Psychology

Polymaths and paradigm shifts: from Asimov to Bear (4)

Saying Goodbye to the RNA World Theory RNA has a limited ability for catalysis compared to peptides, and would have struggled to maintain its catalytic activity under the changing temperature conditions of early Earth. Carter and Wills also argued that if an RNA world existed, it would have been unlikely for it to incorporate peptides later on. See for comparison: Dependence of RNA synthesis in isolated thymus nuclei on glycolysis, oxidative carbohydrate catabolism and a type of “oxidative phosphorylation” (1964)…

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Francis S. Collins refutes theistic evolution

Criticisms of the nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled evolutionary model Based on his writings, both published and unpublished, James Kohl presents an unsupported challenge to modern evolutionary theory and misrepresentations of established scientific terms and others’ research. — Andrew Jones, BA Editor’s note The 2013 review article by James Vaughn Kohl published in Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology and criticized in the above Letter to the Editor was subjected to standard peer review and the revised version was accepted by me after it had…

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Dietary lutein and pheromone-controlled brain development

Parahippocampal Cortex Mediates the Relationship between Lutein and Crystallized Intelligence in Healthy, Older Adults Reported as: How Leafy Greens May Protect The Brain From Aging “As a neuroprotective nutrient, lutein may support structure and function in neural membranes, and ultimately may support the cognitive functions that rely upon these neural membranes,” Marta Zamroziewicz, a graduate student in neuroscience and the study’s lead author, told The Huffington Post. The link from the sun’s anti-entropic virucidal energy to lutein and cell type…

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Appetite for ingesting theories (raw)

On The Edge of Neuroscience and Psychology Facebook Group, no one seems interested enough to discuss the difference between an epigenetic effect on hormones and an affect of hormones on behavior. Without a starting point for discussion, there may be no further comments on Goy, R. W., and McEwen, B. S. (1980). Sexual Differentiation of the Brain. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. Without discussion of nutrient-dependent RNA-mediated sexual differentiation of cell types in the brain, there is no way to link…

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