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Science fiction, not theories, predicts facts

The past is not the key to the present

Electric fields affect wing movement, leading to agitation and changes in brain chemistry Excerpt: The effect on the wings being moved seems to agitate the flies, as revealed by changes in their brain chemistry. Flies exposed to an electric field…
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Converting sunlight to fuel: O2 and CO2 Reactions

Physics

Efficient solar-to-fuels production from a hybrid microbial–water-splitting catalyst system Abstract excerpt:  “…we report the development of a scalable, integrated bioelectrochemical system in which the bacterium Ralstonia eutropha is used to efficiently convert CO2, along with H2 and O2 produced from…
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Eliminating correlations from evolutionary ecology

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De novo creation of olfactory receptor genes clearly links food odors via amino acid substitutions to cell type differentiation in mosquitoes, and in nematodes, flies, honeybees, etc. It would be surprising if cause and effect did not extend to vertebrates…
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Sexual differentiation of cell types in plants

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Antheridiogen determines sex in ferns via a spatiotemporally split gibberellin synthesis pathway Excerpt: “Homosporous ferns have evolved a mechanism to favor cross-fertilization by controlling the sex ratio among individuals or prothalli within the population with the aid of antheridiogens. Antheridiogens…
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De novo gene Creation sans evolution of genes via mutations

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Where do genes come from? – Carl Zimmer The pseudoscientific nonsense touted in this video has been refuted by decades of experimental evidence. The experimental evidence links RNA-directed DNA methylation from nutrient-dependent amino acid substitutions to the de novo Creation…
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Another slap in the face for evolutionary theorists

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From my invited and rejected submission on nutritional epigenetics: Nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled ecological adaptations: from atoms to ecosystems. (The submission was rejected with another slap in the face to me because no one would review the submission.) Excerpt: “The likelihood that eating…
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Epigenetic Transgenerational Actions

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Michael Skinner (video) 2014 Forum: Epigenetic Transgenerational Actions of Endocrine Disruptors on Reproduction and Disease The conserved molecular mechanisms of exposure-induced disease. A data-driven presentation that argues against the misrepresentations of evolutionary biology. See also: The natural history of transfer…
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Conserved molecular mechanisms: What is not clear?

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Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance: Myths and Mechanisms Heard and Martienssen (2014) Excerpt 1): “…small RNA signals are highly mobile, being transmitted through the gut in C. elegans, through the vasculature and plasmodesmata in plants, and through exosomes and even serum in…
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