evolution

  1. Mauritio

    Reversed Evolutuon - Environmental Hormones (documentary French/german)

    A great documentary about why people on average are becoming more and more stupid and how that ties in with environmental toxins, the thyroid and autism . It might not be 100% inline with what peat says but even seeing all those things talked about on mainstream TV is groundbreaking ! I...
  2. haidut

    It Is A "folly" To Claim That DNA Is The Main Blueprint For Life

    Finally, some common sense coming out of the bastion of "institutionalized" science - genetics. After spending more than a century proclaiming that DNA is the core concept driving life, heredity, health and longevity medicine has now lost all hope of producing anything useful with all these...
  3. haidut

    Early Life On Earth Developed For Optimal Reproduction, Not Competition

    One of the mainstream tenets of neo-Dariwinism is the never-ending competition of all life forms for resources and procreation. This tenet is so pervasive, it affects virtually all aspects of social, business and scientific activity in modern societies. However, the study below shows that early...
  4. haidut

    Loneliness Is The Real Cause Of Selfishness

    ...and vice versa. I have suspected for a very long time that pathologically selfish people may have a mental disorder of some sort or at least be under some kind of environmental pressure to develop such extreme behavior. Now, this new study says that selfishness may simply be a...
  5. haidut

    Lifespan / Longevity May Be Tied To Environmental Conditions

    While I do not agree with the main assertions of the author on "rate of living" theory, he does make a few very important points, including the vital importance of mitochondria and metabolism for evolution and lifespan. Also, he lists a few examples of species where lifespan doubled simply...
  6. haidut

    The Neo-Darwinian Theory Of Evolution Is Incomplete Without Lamarck

    After decades of denial that environmentally-driven traits can be inherited, more and more prominent geneticist are calling for a major revision to the Neo-Darwinian theory of evolution. There is nothing modern about the so-called Modern Evolutionary Synthesis, and it needs to be revised or...
  7. haidut

    Cooperation, Not Competition, Drives Evolution

    There was a Russian researcher in the 19th century called Kropotkin, and he formulated a theory that evolution is a process influenced a lot more by cooperation than by competition. Peter Kropotkin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Unfortunately, his ideas were not popular in the West and up...
  8. haidut

    Epigenetics Probably Affects Long Term Evolution

    This article adds even more support to the importance of the epigenome over the genome. It's still a bit too early to make a definitive announcement. However, if the evidence stands that epigenetic changes are inherited for more than a few generations then epigenetics certainly affects long term...
  9. haidut

    Molecules, Water, Energy: New Clues For The Origing Of Life

    A relatively new paper by Gerald Pollack and collaborators. It addresses, among other things, the issue of cell membranes and why they are not really important (assuming they even exist). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2680624/
  10. haidut

    Beyond Energy, Matter, Time And Space

    Not sure the title NYT chose has anything to do with the body of the article, but the article itself refers to several topics central to Peat's writings. Maybe mainstream science is about to experience a Renaissance of sorts?? One can only hope. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/22/scien ...
  11. haidut

    Metabolism May Be The Primordial Tool That Gave Rise To Life

    I find it interesting how they describe the ability to perform glycolysis simply by having the right molecules in the mixture and adding metals as catalysts. I think this supports Ray's statements that glycolysis was the primordial mode of metabolism and stressed cells use as their "default"...
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