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(MSN)   These 'Sea Nomads' are the closest thing to Aquaman, and they are the first known humans to be genetically adapted to diving   ( msn.com) divider line
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2018-04-20 09:18:35 AM  
I saw that movie.  Kevin Costner should have won an Oscar.
 
2018-04-20 09:19:54 AM  
But don't you dare tell me evolution is a thing!
 
2018-04-20 11:29:43 AM  
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2018-04-20 11:35:05 AM  
Diving is not a problem.
Your parachute not opening is a problem.
 
2018-04-20 11:48:42 AM  
Interesting read... They operate more like newborns then. New-newborn, neonatal resuscitation is totally different from infants, children, and adults. When I was setting up the telemedicine systems in the hospital, I watched out doc do a training seminar, and he explained it very similarly to this. Fresh newborn infants basically do exactly what these deep divers and the seals do, they start harvesting oxygen from other systems in the body and kind of go into shutdown until they get oxygen. So the telemedicine setup allowed the specialist here in the state to walk people through the process in real-time with audio and HD video, regardless of which hospital the people were in. It was totally cool, and like I said, it was a similar biological process to this.
 
2018-04-20 11:50:01 AM  
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2018-04-20 12:10:02 PM  
Bullshiat.  Notice how the nostrils face downward rather than outwards as in the great apes?
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2018-04-20 12:18:54 PM  

SwiftFox: Bullshiat.  Notice how the nostrils face downward rather than outwards as in the great apes?
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All the better to scoop in water during a cannonball, my dear!
 
2018-04-20 12:27:57 PM  
Meh.  Call me when you find a Mermaid.  A really hot babe with a blowhole in the back of her head.
 
2018-04-20 12:40:03 PM  

SwiftFox: Bullshiat.  Notice how the nostrils face downward rather than outwards as in the great apes?
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I noticed.
 
2018-04-20 12:44:06 PM  

SwiftFox: Bullshiat.  Notice how the nostrils face downward rather than outwards as in the great apes?
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I hadn't noticed that before. What a freak.
 
2018-04-20 01:00:49 PM  
Wow.  It's as if life can adapt to its environment and those adaptations can be passed down to the next generation.
 
2018-04-20 01:01:09 PM  

SwiftFox: Bullshiat.  Notice how the nostrils face downward rather than outwards as in the great apes?
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The world needs more phrenology jokes.
 
2018-04-20 01:12:49 PM  

Snarfangel: SwiftFox: Bullshiat.  Notice how the nostrils face downward rather than outwards as in the great apes?
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I hadn't noticed that before. What a freak.


Thats as creepy as this

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2018-04-20 01:17:43 PM  

foo monkey: SwiftFox: Bullshiat.  Notice how the nostrils face downward rather than outwards as in the great apes?
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The world needs more phrenology jokes.


I wish this were a joke. There's an organization in Belgium that tells you what kind of job is right for you based on the shape of your skill. The not-a-joke part? You can get a partial refund from the government for a consultation. Tax euros well spent.
 
2018-04-20 01:19:23 PM  

turboke: foo monkey: SwiftFox: Bullshiat.  Notice how the nostrils face downward rather than outwards as in the great apes?
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The world needs more phrenology jokes.

I wish this were a joke. There's an organization in Belgium that tells you what kind of job is right for you based on the shape of your skull. The not-a-joke part? You can get a partial refund from the government for a consultation. Tax euros well spent.


FTFM. My children where behaving like children after school so I started boozing early.
 
2018-04-20 01:22:17 PM  
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/unimpressed
 
2018-04-20 01:30:13 PM  

gnosis301: Wow.  It's as if life can adapt to its environment and those adaptations can be passed down to the next generation.


Well, no. That's Lamarckism and has been debunked as bad science.
 
2018-04-20 01:40:22 PM  

harleyquinnical: But don't you dare tell me evolution is a thing!


As long as we can agree that intelligence and behavior are in no way genetic.
 
2018-04-20 01:59:52 PM  
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Patrick Duffy would like to have a word with subby.
 
2018-04-20 02:37:33 PM  
So us normal people should mate with them
 
2018-04-20 03:06:29 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: So us normal people should mate with them


Yellow fever.......catch it!


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2018-04-20 03:20:47 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: gnosis301: Wow.  It's as if life can adapt to its environment and those adaptations can be passed down to the next generation.

Well, no. That's Lamarckism and has been debunked as bad science.


You might want to look into epigenetics. Environmental factors can influence gene expression, which can be passed on to offspring.
 
2018-04-20 03:39:00 PM  

turboke: foo monkey: SwiftFox: Bullshiat.  Notice how the nostrils face downward rather than outwards as in the great apes?
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The world needs more phrenology jokes.

I wish this were a joke. There's an organization in Belgium that tells you what kind of job is right for you based on the shape of your skill. The not-a-joke part? You can get a partial refund from the government for a consultation. Tax euros well spent.


How about adjustments to your skull shape to suit you better to a job you would like instead?

I'm amused by the anthro-phrenologists who think they can discern whether a Homo sapiens tribe was warlike from their cheekbones and so on. With no examples demonstrating features having such meanings in modern humans sharing them.  "Science". Without the scientific method.
 
2018-04-20 04:37:13 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: gnosis301: Wow.  It's as if life can adapt to its environment and those adaptations can be passed down to the next generation.

Well, no. That's Lamarckism and has been debunked as bad science.


I don't think Lamarck was as wrong as people think. We're just starting to understand the role of junk DNA in genetics. It's entirely possible that environmental factors experienced by an organism cause selection pressure on the production of gametes. This would be a marked evolutionary advantage over having to simply rely on random chance when passing down advantageous traits.
 
2018-04-20 05:03:23 PM  
Deep Ones hybrids hiding in plain sight.  Clever.
 
2018-04-20 06:27:24 PM  
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2018-04-20 07:09:56 PM  
Just more evidence that we live in the worst timeline.

We get one superhero and it's farking Aquaman.
 
2018-04-20 07:36:04 PM  
On the other hand, it means there are Filipina women out there who can hold their breath for 13 minutes.

So maybe not the worst timeline.
 
2018-04-20 08:59:13 PM  
It is like the counterpart to those dudes and dudettes that live in the Himalayas.
 
2018-04-20 09:28:14 PM  

SwiftFox: Bullshiat.  Notice how the nostrils face downward rather than outwards as in the great apes?
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Nope, down in us, apes and all Catarrhini on the East of the Atlantic, sideways in the Platyrrhini on the Western shore.
 
2018-04-21 04:04:54 AM  

fat boy: Snarfangel: SwiftFox: Bullshiat.  Notice how the nostrils face downward rather than outwards as in the great apes?
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I hadn't noticed that before. What a freak.

Thats as creepy as this

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Those singers in the original BSG really freaked me out. Not because they scared me but they really hit my uncanny valley response like nothing before or since.
 
2018-04-21 04:26:37 AM  

SwiftFox: turboke: foo monkey: SwiftFox: Bullshiat.  Notice how the nostrils face downward rather than outwards as in the great apes?
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The world needs more phrenology jokes.

I wish this were a joke. There's an organization in Belgium that tells you what kind of job is right for you based on the shape of your skill. The not-a-joke part? You can get a partial refund from the government for a consultation. Tax euros well spent.

How about adjustments to your skull shape to suit you better to a job you would like instead?

I'm amused by the anthro-phrenologists who think they can discern whether a Homo sapiens tribe was warlike from their cheekbones and so on. With no examples demonstrating features having such meanings in modern humans sharing them.  "Science". Without the scientific method.


That's a new one. Or rather an old one. My physical anthro classes all had lots of discussion debunking that kind of thinking. Hell, they don't even teach "caucasoid/mongeloid/negroid" as legit craniofacial classifications because almost everyone has at least some landmarks common to more than one category and forensic ID is statistical, meaning that it is inconclusive when discussing individuals as opposed to populations.

A high profile example was Kennewick Man, where the remains were originally ID'd as European because the ME who first studied the remains did that kind of statistical study and it was wrong. The head of the AAA came out publicly against the use of such statistical analyses of remains as useless and potentially harmful given the hubbub that arose as white nationalists tried to use it to ressurect the old "white people were here first and so own the continent" talking point.

I'm sure that there are people out there who are as you describe but they are so out of the mainstream as to be dismissed as nutters. It's not like you have to be licenced to call yourself an anthropologist.
 
2018-04-21 05:17:41 AM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: AverageAmericanGuy: gnosis301: Wow.  It's as if life can adapt to its environment and those adaptations can be passed down to the next generation.

Well, no. That's Lamarckism and has been debunked as bad science.

I don't think Lamarck was as wrong as people think. We're just starting to understand the role of junk DNA in genetics. It's entirely possible that environmental factors experienced by an organism cause selection pressure on the production of gametes. This would be a marked evolutionary advantage over having to simply rely on random chance when passing down advantageous traits.


What you describe is natural selection. In a nutshell, Lamarkians would argue that if a kid lost his arm, any later children of his own would have a higher chance of missing an arm as well because of it.

It's like suggesting that the concept of quantum foam is a pro-aether argument.

Junk DNA largely exists because mammals have a lot of various microbes that embedded themselves into our DNA, because of random mutations, and because of recombinant DNA.

And occasionally a mutation or recombination results in an encoded protein. You are right that it has to arise in the gametes for it to be passed on. If it's a change caused by a cosmic ray in a cell in a tastebud it might encode for eternal youth but it won't impact anything other than your ability to taste (which normally declines as you get older). If it's a change that happens in your left nut and results in eternally young swimmers, then you might die normally but your kids might be eternal. Though I don't know how that kind of mechanism might work as it might mean that the fertilized egg may never even divide, being eternally young and incapable of development. In fact this could be an incredibly common thing and we'd never know it.

And I should probably get to bed because I'm writing like I am stoned.
 
2018-04-21 11:11:52 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: gnosis301: Wow.  It's as if life can adapt to its environment and those adaptations can be passed down to the next generation.

Well, no. That's Lamarckism and has been debunked as bad science.


T.D. Lysenko would like to argue about this, but he's gone to the store for more sugar, comrade.
 
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