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"Message From God Found Hidden Inside DNA Sequence"


Kako 8 143
8 May 2013 2:08PM
Apparently a team from Harvard is reported to have found the following message hidden in our 'junk' DNA and 'written' in ancient Aramaic. Go-Ogle the headline to find the article concerned.

Actual message is said to read: "Hello my children. This is Yahweh, the one true Lord. You have found creation's secret. Now share it peacefully with the world."

Anyone know anything more about this? Has it been verified independently? Could add a bit of spice to the evolution vs creationist debate.

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conrad 10 10.9k 116
8 May 2013 2:31PM
I thought DNA was a string of little circles, how can that contain text?

And no matter what anyone says, I have my own ideas about evolution and creation anyway - I don't think it's an "either/or" concept, but am in favour of the "intelligent design" concept, possibly partially carried out with the help of evolution.

No finds in DNA, verified or not, are going to influence that. And it's completely subjective and personal, so discussing it is pointless, really. Smile
Nick_w e2
7 4.1k 99 England
8 May 2013 2:43PM

Quote:I thought DNA was a string of little circles


DNA is a double helix configuration (ie two long strands spiralling around each other with connections, looks a bit like a spiral staircase).
As for the message: Sounds like conspiracy theorists again with not a lot to do with their time, except smoking wacky backy drinking copious caffeine, typing from their fleapit at 3am.
8 May 2013 2:45PM
Considering that if Harvard did find this information, they would have probably published the findings themselves pretty swiftly in no end of respectable science journals and it would also be all over respectable news sources as well.
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
8 May 2013 2:56PM

Quote:“Clearly this means our God is the one true God and that we should exterminate rival religions,” says Frank Page, leader of the conservative Southern Baptist Convention. “Now that we have truth on our side, I think it’s time we start a new crusade.”


Quality.
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
8 May 2013 3:30PM

Quote:Considering that if Harvard did find this information, they would have probably published the findings themselves pretty swiftly in no end of respectable science journals and it would also be all over respectable news sources as well.

Apparently we should read Nature next month....can't wait....


Then again, it is not really going to salve anything is it?

Quote:"I think the message clearly indicates that God wants us to co-exist peacefully with our fellow human beings," says Janice Taylor, a bishop in the Anglican Church.

However, other Christian denominations have a different interpretation of the scientists' findings.

"Clearly this means our God is the one true God and that we should exterminate rival religions," says Frank Page, leader of the conservative Southern Baptist Convention. "Now that we have truth on our side, I think it's time we start a new crusade."


Same old, same old
JackAllTog e2
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
8 May 2013 3:32PM
Well damm, that's proved then - free choice in belief is removed.

Are there no messages in other living things DNA?

Perhaps the end of the world is here tonight?


With DNA changing over time in evolution, could this not indicate something else. Or as the human genome is around 3 billion letters long is this not the infinite monkeys & Shakespeare argument?
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
8 May 2013 3:40PM
Yes....sounds like Shakespeare and monkeys but I guess we need to wait for the evidence to be published.

I remember in the 1970s when a church minister tired to get a Black Sabbath LP banned because when it was played backwards (on vinyl???) you could hear satanic messages. The case collapsed when the defence played backwards several other records that the minister could also hear 'satanic messages'. He was somewhat dumbfounded to hear that they were recordings of well-known hymns.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
8 May 2013 3:41PM
I must have missed out on that bit of DNA, along with a load of brain cells. Blush
I wonder who got my share.
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
8 May 2013 4:06PM
....


before everyone gets too carried away, I would do some research on what the Daily Currant actually is..... Wink
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
8 May 2013 4:10PM
There you go. I told you. Grin
thewilliam 6 4.8k
8 May 2013 4:52PM

Quote:“Clearly this means our God is the one true God and that we should exterminate rival religions,” says Frank Page, leader of the conservative Southern Baptist Convention. “Now that we have truth on our side, I think it’s time we start a new crusade.”



With Yahweh's name mentioned, will the Christian fundamentalists reserve the best of their hatred for the Jews?
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
8 May 2013 5:39PM

Quote:what the Daily Currant actually is
it's fun ...

http://dailycurrant.com/2013/05/06/blackberry-ceo-says-android-not-a-serious-threat/

The CEO of smartphone pioneer Blackberry said today that rival platform Android is a "temporary fad"
"I just don't know what all the fuss is about," Heins said
"your average Android user is some teenage kid who's hopped up on dope "
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
8 May 2013 5:46PM
But seriously "Scientists claim aliens put secret genetic code in human DNA"
http://www.blastr.com/2013-4-9/scientists-claim-aliens-put-secret-genetic-code-human-dna

So SETI are searching DNA for messages from alien species and intelligent design theorists are onto this too,
which leads to intelligent discussion by scientists - it's rubbish - no it isn't - oh yes it is

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2013/03/15/the-genetic-code-is-not-a-synonym-for-the-bible-code/

and in future, we don't need to run out of storage for our photos and music, we can just use some spare DNA - music and books on DNA

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539304578259883507543150.html
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
8 May 2013 5:56PM
Hmm - since the alphabet of DNA is limited to 4 letters (A C T G) there must be some creative spelling going on



or maybe its just a load of old codswallop! Tongue

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