Cells face a daunting task. They have to neatly pack a several meter-long thread of genetic material into a nucleus that measures only five micrometers across. This origami creates spatial interactions between genes and their switches, which can affect human health and disease. Now, an international team of scientists has devised a powerful new technique that ‘maps’ this three-dimensional geography of the entire genome. Their paper is published in Nature. (1)
We like analyzing things.
So we have “discovered” dimensions.
And the more we analyze, the more dimensions seem to be there.
From the extra dimension of time to the extra dimensions of new physics’ theories to adding dimensions of analysis of human behavior or to adding dimensions in the ways genome is mapped or in the ways it expresses itself, we are all doing the same thing over and over again: Adding complexity to a simple world. We may name it “Discovering complexity” but in reality, all this ‘discovery’ is just in our mind.
Humans were on Earth for millions of years.
The genome was there all the time.
With no maps. No dimensions.
Part of a human.
Part of a cosmos.
So in essence, it was never there.
Because there was no human.
There was no self in the first place.
There was no genome.
Just the cosmos.
The map is empty.