Simon LeVay

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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Dispensing with March for Science Dispatches (1)

Earlier today, Phillip from ATT repaired the splicings that were required to re-establish my energy-dependent internet access. I published 1000 posts to this blog before the April 22, 2017 March for Science. Most of the blog posts attest to the facts about energy-dependent alternative splicings of RNA that link chirality and autophagy to all biodiversity on Earth via the physiology of pheromone-controlled reproduction. See for comparison: March for Science: Dispatches from Washington, DC “The hope is somebody will listen. We’re…

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