Wasps to ants and Homo's single species adaptations

Key to Ants’ Evolution May Have Started With a Wasp By CARL ZIMMER Published: October 17, 2013

Christening the Earliest Members of Our Genus By CARL ZIMMER Published: October 24, 2013

If we look at the origin of our species in the context of Zimmer’s article on the origin of ants, the differences clearly come down to those associated with single base pairs and amino acid substitutions. Those differences are part of a continuum of experience-dependent nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled adaptations.  That fact explains why a human population that has adapted to conditions in what is now central China exhibits differences in hair, teeth, skin and mammary tissue.

Only the differences in teeth, however, are likely to show up during examination of remains from ~30,000 years ago. But even if fossils or other tell-tale evidence of changes in teeth are not found that link our ancestral line across 1.8 million years, we still have a model of nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution to rely on for its explanatory power across hundreds of millions of years. The model can be compared to mutation-initiated natural selection and its lack of theoretical explanatory power.

Or can it?

My posts to National Geographic are being blocked. See also.

My question to Carl Zimmer remains the same as evidence against mutation-driven theory continues to overwhelm theorists.

Do you think there is a difference in the evolutionary origin of ants that can be compared to differences in the origins of Homo?

My comment is the same, too. I think the similarities in the molecular mechanisms of thermodynamics and organism-level thermoregulation that link the epigenetic ‘landscape’ to the physical landscape of DNA in the organized genomes of species from microbes to man are more important considerations.


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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