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by precisionart
Thu May 03, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: DNA, Entropy and Ordering
Replies: 3
Views: 2262

Re: DNA, Entropy and Ordering

In short, how do they function and restore lost information?
by precisionart
Thu May 03, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Perception and Evolution
Replies: 14
Views: 15644

Re: Perception and Evolution

Because there is no way for the environment to directly influence the genetic material. This doesn't seem to ring true. If so, how does any form of instinct, which is a environmental response, get passed on? Of course there are also secondary examples such as mate selection based on perception, but...
by precisionart
Tue May 01, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: DNA, Entropy and Ordering
Replies: 3
Views: 2262

DNA, Entropy and Ordering

It seems that dna is constantly taking on damage - entropy. Why doesn't this damage accumulate over time? It appears that the amount of genetic damage that should accumulate would significantly outweigh the amount of ordering produced from the basic mechanisms of evolution. How is DNA ordering susta...
by precisionart
Tue May 01, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Perception and Evolution
Replies: 14
Views: 15644

Perception and Evolution

At what point does perception enter the process of evolution. Are all the mechanisms of evolution 'blind'? In other words, it seems that a tremendous power is ignored - an organism can perceive their environment so why doesn't evolution capitalize on this instead of relying on random mutations etc. ...
by precisionart
Tue May 01, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Instinct encoded in DNA?
Replies: 0
Views: 1573

Instinct encoded in DNA?

I was wondering how instinct or other forms of 'memory' are encoded in DNA. It seems there is a reservoir of knowledge that is stored in some way. Is this currently explained in genetics?