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Epistasis as the primary factor in molecular evolution

“… the “mutational vicinity” is probably found in the molecular vicinity of a “metabolic niche”.

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Human pheromones and autism spectrum disorders (2)

The epigenetic effects are on interactions among all the other neuronal systems and hormone secretion that interact with the GnRH neuronal system, which is central to all developmental differences in the brain of males and females.

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Human pheromones, the social brain and simple math computations

Integrating the chemical ecology of the social brain’s adaptive evolution allows it to be viewed – along with adaptive evolution of the CNS – at four levels of niche construction: 1) ecological, 2) social, 3) neurogenic, and 4) socio-cognitive.

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Niche construction: ecological, social, neurogenic, and socio-cognitive

No neurogenic niche does not mean no behavior, and no socio-cognitive niche only means that the unconscious affects of sensory stimuli on hormones and behavior will predominate.

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Free will

With construction of our socio-cognitive niche comes free will.

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Human pheromones and multi-level selection

The problem with multi-level selection in humans seems likely to be one that is due to ignorance about the role of pheromones in the context of ecological, social, neurogenic, and socio-cognitive niche construction.

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A detailed model of physical reality and natural selection (722 words)

My idea is that nutrient chemical-dependent ecological niche construction and pheromone-dependent social niche construction contribute equally to the neurogenic niche construction that is responsible for adaptive evolution, development of the mammalian brain, and construction of our socio-cognitive niche.

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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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Human Pheromones and Comparative Epigenomics

What surprises me is that anyone would dispute the significance of modeling behavioral development across the ecological, social, neurogenic, and cognitive niche construction domains by incorporating the epigenetic effects of nutrient chemicals and pheromones on intracellular signaling and stochastic gene expression.

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Aging Is Recorded in Our Genes

— as modeled across the ecological, social and neurogenic niche construction that contribute to the adaptive evolution of our cognitive niche.

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