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|Quote (Sol3a1 @ Feb. 16 2011,14:23)|
|Quote (noncarborundum @ Feb. 16 2011,14:16)|
Plus it isn't really a grammatical Latin sentence in the first place, so the "message" is at best questionable. It would in fact be better if you mutated the "S" of ROTAS into an "E" - a point mutation with gain of function.
|Quote (Sol3a1 @ Feb. 16 2011,13:59)|
|finally my favorite, assigning an analogy of a 3d structure to a linear language |
They don't dazzle with brilliance, they baffle with bullshit
|Dr. Sanford gives an example of poly-functional and poly-constraint in? this illustration found on page 141 of Genetic Entropy|
S A T O R
A R E P O
T E N E T
O P E R A
R O T A S
Which is translated ;
THE SOWER NAMED AREPO HOLDS THE WORKING OF THE WHEELS.
If we change (mutate) any letter we will consistently destroy the other 3 readings of the message with the new mutation."
Just as with a crossword puzzle in which two words utilize one letter to make both words coherent
This non biology type person, me, pointed out that DNA is not a linear language, but a 3d structure that folds, twists, whatever and that the removal of one or more nucleotides (I hope that I got it correct) does not mean that there is any loss of function.
Then I asked if ID has found a way to measure the information in DNA and if so I'd like to see it.
Guess what? I'm not a biology person either. But I think what's important is not the changes to the DNA per se, but what they mean to the amino acid sequence (and hence the folding etc.) of the proteins the DNA codes for. Some mutations simply change one codon into a different codon that specifies the very same amino acid, making no difference at all to the generated protein. Others will cause a different amino acid to be substituted, which may or may not change the protein in a significant way. Deletions are more interesting because they can shift the reading frame and effect a whole slew of changes to the protein all in one fell swoop.
"The . . . um . . . okay, I was genetically selected for blue eyes. I know there are brown eyes, because I've observed them, but I can't do it. Okay? So . . . um . . . coz that's real genetic selection, not the nonsense Giberson and the others are talking about." - DO'L