Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Philosophy Wire: Bacteria, Midas, greediness…

47800847364C1D8A9A28688FB7D57C68Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2013-02-05]: The bacterium Delftia acidovorans secretes a molecule that binds to dissolved gold and turns it into shiny, solid gold. [source: science news] As a new Midas, this bacterium transforms things into gold. And we, as primitive people, instantly got fascinated by whatever shines…

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