Contrary to what PZ said, McClintock’s work is explicitly about cells engineering solutions! That is her point.
My comment: Perry Marshall shows how difficult it is to discuss biological facts with those who are biologically uninformed. PZ Myers ignores everything known about how the innate immune system is designed to ensure cell type stability and the nutrient-dependent stability of organized genomes.
That nutrient-dependent stability is maintained across species via the physiology of reproduction. Individuals of species that cannot find enough food to support their RNA-mediated physiology of reproduction do not mutate and become members of another species. They die!
When species do not become extinct, the nutrient-dependent physiology of reproduction links what organisms eat from RNA-mediated events to chromosomal rearrangements and biodiversity.
The systems complexity of the epigenetically-effected nutrient-dependent chromosomal rearrangements links everything known about physics, chemistry, and the design of the conserved molecular mechanisms of RNA-mediated cell type differentiation. Viruses can then be linked from mutations and perturbed protein folding to all pathology.
Viruses perturb protein folding, which is how they link the undifferentiated cell types of cancer to suffering and death. Viruses also perturb the nutrient energy-dependent mechanisms of DNA repair, which involve thermodynamic cycles of protein biosynthesis and degradation. Defects in degradation are linked to the pathology of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and all others.
When people like PZ Myers attempt to debate biological facts and to put mutations into the context of their neo-Darwinian nonsense about evolution, they always lose. The dialog between Marshall and Myers adds another decimating epic loss to the neo-Darwinian army of the biologically uninformed. Marshall’s accurate representations of biologically-based cause and effect encourage others who are interested in Combating Evolution to Fight Disease.
No biologically informed researchers are combating the representations in Evolution 2.0. All have either dismissed the representations of people like PZ Myers, or they will now do so more quickly. No serious scientists link atoms to ecosystems via mutation-driven evolution. Perry Marshall’s book will help you to dismiss the nonsense touted by PZ Myers and other pseudoscientists.
It is no longer acceptable to regard evolution as a self-regulating phenomenon guided by random mutation and Natural Selection, especially since it has failed the acid test of experimental verification.
Ecological adaptation occurs via the epigenetic effects of nutrients on alternative splicings of pre-mRNA which result in amino acid substitutions that differentiate all cell types of all individuals of all species. The control of the differences in cell types occurs via the metabolism of the nutrients to chemical signals that control the physiology of reproduction.
These facts do not refute evolution; they simply refute the ridiculous theory of mutation-initiated natural selection that most people here were taught to believe is the theory of evolution.
That theory is far too ridiculous to be anything but a joke in the context of biological-based increasing organismal complexity. But here, we have lots of jokers, don’t we? The proof of ecological variation that appears to refute the theory of evolution, which actually refutes itself, is that ecological adaptations occur too fast for mutations to compete with them as a source of anything but diseases and disorders.
My comment: Evolutionary resurrection of flagellar motility via rewiring of the nitrogen regulation system reported weekend evolution of the bacterial flagellum, which occurred via two nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions. The substitutions that enabled the ecological adaptation in the context of the bacterial flagellum were reported to be mutations.
PZ MYERS REVISITED
August 2015 I repeat: Octopuses are NOT aliens
Excerpt from my comment:
The problem for atheists becomes bigger almost every day.
Where is PZ Myers, when we need to learn more about cell type differentiation via mutations, now that all serious scientists have abandoned that pseudoscientific nonsense because they have learned about biologically-based cause and effect?
Excerpt from my comment:
No experimental evidence of biologically-based cause and effect links evolution to the G protein-coupled receptors that link the de novo creation of nucleic acids to the de novo creation of olfactory receptor genes and the extant biodiversity exemplified in cephalopods, vertebrates, fruit flies, and all vertebrates.
Addendum: PZ Myers has continued to misrepresent what is known to serious scientists about biologically-based cause and effect since he attacked me for presenting accurate information about the role of nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled chromosomal rearrangements that link ecological variation to ecological speciation in all living genera. He lives in a world of the biologically uninformed, which is why I was surprised to learn about the debate with Perry Marshall. Myers went into hiding over the issues brought forward in the context of the octopus genome sequencing, which linked nutrient-dependent microRNAs and adhesion proteins to the supercoiled DNA that protects the organized genomes of all living genera from virus-driven entropy. But, he entered debate with Perry Marshall as if none of the claims by serious scientists had ever been made.