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Desmond Morris Syndrome: No selective advantage

Desmond Morris Syndrome (DSM), where story-telling that incorporates evolutionary theory is better accepted than the basic principles of biology and levels of biological organization

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Do molecular mechanisms vary across species?

Do the molecular mechanisms vary from those known to be required for adaptive evolution of the neurogenic and socio-cognitive niches…

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Forum discussions: the most complained about member (866 words)

On November 26, 2012 Robert Karl Stonjek announced to the members of the psychiatry research group: Dear Members, there will be no more discussion of JVKs ‘model’.

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Diet epigenetically effects development of the primate brain

Discover Magazine: Q: Why don’t apes have bigger brains? A: They can’t eat enough to afford them Excerpt: “The raw jungle diet just doesn’t provide…

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Human pheromones: another attempt to change the concept

Extension to people of the molecular biology common to all species explains how cerebral activation of hormone-secreting neurons and processes commonly attributed to individual components of the model, like genes or hormones, results in genetically predisposed phenotypic expression

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Insect to human cognition

Attempts to discuss the role of nutrient chemicals and pheromones in cognitive neuroscience discussion groups have met with outright hostility. So, let’s wait another week, month, or year until the convergence becomes perfectly clear.

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Mischaracterizations of adaptive evolution by psychologists and biologists

it is also clear that nutrient chemical-dependent gene duplication is a mechanism of genomic adaptation to a changing environment (Kondrashov, 2012), and that pheromones epigenetically control nutrient dependent-speciation

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Human pheromones and the definition of life

Given the odds against non carbon-based life on other planets, perhaps some of us need definitions to tell us what life is. Others will look at what’s known about our adaptive evolution via ecological, social, neurogenic, and socio-cognitive niche construction…

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Human pheromones and inner conflict about evolution (1102 words)

What the honeybee queen eats determines her pheromone production. Her pheromones determine everything else about the social interactions of the colony including the neuroanatomy of the worker bees’ brains.

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Evolution of the nervous system: conserved GnRH

GnRH also links nutrient chemicals and pheromones directly to adaptive evolution via the required ecological, social, neurogenic, and cognitive niche construction evidenced by the apparent design in biology.

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