Fish stories vs biological facts

North Atlantic Killer Whales May Be Branching Into Two Species 2013-08-16 11:3

Excerpt 1: “Scientists have suggested that the orcas separated into distinct species because of what they chose to eat. In this scenario, fish-eaters would mate only with other fish-eaters, and mammal-eaters only with other mammal-eaters. Given enough time, the two populations would become genetically distinct and unable to reproduce.”

Excerpt 2:  “The scientists analyzed the samples’ isotopic ratios—a telltale chemical signature of what the animals ate during their lifetimes.”

Excerpt 3: Although two of the orca populations eat only fish, there was no genetic evidence that they have diverged from those that dine on seals

My comment: A telltale chemical signature of what the animals ate during their lifetime might also indicate how they signaled conspecifics that what they ate increased their reproductive fitness, presumably by epigenetic alterations in the thermodynamics of de novo olfactory receptor creation that enhance organism-level thermoregulation. If so, this is yet another example of nutrient-dependent changes in phenotypic expression.

Does anyone not know that nutrients are metabolized to pheromones, which control reproduction in species from microbes to man? How much longer might it be until everyone realizes there is no such thing as mutation-driven evolution? Adaptive evolution (i.e., the only type of biological evolution) is nutrient-dependent and pheromone-controlled. Duh! This is not just a “fish story” however, since whales are not just big fish.

For “fish stories,” people are better off looking at reports from evolutionary theorists that contain no indicators that species diversification is nutrient-dependent and pheromone-controlled.

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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