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Here you will find information that links physics, chemistry, and molecular epigenetics via RNA-mediated events such as the de novo creation of olfactory receptor genes in order to encourage a public discussion of a paradigm shift.

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Virulence and your UTI

Nobody wants to belong to the party of losers. One of the best strategies in such a case is evidently an interpretation of the change as a gradual accumulation of knowledge while their work has always been at the cutting edge. — Kalevi Kull Virulence: Take on the role of a virus competing to infect a host cell and replicate your viral components! If you have played this game, you probably know more about virulence than the researchers and journalists…

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Life in your UV light-constrained galaxy

A measurement of the z = 0 UV background from Hα fluorescence Despite the substantial systematic uncertainty that affects our measurement, our work has demonstrated the potential that future MUSE observations have in constraining the intensity of the UVB in the local Universe. This is a report on the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument. The preposterous claim is not supported with experimental evidence that observations made in the context of the instrument somehow constrain the intensity of UV light. That unsupported…

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Where do sex differences come from?

3/22/17 Study identifies brain cells involved in Pavlovian response “The mice learned to associate the new scent with food, just like Pavlov’s dogs,” said Masmanidis, who is also a member of UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute and Brain Research Institute. “Our next step was to uncover what happens to the Pavlovian response when we silence different groups of cells in the striatum.” Classically conditioned responses link the experience-dependent de novo creation of G protein-coupled receptors from food odors and pheromones to…

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Who will kill the billion dollar baby? Bill Gates or Donald Trump

Bill Gates is set to meet with the President on Monday. [March 20, 2017] Both men know that virus-driven energy theft is the biggest threat humanity has ever faced. The threat arose in the context of wasted US government funding and wasted funding from philanthropists who supported the CRISPR gene-editing technology. For comparison, The Penrose Institute appears to be prepared to establish itself as a refuge for serious scientists who have been cast out of academia for their failure to…

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Food for thought: Penrose v Ellis (3)

Food for thought: Penrose v Ellis (2) Thanks to Magnus S. Magnusson for calling my attention to this. He claimed it is an example of wonderful science. It is an example of pseudoscientific nonsense! We Can Now Harness the Tardigrade’s Strangest Superpower – and Give It to Other Organisms …tardigrades produce a special type of ‘bioglass’ that holds their essential proteins and molecules in a suspended state until they’re rehydrated back to life. The nutrient energy-dependent de novo creation of…

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Thinking about energy is not radical re-thinking

The brain: a radical rethink is needed to understand it …Optogenetics, a technique that uses genetic modification of neurons so that their electrical activity can be controlled with light pulses – can help us to explore their specific contribution to brain function. Optogenetics links the speed of light on contact with water to what is known about all energy-dependent cell type differentiation in all individuals of all living genera. Serious scientists, for example, have linked angstroms to ecosystems in all living…

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Food for thought: Penrose v Ellis (2)

See Food for thought: Penrose v Ellis (1) Biomimetic mineral self-organization from silica-rich spring waters Purely inorganic reactions of silica, metal carbonates, and metal hydroxides can produce self-organized complex structures that mimic the texture of biominerals, the morphology of primitive organisms, and that catalyze prebiotic reactions. To date, these fascinating structures have only been synthesized using model solutions. We report that mineral self-assembly can be also obtained from natural alkaline silica-rich water deriving from serpentinization. Specifically, we demonstrate three main…

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Food for thought: Penrose v Ellis (1)

Food for thought.   The most popular ideas of atheists may still include hypothetical biogenic features that arrived from outer space. That’s how pseudoscientific nonsense appears to become a fact of life on Earth.   All experimental evidence of energy-dependent biologically-based cause and effect must be suppressed or ignored, and that’s what atheists prefer to do. See for instance: Hypothetical biogenic features in the context of the Alan Hills fossil. (Thanks to John Hewitt for reminding me of this.) On…

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Energy-dependent pheromone-controlled entropy (3)

See: Energy-dependent pheromone-controlled entropy (2) Let’s make peer review scientific …peer review is often biased and inefficient. It is occasionally corrupt, sometimes a charade, an open temptation to plagiarists. Even with the best of intentions, how and whether peer review identifies high-quality science is unknown. It is, in short, unscientific. Here’s another failed attempt to put top-down causation back into the context of peer review. Electron transfer between anatase TiO2 and an O2 molecule directly observed by atomic force microscopy…

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  • What Darwin proved: there’s no such thing as a species
    GENETICS As Animals Mingle, a Baffling Genetic Barrier A short stretch of DNA is challenging what it means to be a species. By: Emily Singer August 5, 2014 Excerpt: “Scientists have dubbed such regions of the genome “islands of speciation.” The persistence of such islands is a phenomenon that has been observed in a variety of […]
  • Do not trust pseudoscientists
    Trust a Scientist: Sex Addiction Is a Myth A psychologist explains why sex addiction therapy is more about faith than facts, as told to Tierney Finster Excerpt 1)  During withdrawal, the brains of addicts create junctions between nerve cells containing...Read more