Perry Marshall

Genome-gate: Follow the money?

Artificial Natures Excerpt: You run the largest research lab at Harvard, the Church Lab…. At the recent conference “Genetics, Biomedicine, and the Human Experience in Space,” you presented ideas about using genetics to do things that are normally done by altering environments—for instance, by changing our microbi- ome…” My comment: The largest research lab at Harvard is probably the best funded. Where is the funding coming from? How is it going to be used to benefit you? What would happen…

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Ricki Lewis’ Time Machine (4)

Variants near CHRNA3/5 and APOE have age- and sex-related effects on human lifespan Excerpt: The signal we observe is driven by rs429358, a non-synonymous Cys112Arg variant, which defines the ε4 allele and which has not previously been shown to be the causal variant influencing lifespan. See also: Gorilla Genome 2.0: Lessons for the Clinic? Excerpt: VARIANTS OF UNCERTAIN SIGNIFICANCE With phrases such as “settled science” and “scientific proof” part of the lexicon, it’s little wonder that health care consumers expect…

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Nutrient-dependent life vs virus-driven pathology

Young Earth Creationists killing Christian credibility? Perry Marshall says: March 19, 2016 at 10:04 am James, you are one step away from being banned because of your disingenuous comments, your accusations, and your unnecessary combativeness. I am getting tired of it. People accuse you of being a troll for a reason. This is your final warning. My comment: Thanks for the warning, Perry Marshall. People who do not like me to disseminate accurate information about biologically-based cause and effect accuse…

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Selective reporting of inferences: examples of pseudoscience

In the narrative of this presentation on RNA mediated molecular epigenetics and virus driven entropy, I mentioned that Cori Bargmann is scheduled to deliver a lecture entitled “Genes, neurons, circuits and behavior: an integrated approach in a compact brain.” An integrated approach will help others understand what is currently known about how ecological variation leads to ecological adaptation. Works, like hers, with the nematode model organism will help others understand how ecological adaptation leads to biodiversity in the morphological phenotypes…

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Energy-dependent purpose vs teleophobic telorexia

I’m not getting any responses to an attempt to discuss  On epigenetics: We are not just our DNA. That suggests I should use the claims and my attempt to discuss them in a blog post. If no one else wants to discuss the links from atoms to ecosystems in the diagram above, at least there will be a record to show they ignored them, again. James V. Kohl March 11, 2016 at 9:55 am Thanks for reporting on the symposium…

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Hybrids: making microbes and Democrats into monkey’s uncles?

Darwinists Underestimate Nature. Creationists Underestimate God. Excerpt: Doug, here’s what we know: Two processes produce new species in real time – 1) Hybrids, where Species 1 crossed with Species 2 gives you Species 3. Example: Emmer wheats + goat grass = modern wheat. This doubles the number of chromosomes. After this merger, “hybrid dysgenesis” kicks in. Extensive genome editing re-arranges and deletes parts of the new DNA. Genome studies indicate that a hybridization event of this kind got us from…

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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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Ricki Lewis’ Time Machine (2)

See also: Can a Quirky Chromosome Create a Second Human Species? Reported here as: Ricki Lewis’ Time Machine Physics’s pangolin Trying to resolve the stubborn paradoxes of their field, physicists craft ever more mind-boggling visions of reality Excerpt 1) with my emphasis Physicists are deeply aware of the schizophrenic nature of their science and long to find a synthesis, or unification. Such is the goal of a so-called ‘theory of everything’. However, to non-physicists, these competing lines of thought, and…

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Hydrogen-Atom Transfer in DNA Base Pairs (4)

Historical perspective: Behold James Vaughn Kohl. Ecological adaptation occurs via the epigenetic effects of nutrients on alternative splicings of pre-mRNA which result in amino acid substitutions that differentiate all cell types of all individuals of all species. The control of the differences in cell types occurs via the metabolism of the nutrients to chemical signals that control the physiology of reproduction. These facts do not refute evolution; they simply refute the ridiculous theory of mutation-initiated natural selection that most people…

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Finding peace and π in the light of H bond energy

It might be amusing if the misrepresentations of links between energy and cell type differentiation by people like PZ Myers were not going to cause more suffering and death.  Instead, two years after his attack on me for my accurate representations of the link from nutrient energy-dependent chromosomal rearrangements to pheromone-controlled biodiversity in species from microbes to humans we see this: You’re trying to explain a random phenotype by looking for a randomization mechanism in the genome. No one will…

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