Greg Bear

Natural cooperation and Evolution 2.0

More than 45,000 published journal articles indexed on PubMed already contained the term microRNA before evolutionary theorists declared the microRNAs were linked from their emergence to all biodiversity via mutations and evolution in: MicroRNA mechanisms of action: what have we learned from mice? Conclusion:  We speculate that miRNAs emerged during evolution to increase the complexity of gene regulation, thereby contributing to the diversity of organisms. See for comparison: ‘Natural cooperation’ is nutrient dependent and pheromone controlled See also: Evolution 2.0…

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Rivals cast doubt on facts about HGT

See first: Creating nothing but a theory (3) Rival Scientists Cast Doubt Upon Recent Discovery About Invincible Animals Excerpt: A recent claim that tardigrades got a sixth of their DNA from microbes is starting to unravel. My comment: No, it is not. Ed Yong has already admitted that the problem with such claims is that evolutionary theorists refuse to accept facts that link atoms to ecosystems in the context of biologically-based cause and effect. He even accepted the blame for…

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Mystery machine vs model (3)

See Mystery machine vs model (2) Response of mammalian macrophages to challenge with the Chlorovirus ATCV-1. Excerpt: IMPORTANCE:   Virus infections that persist in and stimulate inflammatory factors from macrophages contribute to pathologies in humans. A previous study showed that DNA sequences homologous to Chlorovirus ATCV-1 were found in a significant fraction of oropharyngeal samples from a healthy human cohort. We show here unexpectedly that ATCV-1, whose only known host is an eukaryotic green alga (Chlorella heliozoae) that is an…

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RNA Mediated

Metaphysical science vs theory

I’ve wasted too much time attempting to explain biologically-based facts to the biologically uninformed discussants on Science X network. This is an attempt to salvage some of the time and to move forward.  See: New comments posted on Science X network: – A natural history of neurons: Diverse mutations reveal lineage of brain cells : 1 new comment – Study sheds light on powerful process that turns food into energy : 1 new comment – Study adds to evidence that…

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Information and communication

Intelligent Cancer Cells Communicate with Exosomes Excerpt: Human cells use thousands of different types of signals—cytokines, chemokines, neurotransmitters, gliatransmitters, peptides, protein factors, photons, mRNA, miRNA, lncRNA and many types of electricity (electrical synapses, calcium waves, axon spikes, protein gradients, electric fields, synchronous oscillations). Communication between cells occurs at many different levels at the same time. My comment: Theorists include this communication of information in human cells, but they fail to address the obvious need to link the different types of…

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From “Blood Music” to Evolution 2.0

  Book recommendations: For non-technical representations of how nutritional epigenetics and pharmacogenomics are linked via ecological adaptations, see: In his 1985 science fiction novel, linked above, Greg Bear included everything that is currently known to serious scientists about RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions and cell type differentiation in species from microbes to humans. He indirectly addressed the fact that the anti-entropic epigenetic effects of nutrients biophysically constrains cell type differentiation, which is limited by the physiology of reproduction. After the virus-like…

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Olfaction & the octopus and human genomes (2)

Darwinian evolution in the light of genomics Eugene Koonin excerpt: The distribution of evolutionary rates across sets of orthologous genes, the distribution of the sizes of paralogous gene families, the negative correlation between the expression level and the sequence evolution rate of a gene, and other relationships between key evolutionary and phenomic variables seem to be genuine universals of evolution. The simplicity of these universal regularities suggests that they are shaped by equally simple, fundamental evolutionary processes, rather than by…

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30 years of theoretical nonsense

Brain Drain The brain contains lymphatic vessels similar to those found elsewhere in the body, a mouse study shows. By Ashley P. Taylor | June 1, 2015 Excerpt: “If you go into the literature, 20 years ago, the idea was that if you see immune cells in the brain, something must be going wrong…” In our 1996 Hormones and Behavior review article, we wrote (with my emphasis): Immunological Factors The immune system has long been known to perceive certain sexual…

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Viruses and the human-like microbiome

Ocean’s microbiome has incredible diversity – and human likeness Excerpt: The microbiome of the world’s biggest ecosystem and one of the smallest appear to function in surprisingly similar ways. The New Scientist article  reports on: Structure and function of the global ocean microbiome Journal article abstract conclusion: …vertical stratification with epipelagic community composition mostly driven by temperature rather than other environmental factors or geography. We identify ocean microbial core functionality and reveal that >73% of its abundance is shared with…

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