A Grand Unified Theory of Everything in Nature
The first section of this article consists entirely of the topic sentences from all the research articles in a single issue of the journal Nature. The second, and concluding, section consists of the concluding sentences from those same articles.
The author, Kurtofel, insists: (1) that his paper presents a legitimate, testable theory; that (2) the data to support it can be found in the footnoted research papers; and (3) that “the square of the whole is greater than some of the squares of the parts.” We are publishing his work in the hope that a debate will ensue concerning the ethics of this increasingly common approach to scientific research.
Here is Kurtofel's complete report, such as it is.
“Carbonaceous chondrites are commonly considered to consist of primitive Solar System material, and astronomical observations suggest that the composition of the CI1 chondrites may be typical of the Universe as a whole, not just the Solar System.” “Induction is a general developmental mechanism in which one set of cells specifies the fate of another set of cells.” “Photons of TeV energy have been observed from a few sources in our Galaxy, notably the Crab Nebula.” “Short-term acidification of lakes and streams can cause biological damage by lowering pH and increasing concentrations of inorganic aluminium.”
“Polymer gels can undergo a volume phased transition (either continuous or discontinuous) when an external condition, such as temperature or solvent composition, is altered.” “Abrupt and short climate changes, such as the Younger Dryas, puctuated the last glacial-to-interglacial transition.” “Interaction of the elastic lithosphere with the underlying anelastic asthenosphere causes strain to propagate along the Earth's surface in a diffusion-like manner following tectonism at plate boundaries.”
“The Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR) between the Kane and Atlantis fracture zones consists of segments 20-85 km in length; bull's eye patterns in the mantle Bouguer gravity anomaly field centred on several segments asociated with narrow rift valleys have been interpreted as centres of strong mantle upwelling and thick crust.” “Cooperative breeding, which often involves young remaining on their natal territory and helping their parents to raise subsequent broods, is mostly explained by habitat saturation: young are constrained from becoming independent breeders by a shortage of breeding territories.”
“Our understanding of the biology and origins of human immunodeficiency virus type 2 (HIV-2) derives from studies of cultured isolates from urban populations experiencing epidemic infection and disease.” “In normal humans the fetal stage-specific [gamma]-globin genes are silenced after birth and not expressed in the adult.” “Ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) supports the survival of embryonic motor neurons in vitro and in vivo, and prevents lesion-mediated degeneration of rat motor neurons during early post-natal stages.” “The molecule CD23, a low-affinity receptor for IgE (Fc[lower-case epsilon]R2[the 2 is a subscript]), is a type II transmembrane molecule expressed on many haemopoietic cell types.”
“Superantigens bind class II major histocompatibility proteins, and
stimulate powerful proliferative responses of T lymphocytes bearing particular
V[beta] sequences as part of their [alpha][beta] antigen receptor.”
“Shiga toxin and some other protein toxins that act on targets in
the cytosol have been shown to enter the trans-Golgi network.”
“Two distinct steps in nuclear envolope assembly can be assayed in
vitro: the protein-mediated binding of nuclear-specific vesicles to chromatin,
and the subsequent fusion of these vesicles to enclose the chromatin within
a double nuclear membrane.” “Flower colours, from red through
purple to blue, are mostly from anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid.”
“The most primitive meteorites keep, at least partially, the memory of their initial isotopic diversity.” “Thus, during normal development the extent of vulval differentiation might be limited by the level of inductive signal.” “A preliminary estimate of the spectrum of Mk 421 from our data indicates that the excess is generally confined to energies less than 1.5 TeV.”
“These results show that runoff chemistry and acidification response are related by simple mechanistic formulas, and that catchment acid sensitivity can be evaluated directly from runoff chemisty data.” “We believe that the work presented here will be relevant to the formation and evolution of patterns found in the biological sciences.”
“Here the amplifying feedbacks did not operate, so that the principal phases of ice-sheet melting were associated with warm climate conditions over the North American and active thermohaline circulation favouring meltwater dilution in the world ocean.” “Reinterpretation of the Afar observations in terms of transient stress diffusion would be expected to yield insights into the structure and rheology of this area.” “Such spatial variations in tectonic styles would create ribbons of similar crust off-axis.”
“That territory quality should be important to dispersal options by offspring was also emphasized by the 'marginal habitat' model, a refined version of the 'habitat saturation' hypothesis.” “Our results emphasize the need to target viruses from feral monkey populations and humans living in remote areas of Africa in a search for the origins of human immunodeficiency viruses and events leading to their recent epidemic spread.” “Our results showing that an HPFH mutation is functional in mice and that this correelates with loss of binding of a transcription factor, indicates that procedures to achieve specific [gamma]-globin reactivation could be developed in the absence of the stress-related pathway using our mouse model system.”
“The beneficial effects of CNTF in advanced stages of motor neuron degeneration in pmn/pmn mice indicates that treatment of human degenerative motor neuron diseases may eventually be possible.” “We have shown that CD21 is a functional ligand for CD23 and suggest that the physical interaction between these two receptors is likely to have a major role in controlling a number of important aspects of the immune response.” “But because clonal expansion of T cells could be followed by anergy, further in vivo studies are necessary to characterize long-term protection.” “It may be that retrograde transport of molecules from the cell surface to the ER occurs to a limited extent even in untreated cells.”
“Further experiments will be needed to test these models as there
is no direct evidence that nuclear vesicless are coated during their formation
in mitosis.” “Commelinin is a new type of stoichiometric
supramolecule, which consists of low molecular mass components.”
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