Recently an Evolution 2.0 reader reached out. He’d done deep study of the linguistics of DNA.
Because I’d mentioned designing speakers and stereo equipment in chapter 3 of my book, he sent a photo of a some speakers he’d built.
He had no idea I also built a system that was spooky similar. Same design idea. Same ribbon drivers from the same boutique German manufacturer.
I sent him back some pictures. We both got a chuckle from this “needles in haystacks” meeting in such an unlikely context.
The next week another guy reached out to him, wanting to discuss nuances of DNA’s digital code. Turns out that guy was into something similar. I think it was Digital Signal Processing.
Then it struck me:
What all three of us have in common is deep hands-on experience of how FRAGILE signals are. This is why we’re so fascinated with DNA’s finely layered data structure.
In audio, once you’re damaged a signal, there’s no going back. Once you’ve lost information, you can never recover it. Period. If you copy a master tape onto an LP then destroy the master, there’s no getting back to the original. (Let alone getting something better.)
You work like crazy to preserve the signal’s integrity every step of the way. The signal you hear from a speaker is still never as good as what went into the microphone.
When you work in the audio profession the way I did, you know IN YOUR BONES how fragile that data is. And data is data. The guy who manages databases or installs fiber optic cables has the same intimate knowledge.
This is why people with our background know IN OUR BONES that copying errors would never make DNA better. Ever. “Accidental mutations” are garbage. Garbage is garbage. All the natural selection in the world can’t fix it.
We know this.
This is why nobody who truly understands signals and noise buys into old-school Darwinism. Not if they understand what the Darwinists are really saying, anyway.
This is how I knew, very early in my search for the truth about evolution, that most of the biology profession had missed something very VERY big.
Some people believe in the Easter Bunny.
Some people believe in the Tooth Fairy.
Some people believe DNA copying errors help life evolve.
The evidence for all of these things is zero.
This is why I wasn’t the least bit surprised when I found out cells employ elaborate machinery for detecting and repairing errors. I wasn’t surprised to find out the the failure of this error correction is often the cause of cancer.
I wasn’t surprised to find out this is a HOT field of research – including a 2015 Nobel Prize. It’s a shame more people don’t know about it.
This is why when I discovered cells cut, splice, edit and re-structure their own DNA – in response to what’s going on around – I realized one of the great secrets in the history of science had been hiding right under our noses. In plain sight.
And most people had walked right on by.