posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 11:32 AM
Great, informative thread, in my opinion.
My conundrum when it comes to this subject, as well as things like Fibonacci patterns occurring in nature as well as in our mathematics, is the
question: "Which came first?" It's like the chicken and the egg.
It may be tempting to look at DNA and its similarities to human languages, and infer that DNA is itself an artificially devised language, just as it
is tempting to see Fibonacci patterns in our mathematics as evidence of mathematics' use in the "design" of the natural universe. Those are not
proofs, however, because the relationship goes both ways.
It's possible (some would argue more likely) that we developed means of communication with the features they currently have because we are DNA
encoded creatures naturally. That is to say, if DNA is naturally occurring, then human language may simply be a natural consequence of intelligent
life forms having DNA, in which case we are only perceiving the presence of a "language" in DNA with hindsight, which may not be literally
representative of its real significance (or possible lack thereof.)
Just as our mathematics - despite (or naturally) containing Fibonacci numbers - may be a natural consequence of logical reasoning and problem solving
for intelligent brings in a universe which naturally produces Fibonacci patterns on its own.
For these reasons, it seems impossible at present to truly regard these as proof of any sort of intelligent or intentional design for life on
Earth. It may simply be that these sorts of patterns - which we call language and mathematics when we use them - occur naturally in the universe, and
if so then we are a product of that universe, and so too experience, produce, and utilize those patterns.
I would be willing to consider this potential evidence, though.
[edit on 7/1/2010 by AceWombat04]