The Scent of Eros is the definitive human pheromone primer.
First released in 1995 and updated in paperback in 2002, Kohl's concept of human pheromones has become the accepted scientific standard in the study of human attraction.Read more
The first to accurately conceptualize human pheromones, and began presenting his findings to the scientific community in 1992.
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Scientific evidence continues to validate the concept of human pheromones as it was first portrayed for a general readership in The Scent of Eros: Mysteries of Odor in Human Sexuality (1995).
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Human Pheromones do not create desire;
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Human pheromone-enhanced products increase your natural appeal. Marketing claims that guarantee you will get more sex are unscientific and unrealistic. If you are unappealing, human pheromones cannot magically make you appealing.Read more
Posted on December 5, 2013 by James Kohl.Misquoting Science in the Texas Textbook Battles James A. Shapiro Author, ‘Evolution: A View from the 21st Century’; Professor of Microbiology, University of Chicago Posted: 12/05/2013 3:57 pm Excerpt: “Uncovering the molecular mechanisms by which living organisms modify their genomes is a major accomplishment of late 20th Century molecular biology.” Collectively, I call these processes Natural Genetic Engineering. Symbiogenetic cell fusions, horizontal DNA transfer, mutagenic DNA repair, reverse transcription of RNA into DNA, mobile genetic elements, interspecific hybridization and whole genome doubling are only some of the topics discussed in my book.” My comment: Dobzhansky (1964) noted differences in amino acids and attributed them them to mutations in “Biology, molecular and organismic.” In 1973, “Nothing in Biology Makes Any Sense Except in the Light of Evolution” he noted differences in amino acid substitutions in chimps, humans, and gorillas. Researchers have since reported on amino acid substitutions linked to morphogenesis and the physiology of reproduction in species from microbes to man. However, no one seems to have recognized that the amino acid substitutions are nutrient-dependent, and that the metabolism of nutrients to species-specific pheromones controls reproduction in all species. This cause and effect relationship requires de novo creation of receptors that allow nutrients to enter cells, and de novo creation of chemical blends that control the physiology of reproduction (i.e., epigenetically-effected de novo creation x 2 under the biophysical constraints of adaptations). Do you think that Natural Genetic Variation is nutrient-dependent and pheromone-controlled? If so, the conserved molecular mechanisms that enable this have been detailed in a series of my published works. Do not tell this to the Creationists, however, they may quote me.
Posted on December 5, 2013 by James Kohl.Getting to know you: Directed evolution allows pathobiology-free antibody determination This article links self vs non-self identification via the conserved molecular mechanisms of gut microbes (like E. coli) to disorders of the immune system that have typically been attributed to mutation-initiated natural selection. No experimental evidence supports claims associated with mutation-driven evolution. Excerpt: “Precise detection of specific antibodies is fundamental in diagnosing a wide range of diseases – and testing for antibodies using known” My comment: Reports like this one exemplify why others should already have learned that adaptive evolution is nutrient-dependent and pheromone-controlled. Unfortunately, theorists have been convinced they should ignore accurate claims and simply accept — with no experimental evidence to support them — the claims based on mutation-driven evolution. Those claims have prevented scientific progress for several decades, and they may keep theorists from making scientific progress in the future. At some point, biologists will make no further attempts to explain the biological basis of adaptations to anyone who believes that theory trumps what is already known about cause and effect. For contrast, the method of disease detection this article details will obviously be useful “…to reveal previously unknown environmental factors involved in disease.” That’s because the method incorporates what is currently known about biologically-based adaptations and does not include anything that theorists attribute to mutations and disease. Mutations and disease are not adaptive, which explains why there is no mention of mutations in the entirety of this excellent report. Environmental factors involved in disease act via epigenetic effects that may be linked to mutations when the mutations are not eliminated by nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled natural genetic variation.
Posted on December 5, 2013 by James Kohl.Increased brain size in mammals is associated with size variations in gene families with cell signalling, chemotaxis and immune-related functions Atahualpa Castillo-Morales, Jimena Monzón-Sandoval, Araxi O. Urrutia, and Humberto Gutiérrez Proc. R. Soc. B January 22, 2014 281 20132428; doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.2428 (open access) Concluding sentence: “Based on our results, we propose that variations in GFS associated with encephalization provided an evolutionary support for the specific cellular, physiological and developmental demands associated with increased brain size in mammals” My comment: Re: “…the specific cellular, physiological and developmental demands associated with increased brain size in mammals.” Darwin’s ‘conditions of life’ suggested that these demands are met via nutrient uptake in species from microbes to man. Thus, nutrients that are naturally selected enable adaptations in brain size via ecological, social, neurogenic, and socio-cognitive niche construction in my model of natural selection and the physiology of reproduction. Natural selection “If you have variation, differential reproduction, and heredity, you will have evolution by natural selection as an outcome. It is as simple as that.” JK: The variation is nutrient availability and nutrients metabolize to species-specific pheromones that control reproduction and heredity. Evolution by natural selection cannot be the outcome if something is not first selected. Selection is always for nutrients. It is as simple as that. Feierman argued: “It is very sad for me to see that when several different people on this group, all with doctorate degrees, tell you that you are not correct, you don’t consider that they might be telling you something helpful. Instead, you respond with arrogance and ignorance. I’ll add my voice to the other people on this group who have told you that you are not correct in terms of your understanding of what “variation” means in Darwinian biological evolution and what is doing the selecting. Variation is not...
Posted on December 4, 2013 by James Kohl.Less than 2 months ago, in Science magazine we learned that a single species of Homo has existed on different continents for the past 1.8 million years. A Complete Skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, and the Evolutionary Biology of Early Homo “The site of Dmanisi, Georgia, has yielded an impressive sample of hominid cranial and postcranial remains, documenting the presence of Homo outside Africa around 1.8 million years ago… The Dmanisi sample, which now comprises five crania, provides direct evidence for wide morphological variation within and among early Homo paleodemes. This implies the existence of a single evolving lineage of early Homo, with phylogeographic continuity across continents.” Now we’re told that a species called Homo erectus “…became extinct within the last few hundred thousand years.” At 400,000 Years, Oldest Human DNA Yet Found Raises New Mysteries by Carl Zimmer on Dec. 4, 2013 Excerpt: They might have been a species called Homo erectus, which originated about 1.8 million years ago and became extinct within the last few hundred thousand years. I’m confused by reports about work published in “Nature” that conflict with reports in “Science Magazine.” Should we expect the fossil evidence and DNA evidence to correctly represent the same thing? If it does not, what does the evidence tell us about what some researchers know about human evolution? Why can’t science journalists like Carl Zimmer make it clearer what the scientists are trying to tell us? Note: he makes no mention of the results published in Science magazine.
Posted on December 4, 2013 by James Kohl.Functional importance of dinosaur beaks illuminated Posted: 02 Dec 2013 01:21 PM PST Why beaks evolved in some theropod dinosaurs and what their function might have been is the subject of new research by an international team of palaeontologists. Excerpt: This new study reveals that keratinous beaks played an important role in stabilizing the skeletal structure during feeding, making the skull less susceptible to bending and deformation. Edentulism, beaks, and biomechanical innovations in the evolution of theropod dinosaurs Excerpt: However,several skeletal traits and adaptations, gradually acquired within distinct clades of Maniraptoriformes, appear to have been induced by or sparked dietary diversification (4). Synopsis of the article: Birds supposedly evolved from dinosaurs but not all extant bird species fly. However, all of them eat. Dinosaur beaks and bird beaks enable them to eat. Like all other vertebrates, birds produce pheromones that control their reproduction. That fact suggests natural selection in dinosaurs and birds is for food and sexual selection is for pheromones. That fact is also supported by overwhelming experimental evidence. It refutes anything associated with mutation-driven evolution in dinosaurs to birds, or in microbes to man.
Posted on December 2, 2013 by James Kohl.Taking Shape The causes of a cell’s three-dimensional structure remain a fundamental mystery of cell biology. By Wallace F. Marshall | December 1, 2013 Excerpt 1: “Biologists often refer to the genome as the internal blueprint of a cell or organism, but it is not a blueprint in the conventional sense: it does not specify the location of each part. Rather, the genome can only specify what parts to make and when to make them, but not where they go or how they fit together. So what dictates a cell’s geometric shape?” My comment: The laws of physics dictate and constrain the geometric shapes of cells. The thermodynamics of intercellular signaling and stochastic gene expression result in organism-level thermoregulation in different species. In my model, the laws of physics appear to apply in the context of different geometric shapes in different cell types. When viewed from any perspective on adaptations in unicellular organisms such as bacteria, we see different shapes that are biophysically constrained. Many different types of bacteria also are classified via differences in their cell walls. For example, we have gram-positive and gram negative rods and cocci. However, even the antigenic properties of the human influenza virus appear to be biophysically constrained via the same molecular mechanisms of thermodynamically controlled protein folding that is required to produce a functional cell wall in a functional cell. See for example, my comment on Substitutions Near the Receptor Binding Site Determine Major Antigenic Change During Influenza Virus Evolution. Excerpt 2: “Given the fact that cell shape involves not only biochemistry and genetics, but also physics and mathematics, progress in this field is going to require a highly interdisciplinary approach, which should serve as a paradigm for combining the physical and biological sciences with applied mathematics.” No one plans a...
Posted on November 30, 2013 by James Kohl.700 Club Interview: Ben Stein Debunks Darwinism in New Movie(starts at 3:39) “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” is a 98 minute-long movie about the freedom of speech suppression to which Intelligent Design proponents are being subjected to by the atheistic American academic dictatorship. If you learnt evolutionary biology and genetics a decade or more ago you need to be aware that those debates have moved on very considerably, as has the experimental and field work on which they are based. — Denis Noble If evolutionary theory were not so confusing, evolutionary theorists would not be so confused. — JV Kohl Evolution by natural selection cannot be the outcome if something is not first selected. Selection is always for nutrients. It is as simple as that. –JV Kohl Jay R. Feierman “It is very sad for me to see that when several different people on this group, all with doctorate degrees, tell you that you are not correct, you don’t consider that they might be telling you something helpful. Instead, you respond with arrogance and ignorance.” Feierman now blocks any of my posts to the International Society for Human Ethology yahoo group that include experimental evidence for Nutrient-dependent/pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution Robert Karl Stonjek, the moderator/owner of the evolutionary psychology yahoo group wrote: That you languish in the opinion/discussion forum is, by far, the biggest admission of the weakness of your overall position. Stonjek banned me from contributing to his group. “In 1927, J.B.S. Haldane reasoned that the probability of fixation of new beneficial alleles is twice their fitness effect. This result, later generalized by M. Kimura, has since become the cornerstone of modern population genetics. There is no experimental test of Haldane’s insight…” “Isbell calls these findings “the first neuroscientific support” for her snake-centric evolutionary theory.” “Complexity, they say, is...
Posted on December 2, 2013 by James Kohl.Drosophila Life Span and Physiology Are Modulated by Sexual Perception and Reward Abstract excerpt: “Mating reversed the effects of pheromone perception, suggesting a model where life span is modulated through integration of sensory and reward circuits and where healthy aging may be compromised when the expectations defined by sensory perception are discordant with ensuing experience.” My comment to the Science Magazine site: submitted on 11/29/13 at 13:42 and approved on 12/2/13 at 12:27 Re (their conclusion) “…indirect genetic effects have the potential to be influential agents of natural selection (25), suggesting that expectation/reward imbalance may have broad effects on health and physiology in humans and may present a potent evolutionary force in nature.” In my model, the evolutionary force is olfactory/pheromonal input. I have attempted to clarify the fact that “Olfaction and odor receptors provide a clear evolutionary trail that can be followed from unicellular organisms to insects to humans.” See, for example: “Human pheromones and food odors: epigenetic influences on the socioaffective nature of evolved behaviors.” Problems with that representation involve a conflict with current theories of mutation-initiated natural selection, and its revision to mutation-driven evolution sans natural selection by removing biophysical constraints on adaptations to the sensory environment. Simply put, evolutionary theorists don’t seem to appreciate any challenges to their preferred theory, even as they change it to exclude physics. However, as we see here, there is substantially more evidence that adaptive evolution is nutrient-dependent and pheromone-controlled. We addressed pheromone-controlled reproduction in yeasts, insects, nematodes, and mammals in the context of molecular epigenetics linked to alternative splicings in our 1996 Hormones and Behavior review. The model of hormone-organization and hormone-activation of behavior was extended to invertebrates by Elekonich and Robinson (2000). In one of my subsequent published works I added examples of how nutrient-dependent single amino acid...
Posted on November 29, 2013 by James Kohl.Scent of Opposite Sex Shortens Lives of Flies and Worms by Ed Yong Excerpt: “More seriously, she notes that it’s still not clear if human pheromones even exist. Mice clearly do use pheromones, however, so the next step would be to see if mice can influence the pace of aging in the opposite sex, without ever actually mating. “The experiments could be done, but they’re tricky,” she says.” My comment: The next step is for academically irresponsible researchers to acknowledge what experimental evidence has already repeatedly shown about food odors, pheromones and longevity. For example, it is perfectly clear that human pheromones exist. 1) Food odors associated with nutrition determine what mice and humans eat (Mori & Sakano, 2011). 2) Experimental evidence also shows that what mice and humans eat is metabolized to species-specific chemicals that control the physiology of reproduction (see for review: Kohl, 2013). 3) Nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled reproduction in mammals occurs via biophysically constrained molecular mechanisms, which are conserved in species from microbes to man (see for review Facciotti, 2013). 4) Food odors and pheromones alter one signaling pathway in yeasts (Schmidt, 2013). 5) “The mechanism by which one signaling pathway regulates a second provides insight into how cells integrate multiple stimuli to produce a coordinated response.” (Schmidt, 2013) 6) That fact can be compared to the fact that food odors and pheromones alter one signaling pathway in mice and humans to produce a coordinated response (Boehm et al., 2005) After a brief review of what is already known, cruel experiments could be done to determine if food odors associated with nutrient stress can influence the pace of aging before the animals die of starvation. But what would those experiments prove? It is obvious that animals cannot live very long without food, no matter how much they appear...
Posted on December 1, 2013 by James Kohl.Mice Inherit Specific Memories, Because Epigenetics? by Virginia Hughes Excerpt: I’ve gone into a lot of detail below, but here’s the bottom line: The behavioral results are surprising, solid, and will certainly inspire further studies by many other research groups. The epigenetic data seems gauzy by comparison, with some experts saying it’s thin-but-useful and others finding it full of holes. My comment: Experts who say the data on the epigenetic inheritance is full of holes should explain what the holes are and compare them to holes in the idea of mutation-initiated natural selection. Meanwhile, those interested in learning more about what is currently known about epigenetic effects of food odors and pheromones on the transgenerational epigenetic inheritance of behavior may want to see: 1) “Human pheromones and food odors: epigenetic influences on the socioaffective nature of evolved behaviors” Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology 2012 and/or 2) the follow-up in the same journal: Nutrient-dependent/pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution: a model Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology 2013 See also: Epigenetic Modulation of Homer1a Transcription Regulation in Amygdala and Hippocampus with Pavlovian Fear Conditioning from March 28, 2012 reported in National Geographic on Nov 15, 2013 National Geographic continues to block my comments on anything to do with epigenetics, which means they may continue to keep others under informed about what is currently known.