I remember reading a sci-fi book, and a plot point was a machine that could turn a 3-dimensional object around in hyperspace, turning something left-handed into something right-handed
It was supposed to be useful in surgical replacements of limbs, etc.
But then I had a hard time suspending disbelief because all the proteins, DNA, etc. in the flipped tissue would also be its own chiral opposite
None of the enzymes would work
It wouldn't be able to metabolise anything
@acciobooks So imagine you have a 2-dimensional figure in a plane, say it's a lower-case "b"
You can move it anywhere you like on the plane, or even rotate it, but you can't pick it up
So you can turn it so that the long stroke of the "b" is on the bottom and the loop is pointing up rather than to the right
But you can't turn it so that it looks like a "d"
To do that, you'd need to take it out of the plane
Similarly with 3-dimensional figures and hyperspace
@bgcarlisle Neat, thanks!
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