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Darwin was wrong

this “blinkered view” explains nothing because nothing about the adaptive evolution of species from microbes to man makes sense except in the light of biology.

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Epigenetics and evolutionary success

others seem destined to soon grasp the genes-to-behavior and back approach exemplified in the honeybee model organism

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Never too young to learn WHAT?

Is any avian species known to be an outlier given the molecular mechanisms of adaptive evolution

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Human Pheromones: Epigenetic Effects of Odors and Their Affects on Behavior

Across species comparisons of epigenetic effects on genetically predisposed nutrient-dependent and hormone-driven invertebrate and vertebrate social and sexual behavior indicate that human pheromones also alter the development of the brain and behavior via the same molecular mechanisms.

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How Species Diversify

It is olfactory/pheromonal input that is responsible for the sensory drive and species diversity of Cichlids and the diversity of all species.

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The neuroscience of sexual attractions

Neuroscientists have known for many years precisely where the boundary lies between genetically predisposed attraction and learned associations in species from microbes to man.

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Evolutionarily innovative DNA mistakes?

The toxin did not kill the organism that ingested it, which is great for that individual. But how did the epigenetic effects of the toxin on intracelluar signaling and stochastic gene expression contribute to species survival

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Did we descend from lottery winners or due to adaptive evolution

Data from the ENCODE project attest to the odds against any individual of any species surviving long enough to reproduce. The only way to beat those odds would be to allow nutrient chemicals to epigenetically effect intracellular signaling and stochastic gene expression

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ENCODE: extant vs extinct species and a clash of world views

…attention should be focused on the model organisms Bonasio and others, like me, have used to detail precisely how the differentiation of species, brains, and behaviors are driven by nutrient chemicals and pheromones.

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Human pheromones and the definition of life

Given the odds against non carbon-based life on other planets, perhaps some of us need definitions to tell us what life is. Others will look at what’s known about our adaptive evolution via ecological, social, neurogenic, and socio-cognitive niche construction…

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