thermoregulation

Quantum initiation of cold chemistry vs Hypeology (3)

See: Quantum initiation of cold chemistry vs Hypeology (2) Facts about the quantized energy-dependent creation of reverse transcriptase, an enzyme that converts a sequence in an RNA molecule into a sequence in a DNA molecule, have been placed into the context of social organization. Social organization: The thermodynamic basis The objective of this work is to establish the connection between energy engineering and social organization and to bring social organization under the big tent of physics. Reported as: How physics…

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Is it time to abandon The Second Law?

Experiment shows that arrow of time is a relative concept, not an absolute one The hot nucleus grew hotter while the cold nucleus grew colder. This observation did not violate the second law of thermodynamics, the group explains, because the second law assumes there are no correlations between particles. Who would have guessed that the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics was based on any assumption? See for comparison. See: Quantized energy links olfaction from angstroms to ecosystems parts 1 and 2…

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The futility of The Battlefield FB group

Apparently, Paul Hartley blocked me from further discussion of his OP about dinosaurs and gladiators before I could ask if he thought “The Battlefield” is a “false flag” group. Does anyone else think that?   If so, do you think it can survive publication of experimental evidence that links responsive supramolecular systems to stepwise changes in the assembly of metal complexes via induction of a light-driven rotary motor scaffold akin to the bacterial flagellum of P. fluorescens? See: Dynamic control…

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How did the innate immune system evolve?

Sexually Antagonistic Male Signals Manipulate Germline and Soma of C. elegans Hermaphrodites Abstract excerpt: Why would a system exist that reduces the vigor of potential mates prior to mating? Addressing this question could provide insights into mechanisms and evolution of sexual conflict and reveal sensory inputs that regulate aging. Highlights excerpt: An unknown signal accelerates larval development, specifically the onset of puberty Reported as: Male chemistry primes females for reproduction—but at a cost “There is a fine balance between reproduction and…

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Antithetical conclusions (6)

Biochemical and Structural Insights into Doublecortin-like Kinase Domain 1 (Subscription required) Abstract excerpt: This structure also allowed for the mapping of cancer-causing mutations within the kinase domain, suggesting that a loss of kinase function may contribute to tumorigenesis. Continued See: Antithetical conclusions (5, 4, 3, 2) In the same issue of this journal, see: A Second RNA-Binding Site in the NS1 Protein of Influenza B Virus (Subscription required) Abstract excerpt: We demonstrate that single-site alanine replacements of basic residues in…

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The unoffically uninvited

Who’s Invited to the Royal Society Evolution Paradigm Shift Meeting? – The Unofficial List Excerpt: I was informed by the Royal Society science program office that there will be no formal presentations on viruses, per se, which seems peculiar considering viruses are now understood to be the biggest part of the biosphere, and a key reason for paradigm shift. Viruses and microbes — both organisms — were left out of the modern synthesis. Seriously missing then from the proceedings will…

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Manufacturing fossil “evidence”

An antagonist suggests that it is appropriate to use math models to fill in the analagous missing dots, which in this case involved manufacturing evidence to be included in the fossil record. ‘Virtual fossil’ reveals last common ancestor of humans and Neanderthals My comment: Serious scientists do not use math models to link atoms to ecosystems. They use what is known about physics, chemistry, and conserved molecular mechanisms. Similarly, they do not introduce analogies or metaphors as substitutes for experimental…

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RNA-mediated theory killers (5)

Epigenetic regulation of puberty via Zinc finger protein-mediated transcriptional repression Reported as: Researchers elucidate network of genes that control when puberty begins Excerpt: …have identified for the first time members of an elaborate superfamily of genes that regulate the timing of puberty in highly evolved nonhuman primates. My comment: Who do these researches and science journalists think they are fooling when they report the nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled onset of puberty, which is obviously RNA-mediated, in the context of highly evolved organisms?…

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A two-faced protein enables RNA-mediated DNA repair (3)

See: A two-faced protein enables RNA-mediated DNA repair (2) See: A two-faced protein enables RNA-mediated DNA repair My comment: Attempts to place what is currently known about the links from atoms to ecosystems back into the context of neo-Darwinian pseudoscientific nonsense have been doomed to fail ever since Dobzhansky (1973) wrote: Nothing in Biology Makes Any Sense Except in the Light of Evolution. He linked nutrient-dependent amino acid substitutions to cell type differentiation across species and also claimed “…the so-called…

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Mystery machine vs model (2)

See: Mystery machine vs model Here are links to reports that attest to the accurate representation of links from nutrient energy-dependent base pair changes to RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions and protection of organized genomes from virus-driven genomic entropy. See also: Intercellular wiring enables electron transfer between methanotrophic archaea and bacteria Re: direct interspecies electron transfer (DIET) Excerpt: HotSeep-1 comprises the genes for the biosynthesis and assembly of type IV pili, as well as large multi-haem cytochrome c proteins, both with…

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  • Randomness and Divine Providence
    A Q&A on randomness and God’s providence …the main goal is to really put together a collection of scholarly studies of these issues: physicists, biologists, […]
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