Archive for the ‘biology’ Category

Why Will Aliens Look Like Earthlings!

December 13, 2018

Why will ALIENS almost surely look like EARTHLINGS?

Two words, CONVERGENT EVOLUTION – in this case it works for two planets!

For life to start there must be a planet in the Goldilocks zone. That includes a temperature range that allows for liquid water.

But it must also have a certain atmosphere.
When the planet is too big, like Jupiter, it has the wrong atmosphere. When the planet is too small, like our Moon, it doesn’t hold in an atmosphere. Wrong atmosphere, wrong chemistry – no life.

That means that life planets always have THE SAME GRAVITY!

That means that the life on those watery planets with the same gravity will have life that faces the same natural selection as our planet.

That means that life anywhere will evolve to the best ways to: SWIM, WALK, FLY, and BURROW!

Convergent evolution means they will come up with virtually the same solutions to how to best swim, walk, fly, and burrow, that life did on Earth.

SO, if aliens are ever found, they should be much the same as life on Earth – CONVERGENT EVOLUTION!


Please see my sci-fi novel, Writings in Science for much more on all things under the Sun or any star! STreaming everywhere.
TomHendricks.us

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Natural Selection Part 2:

October 23, 2018

This link is from Science Daily

The title is:
For preterm infants, skin-to-skin contact affects hormone levels – and may promote parental engagement.

The link is:
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018…/wkh-fpi101818.php

This convoluted title and the article attached, not only supports my idea of natural selection outside the genome – specifically from mother to child transfer of good bacteria after birth – but goes further.

This supports an idea that came to me earlier today,
LOVE is selected for. NATURAL SELECTION SUPPORTS LOVE!

The more parents LOVE their children, the better chance their children will grow and have children of their own, that will survive to reproduce, and so on.

“Survival of the fittest”, should go beyond conflict to now include symbiosis: Suggestion that a major part of being the most fit is :
SURVIVAL OF THE MOST LOVING!

Tom Hendricks
10/23/18

Biology – The Danger Of Over Washing

October 13, 2017

Suggestion – the over washing or over medication of our bodies harms or destroys our microbiome, the good bacteria that protests us from diseases.

Suggestion – Don’t Overwash

October 13, 2017

Suggestion – the over washing or over medication of our bodies harms or destroys our microbiome, the good bacteria that protests us from diseases.

Thermal Regulation Decreases Mutations?

January 12, 2016

Here is an idea to consider concerning mutations:

Maintaining temperature may play a role in decreasing mutations.

This was sparked by a quote from the book title “Introducing Genetics,” by Jones and Van Loon, …even a slight increase in temperature doubled the rate (of lethal mutations in fruit flies).”

Days later it dawned on me that the reverse was probably true. Thermal regulation in birds and mammals may decrease mutations. Perhaps that is even one reason for the thermal regulation. It would seem to me that if temperature regulation would reduce mutations; that would be a very important way to keep the genome as is. That would be a very big plus for any species.

The reverse may be true as well. Changing temperature may play a role in increasing mutations during times of environmental stress.


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