Tag Archive: mutation

Let there be anti-entropic light (1)

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Summary: Light-induced amino acid substitutions link cell type differentiation in plants to nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled reproduction in animals via the biophysically constrained chemistry of protein folding. Protein folding is perturbed by mutations that limit the ability of organisms to adapt to…
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Military combat training to fight disease

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Q: What is the extent of your formal scientific education? I see that you attended the University of Nevada at some point. A: I had already been trained in the military to combat evolutionary theory (see also Combating Evolution to…
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Beneficial microbes kill beneficial mutations

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Microbiology: Here’s looking at you, squid Margaret McFall-Ngai has dissected the relationship between a beautiful squid and its live-in bacteria — and found lessons for microbiome research on the way. Ed Yong 14 January 2015 Excerpt: “We now know that…
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Constrained evolution is ecological adaptation

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See also: Unconstrained evolutionary innovability Ideas that evolution is not constrained can be compared to experimental evidence of biophysically constrained ecological adaptations. The most recent relevant open access published work from the Jakobsson lab is: TRIM28 Represses Transcription of Endogenous…
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The future of physics predicts no future for evolutionary theory

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The ever-smaller future of physics ‘Theory of everything’ captures Weinberg’s imagination in Lee Historical Lecture Excerpt: “…there are hints that the answers to fundamental questions will reveal themselves at around a million billionths — between 10­-17 and 10-19 — of…
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Complex behaviors of cell types in cancer

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Decoding the emergence of metastatic cancer stem cells Excerpt: “By applying a physics-based approach to understand the dynamics of cancer decision-making, we were able to explain a number of recent experimental observations, including some that seemed contradictory.” My comment: The…
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In theory, or supported by experimental evidence?

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Carl Zimmer typically makes statements like the one below without prefacing them with “in theory.” That’s how he establishes the bias towards evolutionary theory in nearly everything he reports. For example: “During the development of eggs and sperm, each pair…
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Evolutionary theorists justify fear of the Ebola viruses

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Scientists Rein In Fears of Ebola, a Virus Whose Mysteries Tend to Invite Speculation By CARL ZIMMER OCT. 13, 2014 Excerpt: “Pardis C. Sabeti, a geneticist at Harvard, and her colleagues have analyzed the genomes of Ebola viruses isolated from…
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RNA-protein interactions and ecological adaptations

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Capturing Complexes Techniques for analyzing RNA-protein interactions By Nicholette Zeliadt | October 1, 2014 Re: “Basically everything that doesn’t have this mutation, you can be confident that these were not interacting molecules…” My comment: Nutrient-dependent/pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution: a model links…
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Color vision refutes the evolutionary dogma of gene duplication

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The Rainbow Connection Color vision as we know it resulted from one fortuitous genetic event after another. By Kerry Grens | October 1, 2014 Excerpt 1: “The fact that we have the same few amino-acid substitutions as New World monkeys…
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