Racial Disparities

Impeaching the God of Abraham (3)

The higher the proportion of people with immunity, either through vaccination or infection, the stronger the selective pressure on the coronavirus to mutate in ways that can evade our immunity. — Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrTomFrieden) February 15, 2021 Neo-Darwinian theorists, conspiracy theorists, and Big Bang cosmologists have something in common with Communists, atheists, and researchers from Harvard who have obfuscated facts about naturally occurring energy-dependent protonated RNA interference. See: Regulation of host and virus genes by neuronal miR-138 favours herpes simplex…

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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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