Did we descend from lottery winners (Part 2)

Kudos to the editors at New Scientist for allowing my comments, which contradict the representation by Michael Le Page. Perhaps more discussion should be encouraged. For example, on 16 April 2008 Michael Le Page wrote: “The idea that many religious people find most satisfactory – that a deity intervened in and directed the evolutionary process – cannot be disproved but is not supported by any evidence.” See Evolution myths: Religion and evolution are incompatible: Subscription required.

My comment: Random mutations theory is not supported by any evidence, but Biblical Creation now seems supported as an allegorical representation of of how we evolved preferences for nutrient chemical-dependent food choice and pheromone-dependent mate choice.

The adaptive evolution of our socio-cognitive niche from microbes via ecological, social, and neurogenic niche construction, which enables us to make choices that are driven by instinct in other animals, may even be inspirational in the context of the genomic diversity we have now seen detailed in the ENCODE project data.

Besides, it may be a long time before there is a better explanation than Creation via evolution for the genomic diversity that has obviously resulted from gene duplication. No evidence suggests that the diversity is driven by random mutations, and I was surprised to see that explanation in a book recently co-authored by Francis Collins, who also wrote “The Language of God” and led the human genome project to its completion.

Now we known that our genomic diversity is clearly driven by food choice and associated pheromone-dependent social behaviors that lead to sexual reproduction and mate choice in men and women who choose what they eat and whether to sexually reproduce — unlike other animals.

There is an allegorical representation in Biblical Genesis of how we acquired our God-given ability to choose, albeit one that was better suited to deliver a Creation message to those who lived during times passed — until Sept 5, 2012, for example — when the ENCODE data helped to reveal the complexity of the cell, of the human genome, and of Creation via theistic 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