Chromosomal rearrangements and hibernation

Prepped for the Long Sleep

Hibernation-related proteins are common even in non-hibernating animals, a study shows.

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 30, 2014

Article excerpt: “These genes clustered on the same chromosome fairly near to one another, leading the researchers to at first believe they were conserved throughout mammalian evolution. But the researchers did not find these genes in the mouse, rat, dog, chicken, and human genomes.”

My comment: In the context of mutation-initiated natural selection and the evolution of biodiversity, do mutations lead to conserved chromosomal rearrangements in some mammals but not in others? I ask because of comments by PZ Myers from his attack on John A. Davison, which prefaced his attack on me.

Evolution was all due to chromosome rearrangements, which somehow are not mutations, and he also somehow ignored the existence of allelic differences between species:

In my model, the allelic differences between species of mammals and all vertebrates and invertebrates are nutrient-dependent and pheromone-controlled like they are in other species from microbes to man. Ecological variation leads to nutrient-dependent alternative splicings of pre-mRNA and pheromone-controlled amino acid substitutions that differentiate cell types, which are manifested in morphological and behavioral phenotypes.

What experimental evidence of biologically-based cause and effect led to PZ Myers attacks, and why didn’t he tell anyone about the biological basis for his ridiculously pseudoscientific opinion?

How can scientific progress be made if people like PZ Myers do not explain how experimental evidence of evolutionary events led to their claims that serious scientists, like Dobzhansky are cranks?   “…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.” (1973) Serious scientists know that amino acid substitutions are nutrient-dependent RNA-mediated events that stabilize the organized genomes of species from microbes to man. Dobzhansky didn’t know that in 1973, but if he had he certainly would not have kept touting the ridiculous theory of mutation-driven evolution.

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