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Like the project of mapping the human genome, the mapping of the brain is an enterprise so fundamental, so profound, that one can only be filled with awe when contemplating it. How fortunate we are to be living in the time when both maps are being made! < previous page page_29 next page > < previous page page_30 next page > Page 30 8 Are Viruses Going to Get Us All? You may remember that the medicine practiced in Star Trek was pretty advanced. They did brain surgery by putting something on the patient's forehead and made complete diagnoses while the patient lay on a bed surrounded by instruments.
Some clouds reflect sunlight back into space, others trap heat at the surface. Any realistic description of the climate, then, should contain a realistic description of clouds, yet in the GCMs every patch of sky either contains clouds in a block hundreds of miles wide or is clear. The clouds on the planet in the computer, in other words, are nothing like the clouds on planet Earth. In the same way, the effect of the oceans and their interac < previous page page_45 next page > < previous page page_46 next page > Page 46 tions with the atmosphere are handled poorly.
At any given stage in the development of a science, however, there is some experiment that must be done, some machine that must be built if progress is to continue. The SSC was that machine for high-energy physics in the twenty-first century. It was designed to deal with a number of questions, the most important of which was the nature of mass. Mass remains one of the most mysterious properties in the universe. We know, for example that the electron has mass, and we can even measure it to several decimal places.