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Dr. Lynn Helena Caporale

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Employment History


  • Ph.D. , Molecular Biology
    University of California at Berkeley
  • BS with Honors , Chemistry
    Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
18 Total References
Web References
New Scientist, 20 Nov 2002 [cached]
Lynn Helena Caporale
In Darwin in the Genome, Lynn Caporale explains the many ways that organisms shuffle the DNA pack to deal a winning hand.The nomadic chunks of DNA known as transposons and even the repeat sequences once dismissed as "junk" now seem to be mechanisms for generating this genetic variety, she says.
Caporale, a biotechnology consultant working in New York, subtitles her book "Molecular strategies in biological evolution", but rejects any suggestion that its contents undermine classical Darwinian theory.The term "strategy" is not used to imply that the process is driven by a preordained plan, as creationists would argue.Rather, she says, it is used to indicate mechanisms that "have the effect of anticipating and responding to challenges and opportunities that continue to emerge in the environment".
Starting from her time as professor of biochemistry at Georgetown University Medical School in the early 1980s, Caporale has argued that the messages in the genetic code are more complex and subtle than the old "one gene - one protein" hypothesis would allow.In this book she has marshalled compelling evidence to back up her case.However, she is not a natural communicator and has been let down by weak editing.
Lynn ..., 25 Sept 2008 [cached]
Lynn CaporaleAmerican Scientist Online
Lynn Caporale
Lynn Helena Caporale obtained her Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1973.She has worked as an assistant professor of biochemistry at the Georgetown University Medical Center and as a senior research fellow and a senior director at Merck & Co.She is now a consultant and independent investigator.She discusses many of the ideas presented here in her book Darwin in the Genome, recently published by McGraw-Hill.
Articles, 1 Dec 2010 [cached]
For example, I have before me a book titled DARWIN IN THE GENOME, by Lynn Helena Caporale. She holds impeccable credentials, with a Ph. D. from the University of California; in addition, she has taught at New York University, Kettering Cancer Center, and Georgetown University.
However, no where in scientific writings do I find scientists and skeptics requiring her to explain where or how life began before the evolutionary process that she describes, could take place. The very first sentence of her PREFACE reads: "Long ago, consciounsness began to emerge within life on earth. The first sentence of her PROLOGUE states: "There was a moment in time when the dust itself edged, in slow motion, over a boundary into life."
Therefore, even though many skeptics accuse the believer of not offering good evidence and reasons for their belief in a Grand Designer, Dr. Caporale launches into her sermon on the evolutionary development of genes without a trace of evidence that dust can become alive though the magic of time. She offers no reason and no support for such an Alice-In-Wonderland position.
The Woman's Connection®: Conversations & Connections, 5 Jan 2014 [cached]
Lynn Helena Caporale Author, Molecular Biologist
Chemical Ecology: The Chemistry of Biotic Interaction, 1 May 2012 [cached]
Lynn Caporale, Merck & Co.
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