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Combating evolution: Battlefield medicine vs politicized science

A steady decline in the number of pages read on this domain is paired with an increased bounce rate each time I post anything that pits the science of creation against the pseudoscientific nonsense of neo-Darwinian theories. If this domain were used in the context of a social science experiment, the statistics would show how theories have left the USA relatively defenseless against the threat of gene-editing technology, which has has been advanced in countries where students are not taught…

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Nutrient-dependent autophagy

Autophagy: cellular and molecular mechanisms Excerpt: Autophagy is a self-degradative process that is important for balancing sources of energy at critical times in development and in response to nutrient stress. Autophagy also plays a housekeeping role in removing misfolded or aggregated proteins, clearing damaged organelles, such as mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum and peroxisomes, as well as eliminating intracellular pathogens. My comment: Autophagy is energy-dependent See for example: Retinol and ascorbate drive erasure of epigenetic memory and enhance reprogramming to naïve pluripotency…

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Hypothesis free pseudoscience vs facts (2)

See first: Hypothesis free pseudoscience vs facts (1) Kondrashov and Kondrashov study shows the complexities of evolution at the mitochondrial tRNA level Conclusion: “As compelling as the step-by-step model of Darwinian evolution is, it seems that at least for stems of mt-tRNAs a majority of substitutions involve population dynamics that allow a population to jump over a short but deep valley in fitness.” My comment: As I recall, de Vries defined “mutation” in the content of sudden jumps in morphological…

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