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From Biologic Institute, “Giving Evolution A New Meaning”


From the Biologic Institute blog:

What do Han Chinese characters and proteins have in common? Both can be thought of as two- or three-dimensional functional shapes. Change their shapes significantly and you change what they mean or do.

For proteins the flow of functional information goes like this:

  protein coding sequence ⇒ 3-D structure ⇒ function

If a code could be devised that specifies Han character traces in vector space, then the Han character set would have a similar information flow:

 Han coding sequence ⇒ 2-D structure ⇒ meaning

And suddenly all the parallels between genetic code and language become a rich environment in which to test evolutionary scenarios.

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podcast - On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with geneticist Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig about his recent article on the evolution of dogs. Casey and Dr. Lönnig evaluate the claim that dogs somehow demonstrate macroevolution. http://intelligentdesign.podomatic.com/entry/2013-02-01T17_41_14-08_00 bornagain77
http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0002246 I love that you guys are using github! https://github.com/biologic/stylus
A web-based platform is the next goal.
Will it be a rewrite, or is the plan to build a web front-end to the existing code? Mung

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