Friday, April 6, 2012

Are Microbes The Origin of PTSD?

The world of biological science has gone through extreme verbal wars and revolutions in the past hundred years or so.

The verbal war is one of the more civil facets of the development of evolutionary sciences, some of which arose as misinterpretations of the science Darwin conducted and wrote about.

One such interpretation became "social Darwinism", which led to beliefs that caused some people to become psychopaths:
Social Darwinism is a term commonly used for theories of society that emerged in England and the United States in the 1870s, seeking to apply the principles of Darwinian evolution to sociology and politics. It especially refers to notions of struggle for existence being used to justify social policies which make no distinction between those able to support themselves and those unable to support themselves. The most prominent form of such views stressed competition between individuals in laissez-faire capitalism; but it is also connected to the ideas of eugenics, scientific racism, imperialism, fascism, Nazism and struggle between national or racial groups.
(Social Darwinism). I wrote "one of the more civil facets" above, because "the survival of the fittest", in social Darwinism terms, led to a "scientific social explanation" for ongoing real shooting wars between those who considered themselves the most fit to survive (e.g. having the bigger fangs, the bigger military).

That misunderstanding eventually led to two world wars, racial, religious, and ethnic conflicts, as "the most evolved" reacted to the misinformation within the mythical and wrong-headed social Darwinism hypothesis.

One clear manifestation of social Darwinism has been explored in the recent Dredd Blog post: Ayn Rand: Patron Saint of the Plutocracy.

Meanwhile, scientists who actually studied the real natural world which Darwin was supposed to have described, began to see some different dynamics operating under the covers:
The study of mitochondria in recent years has come to occupy an important position in biology. Two points of view are held in regard to the nature of these microscopic structures, and this circumstance appears to be responsible for the diversity of opinion as to the activities of these bodies. The most commonly accepted view holds that mitochondria are cell-organs derived from the cytoplasm. The other view, that they are microorganisms "symbiotically" united to the cell, has attracted only a few adherents, and apparently has been looked upon as a fantastic and improbable theory.

The bare statement that all living cells of plants and animals contain small bodies that are independent entities capable of a free existence, or in other words, that all cells contain bacteria or microorganisms, is, perhaps, a little shocking to those who hold dogmatic ideas on cell physiology.
(Symbiotism and The Origin of Species, by Ivan E. Wallin, 1927, p. vii). This "fantastic and improbable theory" was ignored until it was revisited by scientists in the 1960's who were further developing the concept of "Symbiogenesis" and similar theories, as concurrent explanations for origins of species.

Diehard Darwinists wanted to keep the holy grail of pure Darwinian evolution intact, and wanted their "scientific" status quo protected, so they fought hard in that misdirection.

Eventually, those neo Darwinists lost verbal battles, and eventually lost that ideological war, but some skirmishes continued as that verbal civil war subsided, even as "Darwin will rise again" was shouted out less and less as time went on.

The extinction of social Darwinism, along with some aspects of actual evolutionary Darwinism, began to take place once the reality took hold that catastrophic events, unrelated to biological evolution, were responsible for mass extinctions on Earth.

It became obvious that neither natural selection nor random mutation, bulwarks of the theory of survival of the fittest (the theory that only the unfit would become extinct), caused the numerous mass extinctions that we have evidence of.

We have talked about one such mass extinction event, the "K-T boundary" extinction, in a Dredd Blog post From Deepwater I To Deepwater II, as well as in other posts:
A day or so ago a distinguished group of scientists determined that the theory which says a piece of an asteroid became a meteorite which caused the extinction of the dinosaurs was more likely to be reality than the competing theory.
[A] brave individual, about 50 years ago, noticed that the scientific community was kowtowed, afraid, and timid about even seriously considering the theory that a chunk of asteroid caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Simply put, he noticed that there was tyranny of dogma within the scientific world, and that such tyranny would lead us to a bad place.

Therefore, "de Grazia dedicated the whole September 1963 issue of American Behavioral Scientist to the issue" concerning the part that catastrophes, like the chunk of asteroid (meteorite) strike, have played in the evolution on this planet.
(SCAD). One thing was for sure, the K-T boundary mass extinction was not the result of Darwinian natural selection nor random mutation (cf. PNAS).

Thus "symbionticism" and "symbiogenesis" theory could no longer be ignored, because the evidence was mounting:
Entire genomes with their accompanying protein synthetic systems are transferred throughout the biosphere primarily as bacteria and protists which become symbionts as they irreversibly integrate into pre-existing organisms to form more complex individuals. Individualization is stabilized by simultaneous transmission of once-separate heterologous genetic systems. The origin of new species is hypothesized to correlate with the acquisition, integration and subsequent inheritance of such acquired microbial genomes. These processes were recognized by Mereschkovsky (“Symbiogenesis” in Russian, 1909) and by Wallin (“Symbionticism”, see p. 181, this issue).
(Origins of Species). That paper, written by Dr. Lynn Margulis, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, concerns "acquired genomes and individuality."

Her work took into consideration the science that cyanobacteria have, for billions of years, had incredible adaptive abilities, including altruism, cooperation, and other symbiotic behaviors, which neither the Darwinian theory of natural selection nor genetic random mutation theory could explain.

Recently, scientists discovered that even humans and microbes are symbionts, and in fact humans can not reproduce without them.

One can surmise that the K-T boundary extinction event was globally traumatic, since ~90% of land species, including dinosaurs, bit the extinction dust, as did perhaps ~50% of ocean species.

How did the remaining microbes react?

Since the utter destruction and catastrophe caused by the K-T boundary extinction was globally extreme, the microbes that survived would have been extremist types for the most part, otherwise they would have been unable to exist in those new extreme conditions.

The subsequent extreme events of taking over control of mammalian female placenta, establishing a virgin species, or perhaps engendering the adaptability of newts, may have been microbial reactions to the extreme trauma of the K-T boundary extinction event.

The spurious activity caused by any such trauma may explain why not all mammals, for example the rabbit, need those microbes to reproduce.

Evidence, in the form of the oldest rabbit fossil yet found, shows that it originated after the time of the K-T extinction event.

The rabbit, and species close to it, are not like other mammals such as the gorilla, monkey, orangutan, or human, which must have microbe (viral) help in order to reproduce via a functional placenta.

Whatever the answer turns out to be, in closing, let's remember that social Darwinism is still in full force and effect in the domestic and foreign policy of the U.S. and other governments.

Is that because some microbes are subconsciously producing toxins of power, due to ancient Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) exposure, experienced for millions of years post K-T extinction, then stored in their/our genes?

Then to be expressed after humans appeared and formed civilizations?

Did microbes, upon becoming exposed to power as human symbionts,  begin to react in extreme ways?

We now know that they can change from pathogen to symbiont, and vice versa under requisite environmental conditions (Microbial Languages: Rehabilitation of the Unseen--2).

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Dr. King Is Remembered

Yesterday was the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was born January 15, 1929.

The fact that conspiracies take place between members of government to carry out state crimes against democracy, crimes against the people, has been proven in courts of law.

One example it would be appropriate to mention on a day remembering Dr. King, would be IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF SHELBY COUNTY, TENNESSEE FOR THE THIRTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT MEMPHIS, where a jury verdict stated that the government participated in a conspiracy to kill Dr. King:
THE COURT: In answer to the question did Loyd Jowers participate in a conspiracy to do harm to Dr. Martin Luther King, your answer is yes. Do you also find that others, including governmental agencies, were parties to this conspiracy as alleged by the defendant? Your answer to that one is also yes ... Is that your verdict?

THE JURY: Yes (In unison).
(King v. Jowers, emphasis added). The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a state crime against democracy.

Governments, including state governments of the United States, as well as the federal government, can and do commit crimes against the people.

As a nation degenerates these crimes are covered up and hidden, rather than being prosecuted as they are when a nation still has a healthy government.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Do We Need A Blood Transfusion? - 2

On this date in 2010, a Dredd Blog post complained about what some call "blood for oil."

It is a problem the government / corporations do not seem to want to solve anymore.

Here is the text of that post:

There seems to be some ambiguity as to what the lifeblood of the government and the lifeblood of the economy is.

One theory, which Alberto Gonzales would call "quaint", is that the lifeblood of the government is to be "of, by and for" the people.

Today things have changed, because we want change all the time, but it is debatable whether or not things have changed for the worse or for the better.

The U.S. Supreme Court has stated:
"taxes are the lifeblood of government"
(Bull v. United States, 295 U.S. 247, 1935). The U.S. Department of Energy has what could be considered a different view:
"Oil is the lifeblood of America’s economy"
(The Fleets & Terrorism Follow The Oil). I guess it all depends on whether or not the government is of, by, and for the people.

One thing is for sure, when the government is not of, by, and for the people the whole world gets turned upside down:
"taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few"
(James Madison). James Madison was the 4th President and was also called The Father of U.S. Constitution.

If oil is the lifeblood, it being a finite resource, and said to be peaking in 2014 (if it has not peaked already as some say) our nation needs a blood transfusion or we will die out economically.

The truth of the matter is that the earth environment with its oxygen, water, food, and protection is the lifeblood of every living thing and nation.

Green renewable blood is better than toxic oil blood because green is of by and for the people, in the sense that the people need new blood that will not run out, or destroy the environment along with humanity itself.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Mother Nature Is An International Woman - 2

Some Can't Get Their Life Back
In the first post of this series we pointed out that Mother Nature, like other women, is being persecuted in the as much or more than ever before.

During the greatest U.S. environmental catastrophe, so far, the Dredd Blog System followed the Deepwater Horizon dirty oil corruption in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), with many posts, such as Danger Lurks In The Deep Water and From Deepwater I To Deepwater II.

Now, a portion of MOMCOM, the mortal enemy of Mother Nature, is "returning to the homeland" to finish her off.

So, now that the journalists have left the GOM, now that the president has brought his two children to swim in those waters as if to say "all is now well", and now that Republicans, who think that global warming is a hoax, have taken the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, what does the future look like for the GOM and Mother Nature in general?

More than likely it will be more of the same, that is, the will become more and more like a third world country:
"I want my life back."
A new study of dolphins living close to the site of North America's worst ever oil spill – the BP Deepwater Horizon catastrophe two years ago – has established serious health problems afflicting the marine mammals ... The research follows the publication of several scientific studies ... which all suggest that the environmental impact of the five-month long spill may have been far worse than previously appreciated ...

The study of the dolphins in Barataria Bay, off the coast of Louisiana, followed two years in which the number of dead dolphins found stranded on the coast close to the spill had dramatically increased. Although all but one of the 32 dolphins were still alive when the study ended, lead researcher Lori Schwacke said survival prospects for many were grim ...
(GOM Still Dying, emphasis added). So, after assaulting Mother Nature, what does the MOMCOM gang now have in mind?

The answer is "the typical psychopathic double down", it would seem:
The “curse” of oil wealth is a well-known phenomenon in Third World petro-states where millions of lives are wasted in poverty and the environment is ravaged, while tiny elites rake in the energy dollars and corruption rules the land. Recently, North America has been repeatedly hailed as the planet’s twenty-first-century “new Saudi Arabia” for “tough energy” -- deep-sea oil, Canadian tar sands, and fracked oil and natural gas. But here’s a question no one considers: Will the oil curse become as familiar on this continent in the wake of a new American energy rush as it is in Africa and elsewhere? Will North America, that is, become not just the next boom continent for energy bonanzas, but a new energy Third World?

The Jingoist Bucks Reality
Once upon a time, the giant U.S. oil companies -- Chevron, Exxon, Mobil, and Texaco -- got their start in North America, launching an oil boom that lasted a century and made the U.S. the planet’s dominant energy producer. But most of those companies have long since turned elsewhere for new sources of oil.

Eager to escape ever-stronger environmental restrictions and dying oil fields at home, the energy giants were naturally drawn to the economically and environmentally wide-open producing areas of the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America -- the Third World -- where oil deposits were plentiful, governments compliant, and environmental regulations few or nonexistent.

Here, then, is the energy surprise of the twenty-first century: with operating conditions growing increasingly difficult in the global South, the major firms are now flocking back to North America. To exploit previously neglected reserves on this continent, however, Big Oil will have to overcome a host of regulatory and environmental obstacles. It will, in other words, have to use its version of deep-pocket persuasion to convert the United States into the functional equivalent of a Third World petro-state.

Knowledgeable observers are already noting the first telltale signs of the oil industry’s “Third-Worldification” of the United States. Wilderness areas from which the oil companies were once barred are being opened to energy exploitation and other restraints on invasive drilling operations are being dismantled. Expectations are that, in the wake of the 2012 election season, environmental regulations will be rolled back even further and other protected areas made available for development. In the process, as has so often been the case with Third World petro-states, the rights and wellbeing of local citizens will be trampled underfoot.
(U.S. To Become A Third World Energy Nation, emphasis added). I am reminded that Obama told Medvedev he would be able to be more flexible after the election, as well as being reminded of The Elections of Pontius Pilots post a while back.

Quote from Hansen Video, at about 7:25 into it:
"The total energy imbalance now [not enough heat radiating into space because of green house gases] is about .6 watt per square meter. That may not sound like much, but when added up over the whole world, it's enormous. It's about 20 times greater than the rate of energy used by all of humanity. It's equivalent to exploding 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs per day, 365 days per year. That is how much extra energy Earth is gaining each day. This imbalance means, if we want to stabilize climate, we must reduce CO2 ..."