You have around 22 square feet of skin. Every square inch of skin has around 1000 nerve endings. Areas of
high sensitivity like finger tips have around 2,500 nerve endings per cm^2. In total you have at around
350,000 nerve endings just in the skin. Your muscles and organs have hundreds of thousands of nerve endings
as well, many of which you have no voluntary control over. In your skin and some muscles you also
have various sensors that send information about soft/hard pressure, heat, cold, hair motion, and pain. If
the physical sensors and nerve endings in your body are the "hardware" then the
mental experience of them in the mind is the "software" aspect. Muscle fibers in your body have individual
units, called myofibrils, that receive signals from the nervous system to contract like a linear
servo motor. Every myofibril must have a unique mental "variable" representation, otherwise your nervous
system would not be able to singularly address it. So for every myofibril there would need to be a piece of
DNA code that represents that variable in a biological way. After all, the mind is just biological.
Complex nose tissue called
the olfactory epithelium
Think about this, the point of sense you have at the tip of your left index finger is separate and unique
from the point of sense from the tip of your right shoulder. It would have to be separate and unique,
otherwise how would your mind distinguish between the two. For every smallest point of sense on your nerve
endings there is a equal mental representation. Not only is every point represented but also the
mental variables for heat, cold, pressure, hair motion, and pain for each sensory point. This 3d sensory
map must have complete representation in the DNA.
The human nose, although not as impressive as a dog's, can
smell over 1 trillion different odors.
Inside the nose is the tissue called the olfactory
epithelium, containing millions of sensory receptors.
There are over 400 different types of these receptors and there must be a genetic representation for all of
them. It is theorized that
3% of our DNA is dedicated to the olfactory system.
That is quite a bit of data.
Every rod and cone requires a
unique piece of DNA to represent it
Our eyes are full of even more sensors. Each eye has about 120 million rods and 6 million cones, so over
250 million all together. Consider each of these
sensors a "pixel" of the image received by the eye. A 4k screen has only 8.3 million pixels by comparison.
The amount of processing power needed to render
the images we see into 3d data would take well over 100 computer systems. Our brain performs complex
algorithms on data from the eyes as well. In our mind we
have built in functions for white/color balance, object recognition and separation from background, and
even image stabilization. If you have ever walked down
a dark hallway or cave with a small spot of light at the end of it you may have noticed that the light
jumps and jitters around. This is because your mind's
image stabilization functions cannot perform their duty without the positional data of your surroundings.
Again, there must be at least 250 million portions of data
in the DNA to represent each unique sensor in the eye.
Every unique point that you can mentally
sense is represented in DNA
Even greater than the number of all of these sensory points I have presented is the
mental programming needed to address, receive, and respond to signals. This amount of processing work is
downplayed, marginalized, or just plain ignored by modern scientists.
Most biologists probably wont agree
that the brain functions logically like a computer, but 99% of biologists have never written a
piece of code and have little to no understanding of the amount and depth of logic required to
accomplish certain algorithmical tasks. If you can think and understand an algorithm on paper, then your
brain has the same logical mechanics and pathways as in said algorithm. If your eyes can do object
separation then they must be doing some similar mathematical matrix multiplication
tricks as used in visual artificial intelligence systems. But again,
algorithm that produces this solution [in the brain] remains little-understood.
At least those
scientists who look seriously at the depth of the problem are aware of their own ignorance.
The great scientist Michael Faraday said, "There’s nothing quite as frightening as someone who knows they