desertmouse: There's a reason we don't already have ginormous heads -- our moms would have all died during childbirth. I guess if we start breeding in labs then sure.
trentrockport: Somehow, I'm thinking an evolutionary path like the one in "Idiocracy" is more in line with our fate. I suppose if I wanted some attention from the press, I could come up with some B.S., like this Dr. Kwan did. Thing is, natural selection just doesn't follow an overarcing path, Past performance is no indication of future returns and all that. it's a generation-to-generation thing. And naturally selecting features that would make our posterity look like Bratz(tm) just doesn't make any sense.
letrole: Natural selection does not produce new species. All natural selection does is help eliminate the weak and unfit, thus keeping Creation in tune with the original system spec.Genetic mutations never produce new information or improvements to the original -- entropy is a cruel biatch.
safetycap: What humans will look like in 100,000 years:[i651.photobucket.com image 850x343]EXTINCT// We're like the kid who has to wear// a football helmet and life jacket outdoors// who then walks in front of an oncoming bus
volodya: We will all be Jabba the Hutt in 100k years. Been to Walmart lately?
durbnpoisn: All I can say is that the image in the article is going to give me nightmares.Well, okay, I can say more...Whoever wrote this article is an idiot. He is basing is theory on expecting evolution to continue along some constant path or stream that never fractures, or is interrupted, or influenced by environment, or a gazillion other factors. This is simply not the case. Nothing about evolution could possibly so predictable.So I think we can safely throw this in the drawer with the rest of the nonsense people are wasting our time with.
Dhusk: This what you meant, right? That wouldn't be so bad.[images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x803]/there is no other 'Twilight' in pop culture. There just isn't
durbnpoisn: So I think we can safely throw this in the drawer with the rest of the nonsense people are wasting our time with.
Alonjar: desertmouse: There's a reason we don't already have ginormous heads -- our moms would have all died during childbirth. I guess if we start breeding in labs then sure.Um... people grow.
letrole: letrole: Natural selection does not produce new species. All natural selection does is help eliminate the weak and unfit, thus keeping Creation in tune with the original system spec. Genetic mutations never produce new information or improvements to the original -- entropy is a cruel biatch.FrancoFile: You keep on using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.I see what you mean. The natural tendancy toward randomness and evenly distributed disorder is evidently a Good Thing, especially if dealing with complex biochemical control mechanisms that depend upon data integrity and transmission fidelity to even work in the first place.
letrole: FrancoFile: Go back and read the definition of entropy. "In a closed system" is the part you're missing. Ponder that for a few years, ignore the fundamentalist crap that's been crammed down your throat, and come back when you're ready to discuss science with the big boys and girls.Do you mean heat transfer? Must it be a closed system sealed in a dewar flask? No.Entropy can be used to describe any number of things that involve permutations. Password strength. Data compression. Data transmission. Data integrity.Now go back to the original post, and slowly read it again, but this time for the context, and the way that the word 'entropy' was being used. Not talking about heat or closed systems.The word entropy has several meanings, and this particular usage is correct. Now sir, you may not agree with the premise of the post, but don't this clever-dick lower than spelling flame shiat./ left you a typo// just to be charitable
Rapmaster2000: I like to get the dumbest thing I'll see all day out of the way early.
give me doughnuts: Constipated?
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