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Posted by Mario Dovalina on December 13, 2001 22:57:11 UTC

I think you would admit that a virus has little understanding of what it is doing when it infests a host cell. It's DNA is so simple, it can't really have understanding of anything. Same goes for today's computers: the data fed to them, and their subroutines, are so limited with regard to humans' brain power that they may as well understand nothing. But it's just an issue of complexity. Increase the complexity of the genetic code of a virus enough, and you will eventually arrive at a self aware organism, with no cellular difference other than complexity. It's all the same "stuff" (A T C G) just as a computer program uses the same "stuff." It's only a question of how much stuff there is.

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