Don’t tell the Creationists

Misquoting Science in the Texas Textbook Battles

James A. Shapiro Author, ‘Evolution: A View from the 21st Century’; Professor of Microbiology, University of Chicago

Posted: 12/05/2013 3:57 pm

Excerpt: “Uncovering the molecular mechanisms by which living organisms modify their genomes is a major accomplishment of late 20th Century molecular biology.” Collectively, I call these processes Natural Genetic Engineering.

Symbiogenetic cell fusions, horizontal DNA transfer, mutagenic DNA repair, reverse transcription of RNA into DNA, mobile genetic elements, interspecific hybridization and whole genome doubling are only some of the topics discussed in my book.”

My comment: The topics in Shapiro’s book could be framed in the context of RNA-directed DNA methylation and RNA-mediated events that link amino acid substitutions to cell type differentiation in species from microbes to man. For example, Dobzhansky (1964) noted differences in amino acids and attributed them them to mutations in “Biology, molecular and organismic.”  In 1973, “Nothing in Biology Makes Any Sense Except in the Light of Evolution” he noted differences in amino acid substitutions in chimps, humans, and gorillas.

Researchers have since reported on amino acid substitutions linked to morphogenesis and the physiology of reproduction in species from microbes to man. However, no one seems to have recognized that the amino acid substitutions are nutrient-dependent, and that the metabolism of nutrients to species-specific pheromones controls reproduction in all species.

This cause and effect relationship requires de novo creation of receptors that allow nutrients to enter cells, and de novo creation of chemical blends that control the physiology of reproduction (i.e., epigenetically-effected de novo creation x 2 under the biophysical constraints of adaptations).

Do you think that Natural Genetic Variation is nutrient-dependent and pheromone-controlled? If so, the conserved molecular mechanisms that enable this have been detailed in a series of my published works.

Do not tell this to the Creationists, however, they may quote me.

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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