Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Smell of the Future

Lewis Thomas ‘On Smell'

from Late Night Thoughts

I should think we might fairly gauge the future of biological science, centuries ahead, by estimating the time it will take to reach a complete, comprehensive understanding of odour. It may not seem a profound enough problem to dominate all the life sciences, but it contains, piece by piece, all the mysteries.


photo: Wavy Lura Astor