Entropy vs. pheromone controlled thermodynamics and thermoregulation

The emergence of complex behaviors through causal entropic forces

Excerpt: “The familiar concept of entropy which states that systems are biased to evolve towards greater disorder, gives little indication about exactly how they evolve.”

antialias_physorg: Comment: Sure, it’s another (and final) blow to our belief in ‘human superiority’ and uniqueness…but so what?

Re: Causal Entropic Forces, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 168702 (2013)

My comment: See for comparison: Nutrient-dependent / Pheromone-controlled thermodynamics and thermoregulation, which represents adaptively evolved ecological, social, neurogenic, and socio-cognitive niche construction sans causal entropic forces. Complex behaviors are adaptively evolved sans mutations theory as modeled in Nutrient-dependent / Pheromone-controlled Adaptive Evolution.

When, in the context of physics, mathematics, and human superiority  someone asks — “…but so what?” —  it is almost invariably because they know nothing about molecular biology, Darwin’s ‘conditions of existence’,  Tinbergen’s ‘survival value’,  or the unified biology of behavior (see for example[subscription required]: Taking note of Tinbergen, or: the promise of a biology of behaviour.  Simply put, it’s as if they know nothing at all about adaptive evolution of our brain and behavior.

Clearly, such questions do not come from intelligent people.  Intelligent people typically take the time to learn about the basic principles of biology and levels of biological organization that link sensory input directly to behavior in species from microbes to man, which is why intelligent people do not simply ask “…but so what?”

About James V. Kohl 1308 Articles
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