Arrival of the frequent is nutrient-dependent

Study demonstrates evolutionary ‘fitness’ not the most important determinant of success

Feb 07, 2014 by Harry Dayantis

Excerpt: “…parallels between evolutionary dynamics and processes in the everyday physical world. In my group we have worked for many years on self-assembly; how individual units can form well-defined composite objects without any external control.”

My comment: Structures are nutrient-dependent; functions are pheromone-controlled, which helps to explain why ecological adaptations are biophysically constrained in species from microbes to man. Conserved molecular mechanisms of structure and function make mutation-driven evolution biologically impossible, which is why natural selection is now claimed to play a lesser role (e.g., that role was never ecologically validated).

Theorists will soon realize that species diversity arises from Darwin’s ‘conditions of life’ not from mutation-initiated natural selection, but obviously from ecological variation and adaptations.

See, for details: The Arrival of the Frequent: How Bias in Genotype-Phenotype Maps Can Steer Populations to Local Optima

Excerpt: When Hugo de Vries was advocating for the importance of mutations in evolution, he famously said “Natural selection may explain the survival of the fittest, but it cannot explain the arrival of the fittest” [2]. Here we argue that the fittest may never arrive. Instead evolutionary dynamics can be dominated by the “arrival of the frequent”.

See also: Roles of Mutation and Selection in Speciation: From Hugo de Vries to the Modern Genomic Era

Excerpt:”… we will not consider geographical and ecological factors because of space limitation. Our primary purpose is to clarify the roles of mutation and selection in the evolution of reproductive isolation…”

 My comment: “arrival of the frequent” is nutrient-dependent, which explains why no experimental evidence suggests that evolution is mutation-driven. All experimental evidence has consistently proved that ecological variation results in ecological adaptations via conserved molecular mechanisms of nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled reproduction, which are manifested in species diversity.

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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