Does DNA exhibit intelligence or sentience?

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  1. Oztinato profile image55
    Oztinatoposted 3 years ago

    Does DNA exhibit intelligence or sentience?

    From our sexual preferences, the food we eat, our choice of lifestyle etc we are told DNA controls us and makes our decisions for us like a "big brother". Does this prove that this molecule has complex intelligence? How else could so many things about us be totally ruled by a plain old molecule?

  2. Bella Arora profile image59
    Bella Aroraposted 3 years ago

    DNA is the main constituent of the chromosome in a cell. All genetic information is stored in it. Approximately 300,000 terabytes or more of data can be stored in a fraction of an ounce of a DNA ! It contains the software programs of each and every of our activity and much more!

    1. Oztinato profile image55
      Oztinatoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Are you saying this may qualify as a kind of intelligence? After all it is alleged DNA controls our intelligence.

    2. Bella Arora profile image59
      Bella Aroraposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Oztinato, I would say DNA IS intelligence. It is the coded form of intelligence & behaves more humanly than we can ever think. In fact in this age, our DNA consists of only two strands as compared to 12 in the Vedic period.

    3. ronbergeron profile image84
      ronbergeronposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      DNA may contain a lot of data, but data is different than intelligence. A dictionary also contains a lot of data, but it can't do any problem solving, wonder about itself, or hold an interesting conversation. It is neither intelligent nor sentient.

    4. Oztinato profile image55
      Oztinatoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Ron
      modern computers are getting close to actual AI but they're less complex than DNA! We can't say DNA is AI.

    5. Bella Arora profile image59
      Bella Aroraposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      DNA definitely does problem solving. The inherent consciousness and what we call as 'intuition' is linked to our DNA. Awareness is the keyword; it works even when we are not aware; imagine its extent once we are aware of its extent.

    6. rodrigo sebidos profile image79
      rodrigo sebidosposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes and No Ozt, the key to our understanding appeared as; P=G+E+GE, P=phenotype=trails that we observed, G=genotypes=genes-DNA or the genetic constitution of the individual, E=environment=food=education =social interaction, etc. GE= Interaction

  3. Faceless39 profile image94
    Faceless39posted 3 years ago

    I don't consider data intelligent. It means absolutely nothing until something applies it.

    For example, think of a database full of data. It's completely meaningless until a computer comes along and a software program interprets it and makes it meaningful.

    DNA is data storage in the body. It's not intelligent; that's like saying cells are intelligent. From our point of view, they run their programs when called to do so, and that's it.

    1. Oztinato profile image55
      Oztinatoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I understand your argument but isn't the DNA both the data and also the applying of data? What other force is ultimately applying it?

    2. Bella Arora profile image59
      Bella Aroraposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, cells are intelligent. All the intricate cell, tissue and organ functioning withing our bodies are run by the software program of the DNA. Even when we are asleep or unconscious, our body keeps functioning - it is the inherent intelligence .

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