Epigenetic facts vs variable recombination theories

6/14/13 Nutrient-dependent/pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution: a model ….the model represented here is consistent with what is known about the epigenetic effects of ecologically important nutrients and pheromones on the adaptively evolved behavior of species from microbes to man. Minimally, this model can be compared to any other factual representations of epigenesis and epistasis for determination of the best scientific ‘fit’. 7/25/13 Jay R. Feierman: Variation is not nutrient availability and the something that is doing the selecting is not the individual…

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Pheromones biophysically constrain RNA-mediated biodiversity (1)

Elaine Morgan on paradigm shifts. Her view of the pseudoscientific nonsense touted by neo-Darwinian theorists and “Big Bang” cosmologists is humorous and she accurately represents what’s been happening to me and others like me for the past two decades. It’s what we expect. It’s your choice to keep laughing about it. See for comparison: Functional screening in human cardiac organoids reveals a metabolic mechanism for cardiomyocyte cell cycle arrest Reported as: Scientists have identified the metabolic pathway associated with heart…

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Theories vs facts about polycombic adaptation

See: Demoncrats fight polycombic ecological adaptation Exosomes as miRNA Carriers: Formation–Function–Future Important aspects will be highlighted as a take-home message (THM) at the end of each paragraph. THM: Extracellular vesicles transport miRNA in a paracrine and endocrine manner. Questions regarding the cellular options of producing either microvesicles or exosomes and their difference in miRNA composition and number are still unknown. In my 2014 invited review, the four F’s, Formation–Function–Future and Copulation were included in details about how the nutrient energy-dependent…

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Energy-dependent maternal-to-zygotic transition

Small Non-coding RNAs Associated with Viral Infectious Diseases of Veterinary Importance: Potential Clinical Applications ON 11/14/16 The co-author Mohamed Samir wrote:  Because our article is among the top 25% most viewed and downloaded articles in the third quarter of 2016 in “Frontiers in Veterinary Science”, The editor of the journal has invited me to host and moderate a new research topic in his journal about miRNAs in veterinary filed. Thanks God. The topic is virtually guaranteed to bring out the…

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Life is energy-dependent task management

See also: Life is energy-dependent task management (2) Press Release: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016  for the design and synthesis of molecular machines Excerpt: They have developed molecules with controllable movements, which can perform a task when energy is added. My comment: When energy is added is the key to understanding healthy longevity in the context of popular information Popular information (link opens pdf) Excerpt: All chemical systems strive for equilibrium – a lower energy state – but this…

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Theorists can’t understand biology

See also: Neuroplasticity Thanks to Teresa Binstock for calling my attention to this:   Thanks to Anna Di Cosmo for calling the attention of others to this: My comment: Attempts to explain the “binding problem” of integration in the context of ecoimmunology and disease ecology compared to emergence and evolution are examples of how much pseudoscientific nonsense has been accepted and touted in the context of the neo-Darwinian “Modern Synthesis.” For comparison, serious scientists have detailed a model of top-down…

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Cell type differentiation: atoms to ecosystems

Relaxed genetic control of cortical organization in human brains compared with chimpanzees Abstract conclusion: A major result of increased plasticity is that the development of neural circuits that underlie behavior is shaped by the environmental, social, and cultural context more intensively in humans than in other primate species, thus providing an anatomical basis for behavioral and cognitive evolution. Reported as: Nature and nurture: Human brains evolved to be more responsive to environmental influences Excerpt: …the morphology of the human cerebral…

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Conserved molecular mechanisms

Functional Conservation of the Glide/Gcm Regulatory Network Controlling Glia, Hemocyte and Tendon Cell Differentiation in Drosophila Abstract excerpt: High throughput screens allow us to understand how transcription factors trigger developmental processes including cell specification. A major challenge is the identification of their binding sites because feedback loops and homeostatic interactions may mask the direct impact of those factors in transcriptome analyses. My comment: Evolutionary theorists must accept the fact that feedback loops and homeostatic interactions are conserved and stop making…

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eQTLs and ecological adaptation

Human Expression QTLs Are Enriched in Signals of Environmental Adaptation eQTLs is the term used to link base pair changes via proxies to single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with complex traits and diseases. The direct link from the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of DNA via nutrient-dependent protein folding biochemistry and RNA-mediated gene duplication and RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions goes missing in the context of term use confusion. They link the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of DNA without…

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Let there be anti-entropic light (2)

Predicted Inactivation of Viruses of Relevance to Biodefense by Solar Radiation (2005)Excerpt: Sunlight or, more specifically, solar UV radiation (UV) acts as the principal natural virucide in the environment. UV radiation kills viruses by chemically modifying their genetic material, DNA and RNA. See also: Let there be anti-entropic light (1) Excerpt: Nutrient-stress and social stress contribute to the accumulation of viral miRNAs that would typically be prevented by nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled feeback loops that link food odors and social odors to…

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  • What Darwin proved: there’s no such thing as a species
    GENETICS As Animals Mingle, a Baffling Genetic Barrier A short stretch of DNA is challenging what it means to be a species. By: Emily Singer August 5, 2014 Excerpt: “Scientists have dubbed such regions of the genome “islands of speciation.” The persistence of such islands is a phenomenon that has been observed in a variety of […]
  • Randomness and Divine Providence
    A Q&A on randomness and God’s providence …the main goal is to really put together a collection of scholarly studies of these issues: physicists, biologists, […]