Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Physicists say the funniest things

There must be something about physicists who switch to biology that makes them say funny things. For example, Alex van Oudenaarden, whose sayings I wrote about before, is a physicist by training. And I just came across this great quote from Max Delbruck, mentioned in my earlier post about turning points in biology:

"The answer is that bacterial viruses make themselves known by the bacteria they destroy, as a small boy announces his presence when a piece of cake disappears."


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