Could there also be life forms that are pure information?
Researcher: “With this work we propose a new paradigm for thinking about organ-organ and organ-body coordination during development.
Membrane patterns carry ontogenetic information that is not specified by DNA.
I think we need to watch a video by Friend of UD, Kirk Durston. But first, a loop-back note: I have been rather busy elsewhere with issues like AS-AD, Kondratiev waves, Hayek’s investment triangle, SD and Schumpeterian creative destruction.(Pardon the resulting absence.) BTW, this line of thought leads me to hold that the oh- so- […]
So, what exactly, does the selfish gene do that it supposedly runs everything?
In short, we don’t know how even these single cells get their shape, and it doesn’t seem to be as simple as “from their DNA, moron!”
We are far from having a complete list of the components, as a matter of fact.
Well, we can’t rule out that it is a miracle, of course, but perhaps there is a layer of organization in a life form that is more basic than DNA as we know it.
Bacteria demonstrate intra-species communication that is species specific using a partner with a communication molecule. Bacteria are also “multilingual” with a generic trade language for interspecies communication. Bacteria control tasks by signal producing and receiving receptors with a signal carrier. The tasks bacteria conduct depend on the concentration they sense of self bacteria versus generic […]
Just heard on the Caribbean’s traditional 7:00 am BBC morning news, award of a Nobel Prize to James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells The Nobel press release remarks: The 2013 Nobel Prize honours three scientists who […]
Basically, engineering metaphors make life sound designed. Mustn’t be allowed. Oversight is recommended.
Voice Over: “The innermost workings of how a simple code is turned into flesh and blood.”
Relax and remember that all that is going on all the time inside you, and you didn’t even know. Except this one, which is how cyanide poisoning disrupts ATP synthesis
Yes, that’s NIH’s Francis Collins introducing the speaker.
Two of them: (i) to consider the genome as a mere physical carrier of hypothetical units called “genes” that determine particular cell or organismal traits, and (ii) to think of the genome as a digitally encoded Read-Only Turing tape