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“Cell” Contest Judged

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The winner is niwrad with this (slightly edited) gem:

“A ‘cell’ is a bio-cybernetic chemical automaton able to self-replicate, self-organize, and perform metabolic functions by means of nano-level molecular machines controlled by internal digital software stored in information rich polymers.”

Niwrad, has been contacted and when he provides an address his prize will be shipped out.

Thank you to all of the participants.

UD Editors

6 Replies to ““Cell” Contest Judged

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    niwrad says:

    Many thanks UD Editors!!

    Of course I was able to write that only thanks to the inestimable help, information and news that UD daily and tirelessly provides us on the ID topic. So thanks to all, direction, administrators, webmasters, contributors, commenters…!

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    Joe says:

    Congratulations niwrad- good job- And even better seeing that at least some evos are totally clueless pertaining to bio-cybernetics- it appears they think you made it up!

    see here

    biocybernetics for the clueless

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    Chance Ratcliff says:

    Congrats nirwad, fantastic entry.

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    Mung says:

    ok, so hurry up and let me out of this cell.

    Did you know that 4 – 6 is NOT 2?

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    kairosfocus says:

    Oh boy:

    Following up Joe looking at a commenter at SZ:

    Norm Olsen on May 31, 2012 at 10:55 pm said:

    Over at UD, Barry Arrington just amped up the metaphorical nonsense to a whole new level with his announcement of the winner of the “Describe the Cell” contest. The winning entry by nirwad:

    “A ‘cell’ is a bio-cybernetic chemical automaton able to self-replicate, self-organize, and perform metabolic functions by means of nano-level molecular machines controlled by internal digital software stored in information rich polymers.”

    “Bio-cybernetic”?? What a load of . . .

    As in, this sort of load of sense, courtesy Wiki speaking against known interest:

    Biocybernetics is the application of cybernetics to biological science, composed of biological disciplines that benefit from the application of cybernetics: neurology, multicellular systems and others. Biocybernetics plays a major role in systems biology, seeking to integrate different levels of information to understand how biological systems function . . . .

    Biocybernetics is a cojoined word from bio (Greek: ??? / life) and cybernetics (Greek: ??????????? / controlling-governing). It is sometimes written together or with a blank or written fully as biological cybernetics, whilst the same rules apply . . . . Early Proponents of biocybernetics

    Ross Ashby, 1956 [1]
    Hans Drischel, 1972 [2]
    Norbert Wiener, 1948 [3] . . . .

    Categories

    biocybernetics – the study of an entire living organism
    neurocybernetics – cybernetics dealing with neurological models. (Psycho-Cybernetics was the title of a self-help book, and is not a scientific discipline)
    molecular cybernetics – cybernetics dealing with molecular systems (e.g. molecular biology cybernetics)
    cellular cybernetics – cybernetics dealing with cellular systems (e.g. information technology/cell phones[citation needed],… or biological cells)
    evolutionary cybernetics – study of the evolution of informational systems (See also evolutionary programming, evolutionary algorithm)
    any distinct informational system within the realm of biology . . .

    Muy interesante.

    KF

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    KRock says:

    Well done Niwrad….

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