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Adaptive evolution: Genetic selection against some disorders

a model for adaptive evolution, for example, that is not nutrient chemical-dependent and pheromone-controlled?

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Thinking about what we know (or not)

Most people tend to ignore the fact that it is food that makes us who we are and pheromones that tell others who and what we are

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Increased chemosensory ability and eye regression: a “Just-So” fish story

Loss of eyes associated with increased chemosensory abilities leads to a hypothesis of increased tactile sensitivity for food choice and mate choice.

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Non random adaptive evolution

Changes in food availability, food type, or the way you get food can trigger evolutionary mechanisms to deal with those changes. The result can be increased brain size and cognition, changes in locomotion and even social changes

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Epigenetic effects underlie sexual preferences (duh, and food preferences)

Public release date: 11-Dec-2012 National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis ) Study finds epigenetics, not genetics, underlies homosexuality Excerpt: “…researchers from the Working Group…

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The challenges of a Darwinian approach to anything

It’s been more than 2 decades since the work of Axel and Buck replaced the ridiculous misrepresentations of those who appear to have never once thought about olfaction for finding food in birds.

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Chemical conditioning of food reward and drug addiction

Earlier this year I addressed the commonalities and the adaptive evolution of differences in systems-level and behavioral responses in the context of the FDA Critical Path Initiative and ASAM policy statement.

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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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Human pheromones, nutrition, DNA, epigenetics (2)

…you can now compare the science that’s behind the claims, unless the claims others make are for undisclosed active ingredients that somehow cause this affect on behavior (e.g., increased affection).

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The role of food in the evolution of maternal and paternal care in avian species

What did the early ethologists think was responsible for nutrient acquisition in surviving avian species?

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