Hammond's Law of Auxology
ghammond at mediaone.net
Mon Dec 18 10:25:24 EST 2000
Richard L. Hall wrote:
> In all likelyhood you are too late to get the credit since most folks
> already recognize the difference between genotypic expression and the
> resultant phenotype. Moreover, your "Law" is more of a "Postulate"
> and it does not consider the following:
GH: I don't mind you airing your opinions on this thread
I have initiated, but please try to contain you writ
of fellous jage over it and refrain from deliberately
defacing the header.
> Organisms have a genetically predetermined potential that most fail
> to realize, but is some rare instances exceed (hyperpituitary
> giantism, hyperadrenal virilization, body builders, etiolated plants,
GH: Giganticism (giant vegetables) are the result of
altered genotype, not environmental advantage.
Body building is an environmental effect and I
might add that it takes a lot of Porter House
beefsteak dinners in addition to exercise to
achieve it. Zen Meditation or higher mathematics
study will do the same thing for the brain.
Ultimately, bodybuilding does effect brain
growth, which is the real reason anybody would
engage in such an activity. In fact, all career
vocational choices are negotiated towards a
pathway of maximum brain growth... since
minimizing the brain-growth-deficit is the
direct biological means of nearing oneself to God.
> There are also emergent properties and hybrid vigor where slightly
> different combinations of gene alleles result is spectacular
> phenotypic expression under some circumstances but normal or below
> normal expression under other circumstances (a variation of nurture).
> And to add another red herring, flamingos are only pink when they eat
> the right food. So what does that do in terms of natural selection?
GH: All of these arguments are futile against the LAW OF AUXOLOGY
that I have discovered. Irregardless of natural, phenomenological,
or even freak occurrences of unnatural gene expression, there
remains an overall "Secular Trend" in total growth which will
remain until the organism, somehow, manages to find a "perfect
world". The Secular trend in MAN is well known, highly researched,
and fabulously documented by WHO, UNICEF, UN, etc. in bazillions
of costly studies. The result of all this tells us the following:
In this graph you see the documented effect of the SECULAR TREND
on human growth variation. All this regardless of Midgets,
Dwarfs, Giants, Geniuses and Musclemen. I maintain that the
same curve holds true for ALL ANIMALS and in fact for PLANTS
as well. There is a UNIVERSAL asympotic-adult-growth-deficit
for every living thing on Earth, and it is subject to a
UNIVERSAL SECULAR TREND.
Now, this is an obvious biological fact. However, the importance
of it is perhaps less relevant for Biology than it is for half a
dozen other fields, including Psychology, Theology, Brain Science,
Political Science, Sociology, Medicine etc. etc.
Most notably, according to modern Psychometric results, the
FUNDAMENTAL LAW OF AUXOLOGY is the scientific foundation stone
for the (psychological) explanation and proof of "God".
So... I would advise you to take a more informed look before
you rush to judgement. This isn't an amateur proposition
that was dreamed up yesterday.
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George Hammond, M.S. Physics
Email: ghammond at mediaone.net
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