[extropy-chat] Alternative toCryowasTheAmazingCellularRepairdevice

John K Clark jonkc at att.net
Mon Oct 17 15:01:52 UTC 2005

"Brett Paatsch" <bpaatsch at bigpond.net.au>

> tRNAs just give us something like amino acid beads
> on a string they don't create (ie. construct) 3 dimensional
> functional proteins.

Because a unique amino acid sequence in a unique environment produces a
unique 3 dimensional structure your objection eludes me.

> not just proteins, but dna

DNA is child's play to make compared with proteins.

> and lipids and sugars

Ditto, except even easier to make.

> and mitochondria

Mostly RNA and like all nucleic acids very easy to make compared with

> I was using flesh as shorthand for the biological brain made up of
> proteins and lipids etc

I understand that, what I don't understand is why you think anyone would
even bother making such a thing when they had a better technology that was a
billion times faster and used a billion times less recourse. Would it be
physically possible to make an Apple computer out of vacuum tubes or
electrical relays that can run modern software? Yes. Will anyone bother to
actually do so? No, the idea is ridiculous.

  John K Clark

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