sorry i posted in the wrong group !

Pierre sonigo at cochin.inserm.fr
Sun Oct 3 17:46:36 EST 1999


Pierre <sonigo at cochin.inserm.fr> wrote:
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> Usual interpretations suppose that cancer which is a cell advantage on the
> short term, and a cell and organism disadvantage on a longer term is
> controlled by the genetic memory. Cancer occurs when cells escape genetic
> control. Thus we assume that the genetic memory is able to remember the
long
> term and to fight short term selection.
> But I wonder how can  genetic memory memorize a non valid evolutionary
> history ? I am aware that this is a difficult controversy. IMHO, memory
> cannot control the short term to favour the long term. It just memorizes a
> PREVIOUS evolutionary history to increase its reproducibility. If you
assume
> that memory favours the long term over the short term, it requires a
> previous history where the long term was favoured over the SHORT term. The
> memory cannot preexist the memory. Where is the mistake ?
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