autonomy v. automaticity: protein to protein reactions (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 19:43 (326 days ago) @ dhw

QUOTE: "'It's like your home wireless network. When you first got it, you set up a password and put it in all of your wireless devices. Over the years, you got new computers and smart phones, or had visitors who needed to use the wireless network. If you changed the password, the old devices wouldn't work, which would be a hassle. So, you continue to use the old password to ensure that everyone could still access the system," Durand said. "Philip's experiments show that the Clostridia and the Bacilli get stuck in the same rut when it comes to changing passwords as we do.'"

DAVID: A perfect example of cellular automaticity, no intellectual action required by the cell, and the mechanism is about 2.7 byo.

dhw: Yeah, just like us, if something works, don’t change it. But you still need intelligence to decide how to use the devices at your disposal.

If cell receptors trigger molecules which trigger the next molecules, which the trigger the final molecular response, it is all automatic chemical reactions, no innate intelligence required as it is all organized. All automatic decisions demanded by the chemistry. Open your mind to the chemistry defined in the article. I know you are trying to defend your pet theory of an operating cellular intelligence, which is only an interpretation. What Shapiro talks about is the cells' ability to alter DNA and reprogram, and I totally agree with that.

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