Science journalism: a threat to humanity (2)

By: James V. Kohl | Published on: January 3, 2019

Haematologica Vol. 104 n. 1 January 2019 Free textbook
The free textbook may help serious scientists to stop playing word games with biologically uninformed theorists and so-called science journalists
Clearly, Today’s journalists are not ‘guardians of the truth’

…star investigative reporter, Claas Relotius, has been proven to be an industrial-scale fraud, a fantasist fictionist, who gulled Der Spiegel and its readers for years, and is now the face for “fake news” worldwide…

See also: Medical Journals Have a Fake News Problem

With help from drug companies, @OmicsJournal is making millions as it roils the scientific community with sketchy publications.

This regurgitated 2017 nonsense can be placed into the context of my review of nutritional epigenetics, which was published for free in an omics journal. Nutrient-dependent Pheromone-Controlled Ecological Adaptations: From Angstroms to Ecosystems
See also: MicroRNAs: Recent insights towards their role in male infertility and reproductive cancers

The authors are from Pakistan and they have linked the problem with understanding the role of light-activated microRNA biogenesis to failed pattern recognition among all biologically uninformed theorists and journalists.

See: The Bull Sperm MicroRNAome and the Effect of Fescue Toxicosis on Sperm MicroRNA Expression (2014)
Moving forward, see: MicroRNAs derived from the insect virus HzNV-1 promote lytic infection by suppressing histone methylation

…provides us with a better understanding of both the HzNV-1 infection pathway and the relationship between viral miRNAs and epigenetic regulation.

The better understanding of the relationship between viral miRNAs and epigenetic regulation is essential to the works of serious scientists who are  Combating Evolution to Fight Disease.

Molecular biology and evolutionary biology have been separate disciplines and scientific cultures…. Each discipline can be viewed as a missing link in the other’s description of biology, and in medicine.

For instance, the so-called “light of evolution” from Nothing in Biology Makes Any Sense Except in the Light of Evolution (1973) was Dobzhansky’s joke. It was played on all theorists who never learned that ecological adaptations are biophysically constrained by the sun’s anti-entropic virucidal energy and the epigenetically-effected transgenerational epigenetic inheritance that must be linked from the physiology of reproduction to sympatric speciation and all biodiversity on Earth.
For an example of Dobzhansky’s sarcastic wit, see: Biology, Molecular and Organismic (1964)

 … the only worthwhile biology is molecular biology. All else is “bird watching” or “butterfly collecting.” Bird watching and butterfly collecting are occupations manifestly unworthy of serious scientists!

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