Summary: Food energy is required because proteins do not create themselves and virus-driven energy theft causes the degradation of messenger RNA in all living genera. See for comparison: Neural plasticity wanes with age, but increasing the protein Arc—abundant earlier in life—in the visual cortex of mice can fend off this decline. The restoration of neural plasticity requires the food energy-dependent pheromone-controlled de novo creation of genes. For example, see: Natural Selection on the Olfactory Receptor Gene Family in Humans and Chimpanzees Desperate…