Communication, not mutations

Communicating Across Kingdoms?

Researchers pinpoint microRNAs that could play a role in how Wolbachia bacteria manipulate their arthropod hosts.

By Sandhya Sekar | December 15, 2014


“I am not sure that I would call this ‘communication,’ however,” he added, as the authors have in their paper.

My comment: I’m rather certain that no evolutionary theorist will recognize this as communication because they typically claim mutations can be linked to increasing organismal complexity. This work indirectly links mutations to perturbed protein folding, diseases, and disorders.

Works published by Leslie Vosshall’s group and by others have linked the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of DNA in the organized genomes of insects via experience-dependent de novo creation of olfactory receptors. Their works link the epigenetically-effected microRNA/messenger RNA balance from RNA-directed DNA methylation and RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions to cell type differentiation via conserved molecular mechanisms in species from microbes to man.

The molecular mechanisms are nutrient-dependent and pheromone-controlled because the nutrient-dependent amino acid substitutions must be fixed in organized genomes via protein folding in the context of the species-specific physiology of reproduction. That fact links Darwin’s ‘conditions of life’ to cell type differentiation via examples provided in Nutrient-dependent/pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution: a model.

For supporting documentation that places the role of mutations in their proper perspective of pseudoscientific nonsense that began with de Vries definition of “mutation,” see: Amino Acid Residues Contributing to Function of the Heteromeric Insect Olfactory Receptor Complex ; orco mutant mosquitoes lose strong preference for humans and are not repelled by volatile DEET; and Evolution of mosquito preference for humans linked to an odorant receptor.

Those who accept definitions and try to link them to biologically-based behavior have done so without recognizing the role that feedback loops must play in protein folding that links ecological variation to ecological adaptations. Instead, they claim mutations lead to the evolution of biodiversity, when serious scientists know that Feedback loops link odor and pheromone signaling with reproduction in species from microbes to man via conserved molecular mechanisms of communication. See also: Signaling Crosstalk: Integrating Nutrient Availability and Sex. Let’s stop the nonsense and call communication what it is, and recognize it for what it does.

Communication enables nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled cell type differentiation via amino acid substitutions that control thermodynamic cycles of protein biosynthesis and degradation. Mutations perturb protein folding, which is why they are not beneficial and cannot lead to the evolution of increasing organismal complexity.

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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