Thursday, August 4, 2011

DNA is a double helix

I was thinking, two is a giant number. Two is called sometimes the oddest prime number because it is the only prime number that is also an even number. Also, the binary world of the internet is made of zeros and ones, so the number two is a border, the liminal zone between the zeros and ones and the analog world of integers. Two and three are the only consecutive prime integers, so three is something to really look forward to when you are two. Two is also a Motzkin number, a Bell number, and a semi and open meandric number. Finally, it takes two to Tango, and good things like DNA come in pairs. DNA is made from two anti-parallel strands of polymer.

1 comment:

  1. Steve, I've shifted your post down because I'd like the birthday celebrations post to remain as the main heading for at least a few days to honor those who have made contributions. Cheers, Julie