April 6, 2017 GHCA meeting, 7 PM, map
Designer Genes and Information
by Robert Brayton
Brayton will examine the inner workings of the molecular information system of the living cell. Information and the molecular system that stores and utilizes information is probably the most essential aspect of life itself. He will also explore what John von Neumann, the father of the modern computer, called the implausibility of molecular evolution. Additionally, he will debut a little discussed requirement in the molecular abiogenesis model of the origin of the first life. That requirement poses a compelling challenge to the naturalistic worldview of the evolution of the information system of the living cell.
Prior to 2006 Brayton designed computer systems, including research in digital hardware, firmware and software with two patents for major companies. He studied at Purdue University, LeTourneau University, and the Texas School of Photography. As a Certified Professional Photographer, he now operates a photography business named PhotoVideoSound. His other interests include astrophotography, art, music, and Mensa.