Are population geneticists serious scientists?

Geneticists decry book on race and evolution

Excerpt 1): ‘…geneticists have crafted a joint response, concluding that “there is no support from the field of population genetics for Wade’s conjectures.” 

Excerpt 2): “…Wade charged that his critics were “indoctrinated in the social-science creed that prohibits any role for evolution in human affairs” and contended that the book’s central argument “has not been challenged by any serious scientist.”

My comment: Dobzhansky’s claims seem to be relevant.

From 1964 “…the only worthwhile biology is molecular biology. All else is “bird watching” or “butterfly collecting.” Bird watching and butterfly collecting are occupations manifestly unworthy of serious scientists!”…

Are population geneticists “serious scientists?”

From 1973 “…the so-called alpha chains of hemoglobin have identical sequences of amino acids in man and the chimpanzee, but they differ in a single amino acid (out of 141) in the gorilla.”…

Do population geneticists know the difference that a single amino acid substitution makes?

See also: Natural Selection Promotes Antigenic Evolvability “…no mutational mechanism that is biased toward amino acid substitutions has been described.”…

Do population geneticists know how cell type differentiation occurs in species from microbes to man?

Until a mutational mechanism is discovered that might possibly somehow link mutation-initiated natural selection to the evolution of biodiversity, all we have to explain biophysically-constrained biologically-based biologically plausible cause and effect is facts. Have the facts been considered by population geneticists in the context of Darwin’s ecological approach to biodiversity: his ‘conditions of life?’

If Dobzhansky’s amino acid substitutions are nutrient-dependent (a fact?) and the physiology of reproduction is pheromone-controlled (a fact?), amino acid substitutions link Darwin’s ‘conditions of life’ from the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of DNA in the organized genomes of species from microbes to man via conserved molecular mechanisms.

The obvious link is from ecological variation (e.g., nutrient availability) to pheromone-controlled nutrient-dependent ecological adaptations. The adaptations are manifested in the morphological and behavioral phenotypes of all species in the context of reproduction that leads to nutrient-dependent amino acid substitutions and cell type differentiation. Cell type differentiation leads to biodiversity (e.g., without the pseudoscientific nonsense added to Darwin’s theory by population geneticists).

Finding support from population geneticists for the denigration of Wade’s approach is the politically correct, albeit academically irresponsible path of least resistance. Finding support from molecular biologists is unlikely because few are willing to become involved in any issue of racial differences.

However, if you ask a molecular biologist about why ecological adaptations seem to typically occur in the context of ecological variation, an explanation could be provided that is based on what is currently known. If you ask population geneticists why ecological variation appears to correlate with racial differences, they would need to explain to you why there is no such thing as a racial difference.

Population geneticists may not know that molecular biologists could explain to them why ecological variation, which leads to ecological adaptations via amino acid substitutions, appears to be manifested in morphological phenotypes that some people still refer to as racial differences. Molecular biologists may not know how to explain biologically-based cause and effect to population geneticists by substituting the term “ecological adaptation” for evolution.

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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