Category: Genomics

Reductive evolution of complexity — can we say square circle?

Walter Remine mentioned in passing about a parasite that slowly evolved to lose all its organs except for its anus. Unfortunately he didn’t recall the name of the creature or whether he got all the details right, but rather than peppered moths, if that creature really exists, it should be the poster child of Darwinism. […] more

First epigenetics, now epigenomics

The people standing athwart epigenetics and yelling “Stop!” probably won’t like epigenomics either. more

Free on Kindle: Tips for Interpreting Gene or Protein Interaction Networks

Till Thursday, we hear. more

Science mag admits, DNA studies shake tree of animal life

BUT … we are all denounced in the article as “temporal chauvinists” for expecting precisely what we were told in school to expect of allegedly Darwinian evolution—increasing complexity. more

Retire this science idea, Edge: That there is a common toolkit of conserved genes

If indeed “Each lineage of ants contains about 4000 novel genes, but only 64 of these are conserved across all seven ant genomes sequenced so far,” why would anyone look to Darwin’s theory to explain anything about the history of ants? more

Is DNA spooked by quantum physics?

Quantum entanglement, it is suggested, may influence the way information is read off a strand of DNA. more

sRNA for Quorum Sensing: Evidence for CSI?

Bacteria demonstrate intra-species communication that is species specific using a partner with a communication molecule. Bacteria are also “multilingual” with a generic trade language for interspecies communication. Bacteria control tasks by signal producing and receiving receptors with a signal carrier. The tasks bacteria conduct depend on the concentration they sense of self bacteria versus generic […] more

Genetics: 70% of published genetic sequence comparisons are not publicly accessible?

We really do need to look at all the data, as long as it is publicly accessible, and doesn’t just disappear into the vacuum of a science bureaucracy whose job is to minimize and hide problems or repackage them as solutions. more

Genome mapping shows tunafish related to fish with completely different body shape, lifestyles

It also shows that previous methods of classification of fish are probably all wrong, but we won’t be hearing that just yet. If at all. more

Can DNA built structures evidence intelligence?

How do we distinguish systems formed by natural laws, from stochastic processes, and from systems designed by intelligent agents? See Demski’s Explanatory Filter at ARN and at the IDEA Center. Now at Harvard’s Molecular Systems Lab, Peng Yin is currently focused on engineering programmable molecular systems that are inspired by biology, such as the information-directed, self-assembly […] more

James Shapiro: Genome is a read-write system, not a read-only system

Shapiro: This conceptual change to active cell inscriptions controlling RW genome functions has profound implications for all areas of the life sciences. more

Animation of our RNA at work

Official non-mobile chyron from the Darwin lobby: What you are seeing above is a random, undesigned, and undirected process. It only LOOKS otherwise. more

YEC Geneticist Jeff Tomkins pro-ID website and book Design and Complexity of the Cell!

Jeff Tomkins was a faculty member of Clemson, was reviewer of mainstream biology journals, and ran Clemson’s Genomics Institute. Like biologist Robert Carter, he’s given up a promising career in secular academia and research to devote himself to resisting the falsehoods in evolutionary biology. I wrote about his presentation at ICC 2013: Geneticist Jeff Tomkins […] more

Just because you have a predisposing gene—or several—may not mean you get the disease

“Until now, researchers have been focusing on the effects of disease-associated genomic variants on DNA-to-RNA transcription, instead of the challenging question of effects on RNA-to-protein translation,” says Dr. Polychronakos. more

Surprise: 10-20% of each organism’s genome protein coding sequence is actually new. Not inherited.

It’s convenient that discussing these problems is “religion”—unless researchers suggest that space aliens dunit. Maybe they’ll have to do that in order to enable a discussion. more

Researchers: Tuna closer to seahorse than to marlin

No one would have thought of Darwinian evolution as an explanation for these findings if it were not imposed by tenured Darwin profs and “education” lobbyists. more

Evolutionary Prediction About Humans

A visual artist and a Ph.D. in computational genomics have gotten together to predict what we mere human mortals will look like in, say, 100,000 years. Given the prediction, I for one am glad I won’t be around to see it actually happen. The current design appeals to me much more. But maybe others will […] more

Evolution: Top notch studies commonly report contradictory genealogies today

Keep this story in mind when a coworker splinters the table insisting that Darwinian evolution is supported by “mountains of evidence,” or, better yet, “mountains and mountains of evidence,”or even just plain “fact! fact! FACT!” more

Function, the evolution-free gospel of ENCODE

There is no better title for this post than the very title some Darwinists chose for themselves: On the immortality of television sets: “function” in the human genome according to the evolution-free gospel of ENCODE Darwinists are still struggling to come to terms with the idea, from the ENCODE project, that 80% of the genome […] more

Is Human Intellect Degenerating?

Geneticist Gerald R. Crabtree reviews evidence showing genomic mutations are degrading the 2000 to 5000 genes needed for our intellectual and emotional function: New developments in genetics, anthropology, and neurobiology predict that a very large number of genes underlie our intellectual and emotional abilities, making these abilities genetically surprisingly fragile. . . . more

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