What is Life

Masters of deception about nature (2)

See my other blog posts on RNA methylation Thanks for your review of How Can Physics Underlie the Mind?: Top-Down Causation in the Human Context (The Frontiers Collection) Others linked the sun’s anti-entropic virucidal energy from energy-dependent changes in hydrogen-atom transfer in DNA base pairs in solution to supercoiled DNA, which protects all organized genomes from virus-driven energy theft and genomic entropy. Ellis comments on at least one of Schrodinger’s claims from “What is Life?” but he largely ignores the…

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A bumper crop of virus-infected weeds and people

A Zika Catastrophe Could Rival Hurricane Katrina Excerpt: Looking more broadly, Zika may be representative of the kind of disease that increasingly characterizes the modern era—an illness that thrives, in large part, because of how human activity has affected the planet. My comment: Neo-Darwinian theory has the largest impact on Earth. It causes researchers to ignore how ecological variation must be linked to energy-dependent ecological adaptation via thermodynamic cycles of protein biosynthesis and degradation. The energy-dependent innate immune system must…

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Hydrogen-atom transfer in DNA base pairs (5)

Can Anybody Actually Win The Evolution 2.0 Prize? January 18, 2016 at 9:44 pm In an invited review of nutritional epigenetics, I linked atoms to ecosystems without the pseudoscientific nonsense touted by neo-Darwinists. Kohl, James V. (2014): Nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled ecological adaptations: from atoms to ecosystems. The invited submission was returned without review. When I provide all the details for the origin of the DNA code, what prevents the submission from being rejected without comment? January 18, 2016 at 11:13 pm …

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Ecological genomics: teleophobes respond (too late)

Forecasting Ecological Genomics: High-Tech Animal Instrumentation Meets High-Throughput Sequencing Conclusion: Twenty years ago, an essay about sequencing genomes and remotely tracking animals across the globe in real time would have been the subject of science fiction. In 2015, there are over 50,000 animals being tracked [12], and single research groups now sequence dozens, up to hundreds, of individual genomes [17,82]. By embracing new technology and integrating these data streams into an ecological genomic framework (Fig 1), we are now poised…

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Researchers rename, reshuffle, and reveal their ignorance

New Species Abound Re: Researchers renamed, reshuffled, and revealed species… Evidently, NEW SPECIES is part of a misleading headline placed into the context of some that EMERGED. Adapted/updated from my comments on Beyond DNA See: A Cellular System for Spatial Signal Decoding in Chemical Gradients This cellular system links the sun’s anti-entropic force and the virucidal effect of UV light to the strategic cellular defense system of all cell types. Researchers began studying this particular molecule because the RNA kicks…

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Hydrogen-Atom Transfer in DNA Base Pairs (3)

Video of our insignificance The video can be compared to what is known to serious scientists about the answer to Schrodinger’s question: What is Life? Excerpt:  But about forty years ago the Dutchman de Vries discovered that in the offspring even of thoroughly pure-bred stocks, a very small number of individuals, say two or three in tens of thousands, turn up with small but ‘jump-like’ changes, the expression ‘jump-like’ not meaning that the change is so very considerable, but that…

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Let there be anti-entropic light (3)

See also: Let there be anti-entropic light (1) and Let there be anti-entropic light (2) NeuroD1 reprograms chromatin and transcription factor landscapes to induce the neuronal program and Putting chromatin in its place: the pioneer factor NeuroD1 modulates chromatin state to drive cell fate decisions were reported as: Master switch for brain development found Excerpts: 1)  …the brain is also one of the most complex organs in the body, and very little is understood about the molecular pathways that guide…

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Neuroplasticity

Can You Think Yourself Into a Different Person? Excerpt 1) Those who over-evangelise emerging disciplines like neuroplasticity or epigenetics can sometimes be guilty of talking as if the influence of our genes no longer matters. Excerpt 2) Of course, it’s our malleable brains that have moulded themselves to these rhythms. See also: Nature and nurture: Human brains evolved to be more responsive to environmental influences See for comparison: Mae-Wan Ho: No Boundary Really Between Genetic and Epigenetic My comment: Everything…

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