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Epic failure of the FDA: Gottlieb resigns (2)

Epic failure of the FDA: Gottlieb resigns (1) We didn’t know it was possible for cells to survive crisis; we didn’t know autophagy is involved…

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Posted in Adaptations Diseases & Disorders Ecology

DS Wilson’s view of biophysically constrained life (1)

This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian R… (Kindle Edition) I am encouraged by the fact he included chapters on Evolution in Warp Drive and…

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Ecological adaptation vs neo-Darwinian nonsense (4)

Kalevi Kull: Organisms can be proud to have been their own designers Cybernetics and Human Knowing vol 7(1), 2000, pp. 45-55 Due to the role…

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Light-activated constrained biodiversity (2)

The food energy-dependent creation of olfactory receptors was addressed in the context of their biophysically constrained losses in: Natural Selection on the Olfactory Receptor Gene…

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Posted in Adaptations biophotonics Diseases & Disorders Ecology Human Pheromones MicroRNA biogenesis Model Organisms RNA interference

Life and death at base pair resolution (1)

December 10, 2014 March 2, 2016 March 2, 2016 March 30, 2016 May 3, 2016 February 15, 2017

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Electrons build fractal shapes and prevent lung cancer

Physicists build fractal shape out of electrons Non-integer dimensions, such as 1.58, can be found in fractal structures, such as lungs.   This links the…

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CDC vs WHO (2): Adaptive regulatory variation

Summary: In their presentation from  the 2018 meeting of the American Society for Human Genetics, the Broad Institute, Jackson Laboratory, the Harvard University Department of…

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Natural selection and the behavior of whole organisms

Was I not the first to link the epigenetic effects of nutrient chemicals and pheromones to the development of behavior in species from microbes to man?

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Natural selection: New insights are unlikely

Natural selection occurs at the cellular level because cells select for nutrients that enable their survival and the nutrient chemicals metabolize to pheromones that control reproduction

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Human pheromones and IQ via neurogenic and socio-cognitive niche construction

Natural selection “selects” for nutrient chemicals. Sexual selection “selects” for pheromones. There is nothing random about that. “Olfaction and odor receptors provide a clear evolutionary trail that can be followed from unicellular organisms to insects to humans.”

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