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(The Raw Story)   The reasons Tibetans can thrive at altitudes that would make the rest of us gasp and reach for an oxygen bottle? Apparently it's because their ancestors did a lot of farking with the now-extinct human species known as "Denisovans"   (rawstory.com) divider line 119
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2014-07-02 06:35:55 PM  
Or because, ya know, they lived there and were used to it.
 
2014-07-02 07:02:02 PM  
That's unpossible! The Bible and White Jesus(TM) tell me evolution is a liberal lie!
 
2014-07-02 08:01:14 PM  
Apparently it's because their ancestors did a lot of farking with the now-extinct human species known as "Denisovans"

...colloquially known by the locals as "Yeti"
 
2014-07-02 08:12:20 PM  

SmackLT: Apparently it's because their ancestors did a lot of farking with the now-extinct human species known as "Denisovans"

...colloquially known by the locals as "Yeti"


Yea, about that.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulrodgers/2014/07/02/abominable-news-y et i-identified-as-ancestral-polar-bear/
 
2014-07-02 08:13:59 PM  
Typical bigotry masquerading as science.

Race is just a social construct, we are all the same!
 
2014-07-02 08:17:36 PM  

HST's Dead Carcass: That's unpossible! The Bible and White Jesus(TM) tell me evolution is a liberal lie!


The bible makes no comment on evolution...
 
2014-07-02 08:20:25 PM  

Jeng: SmackLT: Apparently it's because their ancestors did a lot of farking with the now-extinct human species known as "Denisovans"

...colloquially known by the locals as "Yeti"

Yea, about that.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulrodgers/2014/07/02/abominable-news-y et i-identified-as-ancestral-polar-bear/


FYL:
The discovery is the first scientific success for cryptozoology, literally 'the study of hidden animals' (such as the Loch Ness monster), which is often derided as a pseudoscience because of its reliance on anecdotal evidence.

Nuh-uh! The Coelacanth was.
 
2014-07-02 08:22:02 PM  
yeah, baby, I like 'em furry.

oh yeah...oh yeah. Like that. Just - like - that

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2014-07-02 08:22:09 PM  

lindalouwho: Or because, ya know, they lived there and were used to it.


Whynotboth.jpg
 
2014-07-02 08:23:10 PM  

Greymalkin: Typical bigotry masquerading as science.

Race is just a social construct, we are all the same!


While there are different biological differences between races, (Native American can't handle alcohol as they don't have the enzymes for it. African-American as in those whom ancestors were slaves have high blood pressure and hypertension as those that could retain water survived the trip, Asians are shorter.) Cognitively were all the same. Which means that we all think the same on some level. Even if you could prove, once you get rid of all environmental, neo-natal, economical, and social factors and prove beyond standard deviation that a certain race is dumber it still doesn't matter as they are still human you hateful piece of shiat.
/Not you Greymalkin. A hypothetical race supremacist.
 
2014-07-02 08:24:32 PM  
www.bet.com

/ ... rrrrrrrrrr ...
 
2014-07-02 08:24:42 PM  
 
2014-07-02 08:24:55 PM  
Anyone want Tibet on it?
 
2014-07-02 08:25:40 PM  
racism!  racism alarm!  we are all equal and there is absolutely no difference whatsoever between people!

racial labels are a construct of the bigoted white men who oppressed the native people who were living in absolute bliss before their peaceful ways of life were crushed by penis-measuring christians who compelled indigenous people to give up seemingly simplistic, but actually more advanced, traditions and customs and abandon their pastoral ways for the evils of modernity!

any suggestion that a large number of kenyans run faster or that many nepalese breathe better or that italian girls are louder is absolute, 100% pure, unfiltered racism and you deserve to be ostracized to the limits of decent society.  you should be sued, imprisoned, penalized, have your NBA team taken away-- everything!

i say again-- racism!  racism over here!
 
2014-07-02 08:26:34 PM  

Giltric: http://cliffviewpilot.com/councilmans-comments-image-of-calvin-pissin g -on-thin-blue-line-outrages-law-enforcement/

My favorite.


I seem to be lost.

Disregard.
 
2014-07-02 08:26:59 PM  

thatboyoverthere: Greymalkin: Typical bigotry masquerading as science.

Race is just a social construct, we are all the same!

While there are different biological differences between races, (Native American can't handle alcohol as they don't have the enzymes for it. African-American as in those whom ancestors were slaves have high blood pressure and hypertension as those that could retain water survived the trip, Asians are shorter.) Cognitively were all the same. Which means that we all think the same on some level. Even if you could prove, once you get rid of all environmental, neo-natal, economical, and social factors and prove beyond standard deviation that a certain race is dumber it still doesn't matter as they are still human you hateful piece of shiat.
/Not you Greymalkin. A hypothetical race supremacist.


I'm just happy I have the adult lactose tolerance mutation.  I am specially evolved to enjoy a nice tall glass of chocolate milk.
 
2014-07-02 08:27:20 PM  
FREE TIBET!
With the purchase of a second Tibet of equal or greater value.
 
2014-07-02 08:27:43 PM  

thatboyoverthere: Greymalkin: Typical bigotry masquerading as science.

Race is just a social construct, we are all the same!

While there are different biological differences between races, (Native American can't handle alcohol as they don't have the enzymes for it. African-American as in those whom ancestors were slaves have high blood pressure and hypertension as those that could retain water survived the trip, Asians are shorter.) Cognitively were all the same. Which means that we all think the same on some level. Even if you could prove, once you get rid of all environmental, neo-natal, economical, and social factors and prove beyond standard deviation that a certain race is dumber it still doesn't matter as they are still human you hateful piece of shiat.
/Not you Greymalkin. A hypothetical race supremacist.


What do you mean "we all think the same on some level"? What level is that? Serious question.
 
2014-07-02 08:28:24 PM  
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He'll take away your bucket...
 
2014-07-02 08:28:55 PM  
And a lot of breeding with the hideous Tcho-Tcho people on the Plain of Leng.
 
2014-07-02 08:31:51 PM  

And like a Sherpa she was laying there

Moonlight dancin' off her hair

She woke up and took me by the hand

I made love in my Denisovan.

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And that's all right with me

 
2014-07-02 08:32:32 PM  
Good riddance, they were a menace.
 
2014-07-02 08:33:00 PM  
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2014-07-02 08:36:48 PM  

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2014-07-02 08:38:00 PM  

GentlemanJ: And a lot of breeding with the hideous Tcho-Tcho people on the Plain of Leng.


Beat me to it.
 
2014-07-02 08:38:58 PM  

Greymalkin: Typical bigotry masquerading as science.

Race is just a social construct, we are all the same!



3/10
at least you tried.
 
2014-07-02 08:42:53 PM  

veedeevadeevoodee: / ... rrrrrrrrrr ...


All in pursuit of worshipping Mickey Mouse
 
2014-07-02 08:45:26 PM  
If they interbred with them successfully, as it would seem, then technically they aren't 'extinct' only 'diluted'...
 
2014-07-02 08:53:07 PM  
I wonder how close it is to the adaptation of Peruvians to altitude.
 
2014-07-02 08:54:12 PM  
I still think the tibetan jam is one of the best break dancing songs of all time.
 
2014-07-02 08:56:55 PM  

wildcardjack: I wonder how close it is to the adaptation of Peruvians to altitude.


That was a different race of people. They were called the DeCiccos

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2014-07-02 08:57:56 PM  
So sick of Denisovans in the news, it's the latest craze for those who want to pretend they ready Wikipedia for the articles.   It's like stories about anal in Cosmo.
 
2014-07-02 09:01:23 PM  
Debeo Summa Credo:
What do you mean "we all think the same on some level"? What level is that? Serious question.

Being smart brings benefits no matter what environment or cultural milleu a person lives in.  Being a dumbass brings penalties no matter where you are.  i.e. traits regarding cognition are highly conserved and not subject to very much drift.  So you can find smart guys in Senegal, and smart guys in London.

And that's not even getting into the ugly morass of defining "intelligence" and how one might measure it, the definitions of "race" and how one might measure *that*, and the fact that poor pre-natal health and bad nutrition when young has deleterious effects on the development of the brain and cognition.
 
2014-07-02 09:10:03 PM  
Thirty posts in, and already a fair amount of fear urine on the floor of this thread.

I know, I know, welcometofark.jpg
 
2014-07-02 09:16:11 PM  

HST's Dead Carcass: That's unpossible! The Bible and White Jesus(TM) tell me evolution is a liberal lie!


Thanks for shiatting into this thread. Next time, just stay in the politics tab.
 
2014-07-02 09:18:43 PM  
Big hitter, tha lama...into a ten thousand foot crevasse at the foot of this glacier.
www.bankers-anonymous.com
/gunga galunga
 
2014-07-02 09:18:47 PM  
This is exactly why traditional marriage evolved to be what it is - give gay marriage an inch and we'll all be mating with Denisovans or turtles.


/I've seen it a hundred times before
 
2014-07-02 09:20:44 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-02 09:24:23 PM  

MemeSlave: So sick of Denisovans in the news, it's the latest craze for those who want to pretend they ready Wikipedia for the articles.   It's like stories about anal in Cosmo.


I'll admit it's been a few decades since I saw the inside of a Cosmo... but stories about anal? Go on...
 
2014-07-02 09:27:36 PM  
Pretty interesting stuff. There are theories going about that Neandertal admixture passed on some valuable traits (disease resistance, for example) as well; I wonder when we'll start to figure out what valuable traits sub-Saharan Africans got from the other hominins they mixed with.

Similarly, if Denisovan high-altitude adaptation aided Asians in mountainous areas, I wonder what the Australasian people got out of their particular mixture with them, if anything specific.
 
2014-07-02 09:29:07 PM  

thatboyoverthere: Greymalkin: Typical bigotry masquerading as science.

Race is just a social construct, we are all the same!

While there are different biological differences between races, (Native American can't handle alcohol as they don't have the enzymes for it. African-American as in those whom ancestors were slaves have high blood pressure and hypertension as those that could retain water survived the trip, Asians are shorter.) Cognitively were all the same. Which means that we all think the same on some level. Even if you could prove, once you get rid of all environmental, neo-natal, economical, and social factors and prove beyond standard deviation that a certain race is dumber it still doesn't matter as they are still human you hateful piece of shiat.
/Not you Greymalkin. A hypothetical race supremacist.


I enjoyed this post immensely, almost got me big time. The 'between' was a nice touch.
 
2014-07-02 09:30:13 PM  

lindalouwho: Or because, ya know, they lived there and were used to it.


Which would have been impossible without the specific gene mutation inherited from the Denisovans. If you or I moved to Tibet, our descendants would be SOL no matter how many generations passed (unless they were to interbreed with native Tibetans).
 
2014-07-02 09:38:45 PM  
I recently participated in a National Geographic project and had my DNA analyzed--$200.  anyway, results came back and my DNA is 1.8% Neanderthal and 1.8% Denisovan.  The rest northern European, Mediterranean, and southwest Asian (Turkey)--normal average Homo saphead.
Anyway, the point I am making is that many of you whose ancestors came out of Europe and Russia probably also have Neanderthal and Denisovan in your very remote ancestry.
 
2014-07-02 09:42:13 PM  

Giltric: Giltric: http://cliffviewpilot.com/councilmans-comments-image-of-calvin-pissin g -on-thin-blue-line-outrages-law-enforcement/

My favorite.

I seem to be lost.

Disregard.


Yup.
Should have taken the next exit. Turn right at the traffic light.
 
2014-07-02 09:42:56 PM  
dogslobber buttlube

Anyway, the point I am making is that many of you whose ancestors came out of Europe and Russia probably also have Neanderthal and Denisovan in your very remote ancestry.

I have Neandertal (3%) but my Denisovan is so low that it could just be noise. :\
 
2014-07-02 09:45:59 PM  
I wonder where my ancient ancestors resided that resulted in me having only an average-sized penis?
 
2014-07-02 09:47:32 PM  

biscuitsngravy: I wonder where my ancient ancestors resided that resulted in me having only an average-sized penis?


Maybe you just have large hands?
 
2014-07-02 09:47:42 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: lindalouwho: Or because, ya know, they lived there and were used to it.

Which would have been impossible without the specific gene mutation inherited from the Denisovans. If you or I moved to Tibet, our descendants would be SOL no matter how many generations passed (unless they were to interbreed with native Tibetans).


From TFA: "....our findings may suggest.....".

I don't know about you, but to me that means the jury is still out, and Tibetans may have also had this gene themselves.
 
2014-07-02 09:49:04 PM  

Giltric: wildcardjack: I wonder how close it is to the adaptation of Peruvians to altitude.

That was a different race of people. They were called the DeCiccos



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And they're still around...

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2014-07-02 09:50:34 PM  

drgloryboy:


What the hell happened to Shakira?
 
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