Olfaction and pheromones in birds

Bird odour predicts reproductive success

Article excerpt: “In this study, an individual’s odour during the early season was correlated with reproductive success in that year, but visual cues such as size and plumage were less reliable predictors.”

My comment: Evolutionary theorists and especially human ethologists who have for decades touted mutation-driven evolution along with theories about how visual primacy in avian species can be used to predict visual primacy in humans have just been dealt another fatal blow to their ridiculous theories. Why won’t their ridiculous theories die?

Article excerpt: These observed correlations are likely caused by underlying, unmeasured factors such as hormone levels, condition and genotype.

My comment: If the epigenetic effects of nutrients and their metabolism to pheromones is the cause of the observed correlates, the evolution of birds (sans mutations theory) is already included in my model of nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution in species from microbes to man.

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