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Human ethology is the study of the biology of human behavior, including the behavior’s phylogeny (evolutionary history), ontogeny (development), proximate causes, and adaptiveness (survival value).

Jay R. Feierman wrote:

This has nothing to do with human ethology. So, I can’t publish it to the group.

This is what he refused to publish to the group:


Two generations of serious scientists have already been taught to make claims like this (although some must be forced to do it):

The major antigenic changes of the influenza virus are primarily caused by a single amino acid near the receptor binding site.

See also: Mitochondrial pyruvate metabolism controls neuronal function and excitotoxic death

…we show that glutamate is readily used as a metabolic substrate in cortical neurons in response to mitochondrial pyruvate carrier (MPC) inhibition. Reductions in mitochondrial pyruvate uptake do not compromise viability or energy metabolism, but rather rewire mitochondria to increase reliance on glutamate to fuel anaplerosis and ATP production.

The ATP-dependent rewiring is energy-dependent and RNA-mediated. Food energy is required for error-free DNA repair and that fact was first accurately represented in 1964:

Dependence of RNA synthesis in isolated thymus nuclei on glycolysis, oxidative carbohydrate catabolism and a type of “oxidative phosphorylation”

The synthesis of RNA in isolated thymus nuclei is ATP dependent.


It is perfectly clear to all serious scientists that Phenotype, Form, and Function are food energy-dependent (i.e.,  ATP-dependent) and RNA-mediated.  Jay R. Feierman won’t publish anything that attests to that fact because it exemplifies his overwhelming ignorance.

90688Re: [evol-psych] Re: [human-ethology] Phenotype, Form, and Function

There were 40 messages on this topic at the time I submitted my comment to the group. For a historical perspective on the group administrator’s ignorance, see:

Jay R. Feierman: Variation is not nutrient availability and the something that is doing the selecting is not the individual organism. A feature of an educated person is to realize what they do not know. Sadly, you don’t know that you have an incorrect understanding [of] Darwinian biological evolution.

Jay R. Feierman: I am absolutely certain that if you showed this statement to any professor of biology or genetics in any accredited university anywhere in the world that 100% of them would say that “Random mutations are the substrate upon which directional natural selection acts” is a correct and true statement.

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