Tag Archive: Greg Bear

Randomness and Divine Providence

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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, mathematicians, statisticians, philosophers and theologians. replaced: Randomness and Divine Providence Supported by the John Templeton…
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Do not trust pseudoscientists

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Trust a Scientist: Sex Addiction Is a Myth A psychologist explains why sex addiction therapy is more about faith than facts, as told to Tierney Finster Excerpt 1)  During withdrawal, the brains of addicts create junctions between nerve cells containing…
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Rejecting what is known about viral microRNAs and nutrient-dependent microRNAs

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Of Cells and Limits Leonard Hayflick has been unafraid to speak his mind, whether it is to upend a well-entrenched dogma or to challenge the federal government. At 86, he’s nowhere near retirement. By Anna Azvolinsky | March 1, 2015…
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The biologically-based origin of the mammalian placenta

The past is not the key to the present

Summary: In this open access journal article, Gunter Wagner’s group eliminates assumptions about mutations and ends the obfuscation of biologically-based cause and effect. Experimental evidence links ecological variation via non-living viruses to ecological adaptations manifested in the biodiversity of morphological…
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Jumping back: Science or Pseudoscience? (2)

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See: Jumping back: Science or Pseudoscience? European Science’s Great Leap Backward inferred that evolutionary theory is evidence-based science: Excerpt: “… the U.S. can claim no superiority in our approach to evidence-based science, as demonstrated by the fact that nearly half…
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Physics is dead without a link to chemistry and molecular biology

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Stephen Hawking tells Google ‘philosophy is dead’ Physicist Stephen Hawking has told Google’s Zeitgeist conference that philosophers have not kept up with science and their art is dead Excerpt: In a 40-minute speech, Prof Hawking said that the new “M…
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Intelligent viruses and cancers?

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The Very Intelligent Ebola Virus Takes Front and Center Excerpt 1) “Ebola doesn’t enter the nucleus. It uses the cell’s machinery of ribosomes and transfer RNA to make proteins from the viral messengerRNA.” Excerpt 2) “Normally, mechanisms inside the nucleus…
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The importance of science fiction to scientific fact

Concerned about the Eaton SF/F archive at UCR Complaint: “They have driven out long-serving and cherished members of its staff, have proposed policies that would result in the gutting of the Collection as a world-class archive…” My comment: “The concept…
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Virus-driven evolution of the human mind?

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How Our Minds Went Viral by Carl Zimmer Excerpt: “…sometimes viruses can merge into our genomes. Some viruses, for example, hijack our cells by inserting its genes into our own DNA. If they happen to slip into the genome of…
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Similarities spur a radical rewrite of human evolution

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Hominid Skull Spurs Radical Rewrite of Human Evolution By Gemma Tarlach October 17, 2013 1:00 pm Excerpt: “…variations between the skull and those of other early hominids found at the site are no more significant than differences among modern humans,…
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