some academics care more about reputation than science, and about appearing to be knowledgeable more than actually being knowledgeable. They will only give credit when forced to do so, or when it is politically expedient.
Does anyone know how else to link the social environment directly to brain changes and behavior in invertebrates or vertebrates? In the honeybee and in rodents it appears that olfactory/pheromonal stimuli provide this direct link.
It does not allow for asexual selection, sexual selection, or the Creation of new species to be based on spectral input and/or visual perception. There’s no model for that!
Philosophical consistency incorporates what is currently known about the across-species consistency of molecular mechanisms.
Perhaps viruses are calibrating all mechanisms for both individual survival and for speciation across all species. If so, shall we credit them for all of Creation? What then can be said for “The Language of God?” 1532 genes and interactions among them are required for sexual reproduction that involves the mammalian placenta.
“I should think we might fairly gauge the future of biological science, centuries ahead, by estimating the time it will take to reach a complete, comprehensive understanding of odor.”
Most human sexuality researchers know enough about hormones and behavior to realize that the hormones involved in sexual responses are invariably associated with olfactory/pheromonal input, and never invariably associated with visual input — in any species.