Metaphors involve immense explanatory power and positive impact predominantly in the scientific education and popularization. Still the use of metaphors in science might be a double-edged sword. Introduction of the computer metaphor to many scientific fields in the last century resulted in reductionist approaches, oversimplifications and mechanistic explanations in science as well as in humanities. In this short commentary we developed further the computer metaphor by prof. Noble and the illusions this metaphor led to in genetics, linguistics and consequently DNA linguistics.
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|State||Published - Apr 2021|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by project Sinophone Borderlands: Interaction at the Edges, n. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000791.
© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature B.V.
- Central dogma of modern synthesis
- DNA linguistics
- Genetic code
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Language and Linguistics
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)