Is the problem an internet echo or Feierman’s ethics?

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid. It is found in cold water fatty fish…

On 9/19/13, I posted here and to the evolutionary psychology yahoo group  (msg #152240) on the link between Aquatic Ape Theory, dietary DHA, my model, and brain development. Today, the moderator of the human ethology yahoo group posted a 9/13/13 link (msg # 49666) to Diet During Pregnancy and Early Life May Affect Children’s Behavior and Intelligence

Excerpt: “Eating oily fish is also very beneficial, not only for the omega-3 fatty acids they which are ‘building blocks’ for brain cells, but also for the iodine content which has a positive effect on reading ability in children when measured at age nine.”

My comment: On 3/11/13 I wrote in msg 49887 to the human ethology group: “In my model, for example, new alleles (genes) in a population are nutrient-dependent and pheromone-controlled in species from microbes to man. On 9/13/13, in a report on the only experiment ever performed in the context of mutations theory, that ridiculous theory was refuted. New alleles (genes) that are associated with mutations are not fixed in the genome and therefore they cannot contribute anything at all to adaptive evolution.

In my posts yesterday, I quoted myself: “Just as the influence of diet and pheromones can be in the larval stages or in other developmental stages of insects, it can also be in the pre- and postconception stages of mammals, including humans (Fowden et al., 2006; Mennella, Jagnow, & Beauchamp, 2001). For example, pheromones and nutrition could alter levels of maternal hormones, gestational events, and postnatal outcomes via their direct effect on maternal GnRH and the placenta. The outcomes might not always be positive, which means the possible effects should not be ignored. That would be like ignoring the likely effects of docosahexaenoic acid in the maternal and postnatal diet on LH and on neuronal development in the mammalian brain (Lassek & Gaulin, 2011). — excerpted from Kohl, J.V. (2012) Human pheromones and food odors: epigenetic influences on the socioaffective nature of evolved behaviors.

In my posts yesterday, I also quoted “A practical point is that random mutation and selection for survival have little predictive power. However, Darwin’s “Conditions of Existence” has powerful predictive power. It predicts dependence of human neural evolution on DHA.”

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

The point to be made, again and again, especially since the refutation of mutation-driven evolution, is that textbook knowledge will typically not take you from nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled invertebrate adaptive evolution via ecological, social, neurogenic, and socio-cognitive niche to human neural evolution that depends on docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). There is, however, a model for that. And, it’s my model.

See also: Child’s sex is associated with the mother’s diet (2008); In Utero Olfactory Learning in Mice (2011); Maternal Diet during Pregnancy Induces Gene Expression and DNA Methylation Changes in Fetal Tissues in Sheep (2013); and Feierman’s oft-touted claims about random mutations:

On 11/1/12: “Random mutations are the substrates upon which directional natural selection acts.

On 2/16/13 : “Random gene mutation is the variance generator upon which natural selection operates.

On 2/23/13: “…random genetic mutations generate the substrate upon which natural selection can act. Random genetic mutations create structural variations in protein enzymes…

Had Feierman not consistently ignored and/or denigrated my works and touted mutations theory instead of RNA-mediated events, you would have known about the link from DHA to human brain development at least one year ago, and might then have learned why I have considered to challenge ridiculous misrepresentations of biological facts made by Feierman and others who make academically irresponsible statements like this one:

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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