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By Lynn Margulis, Dorion Sagan

On the crossroads of philosophy and technological know-how, the sometimes-dry subject matters of evolution and ecology come alive during this new number of essays--many by no means ahead of anthologized. find out how expertise could be a kind of moment nature, how the systemic human fungus Candida albicans can result in cravings for carrot cake and beer, how the presence of existence might be why there's water on the earth, and plenty of different attention-grabbing facts.

The essay "Metametazoa" provides views on biology in a philosophical context, demonstrating how the highbrow librarian, pornographer, and political agitator Georges Bataille used to be motivated through Russian mineralogist Vladimir Vernadsky and the way this resulted in his suggestion of the absence of that means within the face of the sun--which later prompted Jacques Derrida, thereby setting up a causal chain of effect from the difficult sciences to themes as summary as deconstruction and post-modernism.

In "Spirochetes Awake" the weird connection among syphilis and genius within the lifetime of Friedrich Nietzsche is traced. The superb similarities of the Acquired-Immune-Deficiency-Syndrome signs with these of persistent spirochete an infection, it's argued, distinction sharply with the shortcoming of facts that "HIV is the reason for AIDS". all through those readings we're dazzled through the intimacy and necessity of relationships among us and our different planetmates. In our lack of expertise as "civilized" humans we brush aside, disdain, and deny our kinship with the single efficient lifestyles types that maintain this residing planet.

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Dazzle Gradually: Reflections on the Nature of Nature

On the crossroads of philosophy and technological know-how, the sometimes-dry themes of evolution and ecology come alive during this new selection of essays--many by no means ahead of anthologized. learn the way expertise could be a kind of moment nature, how the systemic human fungus Candida albicans can result in cravings for carrot cake and beer, how the presence of lifestyles should be why there's water on the earth, and lots of different attention-grabbing proof.

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We determined the complete ERBB2 coding sequence in 18 breast, 20 gastric and 15 testicular tumours; the kinase domain was sequenced in 303 primary cancers, including 31 colorectal, 40 renal, 27 ovarian, 10 glioma, 9 acute lymphocytic leukaemia, 20 myeloproliferative disease, 76 sarcoma, 11 papillary thyroid, 23 bladder, 56 additional breast and 235 cancer cell lines (see supplementary information). Three further somatic mutations were found, all in the kinase domain (Table 1); a mutation was Figure 1 Similar positioning within the epidermal growth-factor receptor (EGFR) kinase domain (database accession numbers MMDB:20494/PDB:1M17) of the EGFR and ERBB2 mutations that are found in a proportion of lung tumours.

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