Re: Adaptive evolution: Mutations don't win out
- Well, now that you've mentioned it, "adaptive evolution" is a wrong term misused by you to form a counter- argument that better suits your needs.
jK: "All that's left is to attempt to somehow convince others that I've been using
the wrong terms in the context of adaptive evolution"
But please keep it up. As a subject for how psychology has evolved with some fascinating mutations that somehow manage to survive, you take the cake! (does your model explain you?
Hello James and Leif
Re ASD and pheromones
I believe there is good evidence that the increase in ASD and other neonatal neural deficits is in part due to delayed child birth (ageing uterus, eggs and sperm- see recent post fr RKS). Have there have been changes in breeding pop pheromones that made/make couples delay having children? These pheromone changes were likely to have been due to dietary changes, e.g. GM foods. For example the author of the book Wheatbelly gives examples of the many untoward effects of GM wheat altered to yield high levels of gluten.
In my paper that is in peer-review, I prove that there is no increase in neurodiversity since the 1800s with multiple methods. It even seems like there is a decrease starting around 1980 because of extensive discrimination.
In addition to that, there is absolutely no proof that forgetting scent is correlated to ASDs. To the contrary, most senses are more accute in ASD, except for pain.
There are some evidence that heavy metals are accumulated in the brains/bodies of autistics, but that seems to be some missing mechanism for getting rid of heavy metals, and is not related to olfaction or pheromones. It could partly be because of dental fillings and grinding teeth, which is more common in ASD.
You also have not yet outlined which part of ASD your model fits with, and how. I'm still waiting for an answer on that one.
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From: james kohl
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Subject: Re: [evol-psych] Adaptive evolution: Mutations don't win out
Re: Pesticide makes bees forget the scent for food, new study finds : neonicotinoids
Pesticide makes bees forget the scent for food, new study finds.
Widely-used pesticides have been found in new research to block a part of the brain that bees use for learning, rendering some of them unable to perform the essential task of associating scents with food.
From a correspondent:
- very relevant to the increase in autism rates and to why so many establishmentarians trumpet the industry-protecting notion merely better diagnosis.
James V. Kohl
Medical laboratory scientist (ASCP)
Kohl, J.V. (2012) Human pheromones and food odors: epigenetic influences on the socioaffective nature of evolved behaviors. Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology, 2: 17338.