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Unformatted text preview: re. It's not human membrane. And when these cells die-in intense heat or intense cold-they tend to leave almost no residue at all." "They shrink? They disappear?" "Let's say they contract, and there you have one of the most provoc- ative aspects of this thing. If there are others like it on this earth, they have left no evidence in the fossil record for the simple reason that the remains tend to contract and disintegrate much more quickly than human remains." "Fossil record? Why are we suddenly talking about a fossil record? One minute we have a monster . . ." "No, we never had a monster. We have a different sort of placental primate, one with enormous advantages. Its own enzymes dissolve it at the moment of death, apparently. And the bones, that is another whole question. The bones don't appear to have hardened. I don't know for sure. I wish I had a team of men working on this. I wish I had the entire Institute-" "Is this stuff compatib...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2010 for the course WRITING 220.200 taught by Professor Julie during the Spring '10 term at Johns Hopkins.
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