Complaint Department

Refusing to integrate neuroendocrinology and ethology


Q&A: Karl Grammer Excerpt: We and others have identified eight pillars of beauty: youthfulness, symmetry, averageness, sex-hormone markers, body odour, motion, skin complexion and hair texture. I think this line of research is almost finished. It is no longer useful…
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Pheromones, GnRH, and early diagnosis


Skin odour could lead to early diagnosis of Parkinson’s Excerpt: Professor Perdita Barran, of the University of Manchester, aims to identify differences in chemicals present on the skin surface of people with Parkinson’s. Reported as: The amazing woman who can…
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“Kardashians” in science

On “Kardashians” in science and the general relationship between achievement and fame Posted on September 19, 2014 by Lascap Excerpt Ultimately, it is all about the relevance of one’s contribution. But trying to discredit an increasingly important form of academic…
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The importance of science fiction to scientific fact

Concerned about the Eaton SF/F archive at UCR Complaint: “They have driven out long-serving and cherished members of its staff, have proposed policies that would result in the gutting of the Collection as a world-class archive…” My comment: “The concept…
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Standard peer review criticisms

Criticisms of the nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled evolutionary model by Andrew Jones aka anonymous_9001 … Carthage College is a four-year private liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Complaint: “Based on his writings, both published and unpublished, James Kohl…
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Another slap in the face for evolutionary theorists

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From my invited and rejected submission on nutritional epigenetics: Nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled ecological adaptations: from atoms to ecosystems. (The submission was rejected with another slap in the face to me because no one would review the submission.) Excerpt: “The likelihood that eating…
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Nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled stickleback evolution

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Sexual imprinting on ecologically divergent traits leads to sexual isolation in sticklebacks Excerpt: “Odour differences may be owing to pleiotropic effects of adaptive differences in diet [18], habitat [12] and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) alleles selected by parasite differences [19,20].”…
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