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Repost on epigenetics

September 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment

We linked to this yesterday, but it deserves another relink: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110916152401.htmScientists Discover ‘Hidden’ Code in DNA Evolves More Rapidly Than Genetic Code
ScienceDaily (Sep. 16, 2011) — A “hidden” code linked to the DNA of plants allows them to develop and pass down new biological traits far more rapidly than previously thought, according to the findings of a groundbreaking study by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

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  • 1 Stephen P. Smith // Sep 18, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    This has vitalism written all over it. Think of One reality with two windows: the individualist side presented as pressure-points called genes; the collectivist side presented as pressure-points that imply an epigenetic code for turning genes on and off. Therefore, the vital is like a rock climber, clinging to pressure-points and finding support to climb higher with its evolution. The two-sided reality can only take us as far as Kant`s third antinomy, and beyond is the wellspring of Trinitarian vitalism, mysticism, and God.

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