ecological variation

The Aquatic Ape / Waterside Ape divergence

See also: The Aquatic Ape: New evidence? (9/8/16) Walt Patrick  Now that I’m semi-retired…. My major focus is the development of village-scale energy sovereignty. I believe that sustainable community stands on an interlocking foundation of effective and sustainable energy systems, and I’m working to develop ways that a community can meet its energy needs without having to rely on multi-national energy corporations. My comment: Thanks to Walt for introducing me to Elaine Morgan’s work. He loaned me his copy of…

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Increased soil pH and nutrient availability

The work found that this disposal and stockpiling of shells, as well as the people’s use of fire, altered the forest through increased soil pH and important nutrients, and also improved soil drainage. The study appears in Nature Communications. It was reported as: People enhanced the environment, not degraded it, over past 13,000 years 1) Fishing of intertidal shellfish intensified in the area over the past 6,000 years, resulting in the accumulation of deep shell middens, in some cases more…

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Antithetical conclusions (5)

Something is antithetical when it is in complete and utter opposition to the character of something. For example, see: Small population size? It doesn’t have to mean that species can’t adapt to environmental change. A new study shows that small populations of species can still adapt and respond to natural selection. Natural selection for energy-dependent codon usage in the context of the physiology of reproduction is the only way known to serious scientists for a species to ecologically adapt. Theorists…

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Food supplement or licensed immunostimulant?

Glucan from Food Supplement to a Licensed Drug   Excerpt: “…β-glucan possesses a significant immunostimulating activity in a wide variety of species, including earthworms, shrimp, fish, chicken, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, sheep, pigs, cattle, and, last but not least, humans. Based on these results, it has been concluded that β-glucan represents a type of immunostimulanting molecule that is actively spanning full evolutionary spectrum. Some experiments also show that β-glucan can help even in the protection of plants. β-Glucan is therefore…

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Invisible dark matter

Scientists looking for invisible dark matter can’t find any Excerpt: “Over 80 percent of our matter is in this dark matter form. You and I are the flotsam and jetsam; dark matter is the sea,” Gaitskell said. “That’s why one doesn’t give up. We’ve got to figure out what this dark matter component is.” When pressed, Gaitskell acknowledged the possibility, however slight and unlikely, that scientists are looking for something that isn’t there. See also: Architecture of the symmetric core…

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Energy-dependent RNA methylation (5)

Deadly fungus uses unexpected system to control its virulence Excerpt: The QSP1 gene codes for a peptide, a short string of amino acids. In an intriguing sidelight, the researchers showed that C. neoformans secretes a precursor to this peptide that matures outside the cell. The fully formed peptide is then imported back into the cell to regulate virulence via its actions on a receptor that is yet to be identified. My comment: Top down causation links virulence from nutrient energy-dependent…

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RNA-mediated physics, chemistry, and molecular epigenetics

RNA-mediated physics, chemistry, and molecular epigenetics Genetics and Genomics May 11-12, 2016 Published on 3 May 2016  See the full size poster displayed on Figshare.com Abstract: Olfaction and the innate immune system link energy as information from the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of supercoiled DNA. The sun’s biological energy is the source of the information that links angstroms to ecosystems via physics, chemistry, and molecular epigenetics. RNA-mediated protein folding chemistry and amino acid substitutions link the anti-entropic quantized…

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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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Molecular Diagnostics: What is unprotected life? (2)

Update: 2/28/22 Peptide synthesis at the origin of life 11/13/20 was linked to the origin of information via Footprints of a Singular 22-Nucleotide RNA Ring at the Origin of Life 4/25/20 two days after former President Trump linked God’s Creation of sunlight and humidity to weakened coronavirus pathology. See also: Molecular Diagnostics: What is unprotected life? What is life when it is not protected from virus driven entropy Published on 30 Mar 2016. Presentated at Molecular Diagnostics on April 6…

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Molecular Diagnostics: What is unprotected life?

Facile Recoding of Selenocysteine in Nature Abstract excerpt: This illustrates the ease by which the genetic code may evolve new coding schemes, possibly aiding organisms to adapt to changing environments, and show the genetic code is much more flexible than previously thought. My comment: It also refutes the ridiculous theories of neo-Darwinists, by placing ecological variation and ecological adaptation into the context of how nutrient-dependent RNA-mediated events are linked from the innate immune system to the physiology of reproduction and…

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