How much good can be attributed to social science theories?

Battle between NSF and House science committee escalates: How did it get this bad?

Excerpt: “The public deserves an explanation for why the NSF has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on musicals about climate change, bicycle designs, and a video game that allows users to relive prom night.”

My comment: The only explanation for how things got this bad is the acceptance of evolutionary theory. Funds spent on research to determine how we evolved into creatures that can ride bicycles could have been spent on medical research designed to provide experimental evidence of biologically-based ecological adaptations. The adaptations include those that differ in sports competitions. Clearly, those differences are not due to mutations, since they are not manifested in diseases linked to mutations that cause perturbed protein folding.

Difference in protein folding are biophysically constrained in species from microbes to man. RNA-directed nutrient-dependent DNA methylation and RNA-mediated events that differentiate cell types are manifested in all morphological and behavioral phenotypes in all ecologically-adapted species. Species that could not adapt are extinct, which is why the House science committee is concerned about NSF funding. Learning about how we evolved to be able to ride a bicycle, when that ability is an ecological adaptation, may lead us to ignore what’s important to avoid our species extinction.

Learning about the biological basis of cell type differentiation that allows the Ebola viruses to adapt to ever-changing human ecosystems is obviously more important than learning how to avoid falling off a bicycle

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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