[EVA] Some stuff
jdsmith at shell.servtech.com
Wed Feb 16 16:23:54 EST 2000
On Tue, 15 Feb 2000 15:42:58 -0600, Jonathan Gaters <katarnx2b at netzero.net> said:
>> But *was* the "genetic material" used to make Rei *part* of the "soup of
> The RNA would have been very basic. I don't think Rei is prokaryotic
> slime mold, do you?
1. The stuff that has been called "primordial soup" did not have RNA
in it, just an assortment of organic molecules.
2. Slime molds aren't prokaryotes.
3. This is another example of how Eva just doesn't stand up to
A lot of times Eva will use nifty biological terminology because it
sounds futuristic or complicated or whatever. As another example, in
ep 20 they refer to Units 00 and 02 receiving damage above the
Hayflict limit, and thus unable to repair themselves. In real life,
the Hayflict limit is the number of times a cell can replicate before
its chromosomes start to unravel, effectively. There's kinda-sorta a
connection, but there's no way you could receive physical damage
"beyond the Hayflict limit". It doesn't make any sense that way.
By the way, maybe this bit about the Hayflict limit should go in the
FAQ or something. I just heard about this in genetics class last
week, and I had never seen this reference explained before.
jdsmith at servtech.com
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