…human cognitive tendencies interfere more with deep understanding of how natural selection works.
Simply put, our intelligence and teleological reasoning interferes with the teaching of pseudoscientific nonsense. The nonsense does not place Darwin’s “conditions of life” before natural selection for reproductive fitness. Natural selection is food energy-dependent and pheromone-controlled in the context of biophysically constrained viral latency.
See for comparison: The vibrational theory of olfaction for the win
Darwin’s energy-dependent conditions of life link biophysically constrained viral latency to healthy longevity. Luca Turin’s works are among those that exposed the fraudulent claims of neo-Darwinian theorists.
See for example: Molecular recognition in olfaction
For physicists, maybe the single most important development that can be envisaged is the production of a high quality X-ray structure of a one or more olfactory receptors. This would open the door to large scale computer simulations that would help shed light on both the mechanical and electrical responses of olfactory receptors.
The X-ray structure of the virus that destroys olfactory receptors is more important. It can be viewed in the context of everything know to serious scientists who have linked quantum physics to quantum souls.
For example, see: Rosalind Franklin: The Hero Denied Her Due
Franklin was also a brilliant chemist and a master of X-ray crystallography, an imaging technique that reveals the molecular structure of matter based on the pattern of scattered X-ray beams. Her early research into the microstructures of carbon and graphite are still cited, but her work with DNA was the most significant — and it may have won three men a Nobel.
Franklin left King’s in 1953 in a long-planned move to join J.D. Bernal’s lab at Birkbeck College, where she discovered the structure of the tobacco mosaic virus. But in 1956, in the prime of her career, she developed ovarian cancer — perhaps due to her extensive X-ray work. Franklin continued working in the lab until her death in 1958 at age 37.
“As a scientist, Miss Franklin was distinguished by extreme clarity and perfection in everything she undertook,” Bernal wrote in her obituary, published in Nature. Though it’s her achievements that close colleagues admired, most remember Franklin for how she was forgotten. — C.E.
For comparison, these authors take the ball that Nesse and other theorists put into play, and these theorists run with it. They even pretend to be “biologically informed,” in response to my oft repeated claim that people like them are biologically uninformed science idiots.
The Future of Secularism: a Biologically Informed Theory Supplemented with Cross-Cultural Evidence
…earlier trends toward secularization (due to science education surrounding advancements in science) are currently being counter-balanced by genetic and reproductive forces. The authors also propose that the inverse association between intelligence and religiosity, and the inverse correlation between intelligence and fertility lead to predictions of a decline in secularism in the foreseeable future.
The agenda of at least two co-authors: Nyborg and Ellis, is clear. See: Race and Sex Differences in Intelligence and Personality: A Tribute to Richard Lynn at Eighty
Nyborg and Lee Ellis promote the works of J. Phillipe Rushton who was reported to be among the top racists of the 20th century.
Pigmentation of the hair, skin, cuticle, feather and eye is one of the most salient and variable attributes of vertebrates. In many species, melanin-based coloration is found to be pleiotropically linked to behavior. We review animal studies that have found darker pigmented individuals average higher amounts of aggression and sexual activity than lighter pigmented individuals. We hypothesize that similar relationships between pigmentation, aggression, and sexuality occur in humans. We first review the literature on non-human animals and then review some of the correlates of melanin in people, including aggression and sexual activity. Both within human populations (e.g., siblings), and between populations (e.g., races, nations, states), studies find that darker pigmented people average higher levels of aggression and sexual activity (and also lower IQ). We conceptualize skin color as a multigenerational adaptation to differences in climate over the last 70,000 years as a result of “cold winters theory” and the “Out-of-Africa” model of human origins. We propose life history theory to explain the covariation found between human (and non-human) pigmentation and variables such as birth rate, infant mortality, longevity, rate of HIV/AIDS, and violent crime.
Pigmentation is food energy-dependent and RNA-directed DNA methylation links food odors to pheromones and the physiology of reproduction in all living genera. It would be interesting to hear what Jay R. Feierman thinks about this since I met him at a 1995 conference that Lee Ellis organized and J. Phillipe Rushton also attended (by invitation only).
All (~90) attendees should be familiar with works that extended the social science theories to “hate-mongering.” I have tried to stop the hate-mongering, but history may repeat itself with Feierman’s help, of course.
See for comparison: Codon identity regulates mRNA stability and translation efficiency during the maternal-to-zygotic transition
The amino acid optimality code (Fig 6) provides an alternative perspective on sequence changes between paralogs in evolution and human disease.
Natural selection for energy-dependent codon optimality has been linked via olfaction from quantum physics to all biologically based RNA-mediated cell type differentiation via amino acid substitutions in organized genomes. But Nesse and others like him want to keep their teaching positions and that requires them to deny everything known to serious scientists about physics, chemistry, and molecular epigenetics.
See for comparison: A Civic Biology: Presented in Problems (New York, 1914): pp. 193-196, 253-254, 261-263.
Social scientists ignored Darwin’s “conditions of life.” Most of them don’t seem to understand why I claim that their ignorance has caused the deaths of millions.
See for comparison: The entire evolution of the microbial world and the virus world, and the interaction between microbes and viruses and other life forms have been left out of the Modern Synthesis…
Will history repeat itself? Will most of us return to the racism of Hunter (1914)?
In the review The Future of Secularism: a Biologically Informed Theory Supplemented with Cross-Cultural Evidence, they obfuscate the claim that Muslims are less intelligent and more fertile than Jews or Buddhists. What will happen when their claim is linked to this claim from Hunter: “A Civic Biology: Presented in Problems” pp. 195-196
Evolution of Man. – Undoubtedly there once lived upon the earth races of men who were much lower in their mental organization than the present inhabitants. If we follow the early history of man upon the earth, we find that at first he must have been little better than one of the lower animals.
…the root cause of cancer is too much acidity in the body, meaning that the pH in the body is below the normal level of 7.365, which constitutes an “acidic” state. Warburg investigated the metabolism of tumors and the respiration of cells and discovered that cancer cells maintain and thrive in a lower pH, as low as 6.0, due to lactic acid production and elevated CO2. He firmly believed that there was a direct relationship between pH and oxygen.
The synthesis of RNA in isolated thymus nuclei is ATP dependent.
That fact made it obvious to all serious scientists that energy-dependent RNA mediated DNA repair was required for healthy longevity. The anti-entropic virucidal energy of the sun was linked to the creation of ATP by Schrodinger (1944) in “What is Life?” The food energy-dependent pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction in species from microbes to humans now links the creation of RNA to all biodiversity, and that links pheromones to biophysically constrained transgenerational epigenetic inheritance of healthy longevity via viral latency.
A board game taking place inside a human cell! Players compete to build enzymes, hormones and receptors and fend off attacking Viruses!