Blind faith in old science

Incompleteness of natural selection

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At the time of Darwin nothing is known about genes or genomic processes. It is intuitively obvious that a non random change in the morphological features of species that appear as a result of speciation must be preceded by non random genetic changes [ a new “genomic process setting”] in the genome which can be explained only by the concept of genopsych.

 

Introduction

I am indeed surprised by the blind faith of learned blogger Sri Anand Nair Sb in Darwinism which is 150 years old. True, natural selection is one of the mechanisms that help species to evolve, but that is not the only mechanism! May see references cited at 1- 4. Some how Darwinists took to the idea that the process of production of species [that is procreation] is random which means that procreation is a direction less process! For example see the assertion of Anand Nair, “In statistical process control, if the actual outcome (product) of a standard process is observed to deviate unacceptably from the standard (or expected) product, we say that this deviation occured due to random factors that interfered with the standard process.” This statement is the Darwinist’s blunder. And fortunately procreation is a well directed process which does not require complicated science to understand.
 
 

Peer Review

Further Anand jee places blind faith on peer review and tries to brush aside the idea of genopsych published as knols. I do not know if Anand Jee has ever published in peer reviewed journals but I had passed through that stage [ see the link at ref. 5 for the list of my publications] and my opinion on peer review is published in the peer reviewed journal which may be seen at reference cited at 6.
 
We know that “nature” is one of the top most peer reviewed science magazine. Then see how even nature may publish self contradicting material. Nature published two articles [references cited at 7,8, on the genetics of Indian Castes. The first one in 1998 by Baamshad et al which shows Vysa as upper caste where as the second study by Reich et al [2009] shows Vysa as Middle caste! Both studies are silent about the basis of social classification of Indian castes!! Misinformation may be published in peer reviewed, highly reputed journals too. Add to this that the so called reputed science journals are guided by commercial interests beyond any doubt. Take for example [references cited at 9, 10 & 11] of the case of Charlton Bruce and Peter Duesberg where both these scientists are hounded by science journals nature as well as Lancet.
 
 

Irreverent science

Indeed in the cases of irreverent science [see references cited at 12 & 13] peer reviewed journals are just useless. The only way of publishing irreverent science is Post Publication Open Review [PPOR]. That is publish the idea at any web site and allow review by as many openly. Knols, natureprecedings [by nature magazine], philica are the examples. We published the idea of PPOR in a peer reviewed journal [cited at 14]. Accordingly transcience transactions an aperiodic journal edited by Prof. AK Purohit et al has already published two volumes and the second one is a monograph on genopsych. Also see Perlman’s path in the reference cited at 14 or at 15.
 
 

Two Questions of Anand Nair

  1. How does relevant information (such as that the environment is cold and so more fur is good for survival) reach the reproducing cell soon after random mutation? (That is, how exactly do “genomic processes” get the “information” regarding environment?)
  2. What role has “isochoric or structure formation” got to play in animal/ plant breeding? (Or in Statistica Process Control, for that matter!)
 
In my opinion both these questions are bad questions in that they are confused questions.
 
[1] If we have to go by the explanation of natural selection [first question], if a species had to face cold environment suddenly then those individuals of the species with more fur survive and those with less or no fur will die. Thus the surviving species will procreate off springs with more fur. That is the environment selected those individuals with more fur. This is called “directional selection”.
 
Directional selection has to be preceded by a non random genetic change that shifts the mean length of fur of the species before the species faced the sudden cold environment to the mean length [increased] of fur of the species procreated by the individuals that survived the sudden cold environment. The non random genetic change is due to the self programmability of genome [genopsych] and not due to any information flow from the environment to the genome as Crick’s central dogma of molecular biology precludes molecular information flow from the body of the species to the genome. The possibility of genome directly sensing the ambient energy [light, heat, pressure etc.] conditions can’t be ruled out due to the existence of gene clocks that are aligned to planetary rhythms. Even in such an event genopsych must play its role in resetting the genome by creating new information in the form of new structures in the genome.
 
[2] In the second question Anand Jee talks of Animal and Plant breeding. I think that he is talking about selective breeding. If so, what happens in one type of selective breeding is “stabilising selection” where the morphological feature of the species are maintained to strictly follow normal distribution by selective mating. That is the changes in the morphological features of the species is just random and accordingly the genetic changes are also random. However if the breeder opts for extreme phenotype the selection may be directional. May see reference cited at 16 for the meanings of “stabilizing selection” and “directional selsction”.
 
A non random genetic change is about creation of new structure/ programme /information in the genome where as a random genetic change does not create any new information.
 
 

Closing remark

At the time of Darwin nothing is known about genes or genomic processes. It is intuitively obvious that a non random change in the morphological features of species that appear as a result of speciation must be preceded by non random genetic changes in the genome which can be explained only by the concept of genopsych.
 
 

References

  1. John Cairns and Patricia L. Foster, Adaptive Reversion of a Frame shift Mutation in Escherichia coli, Genetics, 128: 695-701, August, 1991.
  2. Patricia L. Foster, Adaptive Mutation: Has the Unicorn Landed? Genetics, 148: 1453-1459, April, 1998.
  3. Barbara E. Wright, A Biochemical Mechanism for Non random Mutations and Evolution, Journal of Bacteriology, p. 2993-3001, June, 2000.
  4. Frantisek Baluska, Cell- Cell Channels, Viruses and Evolution Via Infection, Parasitism and symbiosis toward Higher Levels of Biological Complexity, Natural Genetic Engineering and Natural Genome Editing: Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 2009, 1178: 106-119.
  5. Bamshad, M.J, et al. Nature 395: 851-852, 1998.
  6. Reich, D. et al, Nature 461, 489-494, 2009.
  7. RA Mashelkar, Irreverence and Indian Science, Science 30 April 2010: Vol. 328. no. 5978, http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/328/5978/
  8. DMR Sekhar and NC Aery, Open Review of Science Publications, Accountability in Research, http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a927520237~db=all~jumptype=rss
  9. Strickberger, M.W., 1996, Genetics, Prentice-Hall of India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
 
 
Note: This knol is in response to the discussion at sulekha.com with Sri Anand Nair: http://anandnair.sulekha.com/blog/post/2011/06/the-left-brain-and-the-right-brain.htm
 
 
I gift this moon (image) to Anand Jee. Taken by me on 15/6/2011 from Eshidiya mines, Jordan

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