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Humans: A Look Under the Hood

Humans: A Look Under the Hood

Over drinks at a cocktail party — mine wine, his water — a physicist I know compared his body to a Ferrari.  A vintage Ferrari, I thought, raising an eyebrow as he explained how he puts only the purest of fuel in his tank. Well-conditioned human bodies are often compared to fine-tuned machines. It’s an apt metaphor. We’re carbon-based […]