Carl Zimmer

Achromobacter and killer theories

A pan-genomic approach to understand the basis of host adaptation in Achromobacter  Ecological variation is linked to food energy-dependent biophysically constrained viral latency by the pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction in species from microbes to humans. For comparison, these authors claim: This study provides strong phylogenetic and pan-genomic bases to motivate further research on Achromobacter, and contributes to the understanding of opportunistic pathogen evolution. Their claim exemplifies how teaching neo-Darwinian theory causes unnecessary suffering and how it may cause the premature…

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For God and Country

Energy-dependent structure and function: Until death (5)

Summary: If a player starts with evolution instead of the creation of energy that links ATP to the creation of RNA, the player is a loser. 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 Secular: Ancient Viruses Are Buried in Your DNA (2017) by…

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DNA repair via junk DNA (2)

See also: DNA repair via junk DNA (1) Recently Evolved Genes Identified From Drosophila yakuba and D. erecta Accessory Gland Expressed Sequence Tags (2006) Reported in Singer (2015) as: In 2006, Begun found some of the first evidence that genes could indeed pop into existence from noncoding DNA. Singer’s claim that genes automagically pop into existence is consistent with Masatoshi Nei’s conclusion in: Mutation-Driven Evolution …genomic conservation and constraint-breaking mutation is the ultimate source of all biological innovations and the…

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Placing boundaries where none exist

Epigenome-wide Association Studies and the Interpretation of Disease -Omics Reported by Carl Zimmer in:  Growing Pains for Field of Epigenetics as Some Call for Overhaul Excerpt: these experts “…argue that in some cases, changes to epigenetic marks don’t cause disease, but are merely consequences of disease. My comment: What kind of biologically uninformed expert or science journalist continues to misrepresent what is known to serious scientists about all virus-driven pathology? See for comparison: Epigenetics and Genetics of Viral Latency Excerpt:…

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Innate immunity and multiplexing

Scientists Hope to Cultivate an Immune System for Crops by Carl Zimmer Excerpt: The complex microbial world in the soil may protect plants much like our immune system protects our bodies. My comment: The speed of light on contact with water links the sun’s quantized anti-antropic virucidal energy from the de novo creation of nucleic acid precursors to biophysically constrained RNA-mediated protein folding chemistry and supercoiled DNA, which protects all living genera from virus-driven energy theft and genomic entropy. See…

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Nutrient-dependent trophic analogs (2)

Nutrient-dependent trophic analogs The claim that Microbes are trophic analogs of animals has not yet been placed into the context of RNA-mediated events that link amino acid substitutions to cell type differentiation in all individuals of all living genera over-the-weekend. See, for example:  Evolutionary resurrection of flagellar motility via rewiring of the nitrogen regulation system Excerpt from the editors summary:  The mutated bacteria regained the lost flagella, and motility, within 4 days. Two stereotypical mutations diverted an evolutionarily related regulator…

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Essential pseudoscientific concepts of atheism

12 Essential Scientific Concepts It is important to note that this representation of essential concepts is made by Professor Indre Viskontas, who uses the opportunity to try to sell others on her atheistic perspective. Presenting her ridiculous perspective as if it represented any scientific concepts is akin to presentations by Richard Dawkins, Dan Dennett, Steven Pinker, Penn & Teller and PZ Myers. My favorite pseudoscientist, is little PeeZee Myers. He made himself known to me in an attack on my…

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MicroRNA – controlled ecological adaptations

A post-transcriptional mechanism pacing expression of neural genes with precursor cell differentiation status Introduction: Eukaryotic gene expression is an intricate balancing act between transcription and post-transcriptional steps of RNA metabolism. Developmental readjustment of this balance allows large cohorts of genes to be expressed in cell- and tissue-specific manner. Among other regulators, RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) provide an important means for modulating RNA processing and turnover in the context of cellular differentiation1, 2, 3, 4. For example, downregulation of the ubiquitously expressed…

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I forgot. How do mutations cause evolution?

Memories influence choice of food Excerpt: “Our study builds a bridge between two central research fields of psychology, that is, memory and decision-making research,” says Dr. Sebastian Gluth, lead author of the study. The combination of mathematical modeling and brain scans also provides an accurate understanding of how the areas of the brain are linked to the psychological sub-processes and how these areas interact with one another. My comment: An accurate representation of interactions in the brain and psychological sub-processes…

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Re-inventing a completely new thing

Ancient Viruses, Once Foes, May Now Serve as Friends Excerpt 1) “A new study published in the journal Nature on Monday suggests that endogenous retroviruses spring to life in the earliest stages of the development of human embryos. The viruses may even assist in human development by helping guide embryonic development and by defending young cells from infections by other viruses.” Excerpt 2) “Dr. Wysocka acknowledged that the evidence she and her colleagues had gathered was only suggestive at this…

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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 […]
  • Randomness and Divine Providence
    A Q&A on randomness and God’s providence …the main goal is to really put together a collection of scholarly studies of these issues: physicists, biologists, mathematicians, statisticians, philosophers and theologians. replaced: Randomness and Divine Providence Supported by the John Templeton...Read more