cause and effect

Plenty of Room at the Bottom

Environmental selection is natural selection (2)

I believe that if you put enough biologically uniformed theorists in the same room, they will invent more theories to support the pseudoscientific nonsense they have touted in the past. See for example: Environmental selection during the last ice age on the mother-to-infant transmission of vitamin D and fatty acids through breast milk Acknowledgments The synthesis presented here is a product of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s 2017 annual meeting, as the ideas came together in the…

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For God and Country

Faith in evolution: Paleontology as a molecular science

Keeping the faith For the last 20 years, Mary Schweitzer, a paleontologist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, has amassed a wealth of evidence that she’s isolated protein fragments from dinosaurs as much as 80 million years old. That bucks the conventional wisdom among paleontologists who argue that proteins, which are made of chains of amino acids, can’t survive more than 1 million years or so. So far, no group other than Schweitzer and her collaborators has managed to…

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Lethal virus kills 5 billion people?

Entertaining yourself to death

Summary: Food energy is required for the creation of enzymes that metabolize the food, which links the metabolism to the pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction in species from microbes to humans via alternative splicings of pre-mRNAs, which are now called microRNAs in more than 65,000 published works. The horrid tradjedy of of yet another preventable death by suicide extends those works to preventing the cause of death of those killed by Stephen Paddock. Vegas gunman transferred $100K, set up cameras at…

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The Aquatic Ape / Waterside Ape divergence

See also: The Aquatic Ape: New evidence? (9/8/16) Walt Patrick  Now that I’m semi-retired…. My major focus is the development of village-scale energy sovereignty. I believe that sustainable community stands on an interlocking foundation of effective and sustainable energy systems, and I’m working to develop ways that a community can meet its energy needs without having to rely on multi-national energy corporations. My comment: Thanks to Walt for introducing me to Elaine Morgan’s work. He loaned me his copy of…

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The Aquatic Ape: New evidence?

The Waterside Ape BBC Radio 4 Publicity Sir David Attenborough considers whether new evidence will help a once widely ridiculed theory of human origins move towards to mainstream acceptance. In 1960, the eminent Oxford marine biologist Sir Alister Hardy proposed a revolutionary idea: that our human ancestors had not started their existence on the wide savannahs of Africa, but had become accustomed to living alongside water – swimming and diving in the shallows, collecting the abundant food, and learning to…

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Virus-driven downsizing of the human brain (2)

The effects of virus-driven energy theft on brain development in mammals typically occur more rapidly during gestation and early prenatal development. That’s why the connection from biophysically constrained RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions and protein folding chemistry during life history transitions has been largely ignored. Persistent Structural Plasticity Optimizes Sensory Information Processing in the Olfactory Bulb Excerpt: …coordinated structural plasticity is consistent with stable, yet flexible, decorrelated sensory representations. Together, our study reveals that persistent, coordinated synaptic structural plasticity between interneurons…

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Energy-dependent RNA methylation (3)

I wrote: Stop trying to claim anything about energy-dependent cause and effect on any other site including your own. You betrayed my trust in you. I do not take that lightly. On 6/4/16, Tomi Aalto replied: “You don’t own the knowledge.” My comment: Researchers own nothing without patents based on the knowledge. They do not own the knowledge that leads others to learn more about what has been accurately portrayed in the context of biophysically constrained biologically-based cause and effect.…

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Secular humanism and ecoterrorism

Noncoding RNAs Not So Noncoding Excerpt: “Were there going to be dozens of [micropeptides]? Were there going to be hundreds, like there are hundreds of microRNAs?” says Ingolia. “We just didn’t know.” See also: Number of microRNAs in Human Genome Skyrockets Excerpt: “…researchers from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia have released data that adds another 3,707 novel miRNA sequences to the human genome, in addition to the 1,900 sequences previously described. The results from this study were published recently in…

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Creating gravity, nucleic acids, receptors, and supercoiled DNA (2)

See also: Creating gravity, nucleic acids, receptors, and supercoiled DNA Scientists make first direct detection of gravitational waves Excerpt: Almost 100 years ago today, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space-time that are set off by extremely violent, cosmic cataclysms in the early universe. With his knowledge of the universe and the technology available in 1916, Einstein assumed that such ripples would be “vanishingly small” and nearly impossible to detect. My comment:…

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Nutrient-dependent RNA-mediated cause and effect

Could the food we eat affect our genes? Study in yeast suggests this may be the case (2016) Excerpt: “Cellular metabolism plays a far more dynamic role in the cells than we previously thought,” explains Dr Ralser. “Nearly all of a cell’s genes are influenced by changes to the nutrients they have access to. In fact, in many cases the effects were so strong, that changing a cell’s metabolic profile could make some of its genes behave in a completely…

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