Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Saving a few bits of knowledge...

Paul Kammerer was an Austrian biologist... Throughout most of his life he was a distinguished experimental researcher with an international reputation. Nature magazine called his last book ‘one of the finest contributions to the theory of evolution which has appeared since Darwin.’ Surprisingly, however, Kammerer’s work did not support the evolutionary views of Darwin, but on the contrary provides some of the most convincing experimental evidence ever produced of an evolutionary mechanism far more important than the Darwinian mechanism: a mechanism that is at present denied entirely — the inheritance of acquired characteristics. Kammerer’s story was brought to a modern audience by Arthur Koestler in his book The Case of the Midwife Toad.

Kammerer worked at the prestigious Institute for Experimental Biology in Vienna under Professor Hans Przibram from 1903 until his death. Over several decades he carried out intricate breeding experiments with many generations of animals and plants to try to find evidence that individuals evolve not because of the selection of chance mutations (the Darwinian idea) but because they were in some unknown way able to adapt their physical features to their habitat or way of life.

Kammerer searched the animal and plant kingdoms, both on land and in water, looking for individuals he could breed in the laboratory that might exhibit this kind of evolution. He found many such examples. He bred spotted salamanders on different colour soils and found that over successive generations they changed colour to resemble that of the soil on which they were bred: those bred on yellow soil showed a progressive enlargement of the yellow spots on their bodies until they became predominantly yellow, while those reared on black soil showed a diminution of the yellow spots until they became predominantly black. When the offspring of these genetically modified salarnanders were moved to the opposite colour soil to that of their parents, their coloration changed back again.

It is important to appreciate that this kind of genetic evolutionary change is entirely anti-Darwinian in nature. It is an example of directed genetic change (although the mechanism that directs it is entirely unknown); a heresy that all Darwinists vehemently deny is possible.

(Alternative Science: Challenging the
Myths of the Scientific Establishment
By Richard Milton :224-225)

This evidence upset the cold toads and they falsely accused him of fraud and, "Some six weeks after publication of the report, Kammerer shot himself on a remote mountain path." (Ib. :228)

The concept of conceptions, some are more immaculate then others:
Once nerve fibers reach a muscle in the process of forming, they transmit impulses to the muscle that cause it to contract and relax. In doing work, the muscle takes shape. The reverse—a muscle waiting to take shape before it starts to work—never happens. With his highly refined experiments, Lev Beloussov demonstrated that morphogenesis is a process that depends on stresses and relaxations. The energy-emanating nerve tube in the embryo can be likened to a mind that distributes its instructions to the organs and imparts to them those movements through which they form. The “ideas” disseminated by the neural axis have a precise plastic capacity, and they sculpt the tiny palpitating body according to an innate plan. […] There is a stage in its development when the embryo begins to per-ceive stimuli from the external world. Its movements in response to these begin even before the sense receptors are complete. In this way the embryo begins its life of relationships. Messages from the outside world are vague and non-specific at first, and they serve only to give heart to an essentially autonomous morphogenetic program. The human fetus begins registering the music that reaches it, and that it will be able to recognize after birth. Even the father’s voice is “imprinted” and becomes familiar. The fetus begins to dream; and the “mind,” no longer occupied exclusively with the self-organization of the body, readies himself or herself for receiving and elaborating models of thought. His or her morphogenetic “grammar” gradually becomes a grammar of the mind, a symbology.
(Why is a Fly Not a Horse?
Dimenticare Darwin
By Giuseppe Sermonti :116)

I'm trying to catch a few lemmings that run with the leftist Herd here.

It's easier, as they've already strayed by going to a blog of the dread religious Right. Cute little fellows...to bad they usually run with the Herd away from what is right.

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