model organisms

Evolution outside the context of “the light of evolution” (2)

See first: Evolution outside the context of “the light of evolution” How many proponents of Intelligent Design never learned that Darwinian evolution was based on his “conditions of life?” ch 4 IV. Natural Selection; or the Survival of the Fittest  “IF under changing conditions of life…” ch 5 http://www.bartleby.com/11/5002.html “…the greater variability of species having wider ranges than of those with restricted ranges, lead to the conclusion that variability is generally related to the conditions of life…” “…we cannot tell…

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The Origin of Information (3)

Summary: I presented two poster sessions during the Labroots virtual conference “Neuroscience,” March 16-17, 2016 One linked sunlight to energy as the origin of information. The other linked energy as information to biophysically constrained viral latency via the pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction in all living genera. Additional experimental evidence of top-down causation has since confirmed that the creation of sunlight can be linked from energy as information to all biodiversity via its anti-entropic virucidal effects. The direct quantitative measurement of…

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Autophagy is the antiphage defense strategy

The “Antiphage Defense Strategy” in Vibrio anguillarum is called autophagy by many serious scientists. It links nutrient energy-dependent pheromone-controlled quorum sensing to viral latency, healthy longevity, symbiosis, reproduction, and biodiversity from microbial species to humans. For an evolutionary approach to energy-dependent autophagy that fails to address any aspect of how virus-driven energy theft causes all pathology see: (12/7/16) Part I: Living together: The symbiosis of host-microbial interactions (12/7/16) See also: 12/7/16 ….McFall-Ngai tells the story of a symbiosis between the…

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The Origin of Information (2)

See also: The Origin of Information (1) Labroots Neuroscience virtual event: RNA mediated molecular epigenetics and virus driven entropy (working title: The Origin of Information) Published to Youtube March 2, 2016 RNA mediated molecular epigenetics and virus driven entropy Presented March 16 and 17, 2016  Login for free and go to the Poster Hall section on Neuron Biology for a full screen display of the poster or view the poster on Figshare Abstract: Energy-dependent molecular epigenetics support Einstein’s complete molecular…

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Beneficial microbes kill beneficial mutations

Microbiology: Here’s looking at you, squid Margaret McFall-Ngai has dissected the relationship between a beautiful squid and its live-in bacteria — and found lessons for microbiome research on the way. Ed Yong 14 January 2015 Excerpt: “We now know that microbes make up the vast diversity of the biosphere, and that animal biology was shaped by interacting with microbes,” she says. “In my mind, this is the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin.” My comment: I agree. Darwin’s works…

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Model organisms: the birds and the bees

Bird Genomes Abound Scientists complete the largest-ever comparative genomic study of birds. By Ruth Williams | December 11, 2014 Excerpt: “Birds are model organisms for a number of human behaviors and conditions—For example, Jarvis compares vocal learning in birds and humans—so determining the genetic basis of such traits requires genetic history.” My comment: Honeybees are model organisms for “…human immunity, disease resistance, allergic reaction, circadian rhythms, antibiotic resistance, the development of the brain and behavior, mental health, longevity, diseases of…

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Are evolutionary theorists 'nob ends'?

Interview – Prof Brian Cox and Robin Ince Robin Ince “Am I wrong to sometimes be scared of science idiots?” Brian Cox  “…my favoured response would be: ‘you bunch of utter nob ends’.  See also:  “The problem with today’s world is that everyone believes they have the right to express their opinion AND have others listen to it. The correct statement of individual rights is that everyone has the right to an opinion, but crucially, that opinion can be roundly…

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