Elizabeth Liddle, Still Asking the Wrong Question
Yup Elizabeth is still confused. Instead of trying to explain protein synthesis via transcription/ translation she asks:
I wonder if Upright thinks that protein synthesis is necessary for self-reproduction i.e. heredity?
No, it isn't but self-reproduction with heredity does not explain protein synthesis via transcription/ translation, ie the semiotic state. And as Dr Joyce pointed out self-replication doesn't lead to any new functions, meaning you lose, again, as usual.