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A Fable about Genetic Research

The DiNAtists, in the grip of experimentation, tried at giving muscle fibers to photosynthetic organisms. For initial tests they employed yard beans, a leguminous plant that comes with Anammox and Rhizobium nitrogen-fixing bacteria.

No surprise, these chimera sprouts were lively. They climbed their poles with express alacrity and captivating daily rhythm. Then unbidden, they smoothly wrapped themselves around every available structure that would expose their leaves to sunlight.

This was a siege that caught the testers totally unawares.

Yet, even more absolutely shocking and unexpected was how the sinuous vines and their soft, dark-green leaves shaped themselves into linguistic characters and ideograms, into English and Urdu and traditional Mandarin and Akan Kwa, and so forth. Under a thoughtful asterisk on the bottom left-hand corner of the poles, a tiny font explained that the absence of Amharic and Inuit-Aleut idioms was due to obvious climatic disqualifications.

The astonished DiNAtists had never expected such extreme marketing sophistication.

Although they are contemplating others, that particular test has since been Dark-Roomed!

Moral: Give them Greens power and you gotta step away!