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The hormone-miRNA axis, life span, and sexual orientation

Instead of simply offering more evolutionary theory, we detailed the link from the sensory environment to sexual orientation (e.g., the epigenetic effects of pheromones on the gonadotropin releasing hormone neuronal system).

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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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A key mutational event? More story-telling. Olfaction modulates vision.

Organisms must first choose the right food and then choose to not reproduce and reproduce asexually or sexually with the best mates or their species doesn’t survive.

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Desmond Morris Syndrome: No selective advantage

Desmond Morris Syndrome (DSM), where story-telling that incorporates evolutionary theory is better accepted than the basic principles of biology and levels of biological organization

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Forum discussions: the most complained about member (866 words)

On November 26, 2012 Robert Karl Stonjek announced to the members of the psychiatry research group: Dear Members, there will be no more discussion of JVKs ‘model’.

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The end of random mutations theory

most people should be closer to thinking in terms of adaptive evolution via ecological, social, neurogenic, and socio-cognitive niche construction, which makes sense.

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A “new” form of natural selection?

It’s interesting to see Feldman indicate that “human movements drove a new form of natural selection” as if there was ever any other form of natural selection that had been detailed across species by anyone else.

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Human Pheromones: theory vs models

the prenatal migration of GnRH neurosecretory neurons allow human pheromones to effect GnRH pulsatility, which modulates the concurrent maturation of the neuroendocrine, reproductive, and central nervous systems, thus influencing the development of human reproductive sexual behavior and other behavior.

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Bio-CHEMICAL complexity

There is nothing about the enormous biochemical complexity of the human brain that suggests its complexity could be reduced to a theory in which domain specificity was adaptive in any species from microbe to man.

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Domain-specific Mental modules and models for behavior

That interdisciplinary approach has already been adopted by most neuroscientists who currently are not even involving themselves in discussion of theories about behavioral development…

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