Study: Higher education doesn't drive people from religion

Aug 11, 2014 by Deann Gayman

For decades, higher education has often been cast as the villain in the story of U.S. religious decline. Past research supported these claims.

But a new study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist Philip Schwadel suggests that a generational shift is taking place in how is affecting religious affiliation.

"There are a lot of articles and books from the '50s, '60s and '70s talking about how the college-educated are the most likely to disaffiliate, or drop out of religion," he said. "Without a doubt, older research showed that highly educated people were more likely to drop out of religion."

Schwadel's study, however, shows that in younger, more highly educated generations, this is no longer true. The study, which mined data from 38,251 respondents to the General Social Survey, demonstrated a shift has occurred for those born after 1940, with the most pronounced change occurring among Americans born after 1960.

"If you were born in the 1910s, '20s or '30s, you are twice as likely as someone without a college education to say that you have no religious affiliation, but that likelihood starts to decline for those people born in the late 1930s," Schwadel said. "By the 1960s, people born in that decade, there is no effect of education on religious disaffiliation."

In the youngest birth cohorts surveyed, the trends of education's effect on secularization are completely reversed.

"For younger generations, it's the least educated Americans who are most likely to disaffiliate from religion or say they have no ," Schwadel said. "This study suggests that, at least at an individual level of analysis, it's not the more highly educated who are driving this change.

"If anything, the growth of the unaffiliated over the last couple of decades is disproportionally among the less educated."

Schwadel said several factors could be producing the change. He said he suspects the largest driving force is the growth in the number of college-educated Americans.

"College education has grown so much that it's also possible that who goes to college has changed and led to some of the changes we see in the study," he said. "There are a lot more opportunities to maintain your religiosity while you're in college."

Schwadel said it's important to note that when looking at the population as a whole, college education still has a large influence on religious disaffiliation or non-affiliation, but he suspects that no longer to be true in the future.

"Unless something drastic happens to change this relationship again, I would expect in 50 years, the college-educated would be no more likely, and potentially less likely, to claim no affiliation than the non-college educated," he said.

The article was published in the August edition of the journal Social Forces and can be found at sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/… 01/sf.sou080.extract.

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box-of-tricks
5 / 5 (7) Aug 11, 2014
More religious self appreciation to influence the masses with. Whatever the direction of affiliation is, I am unlikely to buy into something based on the bigotry and lies of religious cranks.

Philip Schwadel was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the National Study of Youth and Religion
which is supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation which runs the Templeton Prize which celebrates the quest for progress in humanity's efforts to comprehend the many and diverse manifestations of the Divine.

JVK
1 / 5 (8) Aug 12, 2014
Not only in DNA's hands: Epigenetics has large say in blood formation
http://medicalxpr...ion.html

The most likely connection is that education makes people less likely to believe in the pseudoscientific nonsense of evolutionary theory, which tells us mutation-initiated natural selection is somehow the cause of evolved biodiversity.

Now, any anonymous fool or idiot minion of a biology teacher like PZ Myers can read the latest report in Science about the de novo creation of different cell type lineages in blood cells that link the circulatory systems of animals to nutrient-dependent cell type differentiation in every cell of every tissue of every organ and organ system in species from mice to humans via conserved molecular mechanisms that link the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of DNA in the organized genomes of species from microbes to man via the nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction.
animah
5 / 5 (7) Aug 12, 2014
pheromone-controlled


Modern research: http://www.scienc...1100010X

"The vomeronasal organ (the pheromone receptor organ) is thus nonfunctional in human adults. Other decisive arguments back up this conclusion. The genes coding for V1R-type receptor proteins are mostly deactivated by mutation: only five sequences remain in the human genome (whereas mice have more than 180!); the same is true for those coding for V2R-type receptor proteins. Moreover, the genes coding for the trpc2 channels, essential to vomeronasal neuron activation, are again pseudogenes unable to give rise to functional ion channels. These features are shared by New World monkeys and marine mammals. Finally, on histologic examination of the olfactory bulbs in humans and New World monkeys, the accessory olfactory bulbs are found to be absent"

Thus JVK - spammer James V Kohl is a scammer. The product you peddle, "Scent of Eros" is a scam.
anonymous_9001
5 / 5 (6) Aug 12, 2014
And the off topic post of the day goes to James Kohl! Congratulations!
animah
5 / 5 (6) Aug 12, 2014
Back on topic: The rise of agnosticism and atheism is astonishing. From Pew Research:

http://www.pewfor...filiated

"In the last five years alone, the unaffiliated have increased from just over 15% to just under 20% of all U.S. adults. (...) A third of adults under 30 have no religious affiliation (32%), compared with just one-in-ten who are 65 and older (9%). "

Logically this trend should accelerate as the baby boomer generation gradually fades away.
Vietvet
5 / 5 (6) Aug 12, 2014
Back on topic: The rise of agnosticism and atheism is astonishing. From Pew Research:

http://www.pewfor...filiated

"In the last five years alone, the unaffiliated have increased from just over 15% to just under 20% of all U.S. adults. (...) A third of adults under 30 have no religious affiliation (32%), compared with just one-in-ten who are 65 and older (9%). "

Logically this trend should accelerate as the baby boomer generation gradually fades away.


I'm an over 65 atheist, though I'm one of those that will die off soon.
animah
5 / 5 (7) Aug 12, 2014
Sorry! I didn't mean to be an insensitive clod :-)
alfie_null
5 / 5 (6) Aug 12, 2014
It would be interesting to know how education affects the different denominations (assuming a focus on Christianity). I'm thinking about the pervasive attempts by fundamentalist sects to subvert science to promote their beliefs.
4johnny
5 / 5 (6) Aug 12, 2014
Higher education may no longer be causing reduced religiosity, but I recall a study showing that access to universal healthcare now directly correlates with reduced religiosity (since you don't have to rely on faith and hope to save you).
JVK
1 / 5 (8) Aug 12, 2014
And the off topic post of the day goes to James Kohl! Congratulations!


The anonymous fool may not realize that the report on the de novo creation of blood cell lineages comes from researchers in Israel or that the Israeli middle schools recently began teaching the theory of evolution so it could be compared to the biological facts that link ecological variation to ecological adaptations in species from microbes to man via conserved molecular mechanisms that are nutrient-dependent and pheromone-controlled.

http://www.educat...olution/
animah
5 / 5 (8) Aug 12, 2014
JVK you stupid fool, pheromone receptors are disabled in humans. The corresponding genes are not expressed. I linked to one study but there are dozens. The highest you ever went in your career was lab technician. You truly are a has been.
JVK
1 / 5 (8) Aug 12, 2014
...interesting to know how education affects the different denominations


What interests me is that most of the accurate information on cell type differentiation that links experience-dependent de novo creation of olfactory receptor genes to the de novo creation of cell type lineages has come from researchers in Israel or those who were trained there.

It appears that most of the advances in molecular biology will continue to come from those who were not taught to believe in a ridiculous theory about mutations and natural selection that somehow led to the evolution of biodiversity, which is obviously nutrient-dependent and pheromone-controlled.

There is also an Islamic Creationist who understands biologically-based cause and effect in the context of chemical signaling and olfaction. "The Miracles Of Smell And Taste" http://harunyahya...ter/5050

Common sense may make sense to those who believe in laws and order (and miracles).
JVK
1 / 5 (8) Aug 12, 2014
The corresponding genes are not expressed.


Nutrient-dependent gene duplication results in mutations that eventually remove olfactory receptor genes that are no longer required to stabilize the DNA in organized genomes of ecologically adapted species. Clearly, there is no reason to keep receptors that may never be used when you can keep the pseudogenes until ecological adaptations have progressed to the point that a cave fish might never again see the light of day.

But, just in case an organism does ever again need to see the light, ecological adaptations are made possible by the pseudogenes that prompt the development of other structures required for species survival, like eyes that regressed in the cave fish.

If a species that experienced the regression of a structure needs it again, the nutrient-dependent change in the de novo creation of blood cell lineages will help. It doesn't need to wait millions of years to adapt (and probably never did).
animah
5 / 5 (7) Aug 12, 2014
(and probably never did)

... And no practitioners in the science community take you seriously. No one.

So now you resort to quoting islamic creationists. Happy you found kinship there James Kohl.

What a sad, sad joke you are.
TheGhostofOtto1923
3 / 5 (4) Aug 12, 2014

"Study: Higher education doesn't drive people from religion" - Well of course not.

"Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi earned a master's degree and a PhD in Islamic studies from the University of Islamic Sciences in the Baghdad suburb of Adhamiya."

"Osama bin laden studied economics and business administration at King Abdulaziz University. Some reports suggest he earned a degree in civil engineering in 1979"

"TULSA, Okla. — Michele Bachmann was 22 and newly married when, in the fall of 1979, she and 53 other aspiring lawyers arrived on the manicured campus of Oral Roberts University here. They were the inaugural class in an unusual educational experiment: a law school rooted in charismatic Christian belief."

-The highest education one can receive is in the power and majesty of the Holy Spirit.
antialias_physorg
5 / 5 (4) Aug 12, 2014
"For younger generations, it's the least educated Americans who are most likely to disaffiliate from religion or say they have no religious affiliation,"

Seems reasonable that the proportion of higher educated people that move away from religion would do so before the like proportion amongst the less well educated.
The more educated are usually faster on the uptake, after all. So that phase is over and now it's the rest who will catch up.

But I'm not sure the prediction about the percentages reversing will hold (as the latter phase will level off eventually, too)
antigoracle
1 / 5 (3) Aug 12, 2014
The highest education one can receive is in the power and majesty of the Holy Spirit

Actually the highest education one can receive is how false that statement is.
JVK
1 / 5 (8) Aug 12, 2014
Plasticity in the transcriptional and epigenetic circuits regulating dendritic cell lineage specification and function http://www.scienc...14000612

"Rapid developments in single cell genomics are beginning to provide us with robust tools to potentially revise the working models of DC specification and the common hematopoietic tree."

Why does nearly all the accurate information about biologically-based cell type differentiation in every cell of every tissue of every organ in every organ system in every mammal seem to be coming from researchers in Israel?

How could they possibly know anything more about the conserved molecular mechanisms that link nutrient-dependent amino acid substitutions to cell type differentiation in species from microbes to man than what is known to researchers in other countries?

Why are other researchers letting them make fools of anyone who believes in theories about mutations and natural selection?
TheGhostofOtto1923
3.7 / 5 (3) Aug 12, 2014
The highest education one can receive is in the power and majesty of the Holy Spirit

Actually the highest education one can receive is how false that statement is.
Ask any fundy the question. Ask these guys

"Boko Haram ("Western education is forbidden"), is a militant Islamist movement based in north-east Nigeria which seeks to establish an Islamic state."

-How are you going to convince them to stop burning girls schools that are teaching contraception and the value of a career over birthing babies until it kills these women?

Youre not. Their idea of value involves the guarantee of eternity in heaven while yours only offers the possibility of a secure retirement. The only way to end their culture is to kill them. THEY understand this full well, and this is their intent regarding YOU.

JVK is trying to sell popcicles to eskimos. What an idiot. Why dont you go blither somewhere else?
wade
not rated yet Aug 12, 2014
There is nothing in the curriculum of many different majors in college which would present a challenge to religion. To be fair the study should look at majors in the sciences.
supamark23
5 / 5 (6) Aug 12, 2014
JVK, I think I figured out where you've gone so wrong... you have cause and effect backwards.

Food utilisation is a selection pressure - an organism with a mutation (note the mutation comes first) that allows it to better utilize availiable food sources (i.e. more sources) will have more offspring than those that don't have that ability. Over time, generally long time spans, that organism will crowd out those without its ability to utilize more food sources and eventually, after some additional beneficial mutations have been selected up, a new species arises.

NOTE - The mutation (in a germ cell or gamete) happens, and happens first. This has been unambiguously observed in multiple species.
JVK
1 / 5 (7) Aug 12, 2014
The mutation... happens first. This has been unambiguously observed in multiple species.


Apparently, you have learned nothing about biophysical constraints on ecological adaptations that clearly arise from ecological variation via conserved molecular mechansims in species from microbes to man that link quantum physics to quantum biology. Experimental evidence has refuted anything that you were taught to believe in, and you are left to argue here from incredible ignorance.

"A quantum theory for the irreplaceable role of docosahexaenoic acid in neural cell signalling throughout evolution" http://www.ncbi.n...23206328

See also: The evolutionary origin of form and function http://onlinelibr...abstract
"Organisms, in Darwin's 'proportional numbers', in turn interact to minimise the free energy of their ecosystems. Genetic variation [mutations] plays no role in this holistic conceptualisation of the life process."
supamark23
5 / 5 (7) Aug 12, 2014
JVK said, "Apparently, you have learned nothing about biophysical constraints on ecological adaptations that clearly arise from ecological variation via conserved molecular mechansims in species from microbes to man that link quantum physics to quantum biology."

You're like the guys on the show "Ancient Aliens", you assume you're right even though there's no good evidence for it. The vaporevidence you keep claiming exists but cannot be found anywhere on Earth. I understand evolutionary biology far better than you ever have or will, remember that.
anonymous_9001
5 / 5 (5) Aug 12, 2014
See also: The evolutionary origin of form and function http://onlinelibr...abstract
"Organisms, in Darwin's 'proportional numbers', in turn interact to minimise the free energy of their ecosystems. Genetic variation [mutations] plays no role in this holistic conceptualisation of the life process."


Ask the authors what their intent in leaving out variation was. Their intent is clearly stated if you read the rest of the paper as opposed to just the abstract.

In other words mutation of existing coding sequences is unnecessary for evolution to have taken place – that is not to say that evolution has not taken advantage of mutational events, but that genetic variation is not rate limiting.
JVK
1 / 5 (7) Aug 12, 2014
http://medicalxpr...eal.html

Excerpt: "... a species of bacteria that ate one thing, fructose for example, can switch to a different kind of sugar to feed on..."

My comment: Interpretations of works with E. coli led to claims that Lenski exemplified how mutations led to evolution.

What he actually showed is paralleled here. Ecological variation in the supply of nutrients must lead to ecological adaptations manifested in the nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction.

Organisms threatened with starvation do not mutate into another species. The biophysically- constrained ability to metabolize a novel source of glucose either enables adaptation or the species becomes extinct.
JVK
1 / 5 (7) Aug 12, 2014
Conserved molecular mechanisms enable ecological adaptations in species from microbes to man. That's why "...microbiota-associated diseases such as periodontitis are increasingly examined through an ecological lens.

See: http://mbio.asm.o...-14.full

Looking at diseases in the context of ecological variation and the potential each cell type has to adapt via nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled amino acid substitutions limits discussion of mutation-initiated natural selection in the context of evolved biodiversity to discussion among anonymous fools and idiot minions of biology teachers like PZ Myers.

The nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction is the rate-limiting factor that prevents mutation-initiated natural selection from being considered by serious scientists who think in terms of ecological adaptations manifested in morphological and behavioral phenotypes. http://www.cell.c...)00806-X
JVK
1 / 5 (7) Aug 12, 2014
"It is time to move forward with Darwin's theory by including what is known about ecological variation because it appears to be the driving force of ecological adaptations manifested in species diversity. For comparison, the selective advantage of any mutation or accumulations of mutations must be detailed for such claims of mutation-driven species diversity to be seriously considered. If such claims are to be seriously considered, they should first be compared to what is known about nutritional epigenetics and conserved molecular mechanisms in species from microbes to man, which link the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of DNA in organized genomes." Kohl (unpublished)
animah
5 / 5 (7) Aug 12, 2014
James V Kohl, considering you just quoted an islamic fundamentalist creationist as "supporting evidence" for your "theory", and with another post ranting about Israeli schools, you have finally revealed the true extent of your lunatic belief. Good for us.
TheGhostofOtto1923
4.4 / 5 (7) Aug 13, 2014
James V Kohl, considering you just quoted an islamic fundamentalist creationist as "supporting evidence" for your "theory", and with another post ranting about Israeli schools, you have finally revealed the true extent of your lunatic belief. Good for us.
And like most religionists he enjoys playing the martyr, posting his revelations here so the ignorant masses can stone him to no effect.

But he remains steadfast in his faith for god obviously favors him. Why else would god have given him alone these astounding revelations?

Another empty messiah.
JVK
1 / 5 (7) Aug 13, 2014
...like most religionists...


I'm a Creationist, not a religionist. Lets address the experimental evidence that a more famous Creationist addressed.

In "Nothing in Biology Makes Any Sense Except in the Light of Evolution," Theodosius Dobzhansky wrote: "I am a creationist and an evolutionist. http://www.jstor..../4444260

In "Biology, molecular and organismic" he wrote: "...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!" http://icb.oxford...citation

Serious scientists have continued to report that ecological variation leads to ecological adaptations via the conserved molecular mechanisms of amino acid substitutions in species from microbes to man.

"Ingram and others found that hemoglobin S differs from A in the substitution of just a single amino acid..." Dobzhansky (1964)
JVK
1 / 5 (7) Aug 13, 2014
"...the so-called alpha chains of hemoglobin have identical sequences of amino acids in man and the chimpanzee, but they differ in a single amino acid (out of 141) in the gorilla." -- Dobzhansky (1973).

What kind of idiot challenges the Creationist beliefs of Dobzhansky, or the Islamic Creationist: Adnan Oktar in the context of religion instead of what is known about biologically-based cause and effect?

No experimental evidence suggests that anything other than nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled cell type differentiation (via amino acid substitutions) links ecological variation to ecological adaptations manifested in morphological and behavioral diversity in species from microbes to man.

Religion has nothing to do with the biological facts! The biological facts attest to Creation, not to the explanatory power of mutation-initiated natural selection and the evolution of biodiversity, which is a faith-based assumption in the pseudoscientific nonsense of population geneticists.
kochevnik
5 / 5 (6) Aug 13, 2014
Please everyone report this JVK tool
supamark23
5 / 5 (6) Aug 13, 2014
Please everyone report this JVK tool


Unless you straight up threaten someone, mods don't care.
leDendrite
3 / 5 (2) Aug 13, 2014
Exemplary of the continued decline of the educational system. Higher education becoming less and less about self improvement and obtaining a greater understanding, and more about trade schooling and capitalism garbage. Education should be free, and the incentive should be self improvement. The current system (educational, social, economical, political, pretty much all of it) is totally antiquated. We need cooperation and collaboration in a society of healthy and highly intelligent people to be sustainable. Pairing education with insurmountable debt and making the incentive a better "job" is a sure an obvious way of yielding a sophomoric populis.
JVK
1 / 5 (7) Aug 13, 2014
Unless you straight up threaten someone, mods don't care.


Rechavi lab: http://www.odedre...out.aspx

"Our principle aim in the lab is to attack scientific dogmas. Mainly, we aim to use powerful genetic tools to discover novel biological principles by which RNA affects formation and inheritance of complex traits."

Does that mean the Rechavi lab's experimental evidence of biologically based cause and effect might get researchers from Israel banned from participation here? They seem to be threatening to attack pseudoscientific claims and to refute scientific dogma. However, that should only be threatening to theorists, not to serious scientists.

See for example: Starvation-Induced Transgenerational Inheritance of Small RNAs in C. elegans http://www.cell.c...)00806-X
leDendrite
5 / 5 (3) Aug 13, 2014
I don't think any religious affiliation can be considered to be of educated opinion. To be agnostic or atheist are the only educated perspectives I can think of. Choosing a particular religion simply shows you're full of yourself and not interested in objective reasoning.
JVK
1 / 5 (6) Aug 13, 2014
What countries teach the theory of evolution as if it was anything more than a theory?

There must be some explanation for why some people believe in it.

Their beliefs typically defy any common sense.

How could mutations cause biodiversity AND cause death from diseases or suffering from disorders?

How could nutrient uptake (e.g., compared to starvation) not lead to ecological adaptations manifested in morphological and in behavioral phenotypic diversity in species from microbes to man?

If Pavlov had caused a mutation in his dog each time he rang the bell, would subsequent bell ringing result in the death of the fully-mutated dog?

What if the dog had the opportunity to eat huge portions of food each time the bell rang? How long would it take for the dog to die of nutrient stress that was not starvation-induced?

If a human was substituted for the dog, how long would it take for the human to die of nutrient-stress and the associated social stress linked to obesity?
supamark23
5 / 5 (7) Aug 13, 2014
JVK said:
What countries teach the theory of evolution as if it was anything more than a theory?

There must be some explanation for why some people believe in it.


They believe it because they're not idiots like you, and know the actual truth when the see it.

What's more unbelievable is uneducated people like you that have to make up elaborate mechanisms to explain things because the real explaination conflicts with their previously held beliefs. Cognitive dissonance is strong with you JVK.
Toiea
1 / 5 (2) Aug 13, 2014
Higher education doesn't drive people from religion
versus Why smart people are stupid. In this context the reading of articles The era of expert failure by Arnold Kling, Why experts are usually wrong by David H. Freeman and Why the experts missed the crash by Phill Tetlock may be useful. The years dedicated to a single problem will make you more informed, but more biased too (professional bias).
TheGhostofOtto1923
4.5 / 5 (8) Aug 13, 2014
I'm a Creationist, not a religionist. Lets address the experimental evidence that a more famous Creationist addressed
Naw lets take one bullshit statement at a time. The only place that notions of super creator beings come from, is the books. You wouldnt have any idea that the universe was created by some creature unless these books existed. Because there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that says this is the case.

Your buddy was a religionist

"Dobzhansky himself spoke of God as creating through evolution, and considered himself a communicant of the Eastern Orthodox Church"

-and so then by extension, you are as well. And thats the only bullshit statement I wish to address at this time.
JVK
1 / 5 (8) Aug 13, 2014
Thanks for the last three comments.

They can be viewed in the light of the latest report: "A Bioenergetic Basis for Membrane Divergence in Archaea and Bacteria"
http://www.plosbi....1001926

and the news report: Is the key to human evolution based on a 'leaky' membrane? Life's earliest ancestor grew by harnessing energy from its surroundings

http://www.dailym...undings.

Excerpt: "They claim that the leaky membrane allowed Luca to harness the energy from its surroundings, which were most likely vents on the ocean floor."

Dobzhansky could not have known that amino acid substitution are not mutations. The authors of the latest theoretical nonsense could have.

http://www.ncbi.n...23206328
A quantum theory for the irreplaceable role of docosahexaenoic acid in neural cell signalling...
animah
5 / 5 (6) Aug 14, 2014
http://www.scienc...1100010X

"In humans, the vomeronasal (pheromone receptor) organ develops in utero but subsequently regresses; all studies agree on its nonfunctional status."

Thus Doty was proven right and you were wrong: There is indeed no such thing as human pheromones.

Modern genomics don't lie.

JVK - James V Kohl, you are a spammer and a scammer.
JVK
1 / 5 (6) Aug 14, 2014
In his book, Doty misrepresented everything currently known about human pheromones, because his smell tests do not include any consideration at all of how loss of olfactory acuity and specificity affects behavior associated with social odors in all species. I still consider him a friend, but one whose commercial interests and academic standing required him to respond to the claims made in my book (1995 & 2002). From the time I first met him, he continued to say "I'm going to write a book about human pheromones."

But, see the culmination of 4 years of research reported yesterday that links olfactory/pheromonal input from epigenetic effects on SNPs and amino acid substitutions to human behavior.

http://medicalxpr...ses.html

Your claims that I am a spammer seem largely inappropriate given my ability to readily refute any of the ridiculous claims you continue to make. Do you enjoy embarrassing yourself?
Captain Stumpy
5 / 5 (7) Aug 14, 2014
I'm a Creationist, not a religionist
@jk
no, you are a RELIGIONIST, and your CREATIONIST beliefs (the faith) is simply how you justify your attempts to redefine your own work and the works of others into the light of your religion

A RELIGIONIST will IGNORE empirical evidence that proves him wrong for the sake of his faith
A RELIGIONIST will modify his own work to proclaim his/her own faiths accuracy
A RELIGIONIST will lie/cheat/hide reality to promote their own agenda, INCLUDING the BLATANT misinterpretation of obvious facts already proven which are against the religionist faith

a FAITH is simply a belief, a RELIGION is the controlling dogma that segregates others and forces opinions upon others. It is used for CONTROL, not for finding TRUTH or EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE

jk - you are a RELIGIONIST because you lie, cheat, misinterpret data and try to control others with your cherry-picked faith based data which is NOT empirical, but DELUSIONAL

you broke EVERY LAW in your faith!
animah
5 / 5 (5) Aug 15, 2014
JVK, the article and related study you linked to is about SNPs - they say nothing about pheromones (and I read the full report) and for good reason - there is no relation whatsoever. You invented that effect on SNPs out of wishful thinking and zero evidence.

http://en.wikiped...morphism

James V Kohl, you are indeed a spammer and a scammer. I will keep calling it out and if you continue here I am going to start doing it on the various other forums you post your snake oil crap on like pherotalk et. al.

JVK
1 / 5 (4) Aug 15, 2014
What kind of idiot denies the unequivocal fact that gene duplication is nutrient-dependent and controlled by the epigenetic effects of pheromones on changes in base pairs that lead to the amino acid substitutions that differentiate cell types manifested as differences in morphological and behavioral phenotypes in species from microbes to man?

That was a rhetorical question. Thanks to animah for showing others what kind of idiot does things like that.

Rechavi lab: http://www.odedre...out.aspx Our principle aim in the lab is to attack scientific dogmas. Mainly, we aim to use powerful genetic tools to discover novel biological principles by which RNA affects formation and inheritance of complex traits.

Starvation-Induced Transgenerational Inheritance of Small RNAs in C. elegans
http://www.cell.c...)00806-X
JohnGee
5 / 5 (2) Aug 15, 2014
Stop guzzling semen and start making sense, JVK.
JVK
1 / 5 (3) Aug 15, 2014
start making sense, JVK.


What doesn't make sense to you about this approach?

"...we aim to use powerful genetic tools to discover novel biological principles by which RNA affects formation and inheritance of complex traits."

How can anyone not understand the unequivocal fact that all organisms must eat to survive, and that survival depends on their innate ability to adapt to ecological changes?

Nothing depends on their ability to mutate into different species that are naturally selected to evolve -- except the ridiculous belief that they do.

Please continue to provide examples of ignorant beliefs in your attacks on common sense and everything currently known to serious scientists who have readily refuted your ridiculous theories in unending series of published works that detail experimental evidence of biologically-based cause and effect.

Only with your examples of ignorance can it be removed from consideration by others willing to learn about biological facts.
strangedays
5 / 5 (4) Aug 16, 2014
Think about this factoid -
A child whose parents are actively religious has about a 50 per cent chance of following them. A child whose parents are not has only about a 3 per cent chance of becoming religious.


http://currenteve...St2P2Lw1

So secularization is inevitable - and the curve will not be linear - but exponential. I think we are approaching a tipping point. It will be a great day for me if I live to see the religionists in the minority - and it is considered crazy by the general society to believe in a sky fairy.
JVK
1 / 5 (3) Aug 16, 2014
Extracellular mRNA may alter the microRNA/messenger RNA balance in both. The result may be amino acid substitutions that benefit the stability of the genome in the devil that sucks the life out of the other?

Parasitization can then be considered in the context of nutrient stress and a form of social stress between two organisms.

That places the outcome into the context of biophysically-constrained interactions in thermodynamic cycles of protein biosythesis and degradation, which are controlled by nutrient uptake and organism-level thermoregulation.

The survivor is the plant or the animal that is best able to fine-tune its conserved molecular mechanisms of epigenetically-effected nutrient-dependent 'behavior.'

However, plants are not religious and not behaving in any previously recognized context. That makes it difficult to support claims of ecology variation and epigenetically-effected mRNA exchanges that affect devilish behavior. http://www.scienc...6198/808
antigoracle
1 / 5 (2) Aug 18, 2014
Stop guzzling semen and start making sense, JVK.
--JohnGee
So John knows that guzzling semen makes you nonsensical. I'll wait till the effects on him has worn out, before asking any questions.