Disease

Schrodinger’s answer to Schrodinger’s question

There is no such thing as de novo control of electrons or self-assembly. Answering Schrödinger’s question: A free-energy formulation The free-energy principle (FEP) is a formal model of neuronal processes that is widely recognised in neuroscience as a unifying theory of the brain and biobehaviour. More recently, however, it has been extended beyond the brain to explain the dynamics of living systems, and their unique capacity to avoid decay. They don’t understand the question that Schrodinger answered. He linked the…

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From base editing to RNA editing (4)

Summary: To claim evolution, Koonin must link food energy from the pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction to fixation of a beneficial mutation in the organized genome of one species that evolved into another species. Search Results for “base editing” = 82 blog posts starting with Cell-type differentiation on February 7, 2014 Search Results for “RNA editing” = 95 blog posts starting with In theory, or supported by experimental evidence? October 22, 2014 See for comparison PubMed: “base editing” (33 citations) and…

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Science vs Secularism: Molecular Mechanisms or Math?

Summary: An example from ancient knowledge of trigonometry links pattern recognition as the basis for the science of creationism, and pattern recognition also is the basis for molecular biology. What form of virus-driven pathology would you most like to see eliminated from future consideration by serious scientists who know how energy-dependent RNA-mediated cell type differentiation occurs? In any case, a PubMed search for microRNA and your disease of choice will be enlightening. See for example: microRNA + Alzheimer’s or microRNA…

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God’s shrinking role in salvation (2)

Conclusion: There is no such thing as a blind dance of atoms. Quantized energy-dependent changes link angstroms to ecosystems in all living genera via the physiology of reproduction. Serious scientists do not link “high-level cause and purposes” to anything that does not link what organisms eat from food energy to the physiology of reproduction. Only pseudoscientists claim that ideas about “emergence” are “…a remarkable synthesis across fields and levels.” See: God’s shrinking role in salvation These 6 Common Vegetables Are…

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CRISPR Cas9 technology refutes theistic evolution

Summary: RNA-guided human genome engineering presents a direct conflict to claims made in the context of CRISPR–Cas9 editing, which creates more mutations. The repair of mutations is nutrient energy-dependent and virus-driven energy theft is biophysically constrained by the physiology of pheromone-controlled reproduction. The unexpected mutations are examples of ignorance expressed by theorists in the claims about evolution. The theorists seem reluctant to admit to the facts about RNA-mediated cell type differentiation because it is energy-dependent, and most of them don’t…

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Energy-dependent pheromone-controlled entropy (2)

See also: Energy-dependent pheromone-controlled entropy (1) Let’s make peer review scientific …peer review is often biased and inefficient. It is occasionally corrupt, sometimes a charade, an open temptation to plagiarists. Even with the best of intentions, how and whether peer review identifies high-quality science is unknown. It is, in short, unscientific. The androgynous baby-faced boy or girl pictured among those wearing pink “crotch” hats appears to representing others at the March for Women. The sign may also be representing the…

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Autophagy: from pre-mRNAs to microRNAs, enhancers, QTLs et al.

Nothing known to serious scientists links anything except energy-dependent changes in chirality to autophagy and biodiversity via RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions that differentiate all cell types in all living genera. That fact forces pseudoscientists to invent new terms to confuse the biologically uninformed masses who were taught to believe in the neo-Darwinian pseudoscientific nonsense of mutation-driven evolution. Autophagy in the liver: functions in health and disease  See the section: Regulation of autophagy by amino acids See for comparison: From Fertilization…

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Base pairs, amino acids and phenotypes

Holliday junction trap shows how cells use recombination and a junction-guardian role of RecQ helicase DNA repair by homologous recombination (HR) underpins cell survival and fuels genome instability, cancer, and evolution. Autophagy is the established link from energy-dependent changes in base pairs and RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions to DNA repair in the context of polycombic ecological adaptations that prevent the hecatombic evolution of virus-driven pathology. Inventing new detailed models of DNA repair serves only to confuse those who have already…

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The human virome (revisited)

From October 2013: Describing the Silent Human Virome with an Emphasis on Giant Viruses “…viruses infect all domains of life, including bacteria, archaea and eukaryotes, and are found in all ecological niches [2]. This pleiotropic distribution on our planet allows viruses to play the role of ‘natural motors’ that drive global energy and nutrient cycling [3,4].” My comment: The portrayal of viruses as ‘natural motors’ is made outside the context of the fact that the energy-dependent changes attributed to the…

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Nutrient-dependent autophagy

Autophagy: cellular and molecular mechanisms Excerpt: Autophagy is a self-degradative process that is important for balancing sources of energy at critical times in development and in response to nutrient stress. Autophagy also plays a housekeeping role in removing misfolded or aggregated proteins, clearing damaged organelles, such as mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum and peroxisomes, as well as eliminating intracellular pathogens. My comment: Autophagy is energy-dependent See for example: Retinol and ascorbate drive erasure of epigenetic memory and enhance reprogramming to naïve pluripotency…

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