Predicting religiosity

What Predicts Religiosity: Cooperation or Sex?

By Jesse Marczyk on November 20, 2013 in Pop Psych

Excerpt: Rather than dealing with loving their neighbor, religious beliefs appeared to deal more with who and how their neighbor loved. This connection between religious beliefs and sexual morals, while consistently positive across all regions sampled, did vary in strength from place to place, being about four-times stronger in wealthy areas, compared to poorer ones.

My comment: Belief in snake-centric evolution Submitted by James V. Kohl on November 21, 2013 – 6:32am.

Belief in snake-centric evolution (i.e., non-human primate brain to human brain and visual acuity/specificity for snake detection) can be compared to religious belief. Both are markers of group affilitations (e.g., evolutionary psychologists vs church-goers) that may guide believer’s behaviors.

Belief in natural selection for snake detection is probably most characteristic of those who do not like moral restrictions associated with any “higher authority.” Evolvability “just happens” since experimental evidence that supports the idea of natural selection does not exist.

For contrast, the biological basis for Darwin’s ‘conditions of life’ is known to be nutrient-dependent, and nutrients metabolize to species-specific pheromones that control the physiology of reproduction in species from microbes to man. Therefore, everything currently known about the physics, chemistry, and biology of restricted or unrestricted species diversity and human reproduction can be viewed from a perspective on pattern recognition (i.e., the conserved molecular mechanisms of adaptations) or it can be viewed in the context of snake predation in monkeys.

That makes me wonder if those who believe in snake-centric theory or other evolutionary theories (e.g., mutation-driven evolution) really know anything about the basis for their belief. Is there any aspect of pattern recognition that could be compared to the basis of more restrictive beliefs in others. Are snakes the common thread that somehow separates the believers in both groups?

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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