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Evolved development of olfactory systems

how much longer it will be until the “bird watchers” realize that the molecular mechanisms of how olfactory/pheromonal input epigenetically effects adaptively evolved behaviors are the same in species from microbes to man, and species of birds are included.

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Epigenetic effects underlie sexual preferences II

The difference between an accurate portrayal of epigenetic effects and those that make claims of adaptively evolved behaviors “(sans epigenetics)” is a difference between fact and story-telling that goes back to the origins of the story more than 120 years ago.

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Human Form by Karl Grammer

Human form integrates human pheromones, neuroendocrinolgy, and ethology

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Human pheromones from the bottom-up and top-down

“…the early ethologists who could see only the behavior of birds and somehow know that olfaction was not involved.”

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Is modeling natural selection as a sensing agent reasonable?

Olfaction is the ‘sensing agent’ of natural selection, because natural selection requires selection of nutrient chemicals that metabolize to pheromones that control reproduction and species diversification.

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Baiting the behaviorist(s)

We cannot directly link any individual gene, cell, tissue, organ, or organ system to any behavior without including the rest of the pathway that links gene activation to brain-directed behavior.

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“Genes (are not) Activated by Sound!”

Snap, Crackle, Pop: The ridiculous proposal that genes are activated by sound dissolves into the background noise of unintelligent and unrealistic expectations inspired by journalism for the masses

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Human Pheromones and the Biology of Behavior

“Symptoms” of well-understood brain activity are clearly established via rewards and experience-dependent conditioned preferences that depend on hormonal changes driven by the effects of odors. Food odors and social odors elicit these “symptoms” of activity

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For ethologists: Observation does not trump molecular biology

Information here, from the human-ethology group, exemplifies confused thoughts about the biological basis of animal behavior.

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Human Pheromones and The Philosophy of Science

Those who continue to deny the importance of human pheromones will be among those who are replaced by a new generation that better understands molecular biology and thereby establishes a new scientific truth.

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