There is an argument that proteins coded by 20 amino acids via the DNA program has so few successful protein formation that a search never can reach the complexity of it via natural selection and genetics. This is a very similar argument as that of the impossibility of the eye. Again the answer is probably that the advanced proteins evolved from other proteins or from proteins that was smaller and now extinct. But still there is another theoretical possibility that I find interesting. As I understand the cell can correct mutations, but if the DNA can encode how to correct we get a self modifying code at least to a degree that can tune and change the mutations to more successful protein mutations. As a fan of Allan Turing and his turing machine, that would be a cool feature of the genetics in the cell. Is there any proofs or indications of mutation cooprated self modifications of the DNA program?

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    $\begingroup$ What is a "pure search"? And is that a fair model of what happens in nature? How long is "never" when you have an entire planet and millions of years? $\endgroup$
    – swbarnes2
    Jul 29 '20 at 19:04
  • $\begingroup$ i will remove pure It is enough to refer to natural selection and genetics $\endgroup$
    – Stefan
    Jul 29 '20 at 19:07
  • $\begingroup$ Never assumes a finite universe of cause but say the length of habital conditions on earth according to astronomy. $\endgroup$
    – Stefan
    Jul 29 '20 at 19:11
  • $\begingroup$ I suggest you look up “genetic code” in Wikipedia. If you think I am being pedantic, consider the sentence “the genome of human mitochondria employs a different genetic code to the genome in the nucleus”. Please edit your question. $\endgroup$
    – David
    Jul 29 '20 at 19:42
  • $\begingroup$ I will. defentely not pedantc just helpful. thx! $\endgroup$
    – Stefan
    Jul 29 '20 at 20:38

Actually there is an indication. The DNA is the program code that is a blueprint for the cell itself and also the self correction mechanism. Hence there are code points in the DNA that has the possibility to control how the corrections of mutations is done. Hence code points in the DNA affects how changes in the DNA is done. So not really a direct way of modifying, but an indication it is. This is interesting as a change of the correction mechanism can change the speed of mutations and hence also the speed of evolution.

  • $\begingroup$ You are answering your own question? $\endgroup$
    – swbarnes2
    Jul 29 '20 at 20:55
  • $\begingroup$ yes one can do that. I find one answer thinking a little deeper. Good to have it on stack exchang if somone like me comes around and look for an answer. peopl doesnt like the question why bests me as i think its a cool one. at your service and i write it down. $\endgroup$
    – Stefan
    Jul 29 '20 at 21:15

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