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Epigenetic minds and zero tolerance

Our Epigenetic Minds – The Brain Beyond Darwin, by Edward Ziff August 30, 2012 Excerpt:  The Central Dogma and Gradualism distorted our view of disease, evolution and even social responsibility by holding such a mechanism impossible. They also have had a large impact on social policy. Epigenetics place a new light on the consequences of the Epigenetic minds and zero tolerance

Feierman’s pseudoscientific nonsense

Re:  Nutritional intake, psychiatric traits and pseudoscientific nonsense Follow up: Feierman and his friend James Gray are attempting to extend Feierman’s pseudoscientific nonsense to reach equally uninformed participants in a yahoo group that is owned by Robert Stonjek. See for example: “As the moderator of this list you are one of the gate keepers of Feierman’s pseudoscientific nonsense

Transubstantiated? Biological facts and biosocial dimensions

Body Society. 2014; 20:111-132.  Consuming the Lama: Transformations of Tibetan Buddhist Bodies by Tanya Maria Zivkovic Abstract:  Tibetan understandings about the bodies of spiritual teachers or lamas challenge the idea of a singular and bounded form. Tibetan Buddhists believe that the presence of the lama does not depend on their skin-encapsulated temporal body, or a singular lifespan. After Transubstantiated? Biological facts and biosocial dimensions

After the debate

Bill Nye and Ken Ham debate creationism at Creation Museum After the debate, I commented: Ecological variation and nutrient-dependent life controlled by the metabolism of nutrients to species-specific pheromones that control the physiology of reproduction has replaced mutation-driven evolution in the context of a biologically plausible ecologically valid model for the Creation of new genes After the debate

Inherited fears in mice and humans

Do Mice and Humans Inherit the Fears of Their Fathers? My comment: Thanks for asking. Of course they do. The inherited fears and their reaction are due to the conserved molecular mechanisms that directly link the epigenetic ‘landscape’ to the physical landscape of DNA in the organized genomes of species from microbes to man. I Inherited fears in mice and humans

Nematodes: nutrient and pheromone-controlled adaptations

Glowing worms illuminate the roots of behavior Excerpt: “These animals are genetically identical, and they were raised together in the same environment, so where do their different choices come from?” My comment: Their choices are experience-dependent, nutrient-dependent, receptor mediated and pheromone-controlled. I detailed that fact. See: Nutrient-dependent/pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution: a model Excerpt 1: …the epigenetic Nematodes: nutrient and pheromone-controlled adaptations

Odor, reproductive state, and success

Thanks to Jon Lieff for alerting me to this: Bacteria may allow animals to send quick, voluminous messages Excerpt: “The diversity, however, still consistently varies between hyena species, and with sex and reproductive state among spotted hyenas…” This diversity exemplifies “Nutrient-dependent/pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution” as clearly as does the diversity of social odors called pheromones in Odor, reproductive state, and success

Natural genetic engineering (NGE)

What Natural Genetic Engineering Does and Does Not Mean by James A. Shapiro on 02/28/2013 Excerpt 1: “NGE is shorthand to summarize all the biochemical mechanisms cells have to cut, splice, copy, polymerize and otherwise manipulate the structure of internal DNA molecules, transport DNA from one cell to another, or acquire DNA from the environment. Natural genetic engineering (NGE)