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Stuart Kauffman refutes theistic evolution

See also: Virus-driven energy theft and premature death Biodiversity is autocatalytic (Senior author Stuart Kauffman) …it was recently shown using the RAF algorithm that the metabolic network of Escherichia coli forms a large autocatalytic set of close to 1800 reactions (Sousa et al., 2015). As far as we know, this is the first formal proof that living organisms (or at least essential parts thereof) are indeed autocatalytic sets. Reported as: “Autocatalytic biodiversity hypothesis aims to supplant Darwin’s ‘war of the…

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May the anti-entropic force of sunlight be with you

I added a video track to the audio track that already accompanies this presentation. See also: High-Power Actuation from Molecular Photoswitches in Enantiomerically Paired Soft Springs Reported as: Molecular switch drives powerful movement by opposing twisting helices Inspired by the evolutionary strategies that support the movement of plants, the team headed by Stephen P. Fletcher at the University of Oxford (UK) and Nathalie Katsonis at the University of Twente (Enschede, Netherlands) joined together two strips of liquid-crystal elastomers into a…

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Francis S. Collins refutes theistic evolution

Criticisms of the nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled evolutionary model Based on his writings, both published and unpublished, James Kohl presents an unsupported challenge to modern evolutionary theory and misrepresentations of established scientific terms and others’ research. — Andrew Jones, BA Editor’s note The 2013 review article by James Vaughn Kohl published in Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology and criticized in the above Letter to the Editor was subjected to standard peer review and the revised version was accepted by me after it had…

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Happy Darwin Day (2017)

My series of blog posts about the refutation of theistic evolution by George Church led him to contact me via email. He asked why he would get credit for or against the refutations He claimed he was trained in quantum physics. He claimed that he has authored peer reviewed papers on protein folding, biodiversity, supercoiling, etc. He wanted to know more but did not know enough about my target audience to realize why I included information about the viral hecatomb.…

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George Church refutes theistic evolution (3)

Fifty years of illumination about the natural levels of adaptation … George C. Williams developed in his 1966 book Adaptation and Natural Selection the essentials of a unifying theory of adaptation that remains robust today and has inspired immense progress in understanding how natural selection works. Light Could Propel Nanorobots on a “Fantastic Voyage” Through the Human Body “Light is a more effective option to communicate between the microscopic world and the macroscopic world,” said Tang. See also: George Church…

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Energy as information and constrained endogenous RNA interference (3)

See also: Energy as information and constrained endogenous RNA interference (2) The Scope (Febrary 4, 2017) On World Cancer Day, we’re featuring some of the most exciting research developments of the past year. First up? Yoshinori Ohsumi, Nobel laureate, whose research could save your life. 2016 Nobel Prize Winner Yoshinori Ohsumi’s Discoveries Could Change How We Treat Disease His initial work, first started in 1992, focused on the genes behind the autophagy process in yeast cells. Autophagy, however, has implications…

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Fighting for virus-driven pathology

See my series of 5 posts on the tipping point, which was reached when more than 50,000 indexed publications mentioned microRNAs The tipping point? 50, 000 publications May 16, 2016 See also: MicroRNA analysis in mouse neuro-2a cells after pseudorabies virus infection A total of eight viral miRNA were identified, and ten host miRNAs showed significantly different expression upon PRV infection. Among these, five were analyzed by stem-loop RT-qPCR, which confirmed the above data. Interestingly, these viral miRNAs were mainly…

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Dobzhansky 1973 and Precision Medicine (2)

See also: Dobzhansky 1973 and precision medicine What Did Neanderthals Leave to Modern Humans? Some Surprises A few years ago, the Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo received an unusual fossilized bone fragment from Siberia. He extracted the DNA, sequenced it and realized it was neither human nor Neanderthal. Savante Paabo co-authored this refutation of neo-Darwinian nonsense in 2003.Natural Selection on the Olfactory Receptor Gene Family in Humans and Chimpanzees It links natural selection for energy-dependent codon optimality from the pheromone-controlled physiology…

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Trump’s appeal to common sense (2)

See: Trump’s appeal to common sense Orphan Gpr182 suppresses ERK-mediated intestinal proliferation during regeneration and adenoma formation To our knowledge, this is the first study to use a genetic mouse model to simultaneously map Gpr182 localization patterns and elucidate novel physiological functions for the negative regulation of intestinal proliferative capacity, especially during regeneration and adenoma formation. Future studies to identify the ligand for this exciting and physiologically relevant orphan GPCR [G protein-coupled receptor] will shed light on its tractability as…

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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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