Horizontal Gene Transfer Making a mess of Darwin’s old Tree

È PRESS RELEASE from Inst. of Science & Society    I have copied the article in full below Basically, HGT (horizontal gene transfer) is non-inherited genetic information that is carried across all domains of life, upsetting the Old Darwinian tree somewhat. Yes, as previous article on this blog have noted: snakes do share some their…

“Natural Selection is about competition for resources and snowflakes are not alive — they don’t need it.” says Stuart Kauffmann

Looking at simple forms like the snowflake, [Kauffmann] he noted that its "delicate sixfold symmetry tells us that order can arise without the benefit of natural selection". Kauffman says natural selection is about competition for resources and snowflakes are not alive -- they don't need it.   See link below for more on fractals/maths in…

Not by Natural Selection, but by Natural Genetic Engineering

  http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Evolution_by_Natural_Genetic_Engineering.php   Above  is a link to a recent article on NATURAL GENETIC ENGINEERING - which might surprise some who are not aware of the great research by molecular biologist Prof. James Shapiro. I have gone into this alternatives mechanism for evolution in my first book the Darwin Delusion (kindle) for more info. Enjoy…

The Turing Enigma: another Non-Darwinian explanation of evolution

  Yet another seemingly oblique connection between science & Darwinian evolution is made here in this blog, but on closer inspection, the link becomes clear.  Alan Turing in his perhaps less known connection to biology, explains in his 1950s paper entitled: http://www.dna.caltech.edu/courses/cs191/paperscs191/turing.pdf The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis by A. M. Turing Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society…

Lamarck was right all along….

  http://www.gutenberg.org/files/20556/20556-h/20556-h.htm I was just working on Book Two (The Descent of Darwin with Modification) of the Darwin Delusion series, when I came across the above publication dating to the turn of the 20th century (yet another revealing translation from French of Lamarck's fully naturalistic and comprehensive evolutionary theory). This publication refers to Lamarck in the…

identical twins are genetically identicle, but not epigenetically identicle

I forgot about this blog until it was pinged back to me- it really explains a lot about the fact that all living things share similar DNA (genes) but are so different. There is an EPIGENETIC revolution going on in biology & this phenomenon also explains one of the main reasons why the Darwinian Tree is starting to topple.

Digging up the future...

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THE DARWINIAN TREE BEGINS TO TOPPLE – sample chapter from the Darwin Delusion (entire book is FREE on Amazon today)

http://www.amazon.com/The-Darwin-Delusion-Maria-OHare-ebook/dp/B00KBH6SBM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401626405&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Darwin+Delusion CHAPTER TWO THE DARWINIAN TREE BEGINS TO TOPPLE     The Darwinian Tree begins to Topple     [...]   For instance, Lynn Margulis has a lot to say about Darwin’s Tree in: The Phylogenetic Tree Topples (2006) (57) and after pointing out the obvious fact of the evolution of all species over the…