Straying outside your academic field: dendrons
August 20, 2013 | James Kohl
After presenting another poster that refutes mutation-driven evolution, I asked a colleague: “Do you know anyone else who might be considering “pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution.” The reason I asked was because I am beginning to realize that my progress will be limited because I am outside academia. I need a collaborator who is on the inside. This is my response to him, since he does not know anyone else who is on the same track as I am.
I’m very glad to see you straying outside your academic field at a time when what Sir Paul Nurse said about the ability of pulses to transmit information (as with Morse Code) can be detailed in the context of ‘dendrons’. See GnRH Neurons Elaborate a Long-Range Projection with Shared Axonal and Dendritic Functions. The dendrons link nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction via subtle changes in the hypothalamic GnRH pulse, which links glucose uptake and pheromones to the conserved molecular mechanisms in species from microbes to man via epigenetic effects on the microRNA / messenger RNA balance. See also the abstract from: Tuning fertility: miRNA regulation of GnRH genetic network, which is a scheduled presentation at the next Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, or see my model.
Note, however, that I am being portrayed as a trouble-maker to participants on the International Society for Human Ethology’s yahoo group at a time when other 2013 ISHE Summer Institute presenters appear to have followed your lead with their publication: A post-genomic view of behavioral development and adaptation to the environment. When so many others continue to cling tightly to random mutations theory, I hope that you have more success teaching the biological facts to evolutionary theorists than I have had during the past two decades. Clearly, the concept of mutation-driven evolution will continue to be a source of great confusion and much more unnecessary suffering in the context of medical practice unless others also step outside their field and integrate interdisciplinary research.