Kohl's Laws

Biological Laws

1) Life is nutrient-dependent.

2) The physiology of reproduction is pheromone-controlled.


The ecological origin of all biological laws is apparent in the context of:

1) systems biology (P. Kohl, Crampin, Quinn, & Noble, 2010);

2) the metabolism of nutrients by microbes (K. D. Kohl, 2012); and

3) how the metabolism of nutrients results in species-specific pheromones that control the physiology of reproduction (J. Kohl, Ostrovsky, Frechter, & Jefferis, 2013).

In the three contexts above, the systems biology of nutrient metabolism to species-specific pheromones that control the physiology of reproduction can be expressed in a summary the introductory summary of Kohl’s Laws of Biology.

1) Life is nutrient-dependent (J. V. Kohl, 2012) and

2) The physiology of reproduction is pheromone-controlled (J. V. Kohl, 2013).

I mention these two Laws of Biology in what may be a short-sighted attempt to prevent evolutionary theorists from claiming that I am nothing more than an under informed egotistical marketer of pheromone-enhanced fragrance products who never completed his college education, but somehow managed to fake enough intelligence to work as a lab assistant performing urinalysis (e.g., during my 38-year career as a medical laboratory scientist).

I will add that one problem with my detractors and antagonists is that they typically believe in a ridiculous theory of mutation-driven evolution that is neither biologically plausible nor ecologically valid.

Peter Kohl indirectly addressed their theoretical approach last October  in From ion channel to organismic phenotype: An example of integrative translational research into cardiac electromechanics. Dr. Kohl was very polite and professional as would be expected of someone with his academic credentials. He did not even ask: “What the heck all evolutionary theorists thinking?” I am comparatively unconstrained, which allows me to address their theoretical nonsense more succinctly.

The theorists seem to be thinking: If I were a cardiologist, like Professor Peter Kohl, or any other medical professional, like James V. Kohl, I would look at the biochemical properties of sodium and chlorine separately. Clearly, sodium explodes in water and chlorine is a poisonous gas. Therefore, cellular life must have originated in outer space or it came from random mixtures of chemicals that were slowly and carefully dissolved in warm little ponds and automagically became living cells of the human body with their receptor-mediated cell types, but outside the context of any biophysical constraints on the thermodynamics of protein folding and organism-level thermoregulation.

Medical professionals and most biologists are more likely to know that sodium chloride is an ionic compound with the formula NaCl, which represents equal proportions of sodium and chlorine. NaCl supposedly makes up around 0.4 per cent of the body’s weight at a concentration somewhat equivalent to that in seawater.   Slight variations in the concentration of NaCl in the cells of our body may cause themodynamic instability and lead to death via evolutionary theory. I’m joking, aren’t I?

The evolutionary theorists will not be blamed for any deaths if they can continue to convince others that mutation-driven natural selection is the biological basis of life in the context of Darwin’s ‘conditions of life’ and also that mutations automagically were somehow selected that led to life and death in species from microbes to man during hundreds of millions of years of mutation-driven evolution.

Indeed, because theorists think that mutations have always led to life and death in all species, mutations must be doing the same thing today. Besides, it’s obvious that mutations can kill people. Therefore, nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled life should not even be discussed by evolutionary theorists. They simply say: “Who needs your stinking Laws of Biology, you Creationist!”  The “stinking Laws” is a comment that addresses the obvious role of food odors and pheromones.

Who needs any Laws of Biology when you’re too intelligent to have your opinions be swayed by any biological facts that might indicate that the collective ignorance of theorists has overwhelmed the sensibilities of many serious scientists for nearly 90 years.


Kohl, J., Ostrovsky, Aaron D., Frechter, S., & Jefferis, Gregory S. X. E. (2013). A Bidirectional Circuit Switch Reroutes Pheromone Signals in Male and Female BrainsCell, 155(7), 1610-1623.

Kohl, J. V. (2012). Human pheromones and food odors: epigenetic influences on the socioaffective nature of evolved behaviorsSocioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology, 2(17338).

Kohl, J. V. (2013). Nutrient–dependent / pheromone–controlled adaptive evolution: a modelSocioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology, 3(20553).

Kohl, K. D. (2012). Diversity and function of the avian gut microbiotaJournal of Comparative Physiology B, 182(5), 591-602.

Kohl, P., Crampin, E. J., Quinn, T. A., & Noble, D. (2010). Systems Biology: An ApproachClin Pharmacol Ther, 88(1), 25-33.

Kohl, P., (2013). From ion channel to organismic phenotype: An example of integrative translational research into cardiac electromechanicsHeart rhythm, 10(10), 1542-1543

About James V. Kohl 1308 Articles
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