New World populations

The concept of a species (1)

In an attempt to discuss The misleading evidence that fooled scientists for decades I wrote: The concept of a species is clearly seen in the context of Darwin’s “conditions of life” and sympatric speciation. What organisms eat is linked from their physiology of pheromone-controlled reproduction to biophysically constrained viral latency and all extant biodiversity via energy-dependent changes in base pairs and fixation of amino acid substitutions in the organized genomes of species from microbes to humans. See Nutrient-dependent Pheromone-Controlled Ecological Adaptations: From…

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The eternal significance of microRNAs and the Vietnam Memorial (1)

Researchers who believe in the mutation-driven evolution of species and mutation-driven differences in human populations have invented another ridiculous hypothesis. Now, they believe in mathematical models that infer: Cultural hitchhiking and competition between patrilineal kin groups explain the post-Neolithic Y-chromosome bottleneck In human populations, changes in genetic variation are driven not only by genetic processes, but can also arise from cultural or social changes. An abrupt population bottleneck specific to human males has been inferred across several Old World (Africa,…

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EDAR V370A and sympatric speciation

Nick Lane and others like him refuse to reappraise their human mitochondrial DNA recombination dogma. All serious scientists know where the energy for recombination comes from. But, in his latest video clip, he touts the same unsubstantiated theoretical pseudoscientific nonsense. See the: Aeon Video: Life on earth – from mushrooms to humans and everything in between – seems enormously diverse. At the cellular level, however, almost all complex lifeforms are surprisingly similar. Why life is this way, though, remains mysterious.…

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