I take the research seriously as well, notwithstanding, you canít simply dismiss as romanticism, multiple consistent observations made by a significant number of unrelated individuals.
Iím not here to defend the culture peddlers. I have no dog in that fight. Iím here to challenge the science that, as you have presented it, I do not agree is correct based on my observations and the observations of others I trust. Science in a lab doesnít always represent what happens in nature. As a skeptic, all I need to do is poke holes in your theory at which point, you can tell me where Iíve introduced material error or reformulate your hypothesis.
may be better adapted - ever hear of an invasive species?
And my direct observations refute your claims.
No Ė go back and reread what I wrote yet again. I was very deliberate NOT to assume it is Ischia. I only noted that I had a stable culture. (BTW Ė do you think ďevolvedĒ is the right word to use here?)
Once again, you completely missed the question which was simply how do you know Ischia and others are not stable like the culture you just described? You donít.
I don't know how many different aromatic profiles they can create, but I'm quite certain I've smelled two of them, and if they are being produced by the same flora under substantially the same conditions, I'd live for someone to explain to me how that works.
I agree the placebo effect is real, but I also know that if I chew two sugar pills, one of them is not going to taste like an aspirin. I didn't do this experiment looking to come up with a result to disprove your claims. This happened well before I ever heard of you, and in fact, I even described it to another member of this forum at the time.
I appreciate your sophist nature, as I think it's healthy to have scepticism, but, at this point in the conversation, we are circling back around to questions already raised, along with answers already provided. Whether or not you accept those answers is up to you, but I, for one, do not feel like unnecessarily pulverising an already-dead horse any further. (For the record, I know you do not accept the answers provided or even think the questions have been answered appropriately; I think they have been.)