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Would you like to help?

I have been getting lots of favorable comments on my blogs recently and I will go out on a limb by assuming the majority of them are “real”. Please understand I am an old school baby boomer who has a … Continue reading

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Evolution, the Dirty E Word That Refuses to Die

(Click here for the latest posts) Theologians as well as others have been trying to stamp out evolution ever since the term first reared its ugly head in 1859 with the publishing of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin. Everybody … Continue reading

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Evidence for hierarchical endosymbiosis

In this blog, there are numerous references regarding hierarchical endosymbiosis. Simply put, this phrase means that cells swallowed smaller cells that were, in turn,  swallowed by larger cells and so forth. Not only did this swallowing happen, but the genetic material of … Continue reading

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Could our DNA have evolved from simple viruses?

In this blog, I discuss the evolution of complex organisms from more primitive ancestors. When I do this, I go way, way, way back in time.. before mammals, dinosaurs, fish, simple sponges, one celled protozoa, and even before the first … Continue reading

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Are textbook depictions of our chromosomes accurate?

In probably every textbook illustration you can find on human chromosome structure, there is always the same recurring theme: They are depicted as simple, linear strands of DNA wound up much like garden hoses or balls of twine.  However, you … Continue reading

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Are cancers new species?

There is a very interesting article suggesting that cancers may actually be new species.  In this study, chromosomal probes specific for each chromosome in a human cell are matched against chromosomes found in human cancers.  In Figure 8 of this … Continue reading

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Cellular differentiation and endosymbiosis revisited

In an earlier post on this page I discussed evidence that the eukaryotic nucleus is compartmentalized and how this compartmentalization may allow one compartment to become irreversibly differentiated through DNA rearrangements and deletions while leaving the remaining compartments untouched. I … Continue reading

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