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A "new" form of natural selection?

October 23, 2012 James V. Kohl 0

It’s interesting to see Feldman indicate that “human movements drove a new form of natural selection” as if there was ever any other form of natural selection that had been detailed across species by anyone else.

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Evolutionarily innovative DNA mistakes?

October 9, 2012 James V. Kohl 0

The toxin did not kill the organism that ingested it, which is great for that individual. But how did the epigenetic effects of the toxin on intracelluar signaling and stochastic gene expression contribute to species survival

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Natural Selection and the Complexity of the Genome

September 16, 2012 James V. Kohl 0

As an alternative to my model, one of the people involved in presenting the ENCODE data has said there are “random models” that may explain adaptive evolution across species. Does anyone know what he’s talking about? What “random model” helps to explain the species diversity that results from nutrient acquisition and the metabolism of nutrient chemicals to pheromones….

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Cultural processes are biologically based

April 30, 2012 James V. Kohl 0

Ignoring the molecular biology common to all organisms from microbes to man makes it appear that biological and cultural processes operate somewhat independently across species — as if there were significant differences in the molecular biology of different species.

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History of intelligence (550 words)

March 6, 2012 James V. Kohl 0

Are others willing to simply skip from asexual reproduction in microbial cells to the biologically based evolution of human language sans sexual reproduction; the mammalian placenta; and de novo genes required for the evolution of human intelligence, consciousness, and our cultural processes?