Category Archives: virus

Does apoptosis recapitulate phylogeny in reverse? (revisited)

This is an old post from May, 2011. I didn’t include any images before, so I thought I would try to do a better job this time. You can blow a house to smithereens using explosives or you can carefully … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Cellular Upgrades Via Endosymbionts

The fourth post below this one compared cellular evolution to corporate mergers. However, the devil’s always in the details, isn’t it?  So let’s try to get to the semi nitty gritty here. You can also think of cellular evolution as a … Continue reading

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Apoptosis and Avoidance of Cancer

Well, here we go again, more scientific gibberish. What in the “hey” is apoptosis? Don’t shoot the messenger here, folks, I had nothing to do with the genesis of this word, but I’ll try to explain it so you can see … Continue reading

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Viruses are a two edged sword.

Here is a blog from a fellow traveler who believes as I do, that our cells are nothing more than a huge conglomeration of viruses.

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Cancer as a Criminal Entity

What exactly is cancer? I’ve discussed this topic before in a variety of ways but thought it might be useful to bring it up again during the new year. Most everyone knows that cancer is runaway cell growth. At its … Continue reading

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Humans from viruses? Well, sort of.

I have been saying for years that a process I call hierarchical endosymbiosis has been responsible for a geometric growth of cellular complexity starting with viruses, then, bacteria, simple complex cells (eukaryotes), and increasingly more complex eukaryotes such as ourselves. … Continue reading

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