RE: Life in the Lab -- Fox and the Nobel Prize

Pim van Meurs (
Tue, 11 May 1999 21:18:02 -0700

MooradL I do not think you have ever sent an article for publication in a reputable

Thinly veiled ad hominem dear Moorad? Is he getting too close for comfort ?

Moorad: If you propose something you have to have the evidence to back it.

That's what his posting tries to do.

MooradL You can't tell the referee to prove that you are wrong! The claim of Fox,
or yours, that he has created something that is not alive but was the way
life came into being is nothing but a CLAIM.

Backed up with references to data and observations.

MooradL Nothing wrong with making assumptions in science but lets us not claim
what is DEAD to be ALIVE!

Or vice versa

Moorad: All what you are saying about protocells sounds like what one can create
physical entities in the computer that can "reproduce" and can "combine" to
make other things like themselves.

Sounds alive to me...

Moorad: I read the article in the SIU website
and the writer himself uses the there that he "believes" that Fox has
create life. In the movie Frankenstein the creator said the famous lines
"he is alive!" I do not think we can say that here!

Your thoughts and believes are of little relevance unless you can support them.