Light-activated carbon fixation did not evolve (3)

By: James V. Kohl | Published on: February 15, 2018

Light-activated carbon fixation did not evolve (1)
Light-activated carbon fixation did not evolve (2)

Church Speaks George Church [2.14.18]

I used to think of the ocean as a harsh and dynamic environment, and anything that survived there had to be versatile and able to handle all the differences of storms and sunlight, but these [cyanobacteria] are fussy, fragile creatures, even though they’re one of the most abundant creatures on the planet. If you get the iron concentration or the copper concentration just a little bit off—too much or too little—they say, “I’m out of here. I’m dead. Forget about it.”

The link from the light energy-dependent fixation of carbon in cyanobacteria to the fixation of RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions that differentiate all cell types in all individuals of all living genera in the context of the physiology of reproduction is missing from George Church’s representation of top-down causation compared to the death of any individual or species.
He has reached a dead end with his claims because the organisms do not say anything. They live or die in the context of their species-specific physiology of reproduction, which is food energy-dependent and controlled by the physiology of reproduction in cyanobacteria and species from microbes to humans. George Church adds this confusing claim.

[Arctic grass and] cyanobacteria, on the other hand, they fix [carbon]. Cyanobacteria turn carbon dioxide, a global warming gas, into carbohydrates and other carbon-containing polymers, which sequester the carbon so that they’re no longer global warming gases. They turn it into their own bodies.

This out-of-context addition of [Arctic grass] adds to the confusion about light energy-dependent fixation of carbon in the context of plant growth. Jumping across kingdoms is common among theorists who do not seem to realize that biophysically constrained viral latency is energy-dependent and RNA-mediated, whether or not the model organism is a cyanobacterium, a sea slug, or a uranium isotope-producing terrestrial microbe.
See: The Sea Slug That Eats The Sun: Sidney Pierce at TEDx TampaBay and Biologists discover electric bacteria that eat pure electrons rather than sugar, redefining the tenacity of life
If George Church or anyone else thinks they can simply jump from kingdom to kingdom via claims that “evolution did it,” others must now ask them: What is life when it is not protected from virus driven entropy
See: Light-activated carbon fixation did not evolve (4)

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