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Food energy-as-information, and consciousness

Informational Mode of the Brain Operation and Consciousness as an Informational Related System (6/7/19) Conclusion: consciousness could be fully described and understood in informational terms. In the same issue, the food that organisms eat is linked to human consciousness via natural selection for energy-dependent codon optimality. Codon optimality biophysically constrains viral latency via the physiology of pheromone-controlled reproduction and fixation of RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions. The amino acid substitutions link food energy as information to transgenerational epigenetic inheritance of healthy…

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Animal welfare vs human ethology

Dairy cattle welfare as a result of human-animal relationship – a review …negligence in this area is one of the reasons for public disinformation regarding the level of animal welfare. Negligence in all areas of animal welfare can be attributed to human ethologists. The history of their pseudoscientific nonsense extends back through the decades to the late Irenhaus Eibl-Eibesfeleldt, who was the “father of human ethology.” His 848 page Human Ethology textbook is still the best example of how one book…

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Complexity: Routes and Patterns (4)

Amino acid coevolution reveals three-dimensional structure and functional domains of insect odorant receptors (2015) …the current models are both consistent with available and new experimental data and offer a number of predictions – notably, through revelation of highly constrained residues (Supplementary Data 9–10) – to guide and visualise structure-function analyses of these unusual sensory receptors. No experimental evidence of top-down causation links anything except the quantized energy-dependent creation of enzymes, hormones, and receptors to biophysically constrained viral latency and ecological…

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Evolving DNA before RNA

A Tiny Emissary From the Ancient Past SEPT. 25, 2014 by Carl Zimmer Excerpt 1) The evolutionary origins of viruses and viroids are totally different…” My comment: How could evolution origins be totally different for anything? Has neo-Darwinian theory changed to allow some organisms to evolve via mutations and some to evolve another way? Excerpt 2) The ancestors of plants gained the ability to capture sunlight by swallowing up photosynthetic microbes. Dr. Flores speculated that these microbes, called cyanobacteria, may…

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New technique used in report of atomic-level ecological adaptations

Archaerhodopsin variants with enhanced voltage-sensitive fluorescence in mammalian and Caenorhabditis elegans neurons Directed evolution of a far-red fluorescent rhodopsin reported as: New technique uses a genetic tool and light to view and map neuronal circuits Excerpt 1): “This [directed evolution] experiment demonstrates how rapidly these remarkable bacterial proteins can evolve in response to new demands. But even more exciting is what they can do in neurons, as Viviana discovered,” says Arnold. Excerpt 2): After incorporating Archer1 into neurons that were…

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