All biological energy comes from the sun.
Excerpt: “The holy grail is to find that quantum effects stimulate biological processes that are relevant to medicine,” says Al-Khalili. “Looking to the long term, if these effects underlie the mechanism of DNA mutations, that could allow for real progress in the treatment of cancer.”
My comment: In 2014 the Israeli school system decided to teach the theory of evolution in their middle schools. See: Israeli Middle Schools School to Include Theory of Evolution
Excerpt: “…learning about evolution is not the primary function of the decision, but rather to use it as a building block for students to learn more about their ecology.”
My comment: Carl Sagan’s comments in the short video can now be compared to comments by Richard Feynman on pseudoscience. Unlike middle schools in Israel, some schools in other countries teach the theory of evolution as if biological energy could somehow be placed into the context of mutations that cause organisms to automagically evolve their increasingly complex morphological and behavioral phenotypes.
See for contrast: Molecular eyes: proteins that transform light into biological information; Allostery without a conformational change? Revisiting the paradigm; Hysteresis in Human UDP-Glucose Dehydrogenase Is Due to a Restrained Hexameric Structure That Favors Feedback Inhibition.
Ask yourself: Why are many school systems teaching the pseudoscientific nonsense of evolutionary theory when everything known about physics and the chemistry of protein folding links conserved molecular mechanisms from ecological variation to ecological adaptations via the biological energy from the sun? See also: A 3D Map of the Human Genome at Kilobase Resolution Reveals Principles of Chromatin Looping and Increased sugar uptake promotes oncogenesis via EPAC/RAP1 and O-GlcNAc pathways
Excerpt: “The metabolic pathways and the molecular interactions identified here highlight the importance of context in studying pathways involved in tissue specificity and disease.”
Clearly, pseudoscientists do not understand the fact that biological energy leads to increasing organismal complexity via conserved molecular mechanisms and that mutations lead to pathology. This pits Carl Sagan’s commentary against the accurate representations of Richard Feynman about pseudoscience. See the obvious conclusion that will come from any further debate: Feedback loops link odor and pheromone signaling with reproduction. Mutations perturb these feedback loops. They link excess biological energy to pathology not to ecological adaptations. Excess sugar intake leads to cancer; excess sun exposure leads to cancer. Get it?
Why isn’t that being taught in all schools?