Deceneus's blog Science Fiction and Fantasy: space and time travel books

November 1, 2012

DNA

Added to chapter one of Journal of a Time Traveler – a science fiction book

While looking at her, so busy with that piece of alien meat a weird thought sparked in my mind. What can I really eat while visiting other worlds? The slightest change in the basic blocks of life, the amino acids, would starve me to death even after the most copious lunch. I simply would not have the necessary enzymes and bacteria to assimilate them or ARN to build new proteins, the same for glucoses. An example, here on Earth, is sucralose, an artificial sweetener which is not broken down by the body and therefore is non-caloric. You feel the taste and that’s all, all in and all out. In the movies is easy to show exotic fruits and animals but actors still eat our local food behind the scene. (more…)

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