Intelligence and In search of fundamentals
Break, join and duplicate
Our DNA is made up of just shuffling of just 4 bits of information ATGC and from it we get the whole DNA and then the whole cell and finally an organism with a brain that has intelligence.
It may be analogous to our computer made up of 0's and 1's. Most of the algorithm of today make use of mathematics, that is addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.
But what living organisms do?
Can they do mathematics? I don't think so. The small bits of information just duplicate, break and join to produce new information. It may be DNA, mRNA, proteins or microRNAs
The same way perhaps our brain works, give some information to brain, it will join it, break it or duplicate it to produce new information.
e.g. Our alphabets: A-Z, from shuffling of it we get words and then sentences.
A note of Zero and mathematics:
What is zero? Zero in mathematics means absence of something.
But we use zero for representing that exits, e.g 10, 100 etc. The problem comes when we use this zero for division or multiplication. We can't divide that is not present by something which is present e.g. 0/5 or we can't multiply with a present object with something that is absent e.g. 0 X 5. We may argue that 0 X 5 is zero times 5, that is adding zero 5 times to give zero result.
But that type of system does not exist in living world. If we think zero as absence of something and 5 as information that is present, we never multiply absence of something with information that is present. In living system fundamental bits of information just break, join or duplicate.
It’s likely to be single space, where bits of information break or join
But here the question arises, how these small fundamental bits interact that is breaking and joining process. What's the rule behind the break and join.
Let us imagine something:
Universe consists of space (which represent single nothing) and has two types of particles or information, A and B. May be the number of particles are constant in universe and they are huge in number. I have taken two because, just two types of particles are enough to produce information of huge complexity (such as intelligence in our brain) by break and join.
But what can be the rule for breaking and joining. That can be related to distance at which two pieces of information lies and their mass (that is the number of particles in an information) and the behavior of A and B (that is A will behave differently than B).
It can also be said that in order to interact, all the particles of A can't be in equilibrium with all of with B. Otherwise it will be dormant that is all forces cancel out. It’s likely that process of breaking and joining should be random, even not completely. But what is mass, distance and behavior works which I can't infer now that will decide whether they will break or join/ repel or attract. May be its directly proportional to number of particles in an information and inversely proportional to distance and, A and B attract each other, A – A or B-B repel each other like most system works as we can see in the real world
Here another question arises, how A will know that B exists so that it will attract to B because in between nothing is there. So here another concept arises: nothing (the space) is just a field of all the unit particles or information (like in schools we have learned about electric or magnetic field). So space is nothing but a way to transfer information between unit particles.
Please note this is just a proposed theory and I have just elementary knowledge about quantum mechanics. I just tried to go for simplest model to explain something.
Comments are welcomed, what you all have to say about it.