Pseudoscience and monogamy

Stupider With Monogamy

by Carl Zimmer 2/27/14

Excerpt: “The evolution of learning remains a puzzle for scientists. A smart animal can learn how to find more food or how to avoid predators. But if learning were such an unalloyed good, then one might expect all animals to be as smart as we are.”

My comment: Pseudoscience and monogamy are consistently paired in the context of evolutionary theory. Other animals learn to respond to odors associated with nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled ecological adaptations via conserved molecular mechanisms. The conserved molecular mechanisms are manifested in species from microbes to man. Experience-dependent alternative splicings of pre-mRNA in insects and mammals determine which odor receptor genes are created and/or expressed, and which genes become pseudogenes when they are no longer needed in the context of experience-dependent differentiation of cell types in individuals of different species.

Framing the conserved molecular mechanisms of how ecological variation results in experience-dependent cell type ecological adaptations in the context of the evolution of learning, which somehow occurs, prevents the understanding of this biological fact: Learning is required for ecological adaptations and species diversification to occur via ecological, social, neurogenic, and socio-cognitive niche construction.

There is a model of niche construction and increasing organismal complexity that can be compared to the theory of mutation-driven evolution, but it has not been compared because most science journalists continue to frame their reports in the context of theory, not biologically based facts. In this report, we see how the epigenetic effect of the odor on learning is casually dismissed as if nothing was known about how ecological adaptations lead to hormone-organized and hormone-activated invertebrate and vertebrate behavior.

Could monogamy have made us too stupid to recognize conserved molecular mechanisms, or have we been taught by evolutionary theorists to ignore biological facts?

Kohl (2013) “In flies, ecological and social niche construction can be linked to molecular-level cause and effect at the cellular and organismal levels via nutrient-dependent changes in mitochondrial tRNA and a nuclear-encoded tRNA synthetase. The enzyme enables attachment of an appropriate amino acid, which facilitates the reaction required for efficient and accurate protein synthesis (Meiklejohn et al., 2013).”

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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