Gustavo Rodriguez-Alonso

Cuernavaca, Mexico

About Gustavo

Bio

Looking forward to give science divulgation the central role it must have in all countries. Organizer of the III and IV Congress of Science Students at UAEM (Cuernavaca, Morelos; México).

Languages

English, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology , Social Media

I'm passionate about

I am married to science, but have an affair with arts.

Universities

UAEM

Talk to me about

Physics, Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Music, Books, Ideas worth spreading.

People don't know I'm good at

Cooking and carpentry.

Comments & conversations

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Gustavo Rodriguez-Alonso
Posted over 2 years ago
Can Theory of Evolution explain the existence of salmon fish? If it can't, does God exist?
Let me first start with this: Salmons do not fixate nitrogen (id est, they don't take nitrogen from the atmosphere and turn it to a biological useful form). That role is played by plants and specific types of bacteria. Salmons do eat protein, they need it (as we all do) to survive, but in that cycle, they are just as you and me, another link in the chain rather than the starting point. Now, your friend is thinking of evolution and natural selection, as forces acting on individual organisms, while the reality is that they operate on populations: Salmons go upstream because they need to procreate in specific places. In that sense, the "traveling upstream" gene (or genes) may not represent survival advantage for a specific salmon, but it does represent suvival advantage to the species. If it weren't, then salmon population would decrease to zero eventually.
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Gustavo Rodriguez-Alonso
Posted over 2 years ago
Are social networks good for us?
I'm an enthusiastic user of Facebook and Twitter. I use twitter to read the news from a variety of sources ranging from international media to local papers. When I find something interesting, I share it on Facebook so my "friends" on there can also read that content. I guess, for me, it's more like a tool to spread ideas, news and other content that, from my point of view, have a value either to generat debate or action. Sadly, that's not what most Facebook/twitter users do. I mean, I don't need to know how many times have you've been in the bathroom today!! There're things you can save to yourself!