The winter holidays have arrived. To be thoroughly honest, they infuriate me a tad – my mind is still dumbfounded by the lack of immediately-due homework, and I find myself unable to focus on items that typically interest me. I will attempt to jerk myself out of this state over the course of today by consuming food prepared in the spirit of Chinese hot pot. If you haven’t previously eaten hot pot, then I would advise you to give it a try – it’s holistically delicious, and caters to many diverse tastes.
I will commence blogging more regularly over the course of this winter break; if I may not contribute a lengthy post on a given day, then I will simply post a question. I would ask that you respond to it if you’ve some time and a relevant interest. We can then lapse into erratic, joyous discussion! The first question (or rather, set of related questions), then, is the below:
Which hypothetical alternative biochemistry do you favor? Would it just be one with differing chirality of its biomolecules? Additionally, which other biomolecules would be capable of encoding information, should nucleic acids be absent?