Polymaths and paradigm shifts: from Asimov to Bear (1)

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Summary: The creation of enzymes, such as ATP synthase is energy-dependent. The energy biophysically constrains viral latency via the creation of microRNAs and RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions that differentiate the cell types of all living genera.

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A writer who does not cite the sources in h/h feature article is committing piracy. Piracy is plagiarism… high level quality requires originality and creativity… these inattentions…should be strongly condemned… Accordingly, the originally contributing author may preserve the honor worthily and endeavor to further contribution in scientific study.

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It’s no new news that viruses cause cancer.

The full text of the article is free: DNA Tumor Virus Regulation of Host DNA Methylation and Its Implications for Immune Evasion and Oncogenesis

…virus-associated cancers show highly increased levels of DNMT expression [75,76,77,85,94,95,96,97,98,99]. In HBV-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), DNMT expression is inversely correlated with levels of tumor suppressor microRNAs (miRNAs), including miR-152 targeting DNMT1 [97] and miR-101 targeting DNMT3A [99]. Virus-induced DNA hypermethylation is commonly found on several tumor suppressor genes…

RNA-directed DNA methylation links the energy-dependent microRNA-mediated creation of tumor suppressor genes to biophysically constrained viral latency via the proton motive force. The proton motive force links differences in the energy of photons from hydrogen-atom transfer in DNA base pairs in solution to the light-activated endogenous substrates of RNA-mediated DNA repair.

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A Twitter search returned several interesting comments related to what is known to serious scientists about the proton motive force and the claim that “There is no honor among thieves.” For instance, writers who modify the claims and questions about the proton motive force are plagiarists and/or thieves. See:

  1. 12 Sep 2010

What do proton motive force driven multidrug resistance transporters have in common?

2. 19 Jun 2010

The H+ gradient is called the proton-motive force. This force drives the H+ back across the membrane through H+ channels. ATP synthases aids

The creation of enzymes, such as ATP synthase is energy-dependent. The energy biophysically constrains viral latency via the creation of microRNAs and RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions that differentiate the cell types of all living genera.

 Philip Ball @philipcball Mar 2

This was filmed tonight, so you’ll soon get to see why Nick Lane thinks the key to the origin of life is not amino acids or RNA but proton gradients. (I think he may be right.)

See for comparison: snippet from our June 24, 2017 conversation about the claims of Philip C. Ball.

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The origin of life

Dr Frankenstein aimed to create new life from inanimate parts. But how did life first arise on Earth? Join Nick Lane in conversation with Phil Ball as they discuss the latest ideas, from warm ponds to space rocks and hydrothermal vents.

Ask when Nick Lane and/or Philip C. Ball first learned about proton gradients. See how much longer it takes them to link the creation of sunlight  from differences in the energy of photons to biophysically constrained viral latency and all biodiversity via the physiology of reproduction and this model: Nutrient-dependent/pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution: a model (2013)


…the model represented here is consistent with what is known about the epigenetic effects of ecologically important nutrients and pheromones on the adaptively evolved behavior of species from microbes to man. Minimally, this model can be compared to any other factual representations of epigenesis and epistasis for determination of the best scientific ‘fit’.

See also: Nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled ecological adaptations: from atoms to ecosystems (2014)


This angstroms to ecosystems model of ecological adaptation links nutrient energy-dependent epigenetic effects on base pairs and amino acid substitutions to pheromone-controlled changes in the microRNA / messenger RNA balance and chromosomal rearrangements via the physiology of reproduction in species from microbes to humans. The nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled changes are required for the thermodynamic regulation of intracellular signaling, which enables biophysically constrained nutrient-dependent protein folding; experience-dependent receptor-mediated behaviors, and organism-level thermoregulation in ever-changing ecological niches and social niches. Nutrient-dependent ecological, social, neurogenic and socio-cognitive niche construction are manifested in increasing organismal complexity. Species-specific pheromones link quorum-sensing in microbes from chemical ecology to the physiology of reproduction. The reciprocal relationships of species-typical nutrient-dependent morphological and behavioral diversity are enabled by pheromone-controlled reproduction. Ecological variations and biophysically constrained natural selection for codon optimality links nutritional epigenetics to the behaviors that enable ecological adaptations. All biodiversity is an ecologically validated proof-of-concept. Ideas from population genetics, which exclude ecological factors, are integrated with an experimental evidence-based approach that establishes what is currently known. Simply put, olfactory/pheromonal input links food odors and social odors from the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of supercoiled DNA in the organized genomes of species from microbes to man during their development.

See for comparison: On the Difference between Physics and Biology: Logical Branching and Biomolecules

In my model, microRNAs are the biomolecules that link the creation of sunlight to all energy-dependent biophysically constrained viral latency. Viral latency is required to link the physiology of reproduction to all biologically-based diversity in all species.

Claims about proton gradients that link physics to biology without starting with the creation of sunlight are made by biologically uninformed theorists.

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