Hi Brent, I agree 99.999999% with you here! I only differ in saying that the "copy" process is not exact and thus is equivalent to a "write".
On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 7:53 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: > On 5/2/2013 4:39 PM, Stephen Paul King wrote: > > " think it's more feasible to try to reverse-engineer the > morphogenetic algorithms encoded in the DNA. We would still not > understand the creation, but would have a greater chance of success, > and we would understand how to create the conditions for our creation > to grow. Fully understanding a developed human brain would require > understanding an absurdly huge graph of interactions that extends in > space across the planet and in time all the way back to the first > organisms." > > Has any thought been given that the DNA code is something like the code > of a von Neumann replicator uses. The base of 4 may indicate a form of > error correction built into the language as the 'machine code' level... I > think that treating the DNA directly as a Turing machine tape might be > missing a few connecting steps. > > > I don't think it's at all like a Turing machine tape. It isn't written > to, only read and copied. The whole organism might be compared to a Turing > machine in that it "grows" by producing more structure and by learning. > But even that doesn't account for the environment and culture that provides > a lot of the information that is learned and processed. > > Brent > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to a topic in the > Google Groups "Everything List" group. > To unsubscribe from this topic, visit > https://groups.google.com/d/topic/everything-list/K7E-Vfwj4QU/unsubscribe?hl=en > . > To unsubscribe from this group and all its topics, send an email to > everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. > Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. > > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.