|Fig. 1 Transcription: DNA~>mRNA|
In this and other Dredd Blog series the subject of "quantum origins" has been contemplated.
Those origins are hypothesized to have taken place over a span of time beginning with the big bang.
Over the eons following that origin, it is said that carbon and other relevant atoms were produced in stars (The Uncertain Gene - 2).
Whatever the exact origin, that star-made carbon is now also found in DNA and RNA molecules within living things referred to as "carbon based life forms".
The "conglomeration" is hypothesized to be an ever-changing entity, which is said to have evolved into the quantum conglomerations we now study in genomics.
But more than that, within the conglomeration (at some time before DNA and RNA emerged) was the earliest chemist cum atomic surgeon.
That quantum surgeon became capable of removing specific atoms from DNA molecules in order to make RNA molecules (Some Of My Best Friends Are Germs).
Specifically, I am focusing on the instant when thymine 'T' (C5H6N2O2) was changed into uracil 'U' (C4H4N2O2).
A contrary hypothesis is that RNA emerged within the conglomeration first, because it is a more simple segment (fewer moving parts) of the conglomeration, thus, one carbon atom and two hydrogen atoms were added to uracil 'U' (C4H4N2O2) to make thymine 'T' (C5H6N2O2).
Without that quantum surgery, among other things, there can be no DNA~>RNA or RNA~>DNA (Fig. 1).
Trillions of quantum surgeries per second:
A friendly virus reports back to us about what it is like to enter into a vastly larger single-celled host [in doll magic language: "to take control over its highly complex machines"] (The New Paradigm: The Physical Universe Is Mostly Machine).