On Wednesday, August 29, 2012 1:22:38 PM UTC-4, William R. Buckley wrote:
> Cells are indeed controlled by software (as represented in wetware form – 
> i.e. DNA).
It isn't really clear exactly what controls what in a living cell. I can 
say that cars are controlled by traffic signals, clocks, and calendars.

To whatever we ascribe control, we only open up another level of 
unexplained control beneath it. What makes DNA readable to a ribosome? What 
makes anything readable to anything?

Sense is irreducible. No software can control anything, even itself, unless 
something has the power to make sense of it as software and the power to 
execute that sense within itself as causally efficacious motive.


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