Philip Ball

A mental health problem at the highest level (2)

Biologically uninformed theorists and so-called science journalists have ignored their own mental health issues and focussed their attention on the mental health of serious scientists. Some of the serious scientists advise the President of the United States in attempts to help him make America great again by draining the political and academic swamps. It is time to examine the personality disorders of theorists and biologically uninformed journalists for comparison to the mental health of serious scientists and the President of…

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From nitrogen atoms to ecosystems in all living genera

Summary: The “tiny machines” that “massacre viruses” link the creation of the anti-entropic virucidal energy of sunlight to the pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction in all living genera via the nitrogen-dependent weekend resurrection of the bacterial flagellum in P. fluorescens. See: Virus-mediated archaeal hecatomb in the deep seafloor We show here for the first time the crucial role of viruses in controlling archaeal dynamics and therefore the functioning of deep-sea ecosystems, and suggest that virus-archaea interactions play a central role in…

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For God and Country

Kinetically Stable Thermodynamically Activated Cell Metabolism (1)

Excerpt: …via his failure to start from the creation of the sun, Philip Ball makes all aspects of food energy-dependent RNA-mediated error-free DNA repair disappear in his attempt to explain biodiversity, which starts with water. How to Cure Aging – During Your Lifetime? (video) This is a fascinating plea for funding. They seem to know that microRNAs regulate the energy-dependent microRNA/messenger RNA balance in species from plants to humans, but they don’t seem to know that the virus-driven theft of quantized…

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Science vs Secularism: Molecular Mechanisms or Math?

Summary: An example from ancient knowledge of trigonometry links pattern recognition as the basis for the science of creationism, and pattern recognition also is the basis for molecular biology. What form of virus-driven pathology would you most like to see eliminated from future consideration by serious scientists who know how energy-dependent RNA-mediated cell type differentiation occurs? In any case, a PubMed search for microRNA and your disease of choice will be enlightening. See for example: microRNA + Alzheimer’s or microRNA…

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The emergence of light as energy from a life-giving star (2)

Conclusion: …all experimental evidence of biophysically constrained life on Earth begins with the creation of the sun’s energy, not with a Universe that is always looking. See: The emergence of light as energy from a life-giving star June 20, 2017 Some science journalists seem to be following my blog posts so that they can attack my claims and continue to obfuscate cause and effect.  It is difficult to place their obfuscation into the context of coincidence. For example, in my…

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Constrained evolution is ecological adaptation

See also: Unconstrained evolutionary innovability Ideas that evolution is not constrained can be compared to experimental evidence of biophysically constrained ecological adaptations. The most recent relevant open access published work from the Jakobsson lab is: TRIM28 Represses Transcription of Endogenous Retroviruses in Neural Progenitor Cells. This is a link to a prior publication (also open access): microRNA-125 distinguishes developmentally generated and adult-born olfactory bulb interneurons Taken together these two published works extend our 1996 model of RNA-mediated cell type differentiation…

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