I thought problem 3.3 would make a good discussions for the blog. The problem states that by altering the temperature, extreme cooling and then slow heating, that the hereditary information of the virus is not lost. This tells us that information is not stored in the form of heat and that the information is not significantly degraded in the temperature range of 0-310 K or in terms of avg. kinetic energy: 3/2Kb T = [0, 6.5 x 10^21 J (6.5 pNnm)].
So for the information to be destroyed the chemical bonds (potential energy) between the nucleotides must be broken down (energy transduction to heat) this would tend to happen with greater probability above 6.5 pNnm. Is there a way you can describe the information content in terms of the potential energy between the nucleotides?