[LMB] When World-Views Collide, books

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 21:18:24 GMT 2022


Humans don't have pheromones, although they used to.  The vomeronasal organ
was discovered relatively recently - it's completely inactive and the genes
coding for its receptors are heavily damaged, indicating that they haven't
been maintained by selection for a very long time.  But if you expose
humans to high concentrations of the substances that the vomeronasal organ
was once sensitive to, their nervous systems respond accordingly.

No one uses this for behavior control because humans don't want to even
consider the possibility that hardwired chemical signals can direct their
behavior, and the sorts of people most interested in controlling others
also tend to be dirt-ignorant.  It's just a matter of time.

Matt G.


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