Epigenetic minds and zero tolerance

Our Epigenetic Minds – The Brain Beyond Darwin, by Edward Ziff

August 30, 2012

Excerpt:  The Central Dogma and Gradualism distorted our view of disease, evolution and even social responsibility by holding such a mechanism impossible. They also have had a large impact on social policy. Epigenetics place a new light on the consequences of the environment for the well being of future generations. Now that we appreciate that hazardous or deleterious environments can have long-term consequences for future generations, such conditions can no longer be tolerated.

My comment: The conditions that should not be tolerated are any that continue to involve the teaching of the “… New Synthesis, [which] holds that changes in genes that arise through mutations, most commonly single base mutations, are the sources of the variation upon which natural selection operates.” That is the pseudoscientific nonsense of population geneticists.

In our 1996 review, we included a section on the molecular epigenetics of cell type differentiation via alternative splicings of pre-mRNA. “Small intranuclear proteins also participate in generating alternative splicing techniques of pre-mRNA and, by this mechanism, contribute to sexual differentiation in at least two species, Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabditis elegans (Adler and Hajduk, 1994; de Bono, Zarkower, and Hodgkin, 1995; Ge, Zuo, and Manley, 1991; Green, 1991; Parkhurst and Meneely, 1994; Wilkins, 1995; Wolfner, 1988). That similar proteins perform functions in humans suggests the possibility that some human sex differences may arise from alternative splicings of otherwise identical genes.”

Others have since shown that cell type differentiation occurs in all individuals of all species via nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled alternative splicings of pre-mRNA that result in amino acid substitutions. I recommend that a policy of zero tolerance be enforced to prevent the pseudoscientific nonsense of neo-Darwinian theory from continuing to distort “…our view of disease, evolution and even social responsibility…”

Those who continue to state that Random mutations are the substrates upon which directional natural selection acts should frequently be told to quit distorting the biological basis of epigenetic cause and effect because they were taught to believe in a ridiculous theory.

See also: The Mind’s Eyes: Human pheromones, neuroscience, and male sexual preferences for more information on epigenetic minds that shows why zero tolerance for pseudoscientific nonsense is required.



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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