Sunday, January 19, 2014

Pandora's DNA

Deep Into DNA*

   Ah, poor Pandora. So slandered. 

   As the story goes, Zeus gave her a jar and told her never to open it. Pandora’s curiosity got the better of her and she released all the ‘evils’ upon mankind. This is one of many origin stories for why there is evil in the world. This is also a metaphor for the spread or release of information. Too much knowledge can be ‘evil’.

   New knowledge discoveries are often also slandered. DNA test results are a modern example of disrupting the status quo.

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