negative entropy

Eating electrons and excreting degraded energy

Summary: The tenacity of energy-dependent life extends from quantum physics to quantum souls via what is known about the birds and the bees (and bacteria). Simply put, if they don’t eat, they die. Neuroscience—and the new weapons of the mind Dietary modification also shows increasing promise for the exogenous manipulation of neurotransmitter signaling. Recent research into the effects on brain chemistry of the microbiome—the bacterial flora located in the human gut traditionally thought to aid in digestion—shows significant potential for…

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For God and Country

Life and death via chemical effects on photosynthesis

Summay: “…chemosignals are a promising approach both to modeling posttraumatic stress disorders in humans [36] and to searching for mehods of their treatment.” Serious scientists linked the sense of smell in bacteria from the physiology of pheromone-controlled reproduction in all living genera to our visual perception of energy and mass in the context of the space time continuum. The fact that food odors and pheromones biophysically constrain cell type differentiation in mammals was first placed into the context of [Pheromonal…

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Sunlight, phytochemicals, microRNAs and cancer

Summary: If the creation of the uranium isotopes was not biophysically constrained in the context of hydrogen-atom transfer in DNA base pairs in solution, the sun’s anti-entropic virucidal energy would be a less effective treatment for cancer than radiation therapy. The link from the anti-entropic virucidal energy of sunlight to the de novo creation of microRNAs and prevention of all pathology will become clearer each day until the cell biology game “Cytosis” is available for play by anyone ten years…

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Energy-dependent physical and biophysical constraints (10)

Summary: The entire evolution of the microbial world and the virus world, and the interaction between microbes and viruses and other life forms have been left out of the Modern Synthesis…— Eugene Koonin My comment: Viruses are not life forms. They steal the quantized energy that links sunlight to viral latency in the context of everything known to all serious scientists about the fact that Feedback loops link odor and pheromone signaling with reproduction See for comparison: Olfaction Warps Visual…

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Energy-dependent physical and biophysical constraints (3)

See first: Energy-dependent physical and biophysical constraints (2) Emily Balskus Pins Down the Chemistry and Metabolism of Human Microbiomes Summary: The chemistry and metabolism of all microbiomes is food energy-dependent and pheromone-controlled via the physiology of reproduction. See: Feedback loops link odor and pheromone signaling with reproduction My comment to The Scientist: …trans-4-hydroxy-L-proline (Hyp) dehydratase, a newly discovered member of an abundant family of proteins, produced by gut bacteria, known as the glycyl radical enzymes, helps in metabolizing trans-Hyp, an…

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MicroRNAs light up life

Summary: Every aspect of cell type differentiation or mutation-driven pathology occurs downstream from the de novo creation of energy-dependent microRNAs. That fact should be considered in all aspects of top-down causation, which must link the sun’s energy to behavior via the physiology of reproduction and chromosomal inheritance. On a relational theory of biological systems: a natural model for complex biological behavior (5/29/17) In this paper, we develop a natural (empirical) relational theory for describing and modeling complex biological phenomena. We…

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The death of human ethology via ecology

Nutrient-dependent/pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution: a model Open access publication on June 14, 2013 Mutation-driven evolution also published on June 14, 2013 Variable habitat conditions drive species covariation in the human microbiota http://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005435 Open access publication on April 27, 2017 Conclusion: …we found that genetically related species respond to fluctuating habitat conditions in the same way, implying that they occupy similar ecological niches. Thus, current taxonomic groupings of bacteria are largely sufficient for explaining cross-sectional correlations in relative species abundances over the…

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Trump’s appeal to common sense

Darwin Applied to Trump: Can Evolutionary Theory Help Us Understand the Appeal of Donald Trump? The 2016 election tightened the grip that conservatives have on US politics and this could pose a severe threat to the funding of scholarship in the social sciences and humanities in the country. Darwin’s energy-dependent “conditions of life” linked what organisms eat to their pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction. That fact links survival of our species to the survival of all other species on Earth. Many…

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Energy-dependent alternative splicings 1996 – 2016 (2)

See also: Energy-dependent alternative splicings 1996 – 2016 Re: Rs3827760 is Val370Ala and EDARV370A No matter what it is called, Val370Ala may be the best example of how nutrient energy-dependent biophysically constrained pheromone-controlled viral latency protects all organisms from virus-driven energy theft and all pathology. For example, see: Genome recoding by tRNA modifications The succession of mRNA codons controls the synthesis of polypeptides through the complementarity between each of the 64 possible codon triplets and the tRNA anticodons that decode…

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Bio-functional information

Peter Berean‘s attack on my model of energy as information led him to invent or re-introduce the term “Bio-Functional Information.” The comment from Greg Thurston (below) can be placed into the context of Schrodinger’s claims from “What is Life?” For instance, Schrodinger challenged de Vries definition of the term mutation with this entry: “Indeed, in the case of higher animals we know the kind of orderliness they feed upon well enough, viz. the extremely well-ordered state of matter in more…

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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
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