Hi Brent,

You seem to assume that the read and copy operations are
of something immutable. I submit that there is no 3p invariant at all!
There is only the potential infinity of 'similar' copies.


On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 9:49 PM, Stephen Paul King <kingstephenp...@gmail.com
> wrote:

> 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
>>
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