A Conversation for Bacillus 2-9-3

Are you sure dead means dead?

Post 1

Vestboy

How do you define dead?
"Look, Mavis, it hasn't moved for a week. I think we can safely declare it dead now."

By the way
Does the 1 in 1,000,000,000 chance of contamination work out at as about 1 in 4 for each year of its existence? smiley - weird


Are you sure dead means dead?

Post 2

Is mise Duncan

My "understanding" is that 'dead' is a one-way thing i.e. if it is alive now then it was never dead...ymmv.


Are you sure dead means dead?

Post 3

Vestboy

I agree, in a way, but it sort of means you can never declare anything to be dead unless it has been so forever.
Michael Jackson will be pleased to hear that.


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