Facial modification: evolving in stages

Science: Faces Were First to Change in Neandertal Evolution

Excerpt: The work of his team suggests that facial modification was the first step in Neandertal evolution, supporting a model in which Neandertal features evolved in stages.

My comment: The concept of nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled ecological adaptations manifested in the morphological and behavioral phenotypes of species from microbes to man seems to have completely escaped the grasp of these researchers who report on evolving in stages. Instead of learning about how nutrient uptake alters the microRNA/messenger RNA balance, which leads to amino acid substitutions that differentiate the cell types of all individuals of all species, they continue to tout the pseudoscientific nonsense associated with natural selection for visually-perceived physical features when all animal models extend the concept of molecular epigenetics to humans.

Indeed, even the modern human population that ecologically adapted in what is now central China (supposedly during the past ~30K years) revealed that a nutrient-dependent change in one base pair led to an amino acid substitution that differentiated the cell types of hair, teeth, mammary tissue, and sweat glands. See for review Kohl (2013).  Since cause and effect was established in a mouse-to-human model of the amino acid substitution, it is safe to say that facial changes in mice and Neandertals are not the first to change.

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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