Physics is dead without a link to chemistry and molecular biology

Stephen Hawking tells Google ‘philosophy is dead’

Physicist Stephen Hawking has told Google’s Zeitgeist conference that philosophers have not kept up with science and their art is dead

Excerpt: In a 40-minute speech, Prof Hawking said that the new “M Theory” of the universe was the “unified theory Einstein was hoping to find”.

My comment: Physicists like Hawking have not kept up with the philosophy that linked ecological variation to ecological adaptation via conserved molecular mechanisms in two science fiction novels published more than a decade ago. See Darwin’s Radio and Darwin’s Children.

This video represents Greg Bear’s invited 2004 address to the American Philosophical Society, which was published in the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society.

For comparison to Greg Bear, it would be difficult to find someone more uninformed about chemistry and biology than Stephen Hawking. His ignorance of other scientific disciplines has been overshadowed by his expertise in physics. But, quite frankly, few people care about theoretical physics. Indeed, few care about anything that actually matters in the context of their beliefs about where we came from and why we are here.

Are scientists more or less religious than laymen?

Excerpt: “Scholars and highly educated people have always held complex and subtle views on religion, often holding beliefs that traditionally minded people regard as beyond the norms of religious dogmas.”

My comment: Hawking is a highly educated physicist who would rather claim that philosophy is dead than have others realize his ideas have no real explanatory power. Like evolutionary theorists, theoretical physicists have invented and defined their approach to facts. The evolutionists left physics and the chemistry of protein folding out of what they think is evolutionary biology.

Most physicists left out what is known about molecular biology. If people like Hawking can get you to think that philosophy is dead, they may also lead you from facts to theories touted by those who are ‘brain dead’ when it comes to knowledge of any other area of scientific expertise. We should not need to rely on science fiction novelists to predict developments that link ecological variation to ecological adaptations via conserved molecular mechanisms in species from microbes to man, which is what Greg Bear did. However, theorists have consistently shown us that their theories are unreliable and have no real explanatory power. They should stop acting as if they can explain biological facts and stop attempting to limit the philosophical approaches of those who can.

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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