Non-random adaptive evolution: fast forward to March 2013

Shapiro, JA. Rethinking the (im)possible in evolution (in press) Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 

The author graciously provides an open access preprint of his forthcoming article, which is available at the link above. With considerable clarity, despite the technical aspects of the topic, Dr. Shapiro tells about the problems of evolutionary theory. Most are due to the failure of theorists to tether their opinions to what is currently known about molecular biology or any other aspect of current scientific knowledge. The theorists are more than 5 decades behind the data, which is why their opinions — based on ridiculous theories — make no sense.

One of the more important take-home messages that Dr. Shapiro provides is that: “DNA change is a non-random process in the sense that it results from well-defined biochemical operations, each leaving a characteristic signature in DNA structure.” Although he does not detail the molecular mechanisms that must be involved, they are clearly nutrient chemical-dependent and pheromone-controlled as is all adaptive evolution in species from microbes to man. There’s a model for that, and no competing models to suggest Dr. Shapiro or other clear-thinking experts are wrong.

We know that natural genetic engineering is non-random, sensitive to external inputs, and provides all the molecular tools necessary for controlling the genome restructuring process.” — James A. Shapiro (2013)

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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