Since our life is controlled by the day and night cycle,
it appears as if processes in the body are synchronized. Some chrono-biologists
spread the illusion that circadian rhythms control processes in the body
and make us believe that the body operates like a computer with a central
clock. In reality each process in our body has its own clock ticking
at a different rate. This asynchronicity is modulated by the day and
I designed a two CA system in which each CA ticks at a different rate. One CA proceeds from state to state at a constant rate, and stands for a linear clock. In the other CA progression from state to is proportional to its size. This clock ticks in a non-linear fashion.
Our organism consists of a myriad of such non-linear processes, each with its own clock. Take a seemingly simple biochemical reaction: A + B = C. In order to produce C, two proteins A and B have to interact. Yet A and B are states of two processes whose origins are at the gene site from which they stream toward the interaction site. Both are asynchronous, and in order to interact they have to adjust their clocks which depend on their streaming velocity. Time in the organism is even more relative than in Relativity theory. It is bounded chaotic.
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