Deep-Ocean Metagenomics: Comparative Investigations of Microbes Inhabiting Hydrothermal Vents and the Cold Deep Ocean

submitted by: dougramsey
The deep-ocean accounts for the majority of the water on our planet. While the cold deep-ocean is the dominant nutrient-challenged ecosystem, hydrothermal vents represent oases along tectonically active areas of the seafloor. Hydrothermal vents and the surrounding cold deep-ocean each support unique communities of microbes and viruses that have become highly adapted to local conditions. Through cycles of infection and host cell lysis, bacteriophages (viruses that specifically infect...

The Laws of Physics, Paradox, and Orderly Conduct in the Randomness Zone

submitted by: hsrikm
A conceptualization of the universe as a nonrandom entity in light of a universal particular established from certain descriptive properties of space, but randomly behaving at all perspectives, is proposed as a outline for the interpretation of nature. This view enables the construction of a natural ethic in which many of the orderly conducts of science become exposed as inductive, falling short of being logically sound and valid, result in false interpretations and a permissiveness with...