave me this weird vision of life as a swirling collection of information. That's all DNA is; coded information. And we're the result of that code. I of course have "known" this for a long time, but today was the first time it really hit me.