Cosmos: no facts; just theory

Creationists demand equal airtime on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’ to provide ‘balance’

By Travis Gettys
Friday, March 21, 2014 14:10 EDT

Excerpt: “Tyson recently said science reporting should not be balanced with nonscientific claims, so that seems unlikely he would offer that sort of fallacious argument on his own show.

“You don’t talk about the spherical Earth with NASA, and then say let’s give equal time to the flat Earthers,” Tyson told CNN. “Plus, science is not there for you to cherry pick.”

My comment: The entirety of neo-Darwism is based on cherry-picking of what population geneticists who bastardized Darwin’s theory have been telling us for the past 80 years. Darwin insisted that ‘conditions of life’ be given first consideration and population geneticists decided to forget ‘conditions of life’ and tell everyone that mutations somehow caused evolution. That’s not biologically plausible, but biological facts do not matter to theorists. They need only look at morphological differences to make their determination of cause and effect.

Yep, them there mutations did it; see here: the fawn-colored moths that ate the lead- and manganese leaves changed to peppered colored moths and predatory birds — not the pheromones of female moths — controlled the reproduction of the moths. And, if that’s not enough proof of mutation-driven evolution, just look at those folks with the mutated hemoglobin variant who have either sickle cell disease or the trait. If not for the mutation, they could not have evolved from other primates — unless dietary supplementation with fermented milk products containing higher levels of vitamin D stabilized their genome in areas where malaria is endemic. If that’s what happened, the sickle cell variant is like all other 1181 monoallelic hemoglobin variants, which are not mutations. But, like the theorist said, just look at the skin pigmentation in those folks. It’s like they were fawn colored moths that mutated into people with darker skin.

Enough sarcasm! Creationists do not need equal airtime. Neil deGrasse Tyson needs to learn about how ecological variation leads to ecological adaptations in species from microbes to man, and quit touting nonsensical theories that he thinks might be supported by experimental evidence. They never have been. The population geneticists just made up all their theories as if they were bird watchers and butterfly collectors.

“The notion has gained some currency that 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!” Dobzhansky (1964)

Evidence of evolution from bird-watchers and butterfly-collectors probably should not be entered into evidence on Cosmos, or any other TV show.

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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