Why so many medical examinations.
We often hear from the cynics this question:
Why does ET do so many medical exams on so many people ?
This to me represents a common logical failing when trying to ascribe motive to the behavior of what by its very definition is "alien" to our experience.
Naturally we try and find analogs and parallels with observed behavior and our own.
50 years ago gynecological exams might have been the only context that seemed to match. But emerging DNA technologys might give us another option.
Shipman says the 100 bytes his team demonstrated is nothing near the limit. Certain cells, like the microorganism Sulfolobus tokodaii would have room for more than 3,000 bytes of data. And with synthetic engineering, it's not hard to imagine certain specially designed hard-drive bacteria with vastly expanded regions of their genetic code, able to rapidly upload vast amounts of data.
total number of bacteria in the human body | The DNA Exchange
Now, researchers report that they’ve come up with a new way to encode digital data in DNA to create the highest-density large-scale data storage scheme ever invented. Capable of storing 215 petabytes (215 million gigabytes) in a single gram of DNA, the system could, in principle, store every bit of datum ever recorded by humans in a container about the size and weight of a couple of pickup trucks
Scientists have been eyeing up DNA as a potential storage medium for a long time, for three very good reasons: It’s incredibly dense (you can store one bit per base, and a base is only a few atoms large); it’s volumetric (beaker) rather than planar (hard disk); and it’s incredibly stable — where other bleeding-edge storage mediums need to be kept in sub-zero vacuums, DNA can survive for hundreds of thousands of years in a box in your garage.
Microsoft experiments with DNA storage: 1,000,000,000 TB in a gram
The human genome contains around 20,000 genes, that is, the stretches of DNA that encode proteins. But these genes account for only about 1.2 percent of the total genome. The other 98.8 percent is known as noncoding DNA
At least 75 per cent of our DNA really is useless junk after all
Perhaps we are a vast biological library, perhaps the medical exams are simply the librarians parity checking the data through each sucessive generation to spot and correct data corruption.
DNA could be used to store vast amounts of data over very long periods of time.
The terrestrial biosphere as a cloud storage device
Even the cloud uses RAID......
7.6 billion humans.... Have occupied every single place and environmental niche on the planet.....
There's your cloud.
The same could apply to the cynics and their argument about soil samples, why so many soil samples.
Perhaps they are not sampling the soil, perhaps they are sampling the bacteria in the soil and the data encoded in its DNAhttps://scholar.google.com.au/schol...ahUKEwjb_drOktLZAhVGvrwKHe0AD1oQgQMIKDAAAnd with synthetic engineering, it's not hard to imagine certain specially designed hard-drive bacteria with vastly expanded regions of their genetic code, able to rapidly upload vast amounts of data.