Regarding Comments


I have been getting quite a lot of comments lately. Some of them are repeats. They are almost always positive in nature but somewhat generic in content, meaning they could apply to other blogs as well. So, I am in a quandary as to what they actually mean and the motivations behind them.

I get the feeling that when some people surf the net, they use a cut and paste comment to certify their stamp of approval. If so, I certainly appreciate it.  However, I would appreciate it even more if you asked me some questions. I know you must have some and I am a teacher as well as a scientist. This means there are no wrong questions. If you are reticent to do so in a public forum, you may contact me at Please be advised that I may share the discussion on the blog but will not reveal your information unless you give me permission to do so. Is that a fair deal?

P.S. I will be the first to tell you that I don’t have all the answers, but then again, who does? We can and must learn from each other.

Best regards,



About frankabernathy

I am a retired cell biologist and alumnus of Ohio State University. I became interested in chromosomes as far back as the 1960's when I wrote a term paper on the effects of radiomimetic drugs on chromosomes. I was fascinated at how they could break apart and reform new structures so easily. I became further involved in the early 1970's after taking a cytogenetics course at the University of Arkansas. I took that knowledge with me to Ohio State in 1980 where I eventually worked on my research and completed my Ph.D. dissertation, "Studies on Eukaryotic DNA Superstructure". My studies and later research suggested that the DNA within the eukaryotic chromosome is not the simple, linear molecular thread so widely suggested in all the classic textbooks published today. Instead, it may be the culmination of a geologically rapid set of endosymbiotic events where microorganisms plug into each other to create something greater than themselves. Feel free to contact me at
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