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Monday, December 19, 2005

A Possible Link Between Centrioles, Calcium Deficiency and Cancer

Jonathan Wells; Discovery Institute, Seattle, WA.

From the Abstract:

"The transient increase in intracellular calcium that normally accompanies the onset of anaphase would shut down the dynein-driven centriolar turbines to permit the unobstructed poleward movement of chromosomes. Under conditions of calcium deficiency or defective calcium regulation, however, centrioles could generate an increasing polar ejection force throughout anaphase that would break chromosome arms and produce chromosomal instability."

Comment:

"On December 14, 2005, Wells presented his hypothesis in a poster session at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco. The abstract is available here, and the poster (in pdf) can be viewed here. Wells is currently preparing to do experiments to test the hypothesis, which if corroborated would shed light on the origin of cancer and could aid in its prevention or early detection. [Source: Jonathan Witt]"

Also from that comment [links, mine]:

"Critics claim that intelligent design (ID) cannot generate a fruitful scientific research program. Last year, however, Discovery Institute fellow Jonathan Wells outlined how ID could lead to new discoveries in biology and medicine. Earlier this year, Dr. Wells published an article in Rivista di Biologia describing a testable hypothesis that he developed using this outline."

Other links in which we have featured Dr. Jonathan Wells:

Casting Down the Icons of Evolution, Dr. Jonathan Wells Speaks.

Icons of Evolution Exposed in a Panel Discussion

Icons of Evolution, the Documentary (Video)

His book and website are next:

http://www.iconsofevolution.com

3 Comments:

Blogger JohnADavison said...

I find it interesting that the same issue of Rivista in which Well's published his centriole hypothesis is where I presented "A Prescribed Evolutionary Hypothesis." a paper which has been to my knowledge completely ignored even though it presents a brand new hypothesis for organic evolution. Ideologues are like that aren't they? It is all very revealing.

Monday, December 19, 2005 1:24:00 PM  
Blogger fdocc said...

We need to consider the practical uses of Intelligent Design, i mean ID coupled to Reverse Bio-Engineering as our primary experimental goal.

Monday, December 19, 2005 2:22:00 PM  
Anonymous selectedpete said...

Seems we need to order a "Jump To Conclusions Mat" for Mr Davison. Evolutionists don't seem to mind it when ID research papers get swept under the rug, but let a single, obscure paper of their own be overlooked, and whoosh - the wheels come off. I'll offer the same conclusion that Naturalists like to use: maybe your hypothesis just wasn't strong enough. Maybe it was not quite as compelling as the others. If it was truly compelling - maybe it would have been pub'd by Rivista.

Thursday, January 03, 2008 9:06:00 AM  

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