Pheromones and the collapse of random mutations theory

Our current understanding of adaptive evolution includes the fact that heterospecifics are eaten by conspecifics, which results in metabolism of the heterospecific nutrient source to a species-specific blend of pheromones that control reproduction. When I say “our current understanding,” I include only those who understand the basic principles of biology and levels of biological organization required to link sensory input to behavior in species from microbes to man.

I will continue to exclude theorists from “our understanding” of anything, because theorists don’t seem to understand the fact that adaptive evolution in arthropods does not occur via random mutations, which means adaptive evolution does not occur in any species due to random mutations.  See for example: “The mutational source of adaptation – a symbiont in other members of the ecological community rather than a mutation of existing genetic material – is likely to change our understanding of arthropod evolution.”

For contrast from an evolutionary theorist here are excerpted comments by DWZ (with my emphasis); “…mutations are the heart and soul of evolutionary theory. Without random mutations, the whole concept of evolution by natural selection would collapse, because there would be no variability from which to select.”

I wrote: What you now are both stating is precisely what’s wrong with touting Darwin’s
theory, when what’s been touted is a bastardized version of his theory, which was bastardized by the inclusion of statistical analyses. I’m rather certain I  mentioned this before: Darwin’s passionate environmentalism or the dangerous fallacy of the ‘All-sufficiency of natural selection’ theory.

Are you only now coming to terms with why I’ve repeatedly claimed that mutations theory is ridiculous? It’s ridiculous because it has nothing to do with  biological facts (i.e., Darwin’s conditions of existence.) His conditions of  existence are, of course, nutrient-dependent and pheromone-controlled as is  adaptive evolution.

Once more with my emphasis from DWZ: Far from being ridiculous, mutations are the heart and soul of evolutionary theory. Without random mutations, the whole concept of evolution by natural selection would collapse, because there would be no variability from which to select. The notion of an “evolutionary algorithm” as a computer program could not exist. Instead of finding fault with and rejecting in their entirety the great theories of the past, a better approach is to realize that successive theoretical advances have built on those that have come before, not started over each time.

My comment: To date, successive theoretical advances from evolutionary theorists have had no explanatory power. Besides, no model organism exemplifies adaptive evolution via random mutations.  How can anyone build on a theory of evolution that explains nothing and is not exemplified? Clearly, it is long past time to start over with facts. For example, let’s start with Darwin’s ‘conditions of existence,’ which are nutrient-dependent and pheromone-controlled. There’s a model for that!


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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