Tag Archive: viruses

How fast can evolutionary theory be changed?

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Boston, land of…creationists? Excerpt: “For example, right now a creationist with a Harvard science degree is lecturing in Boston on Evolution: Bankrupt Science; Creationism: Science You Can Bank On. Obviously, Dr Nathaniel Jeanson is one of the fruit loops who…
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Are viruses microRNAs?

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Evolution of Intelligent Viruses and Jumping Genes Conclusion: “…it is intelligent warfare between mobile genetic elements and the epigenetic responses of the cell that, most likely, determines evolution.” My comment: This conclusion appears to place biologically-based cause and effect into…
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Science idiots continue their killing spree

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Bat-filled tree source of Ebola epidemic? Excerpt: “Ash around the tree contained DNA fragments matching the Angolan free-tailed bat, known to survive infections with Ebola.” My comment: “This was reported in one of my trade publications as: “… the current…
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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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Genomic surveillance ends our world of RNA-mediated ecological adaptations

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Why is this woman smiling? 1) Identifying Recent Adaptations in Large-Scale Genomic Data Senior author: Sabeti with co-author Rinn Excerpt: “As natural selection can only act on mutations that drive phenotypic variation…”. 2) Genomic surveillance elucidates Ebola virus origin and…
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Evolving DNA before RNA

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A Tiny Emissary From the Ancient Past SEPT. 25, 2014 by Carl Zimmer Excerpt 1) The evolutionary origins of viruses and viroids are totally different…” My comment: How could evolution origins be totally different for anything? Has neo-Darwinian theory changed…
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Ecologically linked adapted ants and brains

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Ants Swarm Like Brains Think A neuroscientist studies ant colonies to understand feedback in the brain. By Carrie Arnold April 24, 2014 Excerpt: “The behavior of each individual in the group is set by the rate at which it meets…
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The balance of life: fighting for it

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Fighting Flu Researchers link host glucose metabolism with severity of influenza infection. By Abby Olena | December 15, 2013 Excerpt: Vast amounts of time and research dollars go into studying how the quickly mutating influenza virus works, anticipating which strains will be…
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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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Did viruses make mammals communicate with pheromones?

Perhaps viruses are calibrating all mechanisms for both individual survival and for speciation across all species. If so, shall we credit them for all of Creation? What then can be said for “The Language of God?” 1532 genes and interactions among them are required for sexual reproduction that involves the mammalian placenta.