Re: Memes Meta-Memes and Politics 1 of 3 (1988, updates 2002)

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    Hi Keith Henson -

    >[*The essence of a gene is in its information. It is still a gene
    > "for hemoglobin" or "for waltzing behavior in mice" whether the
    > sequence is coded in DNA, printed on paper, or is written on
    > magnetic tape.]

    You continually mention that genes can be encoded onto magnetic tape, as
    if we could play this tape and create the lifeform that needed it.

    What, exactly, are you talking about?

    Genes in DNA are unique, are they not? How could anyone, outside of a
    science-fiction novel, replicate DNA from magnetic tape?

    - Wade

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