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27 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 13 November 2007 01:34AM

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Comment author: Tom_McCabe2 13 November 2007 03:00:28AM -1 points [-]

"How the heck does a double-stranded molecule that fits inside a cell nucleus, come to embody truths that baffle a whole damn squirrel brain?"

This kind of thing happens all the time, even in distantly related fields like physics. Observe: a dropped brick perfectly obeys the laws for movement within a curved Lorentzian manifold, without a brain or even a computer, while it would take a mere human half an hour to do out the calculations! Surely we should appoint bricks as pre-eminent physics professors.