energy-dependent

Energy-dependent biodiversity (2)

This will be my next post to the “Creationism” FB group, where biologically uninformed antagonists have been attacking me on all my other posts or my comments on the posts of others. See, for example: In a series of four presentations during three online conferences: “Neuroscience” “Molecular Diagnostics” “Genetics and Genomics,” I linked Einstein’s math and physics, from Schrodinger’s claims about anti-entropic energy to Dobzhansky’s claims about amino acid substitutions and cell type differentiation in many different species… Currently, more…

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Neo-Darwinism failed in 1995

We replaced neo-Darwinian theory with what was known about the nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction in The Scent of Eros: Mysteries of Odor in Human Sexuality (1995/2002) See also: The Darwin Code by Greg Bear Evolution rising from the grave The pioneering thinkers of yesterday are the devoted traditionalists of today. New ideas enter science grudgingly. New paradigms are resisted with a vengeance. Living with the Neanderthals …the preposterous ideas of yesterday are the unshakeable dogmas of today, and the…

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YEC compared to Perry Marshall’s opinions

Heterogeneity in Oct4 and Sox2 Targets Biases Cell Fate in 4-Cell Mouse Embryos Received: June 9, 2015/ Published: March 24, 2016 Conclusion: In conclusion, we suggest that highly heterogeneous expression of several Oct4 and/or Sox2 targets within the 4-cell embryo, regulated by differential activity of CARM1, creates heterogeneities that bias cell fate toward either an embryonic (pluripotent) or extra-embryonic (differentiating) fate. We further suggest that the highly heterogeneous expression of Sox21 is one of a number of mechanisms available to…

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Stress-linked population-level history dependence

The Science of President Trump My comment: Trump is not a president. He may be the Republican front-runner. In any case, attempts to portray him as a president in the context of “science” must be viewed in the context of pseudoscientific nonsense and media misrepresentations. Many political views on science are unrealistic because they are based on the pseudoscientific nonsense touted by neo-Darwinian theorists. If someone thinks that nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled multicellularity automagically evolved, their thought processes have probably already been…

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Jay R. Feierman: twenty years of antagonism

Jay R. Feierman began his antagonism when we first met. At a poster presentation during a prestigious conference in 1995, I detailed all the aspects of my mammalian model. He asked “What about birds?” He is the”bird-watching” moderator of the International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE) yahoo group who banned me from participation last year when I failed to answer a “yes” or “no” question about the role of RNA in cell type differentiation. Since then, his attacks on my…

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Science vs semantics

Re-interpreting long-term evolution experiments — Is delayed adaptation an example of historical contingency or a consequence of intermittent selection? Excerpt: “… the series of events used to explain adaptation in the short-transfer LTEE (and in speciation) might need to be revised. The amplification model supported by this article has already be proposed as a means of evolving new genes (1) and has been experimentally shown capable of generating a novel genetic function within as few as 3000 cell generations (11).…

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Hybrids: making microbes and Democrats into monkey’s uncles?

Darwinists Underestimate Nature. Creationists Underestimate God. Excerpt: Doug, here’s what we know: Two processes produce new species in real time – 1) Hybrids, where Species 1 crossed with Species 2 gives you Species 3. Example: Emmer wheats + goat grass = modern wheat. This doubles the number of chromosomes. After this merger, “hybrid dysgenesis” kicks in. Extensive genome editing re-arranges and deletes parts of the new DNA. Genome studies indicate that a hybridization event of this kind got us from…

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Neuroplasticity

Can You Think Yourself Into a Different Person? Excerpt 1) Those who over-evangelise emerging disciplines like neuroplasticity or epigenetics can sometimes be guilty of talking as if the influence of our genes no longer matters. Excerpt 2) Of course, it’s our malleable brains that have moulded themselves to these rhythms. See also: Nature and nurture: Human brains evolved to be more responsive to environmental influences See for comparison: Mae-Wan Ho: No Boundary Really Between Genetic and Epigenetic My comment: Everything…

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Receptor methylation controls behavior

The protein arginine methyltransferase PRMT5 promotes D2-like dopamine receptor signaling Excerpt 1) The addition of a methyl group to an arginine residue can remove a hydrogen bond donor and decrease the electrostatic surface potential at the residue, resulting in a change in size and hydrophobicity that can affect its interaction with binding partners (21). Excerpt 2) Together, these results led us to propose that arginine methylation promotes D2-like dopamine receptor signaling and that this mechanism of receptor regulation is conserved…

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Mystery machine vs model (2)

See: Mystery machine vs model Here are links to reports that attest to the accurate representation of links from nutrient energy-dependent base pair changes to RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions and protection of organized genomes from virus-driven genomic entropy. See also: Intercellular wiring enables electron transfer between methanotrophic archaea and bacteria Re: direct interspecies electron transfer (DIET) Excerpt: HotSeep-1 comprises the genes for the biosynthesis and assembly of type IV pili, as well as large multi-haem cytochrome c proteins, both with…

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