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Another trick up the noocyte sleeve

Posted by Bill Goodwin on 01/15/2018

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/brain-cells-can-share-information-using-a-gene-that-came-from-viruses/550403/ Looking forward to THE UNFINISHED LAND! ~BG

Re: Another trick up the noocyte sleeve

Posted by Greg Bear on 01/15/2018

Amazing discoveries and information, Bill! Looks as if we're beginning to see the much bigger picture so vaguely hinted at in DARWIN'S RADIO! Many thanks. Will promote this to the top of the site and Facebook.

Re: Another trick up the noocyte sleeve

Posted by Bill Goodwin on 01/17/2018

Sometimes the ivories tickle themselves!

Re: Another trick up the noocyte sleeve

Posted by Bill Goodwin on 02/04/2018

This follow-up comes from David Brin's Facebook wall... https://www.livescience.com/61627-ancient-virus-brain.html A delicate subject, but...might not the claimed upswing in autism cases simply represent an increasing immunity to the ordinary form of the "consciousness virus"? What would be the selection factors?

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