The vibrational theory of olfaction for the win
Although there is nothing comparable to this kind of insight into the molecular world of scent within the shapist mentality, we should probably thank its supporters for making this battle of ideas so epic. There may yet be time for two more big events in the field, one a Nobel party [for Luca Turin], and the other, a funeral [for shape theory].
Shape theory has been touted in the context of the Watson and Crick model of the static DNA double helix. All serious scientists have since dismissed that ridiculous model. I admit, however, that in my review of the book, The Emperor of Scent, which was about Luca Turin, I was critical of his correct approach. But Wen Zhou’s group has since linked Turin’s claims from the creation of sunlight to the creation of ATP and the creation of RNA. The extension from the creation of RNA to the creation of olfactory receptors links the time-space continuum to the pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction and all biodiversity via feedback loops.
That was expected by every serious scientist I know. The serious scientists know that gene activation is energy-dependent. They do not link sudden energy jumps from de Vries (1902) definition of mutation to all biodiversity. The next reformation links the creation of the sense of smell to all biodiversity in the context of biophysically constrained viral latency.
See: The next reformation: 500 years too late? (2)