MicroRNAs: A New Clue About Octopus Intelligence?

apes, biology, brain, central brain, cognitive abilities, Cris Niell, crows, cuttlefish, Dogs, dolphins, elephants, Grygoriy Zolotarov, intelligence, MicroRNAs, miRNAs, nervous system, neuroscience, Neuroscience & Mind, neurotransmitters, Nikolaus Rajewsky, octopus, Oregon, RNA, science, squid, vertebrates, whales, William Rainey Harper
While octopus brains are very different from vertebrate brains, they share with vertebrates, a huge number of microRNAs. Source
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This Cambrian Explosion “Explanation” Qualifies as Propaganda

arthropods, brain, Cambrian Explosion, Cambrian News, China, crap theory, Current Biology, Debating Darwin's Doubt, Derek E. G. Briggs, Ediacaran Period, evo-devo, Evolution, fecal material, fossil record, Intelligent Design, Izvestia, Kimberella, morphology, nervous system, newspapers, oxygen level, Palaeophragmodictya, phyla, Pravda, stem taxa, Stephen Meyer, USSR
It’s interesting to see what Derek E. G. Briggs is willing to admit about the Cambrian explosion. Source
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How Plants Talk When We’re Not Around

anesthesia, associative learning, biology, Claude Bernard, communications, consciousness, fungi, gene expression, glutamate, Hailing Jin, heliotropism, Life Sciences, Mimosa pudica, miRNAs, nervous system, Neuroscience & Mind, plants, psychology, Rainer Hedrich, RNA, sensory hair, shameplant, TMAO, Venus flytrap, vernalization, worms
One genuine surprise in recent decades has been the discovery that plants have nervous systems like animals. Source
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Evans et al. (2021): All Four Examples Debunked

animals, axial polarity, Cambrian Explosion, Cambrian News, circular reasoning, Darwin’s House of Cards, Dickinsonia, Ediacaran fossils, Ediacaran organisms, Ediacaran specialists, Eukaryonta, Evans et al. (2021), Evolution, evolutionary biology, Facebook, Gregory Retallack, Ikaria, La La Land, lichen, marine protozoans, Mary Droser, muscles, nervous system, paleontology, Precambrian House of Cards Series, Tom Bethell, Tree of Life, Tribrachidium, trilobozoans, University of Oregon
Evans et al. (2021) seem to have been well aware of the circular reasoning in their argument. Source
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