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Direction in Evolution

December 20, 2018

Read any biology text and it’ll say the same thing:

THERE IS NO DIRECTION TO EVOLUTION.
THERE IS NO DIRECTION TO NATURAL SELECTION.

But I say that is WRONG. I say there is a direction to evolution, and I think that once I tell you, you will agree and prove the textbooks are not correct.

The process of evolution always goes toward better CATABOLIC, and, ANABOLIC processes.

Natural selection does not select worse CATABOLIC, or ANABOLIC processes..

(This is also in my sci-fi novel, “Writings In Science, a History of the Future.”)

Take this further:

Mutation that is positive to a catabolic process will enhance anabolic processes.
Mutation that is negative to a catabolic process will be mitigated by anabolic processes – and vice versa. So not only is there a direction to evolution, but there is support from the other half of the catabolic or anabolic processes when mutations happen.

Comments?

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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

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

Why the Obesity Epidemic?

June 2, 2018

Why is there an obesity epidemic?

The answer, if my ideas are correct, is very very simple:

Eating excessively is NOT connected to wanting more nurturing, but instead it is a strategy of the immune system to flush out germs in your colon – a major problem for all infants and a key to health for everyone. *

Remember when the alimentary tract is attacked by germs the best two strategies of the body is to throw up (block out) , or diarrhea ( flush out).

Know too that a newborn is very vulnerable to infection before his own immune system is fully developed. *

The key clue to my idea is this: YOUR BODY IS SET UP FOR HIGH FIBER DIETS.

That was the only choice through history, until recently. That means that for most of our history, eating more would be eating more FIBER and flushing out your colon – thus getting rid of bad bacteria.

So eating more during trauma is the normal, natural, safe, response that humans have to gut infections. This started in infancy when the danger is the worst and the immune system is being set up. That pattern of a diet high in fiber is good for adults too.

But now our diet has changed, it is not mostly fiber, and the obesity epidemic followed. Now the natural and healthy drive of our bodies to flush the colon, leads to eating food that adds pounds, not fiber.

Why does our hunger for excess food continue when we are no longer infants and the danger of getting infections is less?

First of all a high fiber diet is always healthy.
Next the body is not set up for any other type of diet.
Next when a person is under stress his body will play it safe and revert to infant immune strategies which means hunger for more food/fiber to flush out the colon.

When is the immune system set up? My suggestion is that the period of infancy around 1-3 years old may be the most important time. This pattern, once set, seems to be very difficult to change.

This also seems to match other aspects of infant development in those years that include:
The child’s first hard foods, loss of breast milk, terrible twos, temper tantrums, separation anxiety, stranger anxiety, being a fussy eater, toilet training, and infant sleep problems. These infant problems may be reactions to setting up the immune system. This development phase may be a tough, but necessary stage for all infants.

Some facts:
*”In humans the gut flora is established at one to two years after birth.”

The gut is the body’s largest immune organ. 70-80% of the immune systems cells are found within the gut.

The newborn and infant are at their most vulnerable in the first years.

Diarrhea is the fourth leading cause of death for children and responsible for 8.6% of all deaths of children aged under 5.
Dysentery, diarrhea, and other infections disease have always killed many newborns.
“In the ancient world dysentery killed about a third of all babies born before they got to be a year old.”

According to the World Health Organization, about one quarter of the world’s population — over 1.5 billion people — is infected with parasitic worms called helminths. These worm infections are most common in tropical and subtropical areas with poor sanitation.

So that’s it – that’s why we have an obesity epidemic.

Comments welcome.
Tom.

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The Origin of Life – chemical selection and the heat cycle

May 22, 2018

Here are some ideas on the origin of life and first reproduction.
The suggestion is that the day and night heat cycle was the force that produced chemical selection that led to life.

First Reproduction

Suggestion that some how the heat cycle of day/sun/UV then night and cooler temperatures on Earth, generated bases and protocells.

Suggestion that the heat cycle also generated more accurate base pairings, and longer linked bases.

Suggestion that protocells somehow began partially opening and later closing as a reaction to the daily heat cycle such that the most stable protocells in that environment survived.

Suggestion that somehow the heat cycle annealed and denatured bases such that the most stable base connections in that environment, survived.

Suggestion that protocells that opened and closed somehow contained bases, and that bases within the protocells were more stable than bases not in the protocells.

Suggestion that none of this was a single chemical fluke event in which a one time chemical reaction survived, unprotected and in a hostile environment.

Stable here would mean two things.
1. continue to exist in that environment.
2. allow to change to more stable versions in that environment.

This rough scenario gets rid of all fluke events, and replaces them with systematic chemical selection over millions of years.

When cell reproduction is set up, the division of a cell into two parts allows not only a daughter cell to come into existence, but it allows the father cell to grow in size until it reaches the maximum size for a cell and must divide again to continue to exist.

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 25 year old zine Musea)

MAIN Website
http://tomhendricks.us/


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