Song of Myself

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    > > > > > We already know that the genes are there;
    > > > >
    > > > > That we do. What we don't know is that they contain instructions
    > > > > the creation of a transcomputational structure known as an
    > > > >
    > > > Actually, we do, for when we inject them into an empty ovum and
    > > > apply electric current, Dolly results.
    > >
    > > And when you turn on your radio, Eminem results. So, is Eminem
    > > inside your radio?
    Chris wrote:
    > So how might genes encode a radio for MR 'stuff'? How would we spot a
    > mutation in such genes?

    Genes don't encode anything. There's no "code." There's no information or
    instructions or program or blueprints. There's a template for producing
    sequences of amino acids, but the rest is faery tale. Genes function in the
    body the same way a tuning device functions in a radio. It's not as if
    101.3 megahertz is somehow a code describing the music that appears over
    that channel.

    It's interesting that the "instructions" have moved from the genes to the
    complex, nonlinear interaction of genes with each other and proteins. The
    basis of morphic resonance is no different than electromagentic resonance.
    It's all about vibration. Every structure in the body has its own
    distinctive pattern of vibration corresponding to its shape. The "dance" of
    genes and proteins is in sympathy to the same dance carried out by the genes
    and proteins of other members of its species. However, each individual
    starts with a slightly different composition of genes, and this guarantees
    that the individual will be unique. Genes account for our differences, not
    our samenesses.


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