Carl Woese

Light-controlled cell biology (revisited)

See Sci-Bay Scholar for citations and downloads of more than 3300 published works that link viruses to microRNAs Summary: …either the organized genomes of all cell types use the energy source, or viruses use the biophysically constrained energy of the cell types. No extant species can be used as an example of how the virus-driven theft of quantized energy can be linked from natural selection to the evolution of a new species. See also, with my emphasis: Light Offers New…

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Your indifference is killing you and others

Summary: Coherence-inducing mechanisms is double-speak for mechanisms that are nutrient-dependent and pheromone-controlled. Feedback loops link odor and pheromone signaling with reproduction has been presented in double-speak as Looplessness in networks is linked to trophic coherence We are currently studying the entropy of the coherence ensemble we defined for this work. “In general, higher trophic coherence would be associated with lower entropy states, which means that if networks are more coherent than the random expectation there must indeed be some kind…

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Your indifference is killing you and others (2)

Two family members and two close friends are among those who have unfriended me on Facebook. Like the late Carl Woese and Eugene Koonin, they are not willing to examine any of the facts about energy-dependent RNA-mediated cell type differentiation. I have never asked anyone to do that until after they have claimed or inferred that my facts are wrong or that the facts do not prove anything. At that point, their indifference is what causes more unnecessary suffering and…

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Cytosis: Biology Content

  Help Me Write Some Biology Content Project Update #5: Cytosis: A Cell Biology Board Game by John Coveyou (Genius Games) Many of you have mentioned that you’d like to have an explanation of the biology behind Cytosis available… and I think that is an AWESOME plan. Every time I’ve taught the game to non-science players in the past, they say gameplay made even more sense (and was so much more enjoyable) when I explained the science as well. This…

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More refutations of neo-Darwinian nonsense

New CRISPR–Cas systems from uncultivated microbes In bacteria, we discovered two previously unknown systems, CRISPR-CasX and CRISPR-CasY, which are among the most compact systems yet identified. Notably, all required functional components were identified by metagenomics, enabling validation of robust in vivo RNA-guided DNA interference activity in E. coli. Interrogation of environmental microbial communities combined with in vivo experiments allows access to an unprecedented diversity of genomes whose content will expand the repertoire of microbe-based biotechnologies. They discovered that energy-dependent RNA-mediated…

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Re-inventing mutation-driven evolution (2)

See: Re-inventing mutation-driven evolution See also: Temperature regulates splicing efficiency of the cold-inducible RNA-binding protein gene Cirbp … we suspected that splicing efficiency, as defined by the fraction of pre-mRNA converted into mature mRNA, must have contributed to temperature-dependent Cirbp mRNA accumulation Splicing efficiency is energy-dependent in the context of temperature-dependent oscillations that link the sun’s anti-entropic virucidal energy to all biodiversity via Turing’s claims and my model. See also: The B/Z reaction, and the problem with peer review In…

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Demoncrats fight polycombic ecological adaptation

Comey sent Congress letter on Clinton emails despite DOJ warning it would breach policy Excerpt: …we don’t ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel an obligation to do so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed,” Comey wrote, referring to the Bureau’s previous investigation into Clinton’s private email server. “I also think it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record. See also: 96. ‘The…

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