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clamboy



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 11 2016,20:05   

Denyse O'Leary! Jonathan Wells! Casey Luskin! Hugh Ross! It's truly a "who's who" of "who's a purveyor of ignorant twaddle"!

  
sparc



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 13 2018,09:09   

Just opened Bio-Complexity and found the following from 2014
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This document doi:10.5048/BIO-­‐C.2011.1.e1 Published: November 19, 2014

Erratum for: Gauger AK, Axe D (2011) The evolutionary accessibility of new
enzyme functions: A case study from the biotin pathway. BIO-­‐Complexity 2011(1):1-­‐
17. doi:10.5048/BIO-­‐C.2011.1

Using genes from E. coli, we previously found one instance where a single amino acid replacement in BioF that increases sequence identity with Kbl appeared to eliminate the BioF2 function in vivo. We reported this substitution to be H152N. In the course of further study, we discovered that our original plasmid that fails to confer BioF2 function actually has a second mutation in the bioF gene, this one encoding the substitution S265G. By making new plasmid constructs carrying the H152N mutation alone and the S265G mutation  alone,  we determined  that neither  of these  mutations  eliminates  BioF2 function  on its own. Function is lost only when the two are combined.

This  correction  reduces  our  previous  estimate  of  the  minimum  number  of  nucleotide  substitutions required  for  conversion  from  seven  to  six,  with  corresponding  revisions  needed  in  our  Results  and Discussion  sections.  In  particular,  most  of  the  first  three  paragraphs  under  the  subheading  Stage  2: Testing short-­‐listed  candidates  by BioF →Kbl mutation are now irrelevant, as they discuss the essential role  of  an  amino-­‐acid  residue  now  known  not  to  be  essential.  Also,  the  following  sentence  in  our
discussion (page 12) should be revised:

In fact, even the unrealistically favorable assumption that kbl duplicates carry no fitness cost leaves the conversion just beyond the limits of feasibility.

The corrected sentence should read:

Only under the unrealistically favorable assumption that kbl duplicates carry no fitness cost does the Kbl→BioF conversion fall just within the limits of feasibility.

The main point of the paper is unchanged.

Further details, including a brief discussion of the functional significance of H152 and S265, may be found in a forthcoming paper (in press): Reeves MA, Gauger AK, Axe DD (2014) Enzyme families—Shared evolutionary history or shared design? A study of the GABA-­‐aminotransferase family. BIO-­‐Complexity
2014 (4). doi:10.5048/BIO-­‐C.2014.4.

I am just wondering if the main point of the paper really remained unchanged if it now says that even their own unrealistic assumptions that were designed to let evolution look impossible would now allow for Kbl turn into BioF.

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sparc



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(Permalink) Posted: May 01 2018,11:46   

Günter Blechly describes a new fossil insect species Chrismooreia michaelbehei sp in Bio-Complexity which
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is named in honor of Professor Michael Behe (Lehigh University) for his groundbreaking
contributions to intelligent design theory, which had great
influence on the personal views of the author [Blechly].

linky: http://bio-complexity.org/ojs.....2018.1

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 28 2019,17:39   

Oh this amuses me to no end--

Which "peer-reviewed journal" published more research papers in 2018?

A) BIO-Complexity, the ID journal

-or-

B) Correlation, the Astrological Association Journal of Research in Astrology

Edited by stevestory on Mar. 28 2019,18:41

   
fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 28 2019,18:18   

Quote (stevestory @ Mar. 28 2019,15:39)
Oh this amuses me to no end--

Which "peer-reviewed journal" published more research papers in 2018?

A) BIO-Complexity, the ID journal

-or-

B) Correlation, the Astrological Association Journal of Research in Astrology

Well, you know, they're both  
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All original and all irrefutable science
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(Permalink) Posted: April 23 2019,13:51   

ID is such a failed dumpster fire. The Young Earth Creationists already have six research papers out in 2019.

ID has diddly-shit. Some halfwits posting on a blog about the shroud of Turin and shit. Calling ID creationism may technically be true but it's an insult to the honest and productive creationists.  :p  :p  :p

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 22 2019,06:40   

A Single-Couple Human Origin is Possible

Ola Hössjer, Ann GaugerOla Hössjer, Ann Gauger
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Abstract

The problem of inferring history from genetic data is complex and underdetermined; there are many possible scenarios that would explain the same data. It can be made more tractable by making reasonable simplifications to the model, but it is continually important to remember what has been demonstrated and what is merely a parsimonious working assumption. In this paper we have chosen to model the demographic ancestry of humanity using the simplest of assumptions, with a homogeneous population whose size can vary over time. All other assumptions such as the mutation rates were standard, and no natural selection was in operation. Using a previously published backwards simulation method and some newly developed and faster algorithms, we run our single-couple origin model of humanity and compare the results to allele frequency spectra and linkage disequilibrium statistics from current genetic data. We show that a single-couple origin of humanity as recent as 500kya is consistent with data. With only minor modifications of our parsimonious model assumptions, we suggest that a single-couple origin 100kya, or more recently, is possible.


Adam and Eve! I have not read the article yet, so I do not know whether the insertion of an apple is necessary.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 22 2019,07:01   

Quote (DiEb @ Oct. 22 2019,07:40)
A Single-Couple Human Origin is Possible

Ola Hössjer, Ann GaugerOla Hössjer, Ann Gauger
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Abstract

The problem of inferring history from genetic data is complex and underdetermined; there are many possible scenarios that would explain the same data. It can be made more tractable by making reasonable simplifications to the model, but it is continually important to remember what has been demonstrated and what is merely a parsimonious working assumption. In this paper we have chosen to model the demographic ancestry of humanity using the simplest of assumptions, with a homogeneous population whose size can vary over time. All other assumptions such as the mutation rates were standard, and no natural selection was in operation. Using a previously published backwards simulation method and some newly developed and faster algorithms, we run our single-couple origin model of humanity and compare the results to allele frequency spectra and linkage disequilibrium statistics from current genetic data. We show that a single-couple origin of humanity as recent as 500kya is consistent with data. With only minor modifications of our parsimonious model assumptions, we suggest that a single-couple origin 100kya, or more recently, is possible.


Adam and Eve! I have not read the article yet, so I do not know whether the insertion of an apple is necessary.

it's the end of October, and all they've managed to publish all year in their own journal is "Adam and Eve totally could have been real you guys"?

Jesus Christ Answers Research Journal has published 11 papers so far.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 23 2019,09:37   

Quote (DiEb @ Oct. 22 2019,06:40)
A Single-Couple Human Origin is Possible

Ola Hössjer, Ann GaugerOla Hössjer, Ann Gauger
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Abstract

The problem of inferring history from genetic data is complex and underdetermined; there are many possible scenarios that would explain the same data. It can be made more tractable by making reasonable simplifications to the model, but it is continually important to remember what has been demonstrated and what is merely a parsimonious working assumption. In this paper we have chosen to model the demographic ancestry of humanity using the simplest of assumptions, with a homogeneous population whose size can vary over time. All other assumptions such as the mutation rates were standard, and no natural selection was in operation. Using a previously published backwards simulation method and some newly developed and faster algorithms, we run our single-couple origin model of humanity and compare the results to allele frequency spectra and linkage disequilibrium statistics from current genetic data. We show that a single-couple origin of humanity as recent as 500kya is consistent with data. With only minor modifications of our parsimonious model assumptions, we suggest that a single-couple origin 100kya, or more recently, is possible.


Adam and Eve! I have not read the article yet, so I do not know whether the insertion of an apple is necessary.

They simulate these two scenarios:
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Scenario 1 A single couple 100,000 generations ago (about 2mya) having zero heterozygosity (identical homozygous chromosomes), grows rapidly to a population of 10,000 people, then grows slowly and linearly to 16,000 people near the present.
Scenario 2 A single couple 25,000 generations ago (about 500kya) having primordial heterozygosity of 0.012,5 grows rapidly to a population of 16,000 people, then holds steady

So they are assuming if you live anywhere larger than a small town, most of the people you live with are imaginary.

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 23 2019,16:53   

Quote (Bob O'H @ Oct. 23 2019,09:37)
Quote (DiEb @ Oct. 22 2019,06:40)
A Single-Couple Human Origin is Possible

Ola Hössjer, Ann GaugerOla Hössjer, Ann Gauger
 
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Abstract

The problem of inferring history from genetic data is complex and underdetermined; there are many possible scenarios that would explain the same data. It can be made more tractable by making reasonable simplifications to the model, but it is continually important to remember what has been demonstrated and what is merely a parsimonious working assumption. In this paper we have chosen to model the demographic ancestry of humanity using the simplest of assumptions, with a homogeneous population whose size can vary over time. All other assumptions such as the mutation rates were standard, and no natural selection was in operation. Using a previously published backwards simulation method and some newly developed and faster algorithms, we run our single-couple origin model of humanity and compare the results to allele frequency spectra and linkage disequilibrium statistics from current genetic data. We show that a single-couple origin of humanity as recent as 500kya is consistent with data. With only minor modifications of our parsimonious model assumptions, we suggest that a single-couple origin 100kya, or more recently, is possible.


Adam and Eve! I have not read the article yet, so I do not know whether the insertion of an apple is necessary.

They simulate these two scenarios:
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Scenario 1 A single couple 100,000 generations ago (about 2mya) having zero heterozygosity (identical homozygous chromosomes), grows rapidly to a population of 10,000 people, then grows slowly and linearly to 16,000 people near the present.
Scenario 2 A single couple 25,000 generations ago (about 500kya) having primordial heterozygosity of 0.012,5 grows rapidly to a population of 16,000 people, then holds steady

So they are assuming if you live anywhere larger than a small town, most of the people you live with are imaginary.

16000 vs 7.53 billion is 99.9998% error.

6000 vs 4.5 billion is 99.9999% error.

So right on message.

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 24 2020,18:26   

Let’s check in on the fake journals!


Correlation, The journal of astrology
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Volume 32 (2) 2020
CURRENT ISSUE​

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial: The Evidence Accumulates, but Proof is never possible
The Evidence List: 63 studies
Robert Currey

An Automated Matching Test: Comparing astrological charts with biographies
Vincent Godbout

Suicide and Birthtime
Peter Fraiss

Estimation of aspect orbs by the computer
Kyösti Tarvainen PhD

A Brief Introduction to Qualitative Research in Astrology
Glenn Perry

Evaluating the effect of the rounding errors in the Gauquelin data
Kyösti Tarvainen PhD and Vincent Godbout


Bio-complexity, the jounal of renamed creationism

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Vol 2020

Research Articles
Active Information Requirements for Fixation on the Wright-Fisher Model of Population Genetics PDF
Daniel Andrés Díaz Pachón, Robert Marks

Generalized Active Information: Extensions to Unbounded Domains PDF
Daniel Andrés Díaz-Pachón, Robert Marks

Measuring Active Information in Biological Systems PDF
Jonathan Laine Bartlett

The Solar System: Favored for Space Travel PDF
Guillermo Gonzalez
oooo, creationists still behind the astrologers  :p  :D  :)

By how the way how is evolution doing. Let’s look up Google scholar

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Biology evolution 2020
Scholar
About 2,360,000 results

[PDF] academia.edu
[BOOK] Bioinformatics
AD Baxevanis, GD Bader, DS Wishart - 2020 - books.google.com
… titles: Bioinformatics (Baxevanis) Description: Fourth edition.| Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2020.| Includes
bibliographical … book Microbiome Analysis in the Methods in Molecular Biology series. His research
focuses on microbial genomics, evolution, and ecology, with concentrations in …
 Cited by 929 Related articles All 15 versions


[HTML] nature.com
[HTML] SARS-CoV-2 and bat RaTG13 spike glycoprotein structures inform on virus evolution and furin-cleavage effects
AG Wrobel, DJ Benton, P Xu, C Roustan… - … & Molecular Biology, 2020 - nature.com
SARS-CoV-2 is thought to have emerged from bats, possibly via a secondary host. Here, we
investigate the relationship of spike (S) glycoprotein from SARS-CoV-2 with the S protein of
a closely related bat virus, RaTG13. We determined cryo-EM structures for RaTG13 S and …
 Cited by 3 All 5 versions
[PDF] dal.ca


A Phenotype–Genotype Codon Model for Detecting Adaptive Evolution
CT Jones, N Youssef, E Susko… - Systematic biology, 2020 - academic.oup.com
A central objective in biology is to link adaptive evolution in a gene to structural and/or
functional phenotypic novelties. Yet most analytic methods make inferences mainly from
either phenotypic data or genetic data alone. A small number of models have been …
 Cited by 3 Related articles All 3 versions


[BOOK] Plant Strategies and the Dynamics and Structure of Plant Communities.(MPB-26), Volume 26
D Tilman - 2020 - books.google.com
… Oster and Edward O. Wilson The Dynamics of Arthropod Predator-Prey Systems, by Michael
P. Hassell Some Adaptations of March-Nesting Blackbirds, by Gordon H. Orians Evolutionary
Biology of Parasites, by Peter W. Price

...


Edited by stevestory on Aug. 24 2020,19:48

   
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 24 2020,19:35   

Hmmm. If the solar system is somehow favored for space travel, why does it take over half a year to get to the next planet outward using chemical propellant?

And why would it still take 2 or 3 months even after somebody manages to invent working fusion rockets? (Which optimistically might occur in 1 or 2 decades.)

And also, why for both of those does the launch have to be timed for when the planets are in a relative position that only occurs about every 2 years?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 24 2020,20:08   

Quote (Henry J @ Aug. 24 2020,20:35)
Hmmm. If the solar system is somehow favored for space travel, why does it take over half a year to get to the next planet outward using chemical propellant?

And why would it still take 2 or 3 months even after somebody manages to invent working fusion rockets? (Which optimistically might occur in 1 or 2 decades.)

And also, why for both of those does the launch have to be timed for when the planets are in a relative position that only occurs about every 2 years?

Yeah totally favored for space travel. If we had shot Deep Space 1, at 35,000 mph, to the very nearest star it would take 81,000 years to get there. How convenient. And we would have no way to slow it down once it got there. And the radiation from here to there would probably destroy it utterly.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 24 2020,20:15   

Quote (Henry J @ Aug. 24 2020,20:35)
Hmmm. If the solar system is somehow favored for space travel, why does it take over half a year to get to the next planet outward using chemical propellant?

And why would it still take 2 or 3 months even after somebody manages to invent working fusion rockets? (Which optimistically might occur in 1 or 2 decades.)

And also, why for both of those does the launch have to be timed for when the planets are in a relative position that only occurs about every 2 years?

The easiest planet for us to settle on, Mars, has toxic perchlorate soil. No atmosphere. Radiation shielding such that you need to be 10 feet underground for half the day. Half the efficiency of solar panels.

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@AstroKatie

“But we need a backup planet in case this one is ruined!”

There is virtually nothing we — or the Universe — could do to Earth that would make it less habitable than Mars. Global warming, nuclear winter, extinction-level asteroid... still easier to live in caves here than there.


And all the other options are worse.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 26 2020,08:39   

Re "And all the other options are worse."

You mean aside from too cold, too hot, no air, too much "air", wrong kind of "air", radiation issues, no water, probably no usable soil, too little or too much gravity?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 26 2020,10:26   

Quote (Henry J @ Aug. 26 2020,16:39)
Re "And all the other options are worse."

You mean aside from too cold, too hot, no air, too much "air", wrong kind of "air", radiation issues, no water, probably no usable soil, too little or too much gravity?

look on the bright side those places might not have any easy to extract hydocarbons or guns

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 26 2020,10:27   

Quote (k.e.. @ Aug. 26 2020,18:26)
Quote (Henry J @ Aug. 26 2020,16:39)
Re "And all the other options are worse."

You mean aside from too cold, too hot, no air, too much "air", wrong kind of "air", radiation issues, no water, probably no usable soil, too little or too much gravity?

look on the bright side those places might not have any easy to extract hydocarbons or guns

or for that matter foreigners

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 26 2020,15:26   

Quote (k.e.. @ Aug. 26 2020,10:27)
Quote (k.e.. @ Aug. 26 2020,18:26)
Quote (Henry J @ Aug. 26 2020,16:39)
Re "And all the other options are worse."

You mean aside from too cold, too hot, no air, too much "air", wrong kind of "air", radiation issues, no water, probably no usable soil, too little or too much gravity?

look on the bright side those places might not have any easy to extract hydocarbons or guns

or for that matter foreigners

I’m pretty sure whoever wasn’t on the first ship there would rapidly be “foreigners”.  The only question is if would take a whole generation, a decade, or a couple months?

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