Evolution is entirely about reproduction

Communicating about evolution: the danger of shortcuts By Jean Flanagan, Posted: March 18, 2013 to PLOS blogs

Excerpt: “And evolution isn’t really about survival at all. It’s entirely about reproduction.”

My comment: Darwin suggested that “conditions of existence” needed to be detailed before natural selection could be understood. Others bastardized his perspective and incorporated random mutations theory, which has no explanatory power when it comes to telling us what is selected, or how it is selected.

For contrast, the “conditions of existence” obviously include nutrient-dependent life, and nutrients metabolize to pheromones that control reproduction. Thus, we now have the epigenetic (gene x environment) perspective that was unavailable to Darwin, and this current perspective has been largely ignored by evolutionary theorists.

Adaptive evolution incorporates the nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled “conditions of existence” sans random mutation theory. One can readily incorporate nutrient-dependent amino acid substitutions; thermodynamics of intracellular signaling and protein biosynthesis; and epigenetic effects on pheromone-controlled organism-level thermoregulation in species from microbes to man. But first, it is essential to dispense with random mutations theory.

Excerpt: “Focusing on either mutation alone or selection alone can lead to the following misconceptions, respectively: that evolution is completely random, and that evolution results in perfectly optimized organisms.”

My conclusion: Adaptive evolution is not completely random; it is completely dependent on nutrients and their metabolism to pheromones.

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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