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