Re: poly: The singleton hypothesis

From: CurtAdams <>
Date: Mon Apr 27 1998 - 20:50:39 PDT

In a message dated 4/27/98 11:27:21 AM, wrote:

> Nitpick: assembling arbitrary sequences of amino acids is different
>from positioning them anywhere you want.

True, but a properly chosen sequence will generate the tertiary sequence to
place a subset of the amino acids in essentially any relative position.
Certainly the ribosomes in your body would be capable
of generating a singularity-type event if operated by something that
could know exactly what any protein could do. But that kind of
knowledge seems to be an NP-complete kind of problem and I don't
think that kind of knowledge is attainable by any method other than
a heavy-duty quantum computer.
Received on Tue Apr 28 03:51:40 1998

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