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2013-05-22 01:57:44 PM
4 votes:
I got the reference, subby.  But then I am very old.
2013-05-22 12:52:30 PM
3 votes:

Cythraul: Given that a lot of us have Neanderthal DNA, our ancestors must have killed and ate them right after sexy-time.


The "neandertal DNA in humans" thing is largely the result of misinterpretation in the popular press.  Humans and neandertals both have  Homo ergaster DNA, but specific alleles persisted at different frequencies in the two clades.  The geographic distribution of so-called "neandertal DNA" is not consistent with what we would expect if it was the result of interbreeding, but perfectly consistent with differences in persistence in both neandertals and humans of the genes that both inherited from their MRCA.

(Not that this rules out the possibility of neandertal/human hybrids, but it doesn't lend support to that hypothesis either.)
2013-05-22 02:07:46 PM
2 votes:

bedtundy: gameshowhost: [unrealitymag.com image 400x270]

Best part about that movie was Nook (Asian guy) speaking perfect English.  Rest of it was... meh.

Hard to believe they got any big name stars to do that movie.  Did Ringo Star lose a bet?


Funniest thing I'd ever seen in my life, up to that point:

The group falls into a soup of dinosaur muck... all the caveman are saying, "Ewww, caca... caca..." and the asian guy looks at the camera and say, "Yeah.... shiat."

Funnier since, to my knowledge, that was the first mainstream/slang usage of the word "caca" in America.  Even though it is spanish or something.
2013-05-22 04:57:07 PM
1 votes:

HairBolus: This issue may have been covered in the movie "Quest for Fire", but all I seem to remember of that was Rae Dawn Chong running around in nothing but body paint.

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CSB time.

I'd seen QfF when it had its brief theater run.  Only movie I ever walked out on.  It wasn't anything like what we'd expected based on the advertising.  The second sex scene is where we (myself, my brother and my mother) left.

Two years later in my High School sociology class the teacher asks the class if anyone had seen the movie.  I'm the only one in the class - so instead of taking up time in class for something that would essentially be a one on one discussion she asked me to stay a couple minutes after the class.  She had heard about Quest for Fire in some of the various sociology journals and was wondering if it would be a good movie to show the class to highlight inter-tribal exchanges in early man.  She'd never seen the movie - and apparently the "discussions" about the movie she'd read completely neglected to state this was effectively porn.  I took pity on her - she was a pretty cool teacher and getting fired over QfF wouldn't be a fitting way to end a HS teaching career at age 27.  Maybe I'd have a different opinion now (there are things on teh Intarwebz that cannot be unseen) but that was just too graphic for a HS class.  I'd hesitate in a undergrad college level class.  She left the school at the end of the year anyway - don't know why, but I don't think she was really cut out to be a HS teacher.

Note:  I'm the guy that convinced one of my other teachers to show numerous R rated tit flicks at the in-school, all day cut and hangout holiday party.  The big difference was, of course, that everyone who took part in the holiday party knew they were breaking the rules and would keep their mouths shut at home, while an official showing of QfF would probably be complained about to the head of the school district and the entire school board before the day was over.

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2013-05-22 02:58:22 PM
1 votes:
God-is-a-Taco:

Hmm, that's odd. I was under the impression that we had neanderthal DNA. Even Fark links seem to mention that now and then.
Can you recommend any links that disagree?
It kind of angers me that I've been (admittedly passively) learning something incorrect.


It's not that you've learned something that is incorrect.  Rather, you've heard one side of an ongoing debate.  It's possible that humans and neandertals did interbreed, but it is not "settled science," as it is often described.

The disagreement stems from questions about the sources of the similarity.  To use an analogy, I have some of the same DNA as my cousin, but that's not because my dad screwed his mom or his dad screwed my mom (or because I screwed him).  Rather, it's because he and I share a grandfather and we both inherited some of grandpa's DNA.

The same might be true of humans and neandertals.  The reason that we have some of the same DNA as they do might be because we both descend from a shared ancestor (Homo ergaster) and some of that ancestor's genes persist in both of its descendant lineages.

We can't "rule out" the interbreeding hypothesis, but it has received a lot more hype than the evidence really merits (in my opinion).  It's certainly not a settled issue.

/I don't have my references with me at the moment, sorry, but I will try to find something to back me up later this evening.
//if I'm sober.
///so good luck ;-)
2013-05-22 02:35:00 PM
1 votes:

bedtundy: gameshowhost: [unrealitymag.com image 400x270]

Best part about that movie was Nook (Asian guy) speaking perfect English.  Rest of it was... meh.

Hard to believe they got any big name stars to do that movie.  Did Ringo Star lose a bet?


Oh c'mon....the Asian guy is EVAN frikkin' KIM...!   Mr. Loo from The Kentucky Fried Movie???

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2013-05-22 02:17:24 PM
1 votes:

Famous Thamas: If you think cannibalism doesn't exist anymore, you would be gravely mistaken.


I'm pretty sure it does, but it's very isolated these days.  Twenty years ago is the last incident for which I personally know some of the participants.
2013-05-22 02:11:54 PM
1 votes:

Hollie Maea: Yeah, so up until 20 years ago, humans also hunted and ate other HUMANS, so I'm not sure why this would be "shocking" in any way.


If you think cannibalism doesn't exist anymore, you would be gravely mistaken.
2013-05-22 02:05:53 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-05-22 02:05:49 PM
1 votes:
Ul! Lana, ul!

Araka!
2013-05-22 02:04:42 PM
1 votes:

gameshowhost: [unrealitymag.com image 400x270]


Best part about that movie was Nook (Asian guy) speaking perfect English.  Rest of it was... meh.

Hard to believe they got any big name stars to do that movie.  Did Ringo Star lose a bet?
2013-05-22 02:02:20 PM
1 votes:

texdent: Lana?
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No dude, Lana:

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GORDON: I got the reference, subby.  But then I am very old.


I hear you. But barely.
2013-05-22 01:59:20 PM
1 votes:

FloydA: Cythraul: Given that a lot of us have Neanderthal DNA, our ancestors must have killed and ate them right after sexy-time.

The "neandertal DNA in humans" thing is largely the result of misinterpretation in the popular press.  Humans and neandertals both have  Homo ergaster DNA, but specific alleles persisted at different frequencies in the two clades.  The geographic distribution of so-called "neandertal DNA" is not consistent with what we would expect if it was the result of interbreeding, but perfectly consistent with differences in persistence in both neandertals and humans of the genes that both inherited from their MRCA.

(Not that this rules out the possibility of neandertal/human hybrids, but it doesn't lend support to that hypothesis either.)


God, Schmod, I want my monkey boy.
2013-05-22 01:58:55 PM
1 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2013-05-22 01:58:53 PM
1 votes:

gameshowhost: [unrealitymag.com image 400x270]


Funniest moment in the whole (bad) movie.
2013-05-22 12:56:05 PM
1 votes:

FloydA: Cythraul: Given that a lot of us have Neanderthal DNA, our ancestors must have killed and ate them right after sexy-time.

The "neandertal DNA in humans" thing is largely the result of misinterpretation in the popular press.  Humans and neandertals both have  Homo ergaster DNA, but specific alleles persisted at different frequencies in the two clades.  The geographic distribution of so-called "neandertal DNA" is not consistent with what we would expect if it was the result of interbreeding, but perfectly consistent with differences in persistence in both neandertals and humans of the genes that both inherited from their MRCA.

(Not that this rules out the possibility of neandertal/human hybrids, but it doesn't lend support to that hypothesis either.)


I saw a National Geographic piece just yesterday that implied that it was highly likely that there was interbreeding between us and Neanderthals.

They need to update their shiat.
2013-05-22 12:47:32 PM
1 votes:
That's not the dumbest hypothesis I've ever heard, but it's certainly in the running.
2013-05-22 12:39:15 PM
1 votes:
Zug zug.
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