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Originally posted by Sinter Klaas
reply to post by Firefly_
I don't think the language is being corrupted from outside.
We ourselves or our individuality has become corrupted and out of balance.
We can not hear what is said anymore. We have shut it off and only learn to trust in our self.
How does that sound ?
In information theory and coding theory with applications in computer science and telecommunication, error detection and correction or error control are techniques that enable reliable delivery of digital data over unreliable communication channels. Many communication channels are subject to channel noise, and thus errors may be introduced during transmission from the source to a receiver. Error detection techniques allow detecting such errors, while error correction enables reconstruction of the original data.
Originally posted by guavas
Here's my take:
How often does nature just toss in "junk?"
Tonsils, appendixes, or whatever are vestigial throwbacks...I find it impossible to believe nature would stuff useless things into into our DNA, because, it's naturally inefficient. It costs valuable energy to cart that junk around.
I also find it colorfully absurd to ascribe to the notion that since scientists can't figure something out, it clearly has no purpose.
So...we could store each letter in one byte....that means an entire human could be cloned with just 2.79GB of data...any one of my external hard drives could hold all the information required to make a human...in fact, a DVD disk could...that's a lot better than trying to write it out on books in a library with 48 feet of shelves...
In a human it takes three billion (3,000,000,000) of those letters to represents a copy of you
I would have thought it would be closer to a programming language...you state it has error handling techniques, and that's a crucial aspect any coder needs to keep in mind...I wonder if DNA even might use code reuse techniques such as method type operations, if that's even possible with DNA...
So DNA is not just a molecule, DNA is a language. It is actually very comparable to English and human languages in the way that it is structured.