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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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Non-random evolution of a “molecular handshake”

glucose is a conserved energy source for yeasts and it also regulates gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) neurosecretory cells of brain tissue

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Non-random adaptive evolution: fast forward to March 2013

Shapiro, JA. Rethinking the (im)possible in evolution (in press) Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology.  The author graciously provides an open access preprint of his…

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Do molecular mechanisms vary across species?

Do the molecular mechanisms vary from those known to be required for adaptive evolution of the neurogenic and socio-cognitive niches…

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Diet epigenetically effects development of the primate brain

Discover Magazine: Q: Why don’t apes have bigger brains? A: They can’t eat enough to afford them Excerpt: “The raw jungle diet just doesn’t provide…

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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 and inner conflict about evolution (1102 words)

What the honeybee queen eats determines her pheromone production. Her pheromones determine everything else about the social interactions of the colony including the neuroanatomy of the worker bees’ brains.

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More than speculation: adaptive evolution in species from microbes to man

I’ve dismissed evolutionary theory that involves random mutations, and used the epigenetic effects of olfactory/pheromonal input on OR variants, which provide a clear evolutionary trail that can be followed from unicellular organisms to insects to humans,

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Adam’s rib: Pheromones and the adaptive evolution of human sexuality

…this complex ability in bacteria that suppress reproduction with pheromones when insufficient nutrients are available led me to sponsor the video game “Bacillus.”

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Teaching science to the religious: theories of development

Philosophical consistency incorporates what is currently known about the across-species consistency of molecular mechanisms.

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