Mutations theory is RUBBISH!

Your Theory Is Rubbish (but I Won’t Say It Out Loud)

Excerpt: “Out of the fifteen reasons Eugene Garfield, founder of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) named as reference motivators, only three are negative:

  • Criticizing previous work
  • Disclaiming work or ideas of others (negative claims)
  • Disputing priority claims of others (negative homage)

My comment: Eugene Garfield funded a conference that Jay Feierman and I attended in 1995. After explaining in detail to Feierman the mammalian model I was presenting, Jay asked “What about birds?” As moderator of the ISHE’s human ethology group, he has since disputed my “priority claim” with posts that indicate auditory and visual input is more important to the development of human behavior than olfactory/pheromonal input.

Feierman uses the tactic mentioned above: “Disputing priority claims of others (negative homage)” while ignoring the series of my published works that support my claims, and other works that have clearly established the relative salience of different types of sensory input in the context of the development of behavior and in the context of adaptive evolution in species from microbes to man.

Feierman has never mentioned or responded directly to the mention of my published, cited works: like Human pheromones: integrating neuroendocrinology and ethology cited 59 times, or From fertilization to adult sexual behavior cited 29 times, one of which is Organizational and activational effects of hormones on insect behavior, which extended the vertebrate / mammalian model to invertebrates.

In the context of Feierman’s question: What about birds?  The evidence that pigeons are not selecting for the visual appeal of mutations may be the clearest of all that birds do not somehow defy the basic principles of biology and levels of biological organization that dictate this fact: Selection occurs for phenotypic traits that arise in the context of epigenetic effects of nutrients and pheromones on adaptive evolution in species from microbes to man. The idea that selection in any species is for mutations, or due to visual input alone, or due to auditory input alone, or due to any sensory input not first associated with the epigenetic effects of olfactory/pheromonal input has never been scientifically supported. That’s why the idea has remained part of a theory.

I can now state even more clearly that random mutations theory is RUBBISH, and hope that others understand my use of upper case letters in the word RUBBISH means I am shouting to Feierman, and to others who have offered me only their negative homage during the past 16 years. During a time of exponential increasing in the understanding of biologically based cause and effect, we still have many people who are living in the past after genes of large effect were written out of the big picture of cause and effect.

Despite the unknowns in the identity and action of the cr-associated gene in generating the crest, one thing is certain about it: it is a “gene of large effect.” Such genes were written out of the mid-20th-century Darwinian synthesis based on statistical arguments of R.A. Fisher,4 which were contrived to make natural selection compatible with a gradualist version of Mendel’s genetics. Alternative theories that invoked such “macromutations” and associated phenotypic jumps or “saltations”5 suffered ridicule and neglect.”

My model of Nutrient-dependent / Pheromone-controlled Adaptive Evolution has been neglected by people like Feierman because of a theory about birds!


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