Model Organisms

George Church refutes theistic evolution (4)

See: George Church refutes theistic evolution (February 9, 2017) See also: Energy as information and constrained endogenous RNA interference (February 15, 2017) 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…

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An evolutionary theory killer

Conceptual critique: Innateness vs the death gene (2)

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:…

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Conceptual critique: Innateness vs the death gene (1)

Summary: The term innate is used in psychological explanations. The so-called explanations ignore facts about the light energy-dependent activation of endogenous substrates. The anti-entropic virucidal energy of sunlight links the endogenous substrates to biophysically constrained viral latency and healthy longevity via the physiology of reproduction in all living genera. “Proximate mechanisms” and “evolution” are terms used by biologically uninformed theorists. That fact becomes perfectly clear in the context of  The conceptual critique of innateness (paywalled) One proposal is that innateness can…

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How to biophysically constrain the flu virus (1)

Excerpt: John E Walker (Factor-dependent archaeal transcription termination) will probably explain the molecular mechanism of how ATP is made, which may be important to know for those who have learned how important ATP is by playing “Cytosis.” The creation of ATP can be linked to the creation of RNA and the prevention of messenger RNA degradation in the context of the Virus-mediated archaeal hecatomb in the deep seafloor. What the flu does to your body, and why it makes you…

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Diet-driven RNA interference and mental health (4)

See: Diet-driven RNA interference and mental health (3) Social transmission and buffering of synaptic changes after stress Transmission from the stressed subject to the naive partner required the activation of PVN CRH neurons in both subject and partner to drive and detect the release of a putative alarm pheromone from the stressed mouse. Reported as: Researchers discover brain cells change following close contact with a stressed individual “There has been other literature that shows stress can be transferred — and…

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An evolutionary theory killer

Subatomic: From thermophiles to humans (3)

Summary: RNA-mediated cell type differentiation in species from insects to primates can be linked from claims about the lower percentage of food energy-dependent DNA methylation in Diet and cell size both affect queen-worker differentiation through DNA methylation in honey bees (Apis mellifera, Apidae) to the conclusion from “Cryo-electron tomography reveals that dynactin recruits a team of dyneins for processive motility.” See also: Starfish reveal the origins of brain messenger molecules (February 9, 2016) One of the neuropeptides found is similar…

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Plenty of Room at the Bottom

Cryo-EM: Linking spatial and conformational constraints

On Darwin Day (2018) Carl Zimmer suggested use of the twitter hashtag #Istudyevolution to report whatever aspect of biology people were studying. For example, Richard Lenski reported that he studied adaptation in E. coli. When I told others that ecological adaptation is nutrient-dependent and pheromone-controlled in species from microbes to humans, he blocked me from seeing his comments. Evidently he did not want people to know that he had been studying ecological adaptation for more than 2 decades but reporting…

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An evolutionary theory killer

Subatomic: From thermophiles to humans

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. — Max Planck Every great scientific truth goes through three stages. First, people say it conflicts with the Bible. Next they say it has been discovered before. Lastly they say they always believed it. — Louis Agassiz  (1807-1873) The claims of neo-Darwininan theorists and big…

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An evolutionary theory killer

A reversible TCA cycle in a thermophile (3)

A pathway for mitotic chromosome formation The combination of nested loops distributed around a helically twisted axis plus dense chromatin packing achieves the 10,000-fold compaction of chromatin into linearly organized chromosomes that is required for accurate chromosome segregation when cells divide. The compaction of chromatin in the context of hydrophobicity is the topic of: Structural diversity of supercoiled DNA Our data provide relative comparisons of supercoiling-dependent twisted, writhed, curved, and kinked conformations and associated base exposure. Each of these structural…

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An evolutionary theory killer

A reversible TCA cycle in a thermophile (2)

Summary: The energy-dependent creation of ATP has been linked from the energy-dependent creation of RNA to feedback loops that link the pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction to biodiversity in species from microbes to humans via olfaction and pheromones. Anyone who continues to try to place the facts into the context of brain stimulation by visual input and ignore the facts about how the creation of microRNAs must be linked from creation of the sense of smell to all biophysically constrained viral…

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  • 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, […]
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