The folks at Nature will be back to us when they come up with a no-design story.
Check out Science Uprising 3. In contemporary culture, we are asked to believe – in an impressive break with observed reality – that the code of life wrote itself: … mainstream studies are funded, some perhaps with tax money, on why so many people don’t “believe in” evolution (as the creation story of materialism). The […]
Talbott: Not that the gene sequences are themselves mutated in the usual sense. Rather, the researchers found that various epigenetic modifications in the hippocampus alter the way the genes work (Weaver et al. 2004).
We keep learning about a variety of life forms that they are “more complex than expected.” So why do we keep expecting them to be simpler? How be we turn it around and say: Such-and-so features layers on layers of complexity, as we expected.
A new study, we are told,”turns our picture of the nucleus upside down”.
Remember the Selfish Gene? Aw, he was just playin’ you guys. You didn’t fall for that, did you?
Researchers: The finding contradicts earlier research, which stated that almost all of human and fruit fly TFs bind the same motif sequences, and is a call for caution to scientists hoping to draw insights about human TFs by only studying their counterparts in simpler organisms.
The researchers don’t hazard a guess as to why the wild plant rejects its descendant. It’s tempting to liken it to a wolf pack chasing away a stray dog (if not outright killing him). Interesting development.
Researcher: These non-coding RNAs are once considered as “junk”. In recent years, however, researches have revealed vital roles of non-coding RNA, such as in gene regulation and maintaining chromosome structure
Their story, a reader points out, ” shockingly, includes this quote: “And if you could get in a time machine and travel back a few thousand years, you could find someone who was a common ancestor of all living people on Earth.””
So we may not even have only one genome. Apart from genome mapping, who would know? It doesn’t seem to affect the sense of singular and unique identity. Readers, if you went through a Darwinian biology curriculum in school, do you think it would have sounded quite the same way if this kind of thing were generally known?
Well, if genetics isn’t that important, what is heredity? Maybe epigenetics and horizontal gene transfer also shape the lives we live and live among. So then Darwinism is right but unimportant. It explains some things, not most things.
It turns out that low genetic diversity is not necessarily a death sentence. It depends on what else is going on, perhaps. By the way, we still don’t know why the narwhal has a three-metre tusk (tooth).
The researchers speculate as to how, despite appearances, not having any mitochondrial DNA is an evolutionary advantage. But wait a minute. Maybe it isn’t. The life form may, in fact, be on the way out.
“The mitochondrial DNA of the tube anemone, or Ceriantharia, is a real head scratcher, from its unexpected arrangement to its previously unimagined magnitude. ”