[Paleopsych] From Eshel--A Glitch in Genetic-centrism
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Mon Mar 28 19:07:01 UTC 2005
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>Subject: [Paleopsych] From Eshel--A Glitch in Genetic-centrism
>Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 01:48:07 EST
>_Deinococcus radiodurans_ (http://deinococcus.allbio.org/) is able to
>withstand the shattering and spattering force of radioactivity by keeping
>apparently super-condensed backup copies of its genome, then rebuilding
>genomic sequences that have been destroyed.
>If a genome is the most economical summation of a species past possible,
>can it be condensed into a backup copy? Is there, as Joel Isaacson
>an Ur pattern, an implicit pattern from which a mashed gene can be
>re-extracted? Does the deciphering of an ancient pattern, an implicit
>Ur-pattern, change as the context that extracts it changes?
I actually think more in terms of an Ur-Process that leads to Ur-Patterns.
In my view, our cognitive apparatus is comprised of zillions of those
Ur-Processes, interlocked in certain ways. The very elemental Ur-Process
involves local recursive discrimination of differences. Repeat: LOCAL
DISCRIMINATION OF DIFFERENCES is a key. Interlocution of many
Ur-Processes yields global Ur-Patterns that are pervasive in Nature, at all
(Biology and genetics are subsumed under these processes and involve the
Such Ur-Patterns come to our awareness as "snapshots" during the incessant
flow of the Ur-Processes.
-- Joel Isaacson
PS Baby girl No. 2 arrived this morning in Washington, DC.
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