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Programming the genetic code

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by Ostronomos, Apr 18, 2021.

  1. Ostronomos

    Ostronomos Active Member

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    Can there be a being so powerful that its very intent dictates how reality unfolds and thus how our genetic code is programmed?
     
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  2. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Doubtful but if you happen to have his phone number i have a few questions to ask about genetic illnesses.
     
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  3. PureX

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    I suspect that our imposing the idea of "a being" on the great mystery source, sustenance, and purpose of all that is, is a significant mischaracterization of the question.
     
  4. ameyAtmA

    ameyAtmA ज्ञानं सदाशिवात्‌ मोक्षं जनार्दनात्‌
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    Yes. Drop the article 'a' -- because a and the can create errors in identification.

    That leaves us with Being. Being = existence, pure consciousness, pure Anand

    @Ostronomos , you can safely say this :

    Primordial Source of all [secondary, tertiary, Nth] sources
    Primordial Cause of all [secondary, tertiary, Nth] causes


    So what happens is , the cause of all causes can spawn and manifest and BECOME

    Being => Becoming => while staying untouched by side-effects, like a lotus leaf.
     
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  5. Yazata

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    That's basically the old creationism vs evolution question.

    I'm not sure what work the phrase "can there be" is doing there.

    Is it asking whether it's possible that biological organisms were created and their genetic code written by some divine coder?

    Maybe it's possible. (I don't really know where the dividing line between possibility and impossibility lies.)

    But I don't know of any convincing reason to believe that any sort of cosmic programmer exists or that it had any role in the design of biological organisms.

    Actually I think that there's evidence that the genetic code of existing organisms is a bit of a kludge produced by stochastic processes combined with natural selection. Evidence for that might include gene duplication, transposons and repeats.
     
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    and God set Man free......dominate ALL things

    that should include himself
     
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