There are no human pheromones, yet.

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The search for human pheromones: the lost decades and the necessity of returning to first principles

Tristam Wyatt is getting encouraging free press that suggests he may be able to continue his misrepresentations about human pheromones despite what has been learned about biologically-based cause and effect during the past century.

See Scientists find DNA is packaged like a yoyo: “There are many good studies that show that if you change the sequence of the gene, then it will affect other things. Different proteins may be created because they require certain sequences for binding and so on,” said Ha. “But no one had really thought about sequence changes having an effect on DNA physics, which in turn cause changes in the biology.”

Wyatt and others like him ignore all the good studies that show food odors and pheromones condition RNA-mediated responses that link physics, chemistry, and conserved molecular mechanisms to behavior in species from microbes to man. Obviously, the existence of human pheromones had been proved, and he missed the evidence that links the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of DNA in all cell types of individuals of all species, he would explain to us in his next book why the overwhelming ignorance about human pheromones has been displayed by social scientists for more that two decades.

The Scent of Eros: Mysteries of Odor in Human Sexuality

was published in 1995. We detailed the across species links to human pheromones that Wyatt and others still think don’t exist.

Book review: by Mark Sergeant

by Ralph Underwager, Institute for Psychological Therapies.

Comment by Helen Fisher: “This is science at its best, with adventure, ideas, and lots of facts”.


Reports on Wyatt’s pseudoscientific nonsense: No human VNO does not mean no human pheromones

How one perfume company misled scientists into believing in human sex pheromones

Scientists Have Been Studying Two Fake Human Pheromones for Decades

There is no such thing as a human pheromone

There’s No Hard Evidence That Human Pheromones Exist

Sexing up the human pheromone story: How a corporation started a scientific myth

There’s no evidence human pheromones exist – no matter what you find for sale online

See also: Smell the glove

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