At 12:36 PM 6/4/2005, Lee Corbin wrote:
R. Miller writes
> Lee Corbin wrote:
> Exposure to a nuclear detonation at 4000 yds typically kills about 1 in a
> million cells. When that happens, you die. I would suggest that is a
Well, my numbers, above, are *entirely* different from yours. One in a million
cells is a *terrible* loss. But one atom? There are 10^14 atoms per cell.
(And 10^14 cells in a typical human.) I would stick with my numbers.
But in case you are somehow right, and that each cell would be wrecked
by the loss of a single atom, my point can be made by relaxing the
numbers: replace what I've written by "I'll be happy to teleport even
if 100 trillion atoms are destroyed: a whole cell, gone".
As I indicated earlier, I was out to lunch on that one-in-a-million
cells/atoms deal. As I understand it, one cell killed out of a million is