High School Student Injects The Book Of Genesis Into His Body
A student has injected himself with the Book of Genesis and the surah Ar-Ra'd (part of the Qur'an) because he "wondered whether it would be possible".Adrien Locatelli, a high school student in Grenoble, France, decided to inject himself with several religious texts."Recent studies have reported that it is possible to convert any type of information into DNA for the purpose of storage," he wrote, publishing his initial results on the Open Science Framework."Since it is possible to convert digital information into DNA, I wondered whether it would be possible to convert a religious text into DNA and to inject it in a living being."
A student has injected himself with the Book of Genesis and the surah Ar-Ra'd (part of the Qur'an) because he "wondered whether it would be possible".
Adrien Locatelli, a high school student in Grenoble, France, decided to inject himself with several religious texts.
"Recent studies have reported that it is possible to convert any type of information into DNA for the purpose of storage," he wrote, publishing his initial results on the Open Science Framework.
"Since it is possible to convert digital information into DNA, I wondered whether it would be possible to convert a religious text into DNA and to inject it in a living being."
Seems like a good origin story for a religious superhero.
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to me it sounds much more like a good way to get cancer.
Religious clown kills himself. News at 11.
I don't think that's newsworthy enough for the 11 o'clock spot.
If DNA in the bloodstream modified your genome, they wouldn't have needed the CRISPR revolution.
A more likely outcome in my estimation is it becomes a plaque and causes a heart attack.
their people remember the books. Now, people are the books.
Now if the DNA gets wrapped up in a bacteria or virus, then penicillin and other drugs of the type, would be killing the "word or GOD". Oh the religious wars to flow. Doctors would no long be accused of being "GOD", but now are directly being "Satan" directly opposed to the "wprd pf GOD".
Oh the mess we make. Also read how tech will end the world: "The Nine Billion Names of God" by Arthur C. Clarke
Look! Up in the sky! It a turd! It's a pain! What, it's not even an imaginary sky fairy? No! It's Stuporman!
Yes, it Stuporman, spreading moronity and ignorance throughout the planet! Injected in a mad anti-science experiment, his veins pulse with 100% pure ballox. Superpowers include the ability to shoot shit from his mouth at fatal speeds, makes people believe whatever he want by waiving an old book, and can grow extra penises instantaneously! He uses these powers to prevent scientific advancement, which is always evil, by ripping out people's brains and raping children. His only weakness is common sense, a very rare substance from his home world.
Stuporman is joined in his quest by his sidekick Ultra-Consumertard man, who during the day is a mild mannered cell phone salesman, but at night shines blindingly with the power of over a million implanted blue LEDs! He doesn't really... uh.. have any superpower other than blinding people, but, you know, blue LEDs are cool, so idiots like him, and it makes Stuporman look really cool.
This really sounds like the crap that druggies do. "Look, Ma, I have no idea what this shit will do to my system, but I'm going to inject it to see!" Yeah, sure, maybe, just maybe, if he were to inject "The Word of God" into his system, maybe it would do something. But, how does he know he's reading the right code? Given that he's using the "Language of God", why does he presume that God will be pleased, or even tolerant?
"Archangel Michael, that fucking mortal is trying to become like me. Grab his ass, and take him straight to hell. No, don't kill him first. Take him straight to the lake of fire, and throw him in!"
Alright, suppose that he is using the correct language. Suppose that God doesn't freak on his ass. What about errors? The entire Bible? He doesn't make one single error? What if, instead of angel wings, he sprouts condor wings, that sprout out of his ass?
Just retarded. As I say, equally retarded with the drug addled fools who try injecting Drano to get high.
More importantly, did he use the same character encoding as his deity did? Sounds like the kind of idiot who'd use utf-8 so he could put emojis in.
. . . I mean just why? It's not even a full translation.
Well, I suppose anything to make it look sillier is OK.
There are still words in it, that is cheating.
Besides, I prefer the Bne ehHi lloTy [taubaauerbach.com].
His immune system quickly spotted the foreign DNA and destroyed it. The End.
If he wanted attention, he got that. There doesn't seem anything to discover from this stunt. As to his choice of information, it seems calculated for maximum attention. Wanted religious and scientific people to notice.
Or the DNA during fragmentation gets picked up by a satellite and incorporated into a replicating pattern. Which would be a nice virus he created.
sounds like a silver bullet for all things ...err... exorcism."dude's got vampire HIV"
Forget about what you think of his plan for a moment.
We’re so good at synthesizing DNA now that the ability to synthesize an arbitrary strand of DNA tens of thousands of base pairs long? And this technology is sufficiently available that it’s available to high school students?
Let’s ballpark the length of the sequence. I’m using English as my reference language, because that’s easiest for me, but should be roughly on par with other languages. The book of Genesis is about 37,000 words long according to this site. [soylentnews.org] Let’s guess the average word is just over 4 characters long, which typical in English, and means about 150,000 characters. According to this XKCD [soylentnews.org], English contains about 1 bit of information per letter, so we have 150,000 bits of information. DNA has 4 possible bases per location, so 2 bits. This means the DNA strand is 75,000 bases long. Not long in an absolute sense for DNA, but I remain surprised that it’s it’s something that’s no big deal to create from scratch. And that’s just for Genesis - he also has the Quran book in there.
he also has the Quran book in there
He was trying to change his alignment to evil?
He should have used the Bhagavad Gita so he could grow extra arms. Way better than a Third Hand.
Seriously, fuck the waste of time and resources that is religion. Can't these people do something useful with their bio-engineering talents, such as curing diseases?
The kid mixed "sequences" taken from multiple "holy books". It's less religious and more of a stunt.
As for curing diseases, that's orders of magnitude harder than injecting yourself with random DNA.
Stunt, yes. Injecting DNA won't do anything, including survive the immune system. The body would quickly eat it. Even RNA would be more stable. You need to at least wrap it in a protein coat, tastefully decorated with appropriate sugars to deflect attention. And if he could create the DNA (dubious) he would certainly know that.
What it *might* do is incite a tremendous allergic response. But it doesn't seem to have.
If you can't locate and extract the message back out again and then reassemble it back into the coherent text then you haven't really done anything. Source, Message, and Encoding are only half of the chain of communication. Using this logic, I can pick up a Kleenex tissue, speak a message into it while moving it past my lips, and say that my sound waves unquestionably "encoded" the message into the fabric of the Kleenex. Actually preserving that content and someone else grabbing that Kleenex and reading my message back out of it isn't my problem, right?
Kleenex maybe not the best metaphor in a thread bout DNA.
On top of that, one of the first things he did was to take out all the spaces and punctuation so that only letters were "translated" into DNA, so it was pretty much useless information to start with.
What I want to know is where the heck he got the equipment to do this crap? They're giving high school students DNA making equipment these days??
Putting aside my incredulity that a high schooler has access to specially encoded DNA, why did this twit inject it and not just swallow it?
Acid denatures proteins, the DNA would be near instantly garbled in the stomach. Injection keeps it intact until the immune system destroys it.
Still seems like a pretty reckless thing to do.
I don't think this person has logic as a base processing ability anymore
Which subculture would think this is a good idea? It offends anyone concerned with health and safty, the devoutly religious, anyone committed to science, and anyone with a grasp of logic - the human body doesn't process textual information on a cellular level. That's what language is for.
Which subculture would think this is a good idea?
To risk stating the obvious: idiot attention seeking highschoolers. Apparently.
Reminds me of the poetry by Canadian Christian Bok, in which he encoded a sequence of DNA for subsequent implantation into the genome of a bacterium. This, would then make the bacterium itself respond with some glowing poetry of its own.