|Cosmic Serpent ♦ Excerpts|
Some biologists describe DNA as an "ancient high biotechnology," containing "over a hundred trillion times as much information by volume as our most sophisticated information storage devices." Could one still speak of technology in these circumstances? Yes, because there is no other word to qualify this duplicable, information-storing molecule. DNA is only ten atoms wide and as such constitutes a sort of ultimate technology: It is organic and so miniturized that it approaches the limits of material existence.
|Who Wrote The Code?|
From our experience with computers, we know that all software requires intentional intelligence to create. This raises very deep questions about our very being — and about the objectivity of our science.
DNA as software is not merely a metaphor – it is fact.
Geneticists now edit DNA as a software program by sequencing – or decoding its meaning and intent.
Could DNA and life itself be an accident? Or will science have to expand to accommodate a far wider sense of reality?