odor and humans

Dick Jackson jackson at soldev.tti.com
Mon Dec 12 18:22:48 EST 1994


In article <3cd7rb$84a at vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> jr7877 at cesn12.cen.uiuc.edu (Jason V Robertson) writes:
>In article <1994Dec10.181117.23351 at blaze.trentu.ca> csack at ivory.trentu.ca writes:
>>In article <3c6ski$5cf at due.unit.no>, aka at nvg.unit.no (Anne Karin Amundgaard) writes:
>>
>>>I have also heard a story about girls living close together. After a 
>>>while they will get their period simultaneously! If humans have got 
>>>sex-pheromone receptors, I don't know, but this story make it seem very 
>>>possible. 
>>
>
>Well, if you put  two pendulums (out of sync) in the same room, they will 
>eventually swing in sync also.  I don't think they have pheromone receptors.

Putting as politely as I can, your statement is in general, absolutely
untrue, and therefore unhelpful to this topic. Two pendulums of similar
period, if coupled, do behave cooperatively, but the resulting effect is
more complicated than "swinging in sync".

Dick Jackson



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