virus: Meme O' the day?

Cheryl (
Thu, 06 May 1999 09:19:04 -0700

I am new to this list and thought I would send an introductory post.
If it makes absolutely no sense, don't worry about it. Please be aware that this is not a dearly held belief, just a mind romp.

*Meme O' the day*


An intellegent (Time traveler, Extra-terrestrial, Supreme being, ???)
has been here before.
Long ago.



Carbon, (the element upon which all organic life is based)
has 6 electrons, 6 neutrons, and 6 protons.

Imagine trying to explain this to someone, 2000+/- years ago.
How would the recipeint have recorded this information using words and concepts that he understood? What would that record look like after thousands of years and a few translations?