A more microbe-centric view of the world

“The Virus Planet” — Earth’s Invisible World Would Reach Out 100-Million Light Years (Weekend Feature)

The Daily Galaxy via Newsweek.com, npr.org and carlzimmer.com

Excerpt: “With increased crowding and air travel putting us at risk, Crawford wonders whether we might ever conquer microbes completely, and whether we need a more microbe-centric view of the world.

My comment:
A more microbe-centric view includes the fact that adaptive evolution is nutrient-dependent and pheromone-controlled in species from microbes to man. The apparent danger to us all is random mutations theory, since it is an enabler for theorists who like to tell stories that have no basis in biological fact.

For contrast, Greg Bear included the HERV effect in a story about evolution of a new species of humans who communicated their species-wide difference via pheromones. He took what he called “the next logical step, ” which links microbial signalling to human pheromones more than a decade ago. That led to his presentation in 2004 to the American Philosophical Society.

Is Bear a forward-thinking research scientist with academic credentials and superior insight into the molecular biology of adaptive evolution? No! He’s a novelist who makes more sense in two science fiction novels than evolutionary theorists have made in more than 150 years. Presentation excerpt:  “Neural networks from beehives to brains solve problems through the exchange and the selective cancellation and modification of signals.” The signals, of course, are nutrient-dependent hormones and pheromones.

I wonder how much longer it will be until others begin to comment on how ridiculous random mutations theory is — and always has been. It would be great to hear from others who take the time to educate themselves after reading the news article linked here, and minimally, these abstracts. Evidently, we’re not going to hear from the theorists until all this is forgotten, if ever again the biological facts are forgotten (or continue to simply be ignored).

Differences in HERV-K LTR insertions in orthologous loci of humans and great apes

Human-Specific HERV-K Intron LTRs Have Nonaccidental Opposite Orientation Relative to the Direction of Gene Transcription and Might Be Involved in the Antisense Regulation of Gene Expression

Kohl, J.V. (2012) Human pheromones and food odors: epigenetic influences on the socioaffective nature of evolved behaviors. Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology, 2: 17338.
About James V. Kohl 1308 Articles
James Vaughn Kohl was the first to accurately conceptualize human pheromones, and began presenting his findings to the scientific community in 1992. He continues to present to, and publish for, diverse scientific and lay audiences, while constantly monitoring the scientific presses for new information that is relevant to the development of his initial and ongoing conceptualization of human pheromones. Recently, Kohl integrated scientific evidence that pinpoints the evolved neurophysiological mechanism that links olfactory/pheromonal input to genes in hormone-secreting cells of tissue in a specific area of the brain that is primarily involved in the sensory integration of olfactory and visual input, and in the development of human sexual preferences. His award-winning 2007 article/book chapter on multisensory integration: The Mind’s Eyes: Human pheromones, neuroscience, and male sexual preferences followed an award winning 2001 publication: Human pheromones: integrating neuroendocrinology and ethology, which was coauthored by disinguished researchers from Vienna. Rarely do researchers win awards in multiple disciplines, but Kohl’s 2001 award was for neuroscience, and his 2007 “Reiss Theory” award was for social science. Kohl has worked as a medical laboratory scientist since 1974, and he has devoted more than twenty-five years to researching the relationship between the sense of smell and the development of human sexual preferences. Unlike many researchers who work with non-human subjects, medical laboratory scientists use the latest technology from many scientific disciplines to perform a variety of specialized diagnostic medical testing on people. James V. Kohl is certified with: * American Society for Clinical Pathology * American Medical Technologists James V. Kohl is a member of: * Society for Neuroscience * Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology * Association for Chemoreception Sciences * Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality * International Society for Human Ethology * American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science * Mensa, the international high IQ society