Junk DNA or the record of your Soul
But let’s first take at the basics fromt he Science view point and consider what Science has to say about junk DNA.
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains all the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living things. The most important role of the DNA is to store information – a long term storage. The DNA segnments that carry this information are called genes. More precisely, as science has now laid proof for, our double helix strand DNA strands hold the storage info (genetic code) for our physical and emotional evolution. A blueprint of our body.
“DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software ever created.” ― Bill Gates,
“The beauty in the genome is of course that it’s so small. The human genome is only on the order of a gigabyte of data…which is a tiny little database. If you take the entire living biosphere, that’s the assemblage of 20 million species or so that constitute all the living creatures on the planet, and you have a genome for every species the total is still about one petabyte, that’s a million gigabytes – that’s still very small compared with Google or the Wikipedia and it’s a database that you can easily put in a small room, easily transmit from one place to another. And somehow mother nature manages to create this incredible biosphere, to create this incredibly rich environment of animals and plants with this amazingly small amount of data.”
― Freeman Dyson
“There were long stretches of DNA in between genes that didn’t seem to be doing very much; some even referred to these as “junk DNA,” though a certain amount of hubris was required for anyone to call any part of the genome “junk,” given our level of ignorance.”
― Francis S. Collins,
But I think there might be another way of looking at it. If one looks at the Gnostic body of knowledge which is derived from Gnosis (or other wise ut, first hand knowledge, meaning gained from the higher intelligence), there is a term called microcosmos. The Gnostics are very “scientific” about how they look at our body and microcosmos defines us not only as a gross physcial body but as a miniature universe which carries the storage information of all the past incarnations that our body has gone through. Meaning that every one of our lives is carried in our microcosmos and creates our Karma, who we are, what our life path is and where is our destiny. Although slightly differening Buddhists share the same models for Karma and microcosmos.
“Experience cannot alter the genetic code, but it can alter the way it is expressed. That is because there are numerous molecular switches that control when genes are turned on and off at various stages of life. Growing evidence suggests that what we experience — in the womb, as children, and throughout life — leaves an imprint on the so-called epigenome. Everything we experience can help determine which genes are active and which stay silent.”Daniel Reisel, neuroscientist.
So if you look at the human body as an immense storage system of not only the body we have but countless other lives, things take on a different meaning conceringing the junk DNA.
“Time is the DNA of God.”
― Khalid Masood
Yet there is another way of looking at the same thing. According to Gnostics and Buddhists we not only have a physical body but also a mental body, an astral body and an etheric body? Four bodies where three of them are layered on top of the physical body but are so subtle that they can not be gleaned by the human eye. So if you think about the micorcosm and the dthree additional subtle energetic bodies, that’s a lot of storage need. And where does one go to uphold that? The supposed junk DNA?
“Genetic code is a divine writing.”
― Toba Beta,
And if DNA is really the beatiful storage of our soul then Jonah Lehrer undelines quite succintly that Life itself is the pen we use to write into our DNA for many future lives ahead.
“Science has discovered that, like any work of literature, the human genome is a text in need of commentary, for what Eliot said of poetry is also true of DNA: ‘all meanings depend on the key of interpretation.’ What makes us human, and what makes each of us his or her own human, is not simply the genes that we have buried into our base pairs, but how our cells, in dialogue with our environment, feed back to our DNA, changing the way we read ourselves. Life is a dialectic.”
― Jonah Lehrer,