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Here we go again, reinventing nature!

It has been known for years that bacterial flagella are propelled by electric motors. Now it seems an insect uses gears to synchronize its jumping legs. Man has been scooped again! http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/functioning-mechanical-gears-seen-in-nature-for-the-first-time  

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I GET IT!

Chromosomes are really boring to most people. Football and reality TV are far more entertaining to many folks. In fact, science in general is boring to most people. And math? PUH! Forget it! Most people could care less how buildings … Continue reading

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Tinker toys and chromosomes

When I was growing up we played with something called tinker toys. In fact, they are still available today. There were other baby toys along the way that my children played with called snap lock beads. I’m not here to … Continue reading

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Human DNA isn’t so human after all

I have been derelict in my literature researches lately. I just found this link today indicating that human DNA has as many as 100 genes from other species, including bacteria.  Imagine what else might be found when scientists actually take the … Continue reading

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The fastest wins the race.

When I first introduced my ideas about hierarchical endosymbiosis to an online scientific forum (prior to writing this blog) it was met not with intellectual skepticism but something bordering on reactionary derision. I suppose that’s the way it always has … Continue reading

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How is an animal built from a single cell?

How is something as complex as an animal built from a single cell, i.e., a fertilized egg? Obviously the fertilized egg must divide and form trillions of copies of itself in order to generate the mass needed for an entire … Continue reading

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Introduction

My blog is about the possible evolution of eukaryotes from prokaryotes which has been a topic of considerable controversy. Recently, a publication has been forthcoming that suggests that eukaryotes did indeed evolve from prokaryotes…at least once through a chromosomal fusion … Continue reading

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