Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Small Brains Considered - 5

Why Picture-less puzzles?

Today I thought we could go through an exercise designed to focus on what this series is about.

So, the appendices are for readers to look at, think about what creatures the genetic material came from, and then find out by clicking the link at the top of each HTML table containing the data.

When you click on the link, a GenBank file will be loaded into your browser, and then you can examine for yourself  the file to see the description (at the "DEFINITION" label) of what creature the genetic material came from.

When you find the answer to the question, "is this DNA/RNA/Amino Acid data from a human, a cockroach, a SARS-CoV-2 virus, a cricket, or something else?", there will be cases where you are surprised.

How is it that human, cockroach, virus, cricket, E. Coli and every other relevant creature are composed of C,H,N,O and sometimes S atoms?

Do these atoms "favor", "desire", "want", or "need" to get together with other atoms to "make" Codons which "code for" this or that amino acid?

Is CUB ("codon usage bias") the result of atoms favoring or disfavoring hanging with some other atoms (If Cosmology Is "Off," How Can Biology Be "On?")?

Ladies and gentlemen, "start your engines brains" and peruse the appendices: A, B, C, D, and E.

But, let's put off the mathematical mysteries until a later date:

"Some rough relations are certainly found between the distribution of codons and biochemical properties of the coded amino acids. However, there are hundreds of contributors with different aspects and proposals in this field, and even if a few theories have been dominating, there is still no consensus on how to explain the genetic code, which leaves the field open for further proposals.

A deeper understanding of the coding system as such seems also needed, besides its similarity with a language." 

(Numeral series hidden in the distribution of atomic mass of amino acids to codon domains in the genetic code).

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

Atoms ... consciousness ... what up?

1 comment:

  1. Unconsciousness would be a good study too ... "98% of cognition is unconscious" - Lakoff