Natures wonders: making spider silk (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Saturday, August 23, 2014, 16:00 (2009 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: but I'm glad I did because the last sentence yet again suggests that cells may be capable of far more than we know of at the moment:

QUOTE: If cells of different type and origin can effectively exchange this form of genetic information, then boundaries must be less tight than we used to think.

Thank you for this. The evidence for the "intelligent cell" hypothesis seems to be mounting!

It is a throw-away conclusion which you want to stretch beyond the evidence. Of course cells communicate or the body wouldn't know how to work. All I wanted you to see is molecular communication which is done using information in the genome. These are biochemical reactions with no degree of consciousness in and of themselves, but is impossible to conclude that intelligent planning is not involved.

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