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Ecological adaptations vs the randomness of evolution (3)

Summary: Fifty years later, only theorists and other pseudoscientists have failed to recognize the facts that link experimental evidence of differences in the energy of photons to the proton motive force, which links the potential of hydrogen (pH) to biophysically constrained viral latency and all biodiversity on Earth. In that context, Carl Zimmer serves as an important example of human idiocy each time he makes claims about evolution. Serious scientists will meet during Schrödinger at 75 – The Future of…

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Proof: Sunlight is energy as information

Hypothesis: Kallmann’s syndrome is proof that virus-driven energy theft causes all pathology in species from archaea to humans via the degradation of messenger RNA and the loss of one allele.   Thought experiment: Step 1) The loss of one allele and the transgenerational epigenetic inheritance of Zika virus-damaged DNA can be compared to the degradation of messenger RNA in bacteria that is manifested in archaea and L-forms. Step 2) The degradation of messenger RNA in primates differentiates healthy longevity from…

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Hydrogen-atom energy in DNA base pairs

See also: Consciousness is simply food rearranged Role of Double Hydrogen Atom Transfer Reactions in Atmospheric Chemistry Abstract excerpt:  Hydrogen atom transfer (HAT) reactions are ubiquitous and play a crucial role in chemistries occurring in the atmosphere, biology, and industry. My comment: The link from physics to chemistry and the conserved molecular mechanisms of biologically-based RNA-mediated cell type differentiation has been the focus my works for more than 20 years, even before I knew what I would need to explain…

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Bringing RNA back to epigenetics (20 years later)

Has Contemporary Academia Outgrown the Carl Sagan Effect?  [Subscription required] Excerpt (with my emphasis): [Sean Carroll] offered 13 pieces of advice…: “Do good research; Make an impact in the field; Bring in grant money… Don’t be too well known outside the field; Don’t write a book; Choose your hobbies wisely.” Carroll argued that academics look askance at colleagues that have too high of a public profile. Not out of envy—but because they worry that public scientists care more about their…

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Supercoiled DNA constrains virus-driven genomic entropy

1) Genes linked with malaria’s virulence shared by apes, humans and 2) Supercoiled DNA is far more dynamic than the ‘Watson-Crick’ double helix were reported today. One report (1) links viruses to the evolution of biodiversity in chimpanzees and humans compared to gorillas. The other report (2) links nutrient energy-dependent base pair changes to RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions and DNA repair. Both reports are linked to open access publications: See 1)  Ape parasite origins of human malaria virulence genes Excerpt:…

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Rejecting pseudoscientific nonsense

Rejecting Evolutionary Psychology is Rejecting Evolution Discussion on the closed group Applied Evolutionary Psychology includes my comments on several other reports, beginning with: My comments on: Early Code New research points to key properties of transfer RNA molecules and amino acids that may have supported the origin of life on Earth. I wrote: Thanks for providing yet another reason to reject evolutionary psychology.  Acceptance of RNA-mediated links to cell type differentiation in all cells of all individuals of all genera…

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UV-light mutations and gene loss (not gain)

The Neanderthals live on in us March 13, 2015 Excerpt: “He opted instead for a medical degree and then a PhD at the University of Uppsala, where he was supposed to be probing the DNA secrets of a virus.” My comment: If he had done what he was supposed to be doing, he might have learned how viral microRNAs and nutrient-dependent microRNAs contribute to cell type differentiation in all cells of all individuals of all species. If he had done…

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RNA-mediated repurposing in microbes and adaptations in primate brains

Human-specific gene ARHGAP11B promotes basal progenitor amplification and neocortex expansion Excerpt: “…the C-terminal 47 amino-acids of ARHGAP11B (after lysine-220) constitute not only a unique sequence, resulting from a frameshifting deletion (fig. S10), but also are functionally distinct from their counterpart in ARHGAP11A.” My comment: Co-author Svante Paabo is the senior author of this 2003 publication: Natural Selection on the Olfactory Receptor Gene Family in Humans and Chimpanzees The 2015 publication was reported as: A gene for brain size only found…

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Genomic surveillance ends our world of RNA-mediated ecological adaptations

Why is this woman smiling? 1) Identifying Recent Adaptations in Large-Scale Genomic Data Senior author: Sabeti with co-author Rinn Excerpt: “As natural selection can only act on mutations that drive phenotypic variation…”. 2) Genomic surveillance elucidates Ebola virus origin and transmission during the 2014 outbreak  Senior author: Sabeti. Excerpt: “Because many of the mutations alter protein sequences and other biologically meaningful targets, they should be monitored for impact on diagnostics, vaccines, and therapies critical to outbreak response.” 3) RNA and…

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