nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled

Evolutionary theories of epigenetic drift

Testing Two Evolutionary Theories of Human Aging with DNA Methylation Data My summary: Outside the context of food energy-dependent biophysically constrained pheromone-controlled viral latency, mutation accumulation (MA) and disposable soma (DS) provide possible explanations for the existence of human aging. For example, age-differentially-methylated sites across the genome showed significant MA-consistent increases in heritability with age or significant DS-consistent decreases in heritability. Their results supposedly show that both MA and DS play a role in explaining aging and aging-related changes but…

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Energy-dependent physical and biophysical constraints (6)

Conclusion: Like Richard Dawkins, Magnus S. Magnusson is a pseudoscientist. A light-induced change in an endogenous substrate found in all cell types of all living genera links femtosecond blasts of UV light from the de novo creation of the innate immune system to RNA-mediated DNA repair in species from microbes to humans. The theft of quantized energy by viruses has been linked to all pathology. The speed at which quantum decoherence occurs makes it difficult for virus-driven energy theft to…

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Richard P. Feynman refuted theistic evolution

Summary: Among other delightful examples of his expertise in physics, Feynman presciently linked natural selection for energy-dependent codon optimality from food energy-dependent pheromone-controlled biophysically constrained chromosomal rearrangements to healthy longevity. He also linked the radiation-induced theft of quantized energy to mutations in phages via amino acids that increase the virulence of the viruses. Updated information is presented in the context of refutations by many others who might otherwise claim to believe in theistic evolution. The miR-23a~27a~24-2 microRNA cluster buffers transcription…

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RNA-mediated adult learning, memory, and neurogenesis

Here is a way to assess the power of the media-industrial complex to suppress accurate representations of biophysically constrained biologically-based cause and effect. Wait to see whether this experimental evidence is reported in the science news, or how it is reported. Enriched Environment Increases PCNA and PARP1 Levels in Octopus vulgaris Central Nervous System: First Evidence of Adult Neurogenesis in Lophotrochozoa The experimental data obtained by immunohistochemistry and western blot assay using proliferating cell nuclear antigen and poli (ADP-ribose) polymerase…

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More refutations of neo-Darwinian nonsense

New CRISPR–Cas systems from uncultivated microbes In bacteria, we discovered two previously unknown systems, CRISPR-CasX and CRISPR-CasY, which are among the most compact systems yet identified. Notably, all required functional components were identified by metagenomics, enabling validation of robust in vivo RNA-guided DNA interference activity in E. coli. Interrogation of environmental microbial communities combined with in vivo experiments allows access to an unprecedented diversity of genomes whose content will expand the repertoire of microbe-based biotechnologies. They discovered that energy-dependent RNA-mediated…

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Explorers who do not know what is known (2)

See: Explorers who do not know what is known See also: Energy-dependent polycombic ecological adaptation Now see: The B/Z reaction, and the problem with peer review December 9. 2016 by John Leonard … oscillating chemical reactions predictable by mathematical formula are partially responsible for organizing cells to form organs, bone, and tissue. Alan Turing didn’t live to see the publication of evidence that would have validated his theory almost immediately. …when Belousov attempted to have his research published in 1951,…

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Light, behavior and autophagy, a gender-specific risk factor

Structure of photosystem II and substrate binding at room temperature Excerpt: PS II, a membrane-bound multi-subunit pigment protein complex, couples the one-electron photochemistry at the reaction centre with the four-electron redox chemistry of water oxidation at the Mn4CaO5 cluster in the oxygen-evolving complex (OEC). New, detailed snapshots capture photosynthesis at room temperature The living machinery responsible for photosynthesis – while commonplace and essential to life on Earth – is still not fully understood. It is understood at every level of…

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Light ‘drives’ adaptation; nothing ‘drives’ evolution (3)

See also Light ‘drives’ adaptation; nothing ‘drives’ evolution (2) 100 feet below the surface bioluminescent organisms are the dominant light source, study shows Excerpt: “Luminescent marine organisms each have a unique light signature. By looking at the time series light generated by a flash within the instrument, we were able to determine who was there making the flash,” Cohen explained. “It’s a useful tool, particularly at this time of year when relatively few species are present.” Bioluminescence is known to…

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Attacking Young Earth Creationists

‘Residual diversity estimates’ do not correct for sampling bias in palaeodiversity data Abstract excerpt: Evolutionary dynamics such as speciation are inherently a phylogenetic process, and only an explicitly phylogenetic approach will correctly model this process. Reported as: Flawed analysis casts doubt on years of evolutionary research The method assumes that variations in the number of different fossils at any given time are a reflection of how much rock was available. It has been used in more than 150 published research…

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The human virome (revisited)

From October 2013: Describing the Silent Human Virome with an Emphasis on Giant Viruses “…viruses infect all domains of life, including bacteria, archaea and eukaryotes, and are found in all ecological niches [2]. This pleiotropic distribution on our planet allows viruses to play the role of ‘natural motors’ that drive global energy and nutrient cycling [3,4].” My comment: The portrayal of viruses as ‘natural motors’ is made outside the context of the fact that the energy-dependent changes attributed to the…

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