modern synthesis

A null mutation and healthy longevity?

Summary: Food odors and pheromones biophysically constrain all pathology in species from microbes to humans. What kind of biologically uninformed science idiot leaves out everything known to serious scientists about the virus-driven degradation of messenger RNA and tells others they must falsify the neutral null theory that led to claims about a biophysically constrained beneficial “null mutation” in the Amish population of Berne, Indiana? Glutamylation Regulates Transport, Specializes Function, and Sculpts the Structure of Cilia Reported as: How to Control…

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Eutrophication and phosphorylated biodiversity

In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (also yin–yang or yin yang, 陰陽 yīnyáng “dark–bright”) describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Last night I dreamed that someone added color to this symbol and represented it as a spinning disk (in a publication from the Nature publishing group).  The specifics of the dream helped me…

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Happy Darwin Day (2017)

My series of blog posts about the refutation of theistic evolution by George Church led him to contact me via email. He asked why he would get credit for or against the refutations He claimed he was trained in quantum physics. He claimed that he has authored peer reviewed papers on protein folding, biodiversity, supercoiling, etc. He wanted to know more but did not know enough about my target audience to realize why I included information about the viral hecatomb.…

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Light ‘drives’ adaptation; nothing ‘drives’ evolution (2)

See: Light ‘drives’ adaptation; nothing ‘drives’ evolution See also: Who rules the waves? – Viruses might just be bit players in the drama of the seas. Then again, they could be major actors Excerpt (from 1996):  Most consider viruses to be a legion of cripples, sterilised by ultraviolet radiation and rendered impotent by hosts that are largely immune to their threat. But a few researchers take the opposite view. And if they turn out to be right, viruses could radically…

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Hecatombic evolution VS polycombic ecological adaptation

Hecatombic evolution can be compared to polycombic ecological adaptation in the context of facts that do not support the Demoncrat’s agenda. Demoncrat: A biologically uninformed politician acting on behalf of ignorance to promote virus-driven pathology as a source of all biodiversity. Alt: “A member of the Democratic Party (with a demonic implication).” How many people think that this report of what Dr. Ben Carson said is an accurate representation of what he said? Is “ugly surrogacy” suggestive of biased reporting?…

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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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Neo-Darwinian sink testing

sink testing Lab medicine The illegal practice of providing false test results on clinical specimens–eg, vials of blood, urine specimens, that were deliberately discarded–ie, down the sink, without actually testing them Pylori Story #1: Acid Attack Pylori Story #2: Journey to the Center of the Stomach My comment: The “Modern Synthesis” is analogous to sink testing in the medical laboratory. It was invented in the early 1900’s based on de Vries definition of jump-like energy changes, which he called “mutations.”…

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Neuroplasticity

Can You Think Yourself Into a Different Person? Excerpt 1) Those who over-evangelise emerging disciplines like neuroplasticity or epigenetics can sometimes be guilty of talking as if the influence of our genes no longer matters. Excerpt 2) Of course, it’s our malleable brains that have moulded themselves to these rhythms. See also: Nature and nurture: Human brains evolved to be more responsive to environmental influences See for comparison: Mae-Wan Ho: No Boundary Really Between Genetic and Epigenetic My comment: Everything…

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Do young neurons in the brain evolve?

Brain Gain Young neurons in the adult human brain are likely critical to its function. By Jef Akst | October 1, 2015 Excerpt “The rate at which [new neurons] incorporate is dependent upon experience,” Gage says. My comment: The experience-dependent de novo creation of olfactory receptor genes is the basis for the following representation of biologically-based cause and effect: Feedback loops link odor and pheromone signaling with reproduction Virus-perturbed nutrient-dependent RNA-mediated protein folding biochemistry is the clearest link from nutrient-stress…

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Ecology replaces the extended evolutionary synthesis

The extended evolutionary synthesis: its structure, assumptions and predictions Excerpt 1) “We label this interpretation the ‘extended evolutionary synthesis’ (EES) but emphasize, contrary to some recent claims (e.g. [10]), that the EES is a developing line of contemporary evolutionary thought that exists within the field, and not a denial of the value of past frameworks or of progress in evolutionary biology. To some readers, the use of the EES label might appear grandiloquent but, as we will show, the significance…

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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