physics

Magic, Miracle, or Molecular Mechanism (2)

See also: Magic, Miracle, or Molecular Mechanism? I reiterate: Obviously, not all theorists are committed to telling “Just So” stories about mutations and human evolution. For example, see: Clustered mutations in hominid genome evolution are consistent with APOBEC3G enzymatic activity, which was reported as: Human evolution fast-tracked by mutations from anti-viral enzyme Excerpt (with my emphasis): …when examining the locations of the clustered mutations, the researchers found they were enriched in transcriptionally active and regulatory regions of the human genome. Over…

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Energy-dependent creation and entropy

Theorists tend to use the term de novo when they don’t know. If they don’t know how energy-dependent structures and functions are created, functional structures are created de novo. See for example:  Lymphotoxin-Dependent B Cell-FRC Crosstalk Promotes De Novo Follicle Formation and Antibody Production following Intestinal Helminth Infection If theorists don’t know what causes mutations, the mutations are de novo mutations. See for example: Germline De Novo Mutations in GNB1 Cause Severe Neurodevelopmental Disability, Hypotonia, and Seizures My comment: The…

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RNA-mediated physics, chemistry, and molecular epigenetics (2)

9/16/15 This is an excellent introduction to speculation about how quantum mechanics might be linked from physics and chemistry to the conserved molecular mechanisms of epigenetically-effected biologically-based RNA-mediated cause and effect, which all serious scientists already know must link angstroms to ecosystems via the innate immune system, the physiology of reproduction, and supercoiled DNA. The introduction to speculation may help you to explain why more scientific progress has not been made since 1944, when Schrodinger claimed: Indeed, in the case…

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RNA-mediated physics, chemistry, and molecular epigenetics

RNA-mediated physics, chemistry, and molecular epigenetics Genetics and Genomics May 11-12, 2016 Published on 3 May 2016  See the full size poster displayed on Figshare.com Abstract: Olfaction and the innate immune system link energy as information from the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of supercoiled DNA. The sun’s biological energy is the source of the information that links angstroms to ecosystems via physics, chemistry, and molecular epigenetics. RNA-mediated protein folding chemistry and amino acid substitutions link the anti-entropic quantized…

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Wasted Templeton Funding (3)

See also: Wasted Templeton Funding (2) Templeton grant funds evolution rethink Excerpt: …parents can influence offspring not just through their DNA but by passing on the microorganisms they host or by transmitting epigenetic marks to subsequent generations. “Innovation may be a developmental response that becomes stabilized through genetic changes,” explains Armin Moczek, an evolutionary developmental biologist at Indiana University, Bloomington. My comment: He has not explained how nutrient energy-dependent changes in base pairs link hydrogen-atom transfer in solutions from microRNA…

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Molecular Diagnostics: What is unprotected life? (2)

See also: Molecular Diagnostics: What is unprotected life? What is life when it is not protected from virus driven entropy Published on 30 Mar 2016. Presentated at Molecular Diagnostics on April 6 and 7, 2016 The poster also is available at Figshare POSTER (abstract) “The anti-entropic force of virucidal ultraviolet (UV) light links guanine–cytosine (G⋅C) Watson–Crick base pairing from hydrogen-atom transfer in DNA base pairs in solution to supercoiled DNA, which protects the organized genomes of all living genera from…

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Creating gravity, nucleic acids, receptors, and supercoiled DNA

Liveblog: Scientists to announce major gravitational wave finding My comment: If they link gravitational waves and changes in the speed of light on contact with water, they will be one less step away from linking the creation of gravity to the creation of nucleic acids and the de novo creation of olfactory receptor genes and supercoiled DNA that protects organized genomes from virus-driven entropy. A new method furthers understanding of evolutionary genetics Excerpt: Since Darwin, evolutionary biologists have been fascinated…

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Bacteria see the light and they adapt

Cyanobacteria use micro-optics to sense light direction Excerpt: From the observed dimensions of the spot of 488 nm light focused by Synechocystis cells (Figure 3c) we can estimate that Synechocystis “vision” has an angular resolution (FWHM) of about 21°, essentially limited by light wavelength and the area of the plasma membrane, which is tiny in comparison to an animal retina. However, this resolution is sufficient to incorporate quite complex spatial information into a 360° image of the cell’s surroundings, and…

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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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Models of scientific literacy

Scientific Literacy Redefined Researchers could become better at engaging in public discourse by more fully considering the social and cultural contexts of their work. By Cynthia Brandenburg | February 1, 2016 Excerpt: …any truly productive conversation about why their fears are scientifically unfounded must be predicated upon an understanding of what caused those fears in the first place. My comment: “A Fear of Pheromones” led many researchers to ignore the fact that metabolic networks must be linked to genetic networks…

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