|July 27, 2006||Posted by Patrick under Biology|
On the subject of “junk DNA” Dr. Pellionisz believes these sections are caused by DNA being a “FractoGene” (Fractal DNA generating Fractal Organelles). I wouldn’t be surprised if DNA uses recursive mathematics for generating its complexity (plants do this for their structure at a macro level). As he explains it:
“[The] FractoGene approach to DNA, indeed, does not do away with “design”. While “genes” provide the “materials” (“building blocks” of nucleic acids for proteins, much like a building is built by bricks, concrete, steel, glass, wood, tiles, marble, etc.), the “architecture” of a building is *not* in its materials. THE ARCHITECTURE IS IN THE DESIGN. In case of the DNA and organs and organelles, FractoGene provides an *explanation* for the design; that “Junk DNA” provides auxiliary information for each (fractal) recursion how to build a hierarchy of protein structures. The explanation is algorithmic, i.e. it is given in hard terms of mathematics (fractal geometry), that is inherently “software and nanotechnology friendly”. Besides, FractoGene also put forward (quantitative) predictions that are experimentally verifiable or refutable. (Experimental support of the “Fugu prediction of FractoGene” was published in peer-reviewed science journal; see http://www.junkdna.com/fractogene/05_simons_pellionisz.html).”
Dr. Pellionisz also briefly visited UD here:
He also has some very interesting news reports here:
In engineering such methods can be used to generate Procedural Textures, for Fractal Image Compression, Neural Networks, etc.
Then of course we have the good ‘ol natural snowflake (oh, and PLEASE do not regurgitate any of those dumb arguments related to a snowflake generating CSI…).