The specialist-generalist dilemma: Is evolutionary theory dead?

Science and the Humanities (1971)

“Schrödinger closes his discussion of the specialist-generalist dilemma with the following words: [(147), p. 112]: Never lose sight of the role that your particular subject has within the great performance of the tragi-comedy of human life; keep in touch with life – not so much with practical life as with the ideal background of life, which is ever so much more important; and, Keep life in touch with you. If you cannot – in the long run – tell everyone what you have been doing, your doing has been worthless.”

As a generalist/medical laboratory scientist, I’ve been detailing some of the facts that help to link science and the humanities:

1) Life is nutrient-dependent.

2) Darwin’s ‘conditions of life” are nutrient-dependent.

3) Species-specific pheromones control the physiology of reproduction and nutrient-dependent species diversity.

4) Mutations do not!

5) Mutation-initiated natural selection is pseudoscientific nonsense.

6) Mutation-driven evolution also is pseudoscientific nonsense.

7) Specialization has resulted in generations of social scientists who have touted pseudoscientific nonsense.

Schrödinger’s cat is not dead. Pandora let it out of the box and evolutionary theorists pretended that issues of physics, chemistry, and conserved molecular mechanisms could best be explained away by a theory that: “Random mutations are the substrates on which directional natural selection acts.” Stories continue to be told that incorporate that widely popular theory.

See the latest pseudoscientific nonsense for example:  Repair of naturally occurring mismatches can induce mutations in flanking DNA

“… the normal cycling of the epigenetic methyl-C mark could contribute to the high mutation rate of regulatory sequences thought to contribute both disease processes (Maurano et al., 2012) and evolutionary novelty (Wittkopp and Kalay, 2012).”

What these authors have done is link their thoughts about nutritional epigenetics and nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled DNA methylation, which is obviously the cause of species diversity, to mutations that somehow cause disease and evolution.

About James V. Kohl 1308 Articles
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