Carl Zimmer recognizes the need for a new definition of what heredity is. But he refuses to tell others what he knows about the role that viruses play in the transgenerational epigenetic inheritance of all pathology.
Examples of inherited pathology typically include his misrepresentations among others who fail to link ecological variation to ecological adaptation in the context of energy-dependent biophysically constrained viral latency.
See: Ancient Viruses Are Buried in Your DNA by Carl Zimmer
In other words, early embryos may have come to depend on the tricks viruses use to manipulate them. “We’re exploiting a property that has evolved for the virus’s benefit,” Dr. Katzourakis said.
No experimental evidence of biologically-based cause and effect suggests anything except virus-driven pathology has evolved.
We show here for the first time the crucial role of viruses in controlling archaeal dynamics and therefore the functioning of deep-sea ecosystems, and suggest that virus-archaea interactions play a central role in global biogeochemical cycles.
We estimated that viral infections were responsible for the abatement of 1.0 to 2.2% day−1 (on average 1.6% day−1) of the bacterial abundance and 2.3 to 4.3% day−1 (on average 3.2% day−1) of the archaeal abundance in deep-sea sediments (Fig. 6).
The amount of virus-driven degradation of messenger RNA in archaea is clearly biophysically constrained via the energy-dependent physiology of the pheromone-controlled reproduction in bacteria. Neo-Darwinian theorists and so-called science journalists misrepresent the facts about how the virus-driven theft of quantized energy as information is biophysically constrained.
They trick people into believing that viruses and organisms evolve by failing to to mention that viral replication is not possible outside the context of energy theft from the host. Zimmer, for example, has consistently led others to believe in anything except how viral latency is biophysically constrained by what organisms eat and how metabolism is linked to reproduction.
Others like Zimmer are directly to blame for the level of ignorance reported in the context of this project.
Our ability to mitigate disease emergence is undermined by our poor understanding of the diversity and ecology of viral threats, and of the drivers of their emergence.
The diversity and ecology of viral threats has always been linked to stress-induced changes in endogenous substrates. Light activation of endogenous substrates has been linked from the physiology of pheromone-controlled reproduction to biophysically constrained viral latency and healthy longevity in species from bacteria to humans.
Nutrient-stress and social stress have been linked from the degradation of messenger RNA in bacteria to the creation of archaea and L-forms, in which the membrane required for biophysically constrained viral latency is missing.
Zimmer and many other biologically uninformed journalists ignore this threat: Beware ‘Disease X’: the mystery killer keeping scientists awake at night
The threat would not exist if de Vries 1902 definition of mutation had not been accepted by people with not enough common sense to know that food energy must be linked to heredity via biophysical constrained viral latency.
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