Physics, Chemistry, and Molecular biology (PCMb)
Physics, Chemistry, and Molecular biology (PCMb) link ecological variation to ecological adaptations via a model of gene-cell-tissue-organ-organ system complexity that I first presented in 1992. After adding gene activation by pheromones, I co-authored a book that linked the pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction across species from microbes to man: The Scent of Eros: Mysteries of Odor in Human Sexuality (1995/2002)
Since then, others have written books that claimed that pheromones evolved: Pheromones and Animal Behaviour (2003/2014) and one claimed that mammals don’t produce or respond to pheromones: The Great Pheromone Myth (2010).
Ignorance of biophysically-contrained biologically-based cause and effect continue to prevent scientific progress. Others have started to speak out against the pseudoscientific nonsense of evolutionary theorists and psychologists who have limited progress that could have been made by serious scientists from many disciplines. The theorists have continued to tout their pseudoscientific nonsense about mutations, natural selection and evolution, for more than 17 years after we detailed the facts about how epigenetically-effected RNA-mediated events link nutrient-uptake to the pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction in species from microbes to man.
Many others must speak up each time they read or hear about the statistical nonsense of evolutionary theory as if it were supported by experimental evidence of biologically-based cause and effect. Tell the theorists to start making sense. Cite Genomes in turmoil: Quantification of genome dynamics in prokaryote supergenomes and quote from it: “The rates of 4 types of elementary evolutionary events (hereinafter Genome Dynamics Events or GDE)…”
Help make others approach the psychology and the practice of medicine from the only perspective that makes sense: Physics, Chemistry, and Molecular biology (PCMb) — not the pseudoscientific nonsense of theorists. RNA-directed DNA methylation links RNA-mediated events to amino acid substitutions that differentiate the cell types of all individuals in all species.
See also: Nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled ecological adaptations: from atoms to ecosystems
This atoms to ecosystems model of ecological adaptations links nutrient-dependent epigenetic effects on base pairs and amino acid substitutions to pheromone-controlled changes in the microRNA / messenger RNA balance and chromosomal rearrangements. The nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled changes are required for the thermodynamic regulation of intracellular signaling, which enables biophysically constrained nutrient-dependent protein folding; experience-dependent receptor-mediated behaviors, and organism-level thermoregulation in ever-changing ecological niches and social niches. Nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled ecological, social, neurogenic and socio-cognitive niche construction are manifested in increasing organismal complexity in species from microbes to man. Species diversity is a biologically-based nutrient-dependent morphological fact and species-specific pheromones control the physiology of reproduction. The reciprocal relationships of species-typical nutrient-dependent morphological and behavioral diversity are enabled by pheromone-controlled reproduction. Ecological variations and biophysically constrained natural selection of nutrients cause the behaviors that enable ecological adaptations. Species diversity is ecologically validated proof-of-concept. Ideas from population genetics, which exclude ecological factors, are integrated with an experimental evidence-based approach that establishes what is currently known. This is known: Olfactory/pheromonal input links food odors and social odors from the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of DNA in the organized genomes of species from microbes to man during their development.