Since the breaking news about John Mark Karr and his connection or non-connection to the JonBenet Ramsey murder, I have found myself glued to Court TV.
From watching that and learning everything I never knew about DNA, I think I may fair well be on my way to becoming one of those HAND WASHERS. Because I can’t stand to touch the surfaces out in public places anymore, and I notice that when I come home from the store or anywhere, I wash my hands before touching my own stuff, and I don’t even want to touch food, even PACKAGED food without first washing up in case someone got dirty germs on it from handling it right before I got it. But now added to the mild case of germophobia I am suddenly aware of how much artifact DNA is floating around out there!
Because as we’ve seen, DNA is EVERYWHERE. People apparently leave their body parts on drink cups and straws, on Kleenex, on their bicycle seats and handlebars, on their Starbucks Venti Mocha coffee cups, you name it. The door handle of every Post Office, gas station, convenience store, etc; is RIFE with the LIVING DNA of everyone who ever touched it since time immemorial. Body Parts. They are leaving behind the CODE to their ENTIRE BODY. Spreading it around like it was Peanut Butter! Like it was NOTHING.
And we’ve got people screaming about stem cell research, saying it destroys human life, when they themselves just left a chunk of their Ancestral Slime on their Ticonderoga Pencil!!! Frankly, I just can’t wrap my mind around it. Can you?
I'll tell you one thing, if I ever get the chance to break up with somebody ever again, I can’t wait to yell at them as they flee the premises, “Get out of my Life and take your DNA with you!”