Think about this next time you are put under general anesthesia, which I hope neither you nor I will be anytime soon.
Elaborate schemes to explain the origin of the genetic code from the laws of physics and chemistry miss the whole point about codes.
“The brain is not billions of little computers. It vastly exceeds the most powerful computers in efficiency but it is not directed to calculation as such.”
Viewing the brain as a computer, for example, obscures many things about the brain and the mind that exceed computers, both quantitatively and qualitatively.
“The whole world works together in the service of man,” as Francis Bacon wrote. Denton revives this ancient insight with modern rigor.