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Essential pseudoscientific concepts of atheism

12 Essential Scientific Concepts It is important to note that this representation of essential concepts is made by Professor Indre Viskontas, who uses the opportunity to try to sell others on her atheistic perspective. Presenting her ridiculous perspective as if it represented any scientific concepts is akin to presentations by Richard Dawkins, Dan Dennett, Steven Pinker, Penn & Teller and PZ Myers. My favorite pseudoscientist, is little PeeZee Myers. He made himself known to me in an attack on my…

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RNA-mediated epigenetic modification via DNA-methylation

I have repeatedly used the phrase “RNA-directed DNA methylation and RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions” in the context of links from the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of DNA in the organized genomes of species from microbes to man. See for example: RNA-mediated, with links to ~200 blog posts. In the introduction to my 2012 review I attested to the importance of the pathway that links the epigenetic landscape to pharmacogenomics. Excerpt: “The gene, cell, tissue, organ, organ-system pathway is…

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Extensive molecular evidence vs ridiculous theories

Mosquito Genomes Galore Whole-genome sequences of 16 different mosquito species reveal rapid evolution and could inform malaria research. By Ruth Williams | November 27, 2014 Excerpt: “…mosquitoes are rapidly evolving, exhibiting high degrees of gene gains, losses, shuffling, and even transmission between closely related species.” It is the reports on rapid evolution of insects that continues to limit the usefulness of any theories about mutations and or natural selection of anything except food. My comments (below) to The Scientist site…

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Eliminating evolutionary theory

Does evolutionary theory need a rethink? Excerpt 1) “…the theory neglects key processes, say Kevin Laland and colleagues.” My comment: “Olfaction and odor receptors provide a clear evolutionary trail that can be followed from unicellular organisms to insects to humans (Keller et al., 2007; Kohl, 2007; Villarreal, 2009; Vosshall, Wong, & Axel, 2000).” — Human pheromones and food odors: epigenetic influences on the socioaffective nature of evolved behaviors. (2012) Excerpt 2) “Theory accommodates evidence through relentless synthesis…” My comment: “An…

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Pattern recognition and conserved receptors (TAARs)

Olfactory Receptor Patterning in a Higher Primate Excerpt: We found that TAARs are also expressed in the macaque OE, suggesting that these receptors may also function as chemosensory receptors in the human nose. My comment: The article links the senior author’s prior works from nutrient-dependent RNA-mediated events and the de novo Creation of odorant receptor (OR) genes to her 2005 co-authored work on the hormone-organized control of these RNA-mediated events: Feedback loops link odor and pheromone signaling with reproduction. Excerpt:”At…

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