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Fascinating - but why would you limit it to binary solutions? | 111 comments | Create New Account
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Fascinating - but why would you limit it to binary solutions?
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 09:58 AM EDT

Why couldn't it be a variable switch? That binary became the language of
computers is an historical accident.

Wayne
http://madhatter.ca

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Stand by for more stupid patents. (n/c)
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 11:13 AM EDT
This page is blank, sort of.

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Are Human's DNA/Genes changing dynamically, not static (like bees & monkeys)? Is memory binary?
Authored by: soronlin on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 12:38 PM EDT
I don't read the research the way you do. You are seeing it as a fast switch,
but that is not how it reads to me. So far as I can see, if you change the
hormomonal environment of a bee's brain then it becomes a different type of bee.
That will not be a fast process; you've got to create those hormones and carry
them around the bloodstream.

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Recall, the DNA in your body is not the same as that in your gametes
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, October 06 2012 @ 08:14 AM EDT
Recall, the DNA in your body is not the same as that in your gametes, i.e. in
your sperm cells in the testes or eggs in your ovaries.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamete

"A gamete is a cell that fuses with another cell during fertilization
(conception) in organisms that reproduce sexually. In species that produce two
morphologically distinct types of gametes, and in which each individual produces
only one type, a female is any individual that produces the larger type of
gameteŚcalled an ovum (or egg)Śand a male produces the smaller tadpole-like
typeŚcalled a sperm."

So, the turning on/off of genes in your body does NOT mean that these life-time
changes are transferred to your off-stpring.

In other words, if two identical twins separated at birth end up with two very
different lives, where one becomes an alpha-male/woman and the other does not
this does not affect the genome of the off-spring.

Just a reminder before we enter into something Lamarckian.


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