AAAS, Americans Do Not Accept Evolution

2006-09-02, Dov in Hyp Science Forums (America Doesn’t Believe Evolution) I. Jon Miller, MSU, East Lansing, concludes in Science: – “the percentage of people in the country who accept the idea of evolution has declined from 45 in 1985 to 40 in 2005.” – “The acceptance of evolution is lower in the United States than…

The Universe: Beginning, End And In-Between

Cosmos is Evolution of Energy June 7, 2007 Since a system/sub-system must be fractal to evolve, and since the Universe, including its sub-system Life, is continuously evolving, ergo energy is the BASE ELEMENT of everything and individual genes are the base elements of Life. Cosmic evolution is an evolution of energy, and within it, Life’s…

What Is Western Culture + Define Culture

Culture, A Ubiquitous Biological Entity A Recapitulation 1. General comprehension of evolutionary biology is an essential pre-requisite to the study and comprehension of cultural anthropology. 2. Culture is a basic biological entity. It is the ubiquitous elaboration- an extension of the sensing of and reactions to, by the genome, to the goings-on beyond the outermost…

Stopping Genocide

Dear StephenFWeaver, (In Anthropology Forum) You write: “How can understanding the cognitive process behind Genocide help us to stop it?” My suggestion: Let us go a step further…”How can understanding the cognitive process behind any crime help us stop it?” I suggest the Jewish Bobbe’s (grandma) method: She finally agreed to babysit one night for…

Bioethics In Embryonic Stem Cells Research

8 July 2006 (A) Bioethics = the ethics related to moral values in the biomedical sciences. (B) Ethics = Moral values = principles/values/issues of right and wrong in human affairs, according to precepts/attitudes based on – religion, or – social/group customs, or – rationalism. (C) The major goals of embryonic stem cells research are to…

BioCulture

To paraphrase a statement by Eugene Thacker in the opening pages of Biomedia (ISBN 0-8166-4353-9): I posit that as every organism’s cultural element is an artifact which involves biological intra-/inter-cell expression and/or process, biological and cultural domains are not ontologically distinct, but instead culture inheres in biology. end —————————— 22-10-2006 Culture And Intelligence (1) Culture…

Chicken Or Egg First + Circadian Rhythm

Origin Of Circadian Rhythm For Archaic Genes, Sunlight Was The Only Source Of Energy A. Posted Nov 25, 2007, in PhysOrg forum and e-mailed to Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Circadian Rhythms 28 Nov 2007 Circadian Rhythm and Plant Genes Fuel-Up (1) One of the routes, of the mechanisms of energy absorption, by which some archaegenes became…

Altruism Gene + What Prompts Protest

May 31, 2006, To world-science.net >>> Researchers trace the origin of an “altruism gene”. Probing an evolutionary mystery, scientists say they have penned the first history of a gene for cooperation. (Article in World Science) http://www.world-science.net/exclusives/060529_altruism.htm

Genetic Effects of Culture + Human-Chimp Interbreed?

The Impetus Of Paleozoic Multicelled Evolution A. Natural Selection Is A Two-Level Interdependent Affair Dov, in earlier posts: 1) Evolution, i.e. genome/genes modifications (“mutations”), inherently ever more of them as new functional options arise for the organism. 2) modifications of genome’s functional capabilities can be explained by the organism’s culture-life-experience feedbacks to its genome, its…

Life: A Real Virtual Affair, Its Drive And Purpose

05 Sept 2007 The Cosmic Drive and Purpose Behind The Drive and Purpose Of Life (1) Again, Earth Life Is A Real Virtual Affair; it pops in and out of existence from its matrix, which is the energy constrained in Earth’s biosphere. The totality of life in Earth’s biosphere (the outermost part of the planet’s…