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Bacteria Have Grammar Rules Like Humans Do

And according to a paper in the prestigious scientific journal Nature, that is how they work.

"Using grammar rules alongside test tubes, biologists may have found a promising new way to fight nasty bacteria, including drug-resistant microbes and anthrax.

According to the article, biologists found that "antimicrobial peptides" seemed to follow rules of order and placement that are similar to simple grammar laws. Using those new grammar-like rules for how these antimicrobial peptides work, scientists created 40 new artificial bacteria-fighters. Nearly half of those new germ-fighters vanquished a variety of bacteria and two of them beat anthrax.

Using grammar rules to decode genetics and medicine is growing more popular, although grammar is a code like any other.

Descartes used to view God as the giant clockmaker who set the universe in motion like a giant watch. These days we are likely to analogize God to a computer programmer, with humans as one of the more complex networks of programs who can themselves, like projected nanorobots, themselves create programs.

If only there were a program for love. But if we can apply grammar to bacteria, maybe we will be able to figure out a common code that cuts across belief systems, and maybe that code will be very simple. After all, the letters L O V and E are no more than the C G A T of DNA.

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