Confidently wrong about evolution (2)

My comment: Why isn’t the question: Does Francis Collins believe that mutation-driven evolution is responsible for Mosaic Copy Number Variation in Human Neurons? His answer could be compared to the answer I think I would get from an atheist. Do atheists believe that the human brain mutated into existence?  Is there a model for that?

Excerpt: “Theists are in a kind of perpetual retreat as science continues to fill gaps that theists have insisted could only be filled by God.”

That opinion, like all opinions about theists, cannot be substantiated. Opinions like it should be viewed only in the context of the nonsensical ramblings that they obviously are. They can then be compared to what is known about conserved molecular mechanisms. For example, see:


“I’m trying to undo a mistake I made some years ago, and rethink the idea that the way to understand the mind is to take it apart into simpler minds and then take those apart into still simpler minds until you get down to minds that can be replaced by a machine…

The idea is basically right, but when I first conceived of it, I made a big mistake.” — Daniel Dennett

My comment on Dennett’s mistake and Collins’ belief.

It seems unlikely to me that anyone besides Collins could tell us what he believes. It is equally unlikely that anyone besides Dennett will admit that Dennett made a mistake. Why is someone else answering the question: Does NIH Head Francis Collins Believe in Intelligent Design?

If they think they are qualified to answer for Collins, perhaps they will next also answer for Dennett’s mistake and again be confidently wrong like Dennett was.

See also: Confidently wrong about 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