Variations

From base editing to RNA editing (4)

Summary: To claim evolution, Koonin must link food energy from the pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction to fixation of a beneficial mutation in the organized genome of one species that evolved into another species. Search Results for “base editing” = 82 blog posts starting with Cell-type differentiation on February 7, 2014 Search Results for “RNA editing” = 95 blog posts starting with In theory, or supported by experimental evidence? October 22, 2014 See for comparison PubMed: “base editing” (33 citations) and…

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The next reformation: 500 years too late? (1)

Summary: The next reformation links the creation of the sense of smell to all biodiversity in the context of biophysically constrained viral latency. The vibrational theory of olfaction for the win Although there is nothing comparable to this kind of insight into the molecular world of scent within the shapist mentality, we should probably thank its supporters for making this battle of ideas so epic. There may yet be time for two more big events in the field, one a…

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From base editing to RNA editing (3)

Summary: Claims about spontaneous deamination fail to link energy-dependent changes from base editing to RNA-mediated DNA repair of damage caused by the virus-driven degradation of messenger RNA. Highly efficient RNA-guided base editing in mouse embryos 27 February 2017 They reported the use of RNA-programmable deaminases to make various animal models with single amino-acid substitutions.They linked the single amino acid substitutions from the correction of nonsense mutations in the future to the correction of genetic defects in human embryos. Reported as:…

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From base editing to RNA editing (2)

Summary: The link from the creation of the sun’s anti-entropic virucidal energy and the physiology of pheromone-controlled reproduction to fixation of RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions in the organized genomes of all living genera is all that is required to claim adaptation for comparison to Koonin’s moronic assertion that the amino acid composition of proteins varies because the composition evolved. Digital reconstruction of the Ceprano calvarium (Italy), and implications for its interpretation A “fresh” (i.e., not yet “fossil”) bone can be…

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From base editing to RNA editing

Base Editing Now Able to Convert Adenine-Thymine to Guanine-Cytosine “Nature conveniently provides us with cytosine deaminase enzymes that operate on DNA,” Liu tells The Scientist. The creation of quantized energy in sunlight links energy as information from electrons to ecosystems via the physiology of reproduction in all living genera. The claim that “Nature” provides us with cytosine deaminase enzymes makes it seem that the enzymes emerged and automagically evolved to become purposeful and meaningful in the context of ridiculous theories…

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Loss of energy as information (1)

Summary: Koonin claims that the theories of population geneticists have replaced what he calls the just-so stories of adaptationists with testable predictions. He claims that serious scientists should attempt to falsify the ridiculous theories touted by people like him, so that the ongoing use of ridiculous mathematical models can improve our understanding of evolution. I think Koonin may be attempting to address the concerns brought forward after another biologically uninformed science idiot claimed that my refutation of neo-Darwinian pseudoscientific nonsense…

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Cryo-EM: More than a suggestion

Cryo-EM imaging suggests how the double helix separates during replication October 23, 2017   Details in the structure not previously seen reveal how various protein subunits of the twin hexamers latch on to the double helix, via tiny loop-like structures. What are the subunits of protein? The subunits of proteins are called amino acids. I will not stop saying that cryo-EM links what is known about energy-dependent changes in the microRNA/messenger RNA balance from electrons to ecosystems via fixation of…

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Long-term adaptation replaces evolution (3)

Summary: Koonin thinks that serious scientists who have linked the creation of energy to all biodiversity via the physiology of pheromone-controlled reproduction in species from microbes to humans must prove that everything the serious scientists know did not occur randomly after the sun’s anti-entropic virucidal energy emerged from nothing. Other pseudoscientists have taken a step towards refuting Koonin’s moronic claim with publication of: A mammalian blood odor component serves as an approach-avoidance cue across phylum border – from flies to…

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Lethal virus kills 5 billion people?

Until death: Virus-driven failure of multisensory integration (3)

What Your Nose Knows: Sense of Smell and Your Health August 2016 What the Nose Knows May Affect Your Brain Health October 2017 Doty’s research found a strong connection between low scores on a 40-item smell test and damage to this area of the brain. His recent article in The Lancet outlines possible ways that sense of smell and overall brain health could be linked and “may be the genesis of many neurodegenerative diseases. See: ”Olfactory dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases:…

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For God and Country

Energy-dependent structure and function: Until death (1)

The structure-energy landscape of NMDA receptor gating …using single-molecule Forster resonance energy transfer (smFRET), we map the energy landscape of the first transmembrane segment of the Rattus norvegicus NMDA receptor under resting and various liganded conditions. These results show kinetically and structurally distinct changes associated with apo, agonist-bound, and inhibited receptors linked by a linear mechanism of gating at this site. Furthermore, the smFRET data suggest that allosteric inhibition by zinc occurs by an uncoupling of the agonist-induced changes at…

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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
    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, […]