Teresa's S/O and G/O hypothesis: Kyba's Hell
jkohl at vegas.infi.net
Sat Mar 9 01:11:53 EST 1996
In article <Pine.ULT.3.91.960307084803.2042B-100000 at essex.UCHSC.edu>,
binstoct at essex.UCHSC.edu says...
>On Wed, 6 Mar 1996, Michael Kyba or Ernest Buckwell wrote:
>> Theresa, what exactly is your point?
>> Can you make it in a single paragraph?
>Ought we presume that sound-bite political debate breeds similarly
>simple-minded mentations in science?
>The primary points are simple: 1. S. cerevisiae mating phermones and
>their processing are sexually dimorphic and have components remarkably
>similar to certain endogenous molecules in human T-cells.2. Research
>into sexually significant human chemo-signalling has focused upon
>olfactory and vomeronasal processes and appears to have overlooked
>the possibility that immunological tissues in the nasal mucosa, via the
>trigeminal nerve, (i) might be a component of mating-type determinations
>in humans, and (ii) might be the substrate wherein sexual- and
>gender-orientations and variations thereof are encoded.
>> Verbosity is usually a sign of ignorance in my experience.
>As is mispelling a person's name, but intellectual precision is only
>statistically associated with graders of papers; and clear exceptions do
>arise from time to time.
>> Also, have you actually done any experiments or are you just talking
>> out of your butt?
>I'm amazed at your hostility, as indicated in the sophomoric
>vulgarity -- as well as your misunderstanding of how science often
>proceeds from hypothesis to specific research projects.
>> Maybe you could propose some experiments to
>> confirm or disprove your theory, whatever it is.
>At least your thinking has progressed to the grasping of a next logical
Perhaps those who are not capable of Teresa's advanced thinking will want
to step back and examine Fu, Liu, Parimoo, & Weissmann (1995) Olfactory
receptor-like genes are located in the human major histocompatibility
complex. Genomics 27:119-123. Experimental evidence that "the coincidence
of MHC odor types that influence behavior and MHC-encoded odor receptors
is suggestive that these receptors are involved in the detection of the
MHC-determined odor types." It appears to me that this evidence, among
other evidence not cited, also is suggestive that Teresa's immunological
hypotheses are well grounded both in psychoneuroimmunology and in
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