Genome complexity: stem cell controls (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Wednesday, November 04, 2015, 23:18 (1298 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: With no explanation as to how those cellular communities can plan for the future giant gaps in complexity.

dhw: The explanation would be intelligent thought

And what does the intelligent thinking in a community of cells?

DAVID: So what else can 'think' and plan for complexity?

dhw: Well, according to you, there's a God and he ain't got neurons or a brain. And according to you, NDEs show that humans can ‘think' even when the brain is dead. According to many eminent scientists, single cells are intelligent, and the 50/50 chance that they are right would mean that intelligence (which would include the ability to think and plan) does not depend on neurons and a brain.

Not' many' scientists. You just name a very few. And the 50/50 is because there are only two possibilities. In my biologist eyes it is 90/10 in my favor.

dhw: Right. You are recognizing that the cellular mechanism to interpret information is not to be conflated with the information. But I would add that it also interprets information from outside.

The outside info is static, but inside it is process info, a vast difference.

DAVID: For me reading a code should be automatic if a code reader is present, as you say it is.

dhw: If the cell is intelligent, I would envisage the processing mechanism in the same terms as the human brain: some actions are automatic, and some are not. In your hypothesis, of course, all its actions are automatic.

Of course.

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