Neo-Darwinists

Quantum Darwinism (2)

Nonenzymatic polymerase-like template-directed synthesis of acyclic l-threoninol nucleic acid 2/5/21 Orgel and Szostak introduced an amino group into 2′- and 3′-positions9, which enabled effective RNA copying due to acceleration of the ligation reaction10,11. Reported as: Origins of life could have started with DNA-like XNAs 4/6/21 …shorter L-aTNA fragments came together and linked up with each other on the longer L-aTNA template. Critically, this happened in the presence of a compound, called N-cyanoimidazole, and a metal ion, like manganese, both of…

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Light-activated feedback loops vs self-organization of ecosystems

John Lieff has been trying to update his ridiculous misrepresentations of biologically-based cause and effect to match the accurate representations we made in a section on molecular epigenetics in our 1996 Hormones and Behavior review. From Fertilization to Adult Sexual Behavior Nothing can stop him, but this will provide the next source for material that he must borrow as if he learned about it somewhere else. Apoptosis analysis guide | Free ebook download Virus-driven energy theft causes apoptosis, which releases…

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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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The tipping point? 50, 000 publications

There’s 10 trillion microbes on you; the White House wants to figure them out Excerpt: …start research into the microbes that shape life on Earth — including those in plants, animals, water, soil and air — as part of an effort to fight disease… “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…“– Eugene Koonin (May 7, 2015)  …

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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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The Light and Darkness of “Evolution 2.0”

The light of evolution in the oft-cited work by Dobzhansky (1973) is the energy from sunlight. The sun’s biological energy links its anti-entropic virucidal epigenetic effects to RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions that differentiate all cell types in all individuals of all living genera. Excerpt from Dobzhansky (1973)  …the so-called alpha chains of hemoglobin have identical sequences of amino acids in man and the chimpanzee, but they differ in a single amino acid (out of 141) in the gorilla. ( p.…

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Hydrogen-atom transfer in DNA base pairs (5)

Can Anybody Actually Win The Evolution 2.0 Prize? January 18, 2016 at 9:44 pm In an invited review of nutritional epigenetics, I linked atoms to ecosystems without the pseudoscientific nonsense touted by neo-Darwinists. Kohl, James V. (2014): Nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled ecological adaptations: from atoms to ecosystems. The invited submission was returned without review. When I provide all the details for the origin of the DNA code, what prevents the submission from being rejected without comment? January 18, 2016 at 11:13 pm …

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Ecological genomics: teleophobes respond (too late)

Forecasting Ecological Genomics: High-Tech Animal Instrumentation Meets High-Throughput Sequencing Conclusion: Twenty years ago, an essay about sequencing genomes and remotely tracking animals across the globe in real time would have been the subject of science fiction. In 2015, there are over 50,000 animals being tracked [12], and single research groups now sequence dozens, up to hundreds, of individual genomes [17,82]. By embracing new technology and integrating these data streams into an ecological genomic framework (Fig 1), we are now poised…

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