My model of adaptive evolution per David Dobbs

The Social Life of Genes September 3, 2013 • By David Dobbs

Excerpt: Your DNA is not a blueprint. Day by day, week by week, your genes are in a conversation with your surroundings. Your neighbors, your family, your feelings of loneliness: They don’t just get under your skin, they get into the control rooms of your cells. Inside the new social science of genetics.

My comment: In 2000 Elekonich and Robinson detailed genetically predisposed hormone-organized and hormone-activated behavior in the context of our 1996 Hormones and Behavior review article “From Fertilization to Adult Sexual Behavior.” We included a section on molecular epigenetics and the focus was on how mammalian pheromones effect hormones that affect experience-dependent behavior. Finding that conserved molecular mechanisms in species from microbes to man are responsible for nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution should not be a surprise to anyone who does not believe in mutation-driven evolution. See for example a model of how nutrient stress and social stress epigenetically effect hormones that affect behavior in this mammalian model, which links what’s known about the molecular mechanisms of microbes to the molecular mechanisms of invertebrates, like the honeybee, and all vertebrates (sans mutations theory). The molecular mechanisms involve visual and auditory input during experience-dependent cause and effect directly attributed to olfactory/pheromonal input in all species. Attempts to make visual or auditory input causal have failed miserably.…

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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