Listen to this description:
They first converted the book, program and images to HTML and then translated this into a sequence of 5.27 million 0s and 1s, and these 5.27 megabits were then sequenced into sections of nucleotides 96 bits long using one DNA nucleotide for one bit. The nucleotide bases A and C encoded for 0, while G and T encoded for 1. Each block also contained a 19 bit address to encode the block’s place in the overall sequence. Multiple copies of each block were synthesized to help in error correction.
From PhysOrg.com we get the abstract:
Digital information is accumulating at an astounding rate, straining our ability to store and archive it. DNA is among the most dense and stable information media known. The development of new technologies in both DNA synthesis and sequencing make DNA an increasingly feasible digital storage medium. Here, we develop a strategy to encode arbitrary digital information in DNA, write a 5.27-megabit book using DNA microchips, and read the book using next-generation DNA sequencing.
What this points out is that DNA nucleotides are equivalent to information-carriers. This can no longer be in dispute. If there were no true “degrees of freedom” in the individual nucleotides, this “information” could not be stored, and could not be retrieved.
Imagine, DNA used as a “feasible digital storage medium” where “digital information” can be stored and archived for extremely long periods of time.
Darwinism is now officially dead. Otherwise we have to believe that random processes produced information megabit in size. What are the odds? 😉