The Aquatic Ape / Waterside Ape divergence
Now that I’m semi-retired…. My major focus is the development of village-scale energy sovereignty.
I believe that sustainable community stands on an interlocking foundation of effective and sustainable energy systems, and I’m working to develop ways that a community can meet its energy needs without having to rely on multi-national energy corporations.
My comment: Thanks to Walt for introducing me to Elaine Morgan’s work. He loaned me his copy of “The Aquatic Ape” in 1982. Thanks to Janissa Wilson for introducing me to Walt Patrick. Thirty-four years have passed, and I remember their friendship and their influence as if it was only yesterday.
See (from yesterday and earlier today):
The Waterside Ape — Sir David Attenborough considers whether new evidence will help a once widely ridiculed theory of human origins move towards to mainstream acceptance.
My comment: He takes a giant step forward in an obvious attempt to keep biologically uninformed theorists from being subjected to ridicule because they missed the paradigm shift.
He then takes small steps backwards to put the “The Aquatic Ape” back into the context of ridiculous theories, which he uses to link his divergence from claims in the “The Aquatic Ape.” He needs an evolutionary theory to evolve one theory into a new theory that becomes “The Waterside Ape.” Otherwise, he gets credit for nothing more than finally acknowledging what serious scientists have known for several decades.
The reports on the efforts of the serious scientists are exemplary. So is the attempt to put them all into the context of evolutionary theory at a time when energy-dependent changes have been linked from angstroms to ecosystems in all living genera in the context of energy as information.
See also: A Chat with Information Scientist Pedro Marijuán
I’ve commented twice on this article, which is on Suzan Mazur’s blog site, and both comments were promptly removed.
See for comparison: Kalevi Kull: Censorship & Royal Society Evo Event
My Jul 31, 2016 11:51am comment has not yet been removed:
James Kohl Founder at RNA-mediated.com
This response may not, at first, appear to be directed against the claims you have supported with your series of interviews. But watch closely as they squirm under the weight of experimental evidence that collectively refutes their ridiculous theories and philosophy.
Ongoing attempts have failed to place everything known about biophysically constrained RNA-mediated protein folding chemistry and epigenetic effects on supercoiled DNA into the context of evolution. The attempts will continue to fail until researchers and theorists stop trying to make what is known fit into their theories about millions of years of evolution. No experimental evidence of biologically-based cause and effect links what is known about energy-dependent changes from angstroms to ecosystems in all living genera.
See also: Elaine Morgan is a tenacious proponent of the aquatic ape hypothesis: the idea that humans evolved from primate ancestors who dwelt in watery habitats. Hear her spirited defense of the idea — and her theory on why mainstream science doesn’t take it seriously.
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For comparison: I am a medical laboratory scientist who has followed the literature on biologically-based cause and effect since 1982.
The historical perspective on the current literature clearly states this:
For several years it has been apparent that an ecological approach is imperative for all studies in population genetics, including those pertaining to man. It also offers a potentially useful point of view to the physical anthropologist, the ethnologist, and the archeologist, and it should provide an important integrative bridge between the various fields of anthropology. — Blood, Bulbs, and Bunodonts: On Evolutionary Ecology and the Diets of Ardipithecus, Australopithecus, and Early Homo
Mitochondrial disease is an illness that robs its sufferers of energy, and damages muscles and major organs like the brain and heart. About one in 5000 babies – or one Australian baby born each week – are born with a severe form of the disease, which can often lead to an early death.
My comment: Virus-driven energy theft of quantised energy is the cause of all pathology. That fact is not a genetic mystery. It is fact known to all serious scientists who understand why Church et al., (2015) applied for this patent RNA-Guided Human Genome Engineering.
Viruses steal the energy that all cell types require for cell-type differentiation, which links ecological variation to ecological adaptation and healthy longevity in the absence of excess nutrient-stress and/or excess social stress. Stress-linked pathology is manifested when changes in hydrogen-atom transfer in DNA base pairs in solution facilitate codon usage in codon usage that enables their proliferation and prevent cell type differentiation.
The energy stolen by viruses is quantised energy:
My comment: This is not a quantum theory of neural cell signalling throughout evolution. It exemplifies what is know to serious scientists about the obvious links from ecological variation to ecological adaptation, which is nutrient-energy-dependent and pheromone-controlled in species from microbes to humans.
See also: Two fatty acyl reductases involved in moth pheromone biosynthesis 7/18/16
Studies over the last two decades have pinpointed that the epigenetic effect of pheromone-driven adaptive evolution is one of the major factors driving the successful diversification of Lepidopteran insects10. In moths, a few substitutions in critical amino acids in the key pheromone biosynthetic enzymes are sufficient to create a novel pheromone component11,12.
See also: Role of olfaction in Octopus vulgaris reproduction 1/1/15
Future work on O. vulgaris olfaction must also consider how animals acquire the odours detected by the olfactory organ and what kind of odour the olfactory organ perceives. The OL acting as control centre may be target organ for metabolic hormones such as leptin like and insulin like peptides, and olfactory organ could exert regulatory action on the OL via epigenetic effects of nutrients and pheromones on gene expression (Kohl, 2013; Elekonich and Robinson, 2000).
In my 2013 review, I concluded:
the model represented here is consistent with what is known about the epigenetic effects of ecologically important nutrients and pheromones on the adaptively evolved behavior of species from microbes to man. Minimally, this model can be compared to any other factual representations of epigenesis and epistasis for determination of the best scientific ‘fit’.
The criticisms of my 2013 review may be of interest in the criticisms of Elaine Morgan’s works, since there is still no other model that links ecological variation to ecological adaptation.
In his Criticisms of the nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled evolutionary model, Andrew Jones wrote:
James Kohl presents an unsupported challenge to modern evolutionary theory and misrepresentations of established scientific terms and others’ research. It was a mistake to let such a sloppy review through to be published.
Andrew Jones did not offer any other model for comparison. He seemed to think that he could support his criticisms via his claim in his thesis:
Despite their challenges, ribozymes have made an interesting niche for themselves in the field of abiogenesis. The evolution of a successful RNA polymerase ribozyme is a lofty goal. While its discovery would not be the be-all and end-all of abiogenesis research, it would represent an important stepping stone between prebiotic chemistry and life. The encapsulation of such a ribozyme is also an important step, as it would enable a system of heredity and evolution through natural selection. Based on progress in current research, it is only a matter of time before that ribozyme is discovered.
The current state of college education in the United States of American and perhaps elsewhere is reflected in the thesis by Andrew Jones as a continuation of the pseudoscientific nonsense that is used to support hypothesis-free science with claims that a system of heredity and evolution through natural selection may exist outside the context of any model that links energy-dependent changes from angstroms to ecosystems in all living genera.
See this invited review of nutritional epigenetics, for example: Nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled ecological adaptations: from atoms to ecosystems 4/10/14
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.
In 2004, Elaine Morgan suggested it might be another 10 years before her concept of ecological adaptation gained more acceptance. If not for students like Andrew Jones, acceptance of historical works that link angstroms to ecosystems in all living genera via experimental evidence of biologically-based cause and effect would already be accepted. Until the experimental evidence is accepted and the theories are declared by all serious scientists to be ridiculous, you and your loved ones will suffer and die from virus-driven pathology. Why aren’t you already as sick of that as I am after 40 years experience as a medical laboratory scientist?