Nature’s Data Storage Device
Information is everywhere and life’s OS has given us the knowledge to store data in ways only our Creator has previously done.
Scientists have stored audio and text on fragments of DNA and then retrieved them with near-perfect fidelity—a technique that eventually may provide a way to handle the overwhelming data of the digital age.
The scientists encoded in DNA—the recipe of life—an audio clip of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, a photograph, a copy of Francis Crick and James Watson’s famous “double helix” scientific paper on DNA from 1953 and Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets. They later were able to retrieve them with 99.99% accuracy.
The experiment was reported Wednesday in the journal Nature.
“All we’re doing is adapting what nature has hit upon—a very good way of storing information,” said Nick Goldman, a computational biologist at the European Bioinformatics Institute in Hinxton, England, and lead author of the Nature paper.
Look folks, some can keep on deceiving themselves with the theory that life just happened by accident, but that won’t change the facts even science can’t steer clear of. The world operates, life operates, on information. Information must be communicated in order for it to be received. It cannot just happen. That communicator is none other than the source of all knowledge we discover in nature. While we can imagine just about anything, we should be able to keep our imagination from running away with us. Chance is no realistic explanation. God exists.