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comment Is there sufficient evidence that human cells are not intelligent?
Proofreading is an entirely mechanical/chemical process. When a nucleotide is inserted into a double stranded DNA molecule, it pairs with the complementary nucleotide by hydrogen bonding. Complementary nucleotides also possess a space-filling quality such that an incorrect pair produces a "bump" or "dip" in the helix. All proofreading does is look for this type of physical inconsistency. Hardly self-awareness.
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answered Is there sufficient evidence that human cells are not intelligent?
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