RNA-mediated ecological adaptation is not evolution

Prehistoric Critters Change View of Mammal Evolution

Three extinct squirrel-like species were identified from Jurassic-era fossils in China.

By Molly Sharlach | September 12, 2014

Excerpt 1): “The fossils suggest that the slender animals spent time in trees, and had hands and feet adapted for grabbing branches. Their resemblance to present-day squirrels is a result of convergent evolution, as they belong to a lineage that diverged from that of modern mammals long ago.”

My comment: Resemblance in the fossil record is meaningless, and not sufficient to attribute to convergent evolution or to estimate the time that different lineages diverged.

Excerpt 2) “Their similarity to older fossils in the group Haramiyida suggests that mammals arose more than 200 million years ago, during the Late Triassic.”

My comment to The Scientist:

Everything known about RNA-mediated events suggests and then shows via experimental evidence that ecological variation leads to ecological adaptations more quickly than neo-Darwinian theories suggest occurs via mutations and natural selection.

A single RNA-mediated nutrient-dependent amino acid substitution is all it takes for chromosomal rearrangements to rapidly lead to reproductive isolation and ecological speciation without the mutation-initiated natural selection that supposedly leads to the evolution of biodiversity via some unknown evolutionary event or events (accumulated mutations) that occurred over millions of years.

Is anyone else paying attention to facts that link interactions between pre-mRNA and proteins to the fine-tuning of alternative splicings and the de novo Creation of new functional proteins with no need to create additional genes? Guess what the de novo Creation of new proteins does without affecting existing proteins.

I’ve been guessing since 1996 (with co-authors) that the Creation of new proteins enables the chromosomal rearrangements that lead to reproductive isolation and biodiversity of morphological AND BEHAVIORAL phenotypes via nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled RNA-mediated ecological adaptations in species from the single-celled eukaryote Oxytricha trifallax to multicellular primates (e.g, a northern white-cheeked gibbon).

Evolutionary theorists (except Dobzhansky) guessed wrong, and they should consider accepting the biological facts about RNA-mediated events in the context of ecological adaptations. It makes sense for everyone since Dobzhansky to accept the facts about amino acid substitutions. He was right about the difference one amino acid substitution makes in chimps, gorillas, and humans.

Until evolutionary theorists can describe an evolutionary event that might link the morphology AND behavior of one nutrient-dependent differentiated cell type in any individual of any species to the evolution of another nutrient-dependent differentiated cell type in an individual of another species, they should accept Dobzhansky’s Creationist views and abandon the neo-Darwinian nonsense about mutations, natural selection, and the evolution of biodiversity.

Dobzhansky had something to say about that, too. “…the only worthwhile biology is molecular biology. All else is “bird watching” or “butterfly collecting.” Bird watching and butterfly collecting are occupations manifestly unworthy of serious scientists!”

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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