Re: junk DNA

Anton Sherwood (
Tue, 03 Mar 1998 19:45:55 -0700

Reilly Jones wrote:
> ... someone applied a series of tests to the complete set of
> DNA and found that it is virtually identical to human language when the
> same tests are applied to it, e.g., they both follow Zipf's Law, etc.
> These results *only* were valid when the full complement of junk DNA was
> included, and broke down when segments of junk DNA were excluded.
> With this in mind, there's a new book out by Jeremy Narby called "The
> Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origin of Knowledge" that sounds like it lends
> further scientific support to the DNA as language hypothesis.

Hypothesis? What's the hypothesis? All I see
is a metaphor in search of an application.

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