Intelligent Reasoning

Promoting, advancing and defending Intelligent Design via data, logic and Intelligent Reasoning and exposing the alleged theory of evolution as the nonsense it is. I also educate evotards about ID and the alleged theory of evolution one tard at a time and sometimes in groups

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Why Cancer is a LOSS of Information

Joshua Swamidass is trying to make as if cancer equals an increase of functional information. Yet research says that cancer cells are more primitive than the cells they evolved from. Cancer represents a loss of functionality and a loss of specification.

You have to be a willfully ignorant desperado to think cancer represents an increase of functional information.

For example Cancer Cells "Reprogram" Energy Needs to Grow and Spread, Study Suggests:
The Hopkins scientists report that the loss of a single gene in kidney cancer cells causes them to stop making mitochondria, the tiny powerhouses of the cell that consume oxygen to generate energy. 
Instead, the cancer cells use the less efficient process of fermentation, which generates less energy but does not require oxygen. As a result, the cancer cells must take in large amounts of glucose.  The appetite of cancer cells for glucose is so great that it can be used to identify small groups of tumor cells that have spread throughout the body. 
Less efficient because it is primitive. And it became that way through a loss of information.

Other studies show that low cellular oxygen levels have been linked to cancer.

And finally:
  • All cancer cells, regardless of tissue origin, use fermentation energy for growth. They ferment lactic acid from glucose in the cytoplasm, and ferment succinic acid from glutamine in the mitochondria
  • Even when tumor cells appear to be making ATP and taking in oxygen, suggestive of normal respiration, their mitochondria are abnormal; hence, mitochondrial dysfunction is at the root of most cancers
  • The true origin of cancer is damage to the respiratory function of your mitochondria, triggering compensatory fermentation, which is run by oncogenes. Oncogenes facilitate the entry of glucose and glutamine into the cell to replace oxidative phosphorylation
  • Metastatic cancer cells are hybrid “rogue” macrophage cells — a mix of an immune system cell and a dysregulated stem cell with macrophage characteristics, which allows it to rapidly replicate and spread
A definite loss of information.


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