On 6/21/2011 7:16 PM, Pzomby wrote:


On Jun 21, 11:47 am, Rex Allen<rexallen31...@gmail.com>  wrote:
Brain uploading for worms...

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/science/21brain.html

The human brain, though vastly more complex than the worm’s, uses many
of the same components, from neuropeptides to transmitters. So
everything that can be learned about the worm’s nervous system is
likely to help with the human system.

Though the worm’s nervous system is routinely described as simple,
that is true only in comparison with the human brain. The worm has
22,000 genes, almost as many as a person, and its brain is a highly
complex piece of biological machinery. The work of Dr. Bargmann’s and
other labs has deconstructed many of its operational mechanisms.
.
Does the fact that round worms have just as many genes as humans
indicate that because of the sheer magnitude of the complexity of
human intelligence/mind/consciousness as a opposed to the round worm’s
behavior functions mean that there is little correlation of complexity
of intelligence/consciousness to genetics?

Thanks


I think it means it doesn't take very complicated instructions to make a general purpose computer that will get programmed later by its environment as compared to making one that is already fully programmed.

Brent

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