neo-Darwinism

War Games: False Flag Terrorism

Sirius Cyantis (aka Sean Ovis) takes my claims about virus-driven energy theft and pathology outside the context of creationism.  Using his assumed name, he places them into the context of support for evolution. That’s an example of what happens on the “False Flag” Creationism FB group. In the context of combating evolution to fight disease, the war games become more interesting. Most people in False Flag groups do not know who they are fighting against. In the end it won’t…

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Neo-Darwinism failed in 1995

We replaced neo-Darwinian theory with what was known about the nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction in The Scent of Eros: Mysteries of Odor in Human Sexuality (1995/2002) See also: The Darwin Code by Greg Bear Evolution rising from the grave The pioneering thinkers of yesterday are the devoted traditionalists of today. New ideas enter science grudgingly. New paradigms are resisted with a vengeance. Living with the Neanderthals …the preposterous ideas of yesterday are the unshakeable dogmas of today, and the…

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Magic, Miracle, or Molecular Mechanism (3)

Programmable RNA-binding protein composed of repeats of a single modular unit Conclusion: Pumby presents an array in which all units can be selected from the same set of four modules. Thus, Pumby may present a simplified context in which to insert Pumilio modules to study how specific amino acids contribute to the emergent properties of modular RNA binding, independent of position-specific effects. Such future insights into the architecture of Pumilio may not only provide basic science insights into this interesting…

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RNA-mediated physics, chemistry, and molecular epigenetics (2)

9/16/15 This is an excellent introduction to speculation about how quantum mechanics might be linked from physics and chemistry to the conserved molecular mechanisms of epigenetically-effected biologically-based RNA-mediated cause and effect, which all serious scientists already know must link angstroms to ecosystems via the innate immune system, the physiology of reproduction, and supercoiled DNA. The introduction to speculation may help you to explain why more scientific progress has not been made since 1944, when Schrodinger claimed: Indeed, in the case…

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Wasted Templeton Funding (4)

Does the “Extended Synthesis” Replace or Not Replace Neo-Darwinism? — What Has Templeton Funded? Excerpt: Gerd Müller and Kevin Laland are both part of the Templeton-funded ES project. But while Müller is adamant that ES replaces neo-Darwinism, Laland is firm that ES does not replace neo-Darwinism. My comment:  Templeton is funding another attempt to place everything known to serious scientists about energy-dependent alternative splicings and RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions back into the context of mutations, natural selection, and evolution. Not random…

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A failed theory of cancer: two more decades of pseudoscience

1995 Neo-Darwinism has failed as an evolutionary theory 2016 Cancer and the transformation of life: An Interview with Athena Aktipis Excerpt: Cancer is evolution taking place inside multi-cellular organisms. Cancer cells are perversely adaptive and proliferate faster than normal cells. Since evolution has no foresight, it doesn’t matter that the end result of cancer evolution is the death of the cancer along with its host. But cancer cells are subject to the same evolutionary pressures as other cells. Amazingly, only…

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Neo-Darwinism vs the neocortex

From Fertilization to Adult Sexual Behavior Excerpt: (with my emphasis) Small intranuclear proteins also participate in generating alternative splicing techniques of pre-mRNA and, by this mechanism, contribute to c in at least two species, Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabditis elegans…. That similar proteins perform functions in humans suggests the possibility that some human sex differences may arise from alternative splicings of otherwise identical genes. Alternative splicing as a switch to enhance neuroprotection under stress Excerpt: Alternative splicing is an important post-transcriptional…

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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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Correctly modeling ecological adaptation

Statistics requantitates the central dogma Excerpt: “Mammalian proteins are expressed at ∼103 to 108 molecules per cell (1). Differences between cell types, between normal and disease states, and between individuals are largely defined by changes in the abundance of proteins, which are in turn determined by rates of transcription, messenger RNA (mRNA) degradation, translation, and protein degradation. If the rates for one of these steps differ much more than the rates of the other three, that step would be dominant…

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What if Darwin was not still dead?

What Would Darwin Think About Modern Darwinism? Excerpt: “Imagine if Darwin could be transported to the present and learn what has become of his theory. What would excite him the most? Would anything disturb or disappoint him? TVOL has polled some of the most distinguished evolutionists of our day and we are pleased to provide their answers as our gift to Darwin and his admirers on his 206th Birthday!” It would be interesting to compare answers from distinguished serious scientists…

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