THE REALITY OF COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE IN LIFE:
THE PROBABILITIES OF A SELF-REPLICATING CELL AND A PROPERLY FOLDED PROTEIN:
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LOW PROBABILITY AND OPERATIONALLY IMPOSSIBLE:
THE NEED FOR CHOICE CONTINGENCY FOR FUNCTIONAL INFORMATION:
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