Look less "evil."
But another good snippet from BB on Venter's attempt at A-Life (tm).
" This is a major advance in the field of synthetic genomics. We now know we can create a synthetic organism. It's not a question of 'if', or 'how', but 'when', and in this regard, think weeks and months, not years."
A long time ago, when Phred was a Phrap, he studied the lifes. He sees they were a machine. A beautiful machine, a magnificent machine. But still a machine. Ultimately understandable.