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Donald E. Johnson Bibliography
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Science Integrity - Exposing Unsubstantiated Science Claims
DNA: The Tiny Code That's Toppling Evolution
Excerpt: The DNA molecule carries the genetic language, but the language itself is independent of its carrier. The same genetic information can be written in a book, stored in a compact disk or sent over the Internet, and yet the quality or content of the message has not changed by changing the means of conveying it.
‘DNA computer’ cracks code - 2002
Excerpt: A ‘DNA computer’ has been used for the first time to find the only correct answer from over a million possible solutions to a computational problem.
Donald Johnson video lecture:
Mathematically Defining Functional Information In Molecular Biology - Kirk Durston - short video
The Capabilities of Chaos and Complexity: David L. Abel - Null Hypothesis For Information Generation - 2009
To focus the scientific community’s attention on its own tendencies toward overzealous metaphysical imagination bordering on “wish-fulfillment,” we propose the following readily falsifiable null hypothesis, and invite rigorous experimental attempts to falsify it: "Physicodynamics cannot spontaneously traverse The Cybernetic Cut: physicodynamics alone cannot organize itself into formally functional systems requiring algorithmic optimization, computational halting, and circuit integration." A single exception of non trivial, unaided spontaneous optimization of formal function by truly natural process would falsify this null hypothesis.
The digital code of DNA - 2003 - Leroy Hood & David Galas
The discovery of the structure of DNA transformed biology profoundly, catalysing the sequencing of the human genome and engendering a new view of biology as an information science. Two features of DNA structure account for much of its remarkable impact on science: its digital nature and its complementarity, whereby one strand of the helix binds perfectly with its partner. DNA has two types of digital information — the genes that encode proteins, which are the molecular machines of life, and the gene regulatory networks that specify the behaviour of the genes.
Stephen Meyer is interviewed about the "information problem" in DNA, Signature in the Cell - video
The DNA Code - Solid Scientific Proof Of Intelligent Design - Perry Marshall - video
Evolution vs. Functional Proteins - Doug Axe - Video
"Phosphatase speeds up reactions vital for cell signalling by 10^21 times. Allows essential reactions to take place in a hundreth of a second; without it, it would take a trillion years!" Jonathan Sarfati http://www.pnas.org/content/100/10/5607.abstract
Building a Cell: Staggering Complexity: - Feb. 2010
Excerpt: “All organisms, from bacteria to humans, face the daunting task of replicating, packaging and segregating up to two metres (about 6 x 10^9 base pairs) of DNA when each cell divides,” “,,,the segregation machinery must function with far greater accuracy than man-made machines and with an exquisitely soft touch to prevent the DNA strands from breaking.” Bloom and Joglekar talked “machine language” over and over. The cell has specialized machines for all kinds of tasks: segregation machines, packaging machines, elaborate machines, streamlined machines, protein translocation machines, DNA-processing machines, DNA-translocation machines, robust macromolecular machines, accurate machines, ratchets, translocation pumps, mitotic spindles, DNA springs, coupling devices, and more. The authors struggle to “understand how these remarkable machines function with such exquisite accuracy.”
Evolution vs ATP Synthase - Molecular Machine - video
"No man-made program comes close to the technical brilliance of even Mycoplasmal genetic algorithms. Mycoplasmas are the simplest known organism with the smallest known genome, to date. How was its genome and other living organisms' genomes programmed?" - David L. Abel and Jack T. Trevors, “Three Subsets of Sequence Complexity and Their Relevance to Biopolymeric Information,” Theoretical Biology & Medical Modelling, Vol. 2, 11 August 2005, page 8 http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1742-4682-2-29.pdf
“The problem of the origin of life is clearly basically equivalent to the problem of the origin of biological information.”
Origin of life theorist Bernd-Olaf Kuppers in his book "Information and the Origin of Life"
Intelligent Design - The Anthropic Hypothesis