>>>>> "Shane" == Shane McKee <shane at reservoir.win-uk.net> writes:
Shane> Jeff continued:
>> The paradox is that the amount of DNA or the number of genes do not
>> correlate with "complexity." Genetic complexity and physiological
>> complexity are not tightly coupled.
What if the function of the non-coding segments were structural, or coded
"for" higher-level operators...
My idea here is that
chromosomes are folded & twisted in very complex ways. These are
not exactly random, but relate to the structure of the chromosome.
What if these folds & twists were relevant to replication? Or in
In that case, they need not be information rich (in an
information-theoretic sense) in order to be complex (in a structural
or functional sense.
Bear in mind that I am a computer scientist, not a biologist.
I'm looking at ways of using "non-coding" sequences to code for
crossover and mutation operators. This would mean that these
operators could adapt along with the "coding" sequences.
In essence, each individual would carry its own mutation & crossover