Mae-Wan Ho

Placing boundaries where none exist

Epigenome-wide Association Studies and the Interpretation of Disease -Omics Reported by Carl Zimmer in:  Growing Pains for Field of Epigenetics as Some Call for Overhaul Excerpt: these experts “…argue that in some cases, changes to epigenetic marks don’t cause disease, but are merely consequences of disease. My comment: What kind of biologically uninformed expert or science journalist continues to misrepresent what is known to serious scientists about all virus-driven pathology? See for comparison: Epigenetics and Genetics of Viral Latency Excerpt:…

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Millions of water molecules vs years of evolution

Electrolytes induce long-range orientational order and free energy changes in the H-bond network of bulk water Reported as: A single ion impacts a million water molecules See also:  Remembering Evolution Visionary Mae-Wan Ho Excerpt:   Mae-Wan Ho believed that “water is the medium of life,” that “[q]uantum coherent water underlies the quantum coherence of organisms.” My comment 1) It saddens me to think about how many intelligent visionaries have been lost during the time that neo-Darwinists continued to tout the…

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Riding the wrong direction

Riding the Evolution Paradigm Shift With Eugene Koonin Excerpt: 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… Excerpt: [T]he entire ideology of personalized medicine should be taken with many grains of salt. My comment: Personalized medicine links the conserved molecular mechanisms of biologically-based cause and effect from nutrient-dependent RNA-mediated gene duplication to RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions, which differentiate…

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Epigenetics vs the fossil record

Evolution of stem cells traced in study of fossilized rodent teeth Excerpt: “the mechanism that allowed the shift from longer teeth to continuously growing ones… probably linked to a regulatory element of DNA that activates the transcription of a gene or genes.” My comment: Nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled fixation of RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions links the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of DNA in the organized genomes of species from microbes to man via conserved molecular mechanisms of the biophysically constrained…

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