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Still That Simple"
|I think you're missing what seems to me obvious, though (either that or I'm very deluded): The DNA molecule is not just an organic compound, but an informational storage medium. Because the genome can be transcribed onto other media (other molecules; modern computers) with minimal loss in signal.|
All chemical reactions can be "transcribed onto other media": 2NH3(g) + CO2 ⇌ NH2CONH2(aq) + H2O(l) — media: screen pixels. Dow Chemical doesn't do all its work with test tubes.
|The genome degrades and wears away.|
Since it clearly hasn't warn away, what has kept it from wearing away?
Edited by lyx2no, : Typ0.
You are now a million miles away from where you were in space-time when you started reading this sentence.
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