Dr. Phillip Callahan

Stan Gorodenski stan_gorodenski at asualumni.org
Sat Dec 24 15:13:29 EST 2005

I believe Dr. Phillip Callahan is a physicist. I was told that back in 
the 1930's he publised some data in an optics journal (of all places) 
that allegedly supported the idea that male moths do not detect 
pheromones chemically, but instead the antennae are sensitive to IR 
radiation that the pheromone molecules emit and this is what they 
detect. This is the sort if thing I would expect from a physicist who 
has no background in biology. However, the person who told me about this 
has provided a list of references related to insects. Has anyone heard 
of this person?


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