Eshel Ben-Jacob

An evolutionary theory killer

Polymaths and paradigm shifts: from Asimov to Bear (1)

Summary: In the context of what is known about how top-down causation must be linked to all biodiversity on Earth, the anti-entropic virucidal energy of sunlight links differences in the energy of two photons from the proton motive force to the creation of microRNAs. The link from the proton motive force to the creation of microRNAs is endogenous RNA interference (RNAi). Endogenous RNAi is manifested as energy-dependent differences in biophysically constrained viral latency. Biophysically constrained viral latency has been linked…

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Biophysically constrained intelligence vs human idiocy

Microbes Mind Forum Research on origins, evolution, and syntheses of life How did self-organization and evolution give rise to complex, life-like systems and how can these dynamics inform our futures? How can we move beyond the Tragedy of the Commons as a necessary outcome of evolutionary dynamics to evolve toward sustainable futures, channeled by constraints that unleash innovative potential, designing multi-agent, problem-solving systems. Eshel Ben-Jacob is Professor of Physics of Complex Systems and holds the Maguy-Glass Chair in Physics at…

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God vs host-derived creation of virus-driven pathology (2)

See first: God vs host-derived creation of virus-driven pathology When you next see someone claim that “…there is very little knowledge about the gut microbiome” you may associate that claim with the ignorance touted by neo-Darwinian theorists and compare it to what anyone 10 years-old or older will learn when they play the cell biology game “Cystosis.” A board game taking place inside a human cell! Players compete to build enzymes, hormones and receptors and fend off attacking Viruses! Moving…

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Energy-dependent physical and biophysical constraints (10)

Summary: The entire evolution of the microbial world and the virus world, and the interaction between microbes and viruses and other life forms have been left out of the Modern Synthesis…— Eugene Koonin My comment: Viruses are not life forms. They steal the quantized energy that links sunlight to viral latency in the context of everything known to all serious scientists about the fact that Feedback loops link odor and pheromone signaling with reproduction See for comparison: Olfaction Warps Visual…

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The futility of The Battlefield FB group

Apparently, Paul Hartley blocked me from further discussion of his OP about dinosaurs and gladiators before I could ask if he thought “The Battlefield” is a “false flag” group. Does anyone else think that?   If so, do you think it can survive publication of experimental evidence that links responsive supramolecular systems to stepwise changes in the assembly of metal complexes via induction of a light-driven rotary motor scaffold akin to the bacterial flagellum of P. fluorescens? See: Dynamic control…

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Teaching the biologically uninformed

Stark Reality by Todd I. Stark: Computer consultant, science writer, avid reader, martial arts enthusiast. My favorite discussion topics are cognitive neuroscience, psychology, biology, problem solving, human performance, and Microsoft SharePoint technologies. Fatness and Obesity: Framing the Problem Excerpt: …we have to understand what about our lives is most mismatched with our ability to regulate our energy storage. Is it the sorts of things we are eating? The activities we engage in? The nutritional quality available to us? The amount…

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