Epigenetic minds and zero tolerance

Our Epigenetic Minds – The Brain Beyond Darwin, by Edward Ziff

August 30, 2012

Excerpt:  The Central Dogma and Gradualism distorted our view of disease, evolution and even social responsibility by holding such a mechanism impossible. They also have had a large impact on social policy. Epigenetics place a new light on the consequences of the environment for the well being of future generations. Now that we appreciate that hazardous or deleterious environments can have long-term consequences for future generations, such conditions can no longer be tolerated.

My comment: The conditions that should not be tolerated are any that continue to involve the teaching of the “… New Synthesis, [which] holds that changes in genes that arise through mutations, most commonly single base mutations, are the sources of the variation upon which natural selection operates.” That is the pseudoscientific nonsense of population geneticists.

In our 1996 review, we included a section on the molecular epigenetics of cell type differentiation via alternative splicings of pre-mRNA. “Small intranuclear proteins also participate in generating alternative splicing techniques of pre-mRNA and, by this mechanism, contribute to sexual differentiation in at least two species, Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabditis elegans (Adler and Hajduk, 1994; de Bono, Zarkower, and Hodgkin, 1995; Ge, Zuo, and Manley, 1991; Green, 1991; Parkhurst and Meneely, 1994; Wilkins, 1995; Wolfner, 1988). That similar proteins perform functions in humans suggests the possibility that some human sex differences may arise from alternative splicings of otherwise identical genes.”

Others have since shown that cell type differentiation occurs in all individuals of all species via nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled alternative splicings of pre-mRNA that result in amino acid substitutions. I recommend that a policy of zero tolerance be enforced to prevent the pseudoscientific nonsense of neo-Darwinian theory from continuing to distort “…our view of disease, evolution and even social responsibility…”

Those who continue to state that Random mutations are the substrates upon which directional natural selection acts should frequently be told to quit distorting the biological basis of epigenetic cause and effect because they were taught to believe in a ridiculous theory.

See also: The Mind’s Eyes: Human pheromones, neuroscience, and male sexual preferences for more information on epigenetic minds that shows why zero tolerance for pseudoscientific nonsense is required.

 

 

Author: James Kohl

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