Dobzhansky

New Testament Book Cover Refutes Theistic Evolution

Video of Biology of the Book Goats, bookworms, a monk’s kiss: Biologists reveal the hidden history of ancient gospels Collins already had developed a method to identify ancient species by differences in the amino acid sequences of collagen and other proteins preserved in fossils. See: Protein power by Robert F. Service …methods to sequence amino acids lag behind DNA sequencing. The report of 300 million year old proteins is based on ridiculous theories that failed to include what was known about…

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What is life without sunshine?

Summary: It seems likely that Schrodinger’s anti-entropic virucidal effect of sunlight will be linked to the RNA-mediated de novo creation of all organized genomes and the maintenance of the “spotless epigenome” in this presentation later today. If so, even theorists and other pseudoscientists who planned to “March for Science” will finally be seen in the context of Dobzhansky’s claims about the “…light of evolution.” Erasing Epigenetic Marks: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Epigenome Topics to be covered: The variety of…

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Cytosis: Biology Content

  Help Me Write Some Biology Content Project Update #5: Cytosis: A Cell Biology Board Game by John Coveyou (Genius Games) Many of you have mentioned that you’d like to have an explanation of the biology behind Cytosis available… and I think that is an AWESOME plan. Every time I’ve taught the game to non-science players in the past, they say gameplay made even more sense (and was so much more enjoyable) when I explained the science as well. This…

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Atomic theory vs facts about hydrogen-atom transfer

If, in some cataclysm, all scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generation of creatures, what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words? I believe it is the atomic hypothesis, or the atomic fact, or whatever you wish to call it, that all things are made of atoms – little particles that move around in perpetual motion, attracting each other when they are a little distance apart, but repelling…

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Dobzhansky 1973 and precision medicine

MicroRNA-34 directly targets pair-rule genes and cytoskeleton component in the honey bee Our findings point to miR-34-5p as novel regulatory component in the complex molecular cascade that governs insect segmentation and to a broader role of miRNAs in the early development due to the detection of mature transcripts from both 5p and 3p arms for several precursor miRNAs. Thus, this work encourages further investigation to pinpoint miRNAs as fine tuners of insect early development. Anna Di Cosmo‘s group took the…

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Attacking Young Earth Creationists

‘Residual diversity estimates’ do not correct for sampling bias in palaeodiversity data Abstract excerpt: Evolutionary dynamics such as speciation are inherently a phylogenetic process, and only an explicitly phylogenetic approach will correctly model this process. Reported as: Flawed analysis casts doubt on years of evolutionary research The method assumes that variations in the number of different fossils at any given time are a reflection of how much rock was available. It has been used in more than 150 published research…

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Chromatin: The structure of DNA (3)

See:  Chromatin: The structure of DNA (2) Inherited parental methylation shifts over time, may have functional effects in the brain and other tissues Excerpt: …researchers have theorized that inherited methylation, also referred to as parental imprinting, largely remains stable throughout development, except during two important developmental milestones: after fertilization and during the creation of sperm and egg cells. Altered gene imprinting at other times has been associated with developmental disorders and cancer. My comment: Theorists have historically failed to learn…

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Antithetical conclusions (7)

Streamlining the E.coli Genetic Code Once the E. coli genome is pared down to 57 codons, the seven blank codons can be reintegrated and used to introduce nonstandard amino acids, the researchers have proposed; this would open the door to creating a wider range of proteins for industrial applications. A recoded genome also imparts resistance to viral infection and can be used for biocontainment: the DNA incorporated from wild-type E. coli or viruses can’t be used to build proteins successfully…

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GC-rich neo-Darwinian train wreck

Targeted Epigenetic Remodeling of Endogenous Loci by CRISPR/Cas9-Based Transcriptional Activators Directly Converts Fibroblasts to Neuronal Cells Excerpt: In this study, we demonstrate direct cellular reprogramming to induced neuronal cells through targeted activation of endogenous genes. Excerpt: Moreover, a recent study demonstrated that reprogramming efficiency can be limited by divergence to a competing cell identity (Treutlein et al., 2016). The molecular mechanisms and practical consequences of these limitations are largely unknown. My comment: They demonstrate what naturally must occur to link…

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Molecular Diagnostics: What is unprotected life? (5)

Molecular Diagnostics (April 6 and 7, 2016) Available on demand: Molecular Medicine in Healthcare: The Personalized Medicine Initiative Pieter Cullis answered this question at 41:50 In the context of nutritional epigenetics and Precision Medicine, do you think RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions link changes in the microRNA/messenger RNA balance from the innate immune system to healthy longevity and/or to pathology? Pieter Cullis Pieter Cullis answered this question at 1:01  Do you think that neo-Darwinian theories, which link mutations to evolution have…

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