It occurs to me that retarded cockroaches must be what we are if we have in our years of sentience only run into the the lamp of the moon, gotten the rover over to Mars, and de-planetized pluto. In the cosmic scheme of things, we are not much better than the Roomba. And, at least Roomba knows his mission, to suck. We keep asking the great 120V power source what it is He wants for our lives, and set up the Academie with philosophers to figure out why. Schizophrenic navel gazing retarded cockroaches, and we're not as likely to survive the nuclear winter.
I'm just sayin.
And, a nagging sort of question I've got on the backburner, citing Wikipedia from March 20, 2008:
Without a chiral influence (for example a chiral catalyst, solvent or starting material), a chemical reaction that makes a chiral product will always yield a racemate. That can make the synthesis of a racemate cheaper and easier than making the pure enantiomer, because it does not require special conditions. This fact also leads to the question how biological homochirality evolved on a presumably racemic primordial earth.
Not that this particular phenomena is relevant, but, thinking about Creutzfeldt-Jakob makes this interesting. Might not necessarily need a chiral influence to create homochirality, but a meme-ic influence.