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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…

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Cosmos and Feierman: Bamboozled Again

Carl Sagan’s Two Warnings For Humanity In His Very Last Interview – You Might Want To Hear This Excerpt: “One of the saddest lessons of history…

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Feierman’s pseudoscientific nonsense

Re:  Nutritional intake, psychiatric traits and pseudoscientific nonsense Follow up: Feierman and his friend James Gray are attempting to extend Feierman’s pseudoscientific nonsense to reach…

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Transubstantiated? Biological facts and biosocial dimensions

Body Society. 2014; 20:111-132.  Consuming the Lama: Transformations of Tibetan Buddhist Bodies by Tanya Maria Zivkovic Abstract:  Tibetan understandings about the bodies of spiritual teachers or lamas challenge…

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After the debate

Bill Nye and Ken Ham debate creationism at Creation Museum After the debate, I commented: Ecological variation and nutrient-dependent life controlled by the metabolism of…

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First response to food odors (and pheromones?)

Locusts reveal how neurons distinguish multiple odors November 25th, 2013 in Neuroscience Excerpt: “Our sense of smell is often the first response to environmental stimuli….

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Inherited fears in mice and humans

Do Mice and Humans Inherit the Fears of Their Fathers? My comment: Thanks for asking. Of course they do. The inherited fears and their reaction…

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Nematodes: nutrient and pheromone-controlled adaptations

Glowing worms illuminate the roots of behavior Excerpt: “These animals are genetically identical, and they were raised together in the same environment, so where do…

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Odor, reproductive state, and success

Thanks to Jon Lieff for alerting me to this: Bacteria may allow animals to send quick, voluminous messages Excerpt: “The diversity, however, still consistently varies…

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Natural genetic engineering (NGE)

What Natural Genetic Engineering Does and Does Not Mean by James A. Shapiro on 02/28/2013 Excerpt 1: “NGE is shorthand to summarize all the biochemical…

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