We are told that that fact turns our understanding of how instructions spread in a cell on its head:
Cells in the body are wired like computer chips to direct signals that instruct how they function, research suggests.
Unlike a fixed circuit board, however, cells can rapidly rewire their communication networks to change their behaviour.
The discovery of this cell-wide web turns our understanding of how instructions spread around a cell on its head.
It was thought that the various organs and structures inside a cell float around in an open sea called the cytoplasm.
Signals that tell the cell what to do were thought to be transmitted in waves and the frequency of the waves was the crucial part of the message.
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh found information is carried across a web of guide wires that transmit signals across tiny, nanoscale distances.
It is the movement of charged molecules across these tiny distances that transmit information, just as in a computer microprocessor, the researchers say. … Professor Mark Evans, of the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, said: “We found that cell function is coordinated by a network of nanotubes, similar to the carbon nanotubes you find in a computer microprocessor.
“The most striking thing is that this circuit is highly flexible, as this cell-wide web can rapidly reconfigure to deliver different outputs in a manner determined by the information received by and relayed from the nucleus. This is something no man-made microprocessors or circuit boards are yet capable of achieving.” University of Edinburgh, “Scientists discover signalling circuit boards inside body’s cells” at Phys.org
Paper. (open access)
PaV, who often posts here, kindly writes to say,
Look at the final paragraphs of the pdf where they liken this to a quantum computer system. We’re dealing here with a programmable computer chip–their language. How in the world can something like this be brought about through random variation??? Also note that they say that it’s likely each cell type has its own signalling program.”
It appears to be ‘binary code’ at the level of atoms and molecules, which mimics what computers do. It’s like finding “Deep Blue” (IBM’s computer) inside a cell. This is quantum computing–a feat humankind has failed to master, going on inside a busy cell. Random variations? Oh, my!
Let’s make a prediction: computer scientists might begin studying cells to see how they keep out “noise” in a quantum computing system! Amazing.
Cellular quantum computing…? When Darwinism was alive and the Darwin-in-the-schools lobby was suing the school boards, the cell was a simple jelly that could arise in a warm little pond. Remember that?
See also: Researcher: Mathematics Sheds Light On “Unfathomably Complex” Cellular Thinking
In addition to DNA, our cells have an instruction language written in sugar Of course it all just tumbled into existence and “natural selection” somehow organized everything. As if.
In Nature: Cells have “secret conversations” We say this a lot: That’s a lot of information to have simply come into being by natural selection acting on random mutation (Darwinism). It’s getting not only ridiculous but obviously ridiculous.
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