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New Finding: Perhaps Food Comes With Its Own Instructions

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New research from the PRC is lending credence to those nutty health-food advocates who have suspected all along that food is more than your daily intake of carbon-carbon bonds and vitamins and minerals, that oats are better than Cheerios, and that the food chain is far more complex than evolution would have it.  Read more

I was just being imaginative some weeks back during the "onion test" discussion when I said perhaps the extra genetic information has a function unrelated to the onion, such as storage of some other information. It's amazing what possibilities arise when you realize that darwinism is a very small box you can think outside of. ScottAndrews2
I agree, Collin. I'm a writer, not a mathematician. All this math is giving me flashbacks to the SAT. APM
For me, the concept reminds me of the fruit of the biblical tree of life. Where eating of it one would live forever. My guess is that it would be more than simple/complex carbs, vitamins & minerals. :) JGuy
Interesting comment. JGuy
I don't know about natural selection, but I think the math that you have to do before commenting on this blog is for weeding out the less intelligent. I almost couldn't think of the answer for 4 times 6. The instructions that food is giving me is "accumulate around midsection" and "must consume more of me!" Collin
If microRNA information is the "7th nutrient" what implications does this have on the genetic manipulation of food? vanodorf
Book Review: Creating Life in the Lab: How New discoveries in Synthetic Biology Make a Case for the Creator - Rich Deem - January 2011 Excerpt: Despite all this "intelligent design," the artificial enzymes were 10,000 to 1,000,000,000 times less efficient than their biological counterparts. Dr. Rana asks the question, "is it reasonable to think that undirected evolutionary processes routinely accomplished this task?" http://www.godandscience.org/evolution/creating_life_in_the_lab.html bornagain77
Semi OT:
Research group develops more efficient artificial enzyme - November 2011 Excerpt: Though the artificial enzyme is still many orders of magnitude less efficient than nature’s way of doing things, it is far more efficient than any other artificial process to date, a milestone that gives researchers hope that they will one day equal nature’s abilities. http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-group-efficient-artificial-enzyme.html

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