Food for thought. The most popular ideas of atheists may still include hypothetical biogenic features that arrived from outer space. That’s how pseudoscientific nonsense appears to become a fact of life on Earth. All experimental evidence of energy-dependent biologically-based cause and effect must be suppressed or ignored, and that’s what atheists prefer to … Food for thought: Penrose v Ellis (1)
I’m not getting any responses to an attempt to discuss On epigenetics: We are not just our DNA. That suggests I should use the claims and my attempt to discuss them in a blog post. If no one else wants to discuss the links from atoms to ecosystems in the diagram above, at least there … Energy-dependent purpose vs teleophobic telorexia
Teleology is a reason or explanation for something in function of its end, purpose, or goal. The teleological or physico-theological argument, also known as the argument from design, or intelligent design argument is an argument for the existence of God or, more generally, for an intelligent creator “based on perceived evidence of deliberate design … Teleophobes vs teleophiles: a recent history
Memories influence choice of food Excerpt: “Our study builds a bridge between two central research fields of psychology, that is, memory and decision-making research,” says Dr. Sebastian Gluth, lead author of the study. The combination of mathematical modeling and brain scans also provides an accurate understanding of how the areas of the brain are linked … I forgot. How do mutations cause evolution?
See also: Unconstrained evolutionary innovability Ideas that evolution is not constrained can be compared to experimental evidence of biophysically constrained ecological adaptations. The most recent relevant open access published work from the Jakobsson lab is: TRIM28 Represses Transcription of Endogenous Retroviruses in Neural Progenitor Cells. This is a link to a prior publication (also open … Constrained evolution is ecological adaptation
Imre Lakatos Excerpt: “A Lakatosian research programme is based on a hard core of theoretical assumptions that cannot be abandoned or altered without abandoning the programme altogether. More modest and specific theories that are formulated in order to explain evidence that threatens the ‘hard core’ are termed auxiliary hypotheses. Auxiliary hypotheses are considered expendable by … From Hydra to humans vs a Lakatosian research program
I use definitions to describe differences in behavior. I do not define biologically-based facts in attempts to make the definitions fit into the context of ridiculous theories about the development of behavior. I am not an idiot. An idiot is “…someone who acts in a self-defeating or significantly counterproductive way…. An idiot differs from a fool … Meaningful dialogue, anonymous fools and idiot minions
Why skin cells are skin cells and not neurons Excerpt: “…we’re using this approach to identify how the epigenome changes when plants are exposed to challenging environmental conditions, such as drought or high temperature, and how these changes might prime the plants for greater tolerance of subsequent exposures.” My comment: The ‘approach’ is DNA methylation … RNA eclipses the importance of DNA to cell type differentiation
Schizophrenia not a single disease but multiple genetically distinct disorders September 15, 2014 By Jim Dryden News article excerpt: “Genes don’t operate by themselves,” said C. Robert Cloninger, MD, PhD, one of the study’s senior investigators. “They function in concert much like an orchestra, and to understand how they’re working, you have to know not … Genotype, observed phenotype, and distinctly disordered behaviors
the prenatal migration of GnRH neurosecretory neurons allow human pheromones to effect GnRH pulsatility, which modulates the concurrent maturation of the neuroendocrine, reproductive, and central nervous systems, thus influencing the development of human reproductive sexual behavior and other behavior.