The human genome is comprised of two sets of 23
chromosomes - 46 chromosomes in all. Each parent contributes a
set. About 97 percent of the genome consists of sequences that
don't code for proteins and have no known function. Within the
rest of the genome are estimated 70,000 genes.
Is non-coding DNA expressing a Language?
In the March 1995 issue of "Scientific American",
in the article titled
"Talking Trash" (see below), scientists claim to have found "word"
patterns in the "junk" DNA of man. It seems that this junk DNA
(segments of the DNA genome which do not encode instructions for the
production of proteins) exhibits the same statistical patterns that
are found in written languages.
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Talking Trash: What's in a Word?
What's in a word? Several nucleotides, some researchers might
By applying statistical methods developed by linguists,
investigators have found that "junk" parts of the genomes of many
organisms may be expressing a language. These regions traditionally
been regarded as 'useless' accumulations of material from millions
of years of evolution.
'The feeling is,' says Boston University physicist Eugene
Stanley, 'that there's something going on in the non-coding
"Junk DNA" got its name because the nucleotides there
(the fundamental pieces of DNA, combined into so-called base pairs)
do not encode instructions for making proteins, the basis for life.
In fact, the vast majority of genetic material in organisms from
bacteria to mammals consists of non-coding DNA segments, which are
interspersed with the coding parts. In humans, about 97 percent of
the genome is junk. Over the past 10 years biologists began to
suspect that this feature is not entirely trivial.
"It's unlikely that every base pair in non-coding DNA is
critical, but it is also foolish to say that all of it is junk"
notes Robert Tjian, a biochemist at the University of California
For instance, studies have found that mutations in certain parts
of the non-coding regions lead to cancer. Physicists backed the
suspicions a few years ago, when those studying fractals noticed
certain patterns in junk DNA. They found that non-coding sequences
display what are termed long-range correlations. That is, the
position of a nucleotide depends to some extent on the placement of
Their patterns follow a fractal-like property called 1/f noise,
which is inherent in many physical systems that evolve over time,
such as electronic circuits, periodicity of earthquakes and even
traffic patterns. In the genome, however, the long-range
correlations held only for the non-coding sequences; the coding
parts exhibited an uncorrelated pattern. Those signs suggested
that junk DNA might contain some kind of organized information.
To decipher the message, Stanley and his colleagues Rosario N.
Mantegna, Sergey V. Buldyrev and Shlomo Haviin collaborated with Amy
L Goldberg, Chung-Kang Peng and Michael Simons of Harvard Medical
They borrowed from the work of linguist George K. Zipf who by
looking at texts from several languages ranked the frequency with
which words occur. Plotting the rank of words against those in a
text produces a distinct relation. The most common word "the" in
English occurs 10 times, than the 10th most common word, 100 times
more often than the 100th most common, and so forth. The researchers
tested the relation on 40 DNA sequences of species ranging from
viruses to humans.
They then grouped pairs of nucleotides to create words between
three and eight pairs long (it takes three pairs to specify an amino
acid). In every case, they found that non-coding regions followed
the Zipf relation more closely than did coding regions, suggesting
that junk DNA follows the structure of languages.
"We didn't expect the coding DNA to obey Zipf," Stanley notes.
"A code literal one if by land, two if by sea."
You can't have any mistakes in a code. Language, in contrast, is
a statistical, structured system with built-in redundancies. A few
mumbled words or scattered typos usually do not render a sentence
In fact, the workers tested this notion of repetition by applying
a second analysis, this time from information theorist Claude E
Shanon who in the 1950s quantified redundancies in languages. They
found that junk DNA contains three to four times the redundancies of
coding segments. Because of the statistical nature of the results,
the researchers admit their findings are unlikely to help biologists
identify functional aspects of junk DNA. Rather the work may
indicate something about efficient information storage.
"There has to be some sort of hierarchical arrangement of the
information to allow one to use it in an efficient fashion and to
have some adaptability and flexibility," Goldberger observes.
Another speculation is quences may be essential to the way DNA
has to fold to fit into the nucleus.
Some researchers question whether the group has found anything
One of those is Beniot Mandelbrot of Yale University. In the 1950s
the mathematician pointed out that Zipf's law is a statistical
numbers game that has little to do with recognizable language
features, such as semantics. Moreover, he claims the group made
'Their evidence does not establish Zipf's law even remotely.' he
But such criticisms are not stopping the Boston workers from
trying to deciphers junk DNA's tongue.
'It could be a dead language,' Stanley says, 'but the search will
Source: Talking Trash: What's
in a Word? Scientific American Mar 95
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Genetic Code, I Ching and Hebrew Alphabet
Since the discovery of the DNA double helix molecule in the mid
1950's scientists have been using "language" as a metaphor to help
them understand the structures and processes that express life at
the bio-chemical level.
Current research seems to imply that the metaphor may be more
literal than previously thought. Suppose that there are stretches of
DNA embedded in the genome of man that, when properly "decoded",
speak to us in a human language. What language would it be; and what
would it say? My work points to the possibility that the language
may be Hebrew; or, perhaps, a Proto-Caananite precursor of the
My work examines some of the evidence supporting that hypothesis.
It is placed here in the hope that it will stimulate discussion and
further research. To read it and "play" with it will require one to
delve into, what is considered by many to be, mutually exclusive
categories of knowledge: science and "the occult". Very few people
will be able or willing to entertain the idea that these two
antithetical arenas of knowing can illuminate each other. I hope to
find a few people who can.
The I Ching is composed of 64 binary
mathematical patterns called hexagrams. Each hexagram is composed of
six lines which may be broken (yin) or solid (yang).
A number of years ago I stumbled across a unique similarity of
form between the genetic code and a fusion of the Hebrew alphabet
with the ancient Chinese divination system of the
I Ching, or "Book
of Changes." I was studying the I Ching when I came across a book(1)
that demonstrated an isomorphism between the 64 symbols of the I
Ching (called hexagrams or kua) and the 64 codons of the genetic
code. I wondered if there might be, among the mystic or occult
systems of other cultures, a corresponding set of symbols for the
amino acids of the genetic code for which the 64 codons code. I
turned to the Hebrew occult system of Qabalah and discovered the
Sefer Yetzirah or "Book of Creation."(2)
Sefer Yetzirah is the earliest known text of the Qabalah. Its
"magical" purpose is to educate the reader in the process of
creation using the Hebrew alphabet as The Creator did. Because the
22 trump cards (also called atu) of the Tarot system of divination
have Hebrew letters assigned to them, I thought that maybe I could
compare the symbols, images, and concepts in the Tarot trumps with
the corresponding contents of the I Ching kua. Then, if there are
enough similarities, I could assign each of the trumps to a group of
I Ching kua. The result would be a Hebrew letter assignment for each
amino acid and punctuation codon in the genetic code.
The assignment of the I Ching symbols to the nucleic acids of the
genetic code is based upon similarities of form and function between
their respective domains of knowledge. The assignment of Hebrew
letters to the groups of I Ching kua is based upon the similarity of
content between the atu of the Tarot and the kua of the I Ching. The
Hebrew letter PE, on the Tarot atu "The Tower", is assigned to the I
Ching kua 20, 23, 24, 3, 42, and 27 because the symbol, image, and
concept content of the atu and kua are similar to a high degree. As
a result, PE is analogous to the amino acid leucine because the kua
assigned to it are analogous to the codons which code for leucine.
I used the Wilhelm/Baynes(3) translation of the I Ching and
Aleister Crowley's "Book of Thoth,"(4) his interpretation of the
Tarot. I didn't think that I would find too great a similarity
between these two divination systems since Wilhem's I Ching is
derived from the very moralistic Confucian school of Oriental
philosophy while Crowley's Tarot is a vehicle for his highly
idiosyncratic and minimally moralistic system of "sex magic" as a
path to enlightenment.
Imagine my shock and surprise when I discovered that these two
diverse approaches to divination, one Eastern and one Western,
demonstrated an enormous similarity of content; symbolic, imagistic,
and conceptual - WHEN GROUPED AND ARRANGED AS THE NUCLEIC ACIDS AND
AMINO ACIDS ARE GROUPED AND ARRANGED IN THE GENETIC CODE.
I couldn't shake the idea that these two symbol systems may be
vehicles for the transport of two halves of what may be a textual
virus - set to infect the body politic of Earth at a time when that
knowledge is needed. Perhaps somewhere in the vast genetic library
that is the human genome there is a clear message, in the Hebrew or
a precursor language, from "The Creator(s)."
If "The Creator(s)" have a sense of humor similar to ours, maybe
they would get a kick out of the idea of letting us know, at a
future time when we are technologically advanced enough, just who we
are and how we came to be.
INTERPRETING "SEFER YETZIRAH" THROUGH GENETIC ENGINEERING
In the Sefer Yetzirah, we have a magical text which purports to
allow those who understand and use it to create living creatures.
This is accomplished using 22 letters which are manipulated like
bits of clay into chains that are arranged into complementary
parallels and other shapes. This is very similar to scientific
descriptions of the activity which takes place within the cells of
living things. Scientists use the language metaphor to describe
these chemicals and their activities. Lengths of DNA and the genes
which reside there are refered to as genetic sentences and their
chemical components are refered to as words and letters. Counting
the stop codons as 2 seperate groups there are 22 amino acid letters
in the chemical alphabet of life.
"2. Twenty-Two letters are the foundation: He engraved them, He
hewed them out, He combined them, He weighed them, and He set them
at opposites, and He formed through them everything that is formed
and everything that is destined to be formed."
In addition to the numerical and functional analogies between the
amino acids and the Hebrew alphabet there is a category coincidence
as well. The letters of the Hebrew language in the Sefer Yetzirah
are arranged into 3 categories.
3 "Mother" letters: Aleph, Mem, Shin
7 "Double" letters: Beth, Gimel, Daleth, Kaph, Pe, Resh, Tau
12 "Simple" letters: He, Vau, Zain, Cheth, Teth, Yod, Lamed, Nun,
Samekh, Ayin, Tzaddi, Qoph
When scientists speak of the chemistry of life they often use the
metaphor of language, as pointed out earlier. They also use other
metaphors. The strands of DNA or mRNA are also spoken of as
"threads" and the entire genome is often refered to as "the thread
of life." I mention this because one of the many translations of
Sefer Yetzirah which I have read uses the "thread of life" metaphor
"The twenty-two letters which form the stamina after having been
appointed and established by God, He combined, weighed and changed
them, and formed by them all beings which are in existence, and all
those which will be formed in all time to come." (p. 20) (The
Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis - AMORC, translated by Rev.
Dr. Isidor Kalisch, 1877)
The word that Kalisch translates as "stamina" is the Hebrew word
yesod which others translate (more correctly) as "foundation." Why
Kalisch chose "stamina" is unknown, but its use in this context is
provocative since it is derived from the Latin:
STAMINA - the plural of stamen = warp: the thread of life spun by
the fates. endurance. Greek stemon = thread. Note that: Stamen - the
organ of the flower that produces the male gamete. This shows that
"the thread of life" concept was linked early on to the process of
So, if we substitute the origin of "stamina" for "stamina" in the
text, we get: "The twenty-two letters which form the thread of life
after having been appointed and established by God, He combined,
weighed and changed them, and formed by them all beings which are in
existence, and all those which will be formed in all time to come."
"This Torah, the linguistic movement of Ein-Sof within itself, is
called a malbush ("garment"), though in fact it is inseparable from
the divine substance and is woven within it ... (the garments)
length is made up of the alphabets of the Sefer Yetzirah and had 231
"gates" ... which form the archistructure of divine thought. Its
breadth was composed of an elaboration of the Tetragrammaton
according to the numerical value of the four possible spellings of
the fully written names of its letters, ... , which were the
"threads" and the "weave" that were originally situated in the hem
of the garment. ... The size of this garment was twice the area
necessary for the creation of all the worlds. After it had been
woven, it was folded in two: half of it ascended and its letters
stood behind the letters of the other half." (Kabbalah p.132)
We can see then that the tradition of the Hebrews uses the
metaphors of clay and threads to explain the creation of all living
things, including man. We pass now to the Chinese whose I Ching
forms the other half of the occult genetic code. They too have
creation myths and traditions that use similar metaphors. The
following exerpts are from: "Mythologies of the Ancient World",
Samuel Noah Kramer Ed.
Fu Hsi is the legendary creator of the I Ching. His
sister/consort is Nu Kua. She is also portrayed as the creator of
"It is popularly said that when Heaven and Earth had opened
forth, but before there were human beings, Nu-Kua created men by
patting yellow earth together. But the work tasked her strength and
left her no free time, so that she then dragged a string through
mud, thus heaping it up so as to make it into men. Therefore the
rich and the noble are those men of yellow earth whereas the poor
and the lowly - all ordinary people - are those cord-made men." (p.
To wrap-up the analysis I will demonstrate some of the curious
evidence derived from the Qabalistic practice of gematria, the
practice of assigning number values to Hebrew words based on the
numerical values of the Hebrew letters. Note that there are 46
chromosomes in the normal human. Each of the parents contribute, via
their sperm and ovum, 23 chromosomes to the new being they create
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get a handle on something that's not physical, simply because they
only understand the physical. So the tragedy lies in the damage they
trying to reach what they can't reach. Converting us, via abduction
and genetic manipulation, to be more like them, in the vain hope
that they can bridge into our souls that way. Making us, in other
words, more like machines.