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Re: orthography and pronunciation

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 17, 2001, 15:38
En réponse à Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>:

> On Thu, 12 Apr 2001, Andreas Johansson wrote: > > >PPS Somebody suggested that the ultimate method for perserving > information > >is to encode it into the junk-DNA of some bacterium. As the bacterium > >multiplies the information is multiplied, and the inevitable slow > corruption > >of the DNA won't mean much since you'll be able to reconstruct the > original > >very faithfully if you've got a decent number of bacteria to > reconstruct > >from. > > And the ability to extract and reconstruct the data! All the smart > bacteria in the world won't do any good if all you've got left to > work with are simple tools and rag-tag society. >
Hehehe... Maybe the junk-DNA of all species on Earth is in fact coded information from an advanced civilization :))) (didn't Star Trek: TNG use this idea in one of its episodes?) Christophe.