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Christoph Weigel

WhoW! I will take Margaret McFall-Ngai's paper to the next students seminar - and I anticipate much the same response as when i took the first papers on quorum sensing by Bonnie Bassler there: open mouths and vibrating joy.
And I can't help remembering the fiery debates on reductionism vs. holism in the early eighties: back then, the "holists" had beautiful ideas but the "reductionists" had the experiments (beautiful experiments in many cases, though). Now, it seems, holists have got tools to work with (adelante!) and the reductionists look rather -hm pale. I'm extremely curious how long it will take to have this paradigmatic shift in biology firmly established...

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