posted on Oct, 22 2013 @ 06:29 PM
Wrote this for another thread but it belongs here. As far as "natural evolutionary processes" go, my pet theory is that disease is part of an
adaptive chain or "cascade," simplified (quick and dirty) as follows:
1. The environment or elements of it change;
2. Nanomolecules like amino acids respond by changing;
3. Macromolecules like proteins respond in turn by changing or "misfolding" to adapt to the changed environment;
4. The newly modified proteins share their adaptive structure and attendant properties with other proteins (ie., infect them on contact);
5. Viruses and bacteria take on these new proteins, and
6. Spread them around to more complex lifeforms; and
7. Eventually it all comes out in the wash and everything and everyone shares the same basic amino acid and protein building blocks that are adapted
to the changed environment.
NOTE: The mistake made in earlier scientific study was to consider only the chemistry - in fact, the chemistry does not change, only the structure -
but turns out, structure determines properties when it comes to nano- and macro- molecules.
An amino acid code for protein folding