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What Does the DNA Want?

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This is my Theory on 'How Life Began on Earth' - Copyright

The DNA building-blocks of all living things began its historical evolution at the interfaces of liquid water and solids, which contains minerals and elements required for the creation of life.

Due to the local conditions of a particular environment, such as mineral resources, climate, temperatures, etc. the DNA chemical build-up is designated to fit into the local possibilities available to it for growth to its maximum capacity. When the DNA growth hits a "wall" such as an insurmountable mountain, river, sea or other physical barriers, the DNA stops expanding and begins to recycle, adapt, and evolve in order for it to continue to 'move' and stay 'alive'. This explains why there are distinct species with characteristic DNA such as the pandas, kangaroos, koala bears, Tasmanian devils, and of course, yellow, brown, black and white human beings living in their hot, temperate, and cold climate habitats.

The recycling DNA that has stopped expanding or 'learning' must inevitably deteriorate from its original pristine, and built-up condition or model. It begins to replicate imperfectly, transform, weakens, grow old and die. Thus the 'dust to dust' analogy we hear at funerals.

But the creative DNA apparently refused to give up and die in its insatiable quest to keep growing and stay 'alive'. One cute panda (with its own DNA personality) then looks at another panda (with its own specific character) and notice it may have some qualities or minerals that he himself may not have. Likewise, the other looks back and hungers for or dream of the same. So the genius DNA evolves a plan to contain a master DNA strand of itself in a tiny egg, and through 'sex-activities' transmit this egg to combine with the DNA egg of his significant other. Thereafter came a new off-spring created and born that will have 'new minerals' or better DNA than those of his two older parents -- or so the DNA hopes.

The DNA has been right this far, at least in one particular species. The off-springs of Homo sapiens through the ages and evolution have followed the call of his DNA or natural instinct to grow, expand, innovate and survive. Mankind has invented spaceships, airplanes, marine vessels, land vehicles and other facilities to overcome natural barriers and other challenges to reach and touch the entire planet of earth in his inherent quest to find new resources for continuing growth and survival. Today, humans must surely go into space to seek new habitats and resources for a viable future, to preserve his 'unusual' legacy in an apparently lifeless universe.

Human beings are endowed with intelligence and can learn by understanding his environment, planet, and universe. He must fight global warming, poverty, injustices, and overcome vital challenges such as the need for resources and new energy. Mankind must intelligently stop all wars and the build-up of weapons-of-mass-destruction calculated to kill his own kind and destroy a living planet. Unlike dinosaurs, Homo sapiens should not face extinction without a care or thought!

Copyright by Yang Guijen, Singaporean.
      

  

What Does the DNA Want?

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Reply Report Liononthehunt 2017-7-2 00:09
Your blog is reminiscent of a book written by Richard Dawkins that is titled The Selfish Genes.
It is stated in the book genes' ultimate goal is to make sure they can survive and be passed down from generation to generation, and DNA as a genetic element of all living creature, adapts, mutates, or even recycles, by a mechanism called natural selection, and that is why biological diversity exists.
I just beg to differ on your point of DNA evolving a master-plan to better its chance of survival through copulating with other members of its species, since it is also widely recognized this is the result of natural selection.  DNA itself doesn't see, and doesn't think either.
Reply Report waterdroplets 2017-7-5 00:41
Thanks, @Liononthehunt for sharing your views.

DNA is actually the product of chemical reactions from the basic building-blocks of elementary particles, to larger molecules and the creation of genes. This DNA build-up eventually led to the conception of a finite life-form, and natural selection is the net 'chemical' attraction of one life-form for another choosing the 'fittest' (containing its personal biological master-plan or diversity among its species) for the survival of that particular species. Biological diversity (creating different species) exists not because of natural selection, but because of the location a species originates from. On a macro scale of life-forms or species, natural selection and survival of the fittest means the lion will kill the deer easily as it is fitter and stronger.  DNA itself doesn't see, and doesn't think, that I agree and may I add, doesn't care either - It just wants to follow the chemical laws!

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  • What Does the DNA Want? 2017-7-5 00:41

    Thanks, @Liononthehunt for sharing your views.

    DNA is actually the product of chemical reactions from the basic building-blocks of elementary particles, to larger molecules and the creation of genes. This DNA build-up eventually led to the conception of a finite life-form, and natural selection is the net 'chemical' attraction of one life-form for another choosing the 'fittest' (containing its personal biological master-plan or diversity among its species) for the survival of that particular species. Biological diversity (creating different species) exists not because of natural selection, but because of the location a species originates from. On a macro scale of life-forms or species, natural selection and survival of the fittest means the lion will kill the deer easily as it is fitter and stronger.  DNA itself doesn't see, and doesn't think, that I agree and may I add, doesn't care either - It just wants to follow the chemical laws!

  • What Does the DNA Want? 2017-7-2 00:09

    Your blog is reminiscent of a book written by Richard Dawkins that is titled The Selfish Genes.
    It is stated in the book genes' ultimate goal is to make sure they can survive and be passed down from generation to generation, and DNA as a genetic element of all living creature, adapts, mutates, or even recycles, by a mechanism called natural selection, and that is why biological diversity exists.
    I just beg to differ on your point of DNA evolving a master-plan to better its chance of survival through copulating with other members of its species, since it is also widely recognized this is the result of natural selection.  DNA itself doesn't see, and doesn't think either.

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