Lars Chittka 148 results for example: Genomic Signatures of Recent Adaptation in a Wild Bumblebee 2/3/22
The difference between an intelligent serious scientist and a biologically uninformed theorist is clear.
Intelligent serious scientists do not link stupid theories to experimentally established facts.
See also my review of The Mind of a Bee 7/26/22
I thought the author’s expertise would allow him to link quantum coherence to coherently organized biology, consciousness, and quantum souls via the works of Luca Turin, Stuart Hameroff, Roger Penrose and my published reviews of energy-dependent miRNA-mediated stem cell creation across species.
Taken together, serious scientists have linked fixation of amino acid substitutions in microtubules to biophysically constrained viral latency and healthy longevity across kingdoms via the physiology of reproduction, purifying selection and the patent held by George M. Church et al., for RNA interference (RNAi). Lars Chittka arrived late to the party and made a fool of himself.
See “Honeybee Brain Oscillations Are Generated by Microtubules. The Concept of a Brain Central Oscillator” See also: “Extreme purifying selection against point mutations in the human genome.”
Theorists will like this book. Serious scientists will not enjoy reading about second order conditioning via stochastic mechanisms. Besides there is too much focus on visual perception. All serious scientists know that details of nutrient-dependent pheromone-regulated genetic processes of reproduction have been linked from light-activated carbon fixation in cyanobacteria to all biodiversity on Earth via the potential of hydrogen (pH) inside and outside the honeybee hive and “The Mind of a Bee.”
Clearly, theorists should no longer mention quantum physics in the context of second order conditioning or anything else because experimental evidence eliminated the need for more theories via the explanatory power of facts that link top-down causation from epigenetic effects on hormones to the affect of hormones on behavior in all invertebrates and vertebrates.