Conceptual critique: Innateness vs the death gene (2)

By: James V. Kohl | Published on: February 14, 2018

Excerpt: Martie Haselton notes

“…there’s a hidden adaptive intelligence that has been shaped over eons. Martie Haselton places that ecological adaptation into the context of the claim that “…our bodies are designed to fight off invaders, whether they take the form of a cold virus… (p 73.) and she mentions the link from the designer to one theory about menstruation: “female bleeding serves to flush out “bad” sperm that may carry bacteria, viruses and other pathogens.” (p. 84)

See also: Conceptual critique: Innateness vs the death gene (1)
Re: Far-UVC light: A new tool to control the spread of airborne-mediated microbial diseases

This approach may help limit seasonal influenza epidemics, transmission of tuberculosis, as well as major pandemics.

See for comparison: Subatomic

…is a deck building game where players are competing to build a number of available atoms. Each player starts with the same small deck of cards that consist of Proton Cards, Neutron Cards, Electron Cards and Energy Cards and a beginning hand limit of 5 cards. They use these cards to build upon their current Atom, in an attempt to construct one of the available Atom Cards, and/or use their hand of cards to purchase more powerful atom building cards for later use, or increase their hand limit. The deck building cards are simple and clean, but offer a number of interesting combinations. Players also have an energy track that allows them to store energy, which introduces a “push-their-luck” type of mechanic…

See also: Cytosis: A Cell Biology Board Game

Players start out with a number of workers and on their turn, they will place one of their workers on any available location within that cell. Some of the locations provide players with resources (e.g., mRNA, ATP); some with actions (e.g., convert resources, collect cards). Resources are used to build enzymes, hormones, and/or receptors, which score Health Points.

Science Concepts: cell biology, nucleus, free ribosomes, smooth ER, rough ER, golgi apparatus, plasma membrane, mitochondria, enzymes, hormones, receptors, cell detoxification, antibodies and viruses
Alternatively, theorists may continue to ignore the Science Concepts: in the context of  The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones — How They Drive Desire, Shape Relationships, Influence Our Choices, and Make Us Wiser (Feb 13, 2018) for comparison to From Fertilization to Adult Sexual Behavior (1996)

Martie Haselton notes

“…there’s a hidden adaptive intelligence that has been shaped over eons. Martie Haselton places that ecological adaptation into the context of the claim that “…our bodies are designed to fight off invaders, whether they take the form of a cold virus… (p 73.) and she mentions the link from the designer to one theory about menstruation: “female bleeding serves to flush out “bad” sperm that may carry bacteria, viruses and other pathogens.” (p. 84)

See for comparison: Conditional expression of women’s desires and men’s mate guarding across the ovulatory cycle (2006) In 2006, it became clear to most serious scientists that Martie Haselton knew nothing about biophysically constrained RNA-mediated viral latency. Now, she places everything known back into the context of neo-Darwinian pseudoscientific nonsense and eons of evolution. Fortunately,  you can read and discuss her book in the context of what other pseudoscientists have been doing for the past two decades. Simply copy and paste from Wikipedia in attempts to promote ridiculous theories.

See for comparison: Evolution: Genetic Novelty/Genomic Variations by RNA-Networks and Viruses 2018

Preliminary List of Confirmed Speakers (41)
Chantal Abergel >
Aix-Marseille University, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Information Génomique & Structurale, Marseille, France
Gustavo Caetano Anolles >
Department of Crop Sciences, Evolutionary Bioinformatics Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, USA.
Marlene Belfort >

Department of Biological Sciences and RNA Institute, University at Albany, New York, USA
Felix Broecker >
Department of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA
Irene Chen >
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Julian Chen >
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
Jean-Michel Claverie >
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique & Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France
Bryan Cullen >
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Center for Virology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, USA
Valerian Dolja >

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA
Cedric Feschotte >
Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, USA
Matthias Fischer >
Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Department of Biomolecular Mechanisms, Heidelberg, Germany
David Gilmer >
Institut de biologie moléculaire des plantes, Integrative virology, Strasbourg, France
Reynald Gillet >
Université de Rennes 1, Translation and Folding Team, Rennes cedex, France Institut Universitaire de France
Jordi Gomez >
Instituto de Parasitología y Biomedicina ‘López-Neyra’ (CSIC), Granada, Spain
Matti Jalasvuori >

Centre of Excellence in Biological Interactions, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
I.King Jordan >
School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Eugene Koonin >
National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, USA.
Dusan Kordis >
Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, Josef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mart Krupovic >

Unit BMGE, Department of Microbiology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Erez Levanon >
Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
German Martinez >
Dept. of Plant Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
John Mattick >
Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Darlinghurst, Australia
Jeff Miller >
California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Karin Moelling >
Max Planck Institute for molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany
Sabine Müller >
Universität Greifswald, Institut für Biochemie , Greifswald , Germany
Ulrich Müller >
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, USA
Mariusz Nowacki >
Institute of Cell Biology, University of Bern, Baltzerstrasse 4, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
David Prangishvili >
Department of Microbiology, BMGE, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Lennart Randau >
Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany
Forest Rohwer >
Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
Corrado Spadafora >
Institute of Translational Pharmacology, CNR, Rome, Italy
James Shapiro >
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology , University of Chicago , IL , USA
Jason Shepherd >
Biochemistry and Ophthalmology & Visual SciencesUniversity of Utah, School of Medicine Salt Lake City, USA
Ravindra Singh >
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames, USA
Keizo Tomonaga >
Laboratory of RNA Viruses, Department of Virus Research, Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan
Peter Unrau >
Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
Luis P. Villarreal >
Center for Virus Research, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA
Andreas Werner >
RNA biology group, Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Newcastle University, UK
Eric Westhof >
Architecture and Reactivity of RNA, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology of the CNRS, University of Strasbourg, France
Bojan Zagrovic >
Department of Structural and Computational Biology, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Vienna, Austria

Steven Zimmerly >
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

For comparison to Martie Haselton’s February 13, 2018 publication of her pseudoscientific nonsense about hormonal women, see: Energy as information and constrained endogenous RNA interference from my February 15, 2017 virtual conference presentation on Precision Medicine.

Feedback loops link quantized energy as information to biophysically constrained RNA-mediated protein folding chemistry. Light induced energy-dependent changes link angstroms to ecosystems from classical physics to chemistry/chirality and to molecular epigenetics/autophagy. The National Microbiome Initiative links microbial quorum sensing to the physiology of reproduction via endogenous RNA interference and chromosomal rearrangements. The rearrangements link energy-dependent fixed amino acid substitutions to the Precision Medicine Initiative via genome wide inferences of natural selection. This detailed representation of energy-dependent natural selection for codon optimality links biologically- based cause and effect from G protein-coupled receptors to RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions and the functional structure of supercoiled DNA. Energy-dependent polycombic ecological adaptations are manifested in supercoiled DNA. Chromosomal inheritance links the adaptations from morphological phenotypes to healthy longevity via behavioral phenotypes. For contrast, virus-driven energy theft is the link from messenger RNA degradation to negative supercoiling, constraint breaking mutations, and hecatombic evolution. The viral hecatomb links transgenerational epigenetic inheritance from archaea to Zika virus-damaged DNA, which typically is repaired by endogenous RNA interference and fixation of RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions in organized genomes

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