Beginning of Human Evolution (Divergence from other Apes)
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12-08-2012, 12:03 PM
RE: Beginning of Human Evolution (Divergence from other Apes)
(12-08-2012 11:52 AM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  I'm glad you liked it. I can't take credit, though. Genetics is still a weak subject for me. The Carl Zimmer article that I linked above helped me to grasp what happened in our lineage.

Yes; it is very much an intricate and long, drawn out process. It takes thousands of years of that odd, intimate dynamic to result in the evolution of us. It's no wonder that we're only just now beginning to understand this process in greater depth. Thumbsup

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12-08-2012, 03:02 PM
RE: Beginning of Human Evolution (Divergence from other Apes)
(12-08-2012 12:03 PM)kim Wrote:  
(12-08-2012 11:52 AM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  I'm glad you liked it. I can't take credit, though. Genetics is still a weak subject for me. The Carl Zimmer article that I linked above helped me to grasp what happened in our lineage.

Yes; it is very much an intricate and long, drawn out process. It takes thousands millions of years of that odd, intimate dynamic to result in the evolution of us. It's no wonder that we're only just now beginning to understand this process in greater depth. Thumbsup

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12-08-2012, 04:13 PM
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(12-08-2012 03:02 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(12-08-2012 12:03 PM)kim Wrote:  Yes; it is very much an intricate and long, drawn out process. It takes thousands millions of years of that odd, intimate dynamic to result in the evolution of us. It's no wonder that we're only just now beginning to understand this process in greater depth. Thumbsup

Fixed.

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30-09-2012, 11:28 AM
RE: Beginning of Human Evolution (Divergence from other Apes)
GREAT thread! Thanks for the awesome link ghostexorcist. It answers a lot of questions I've always had.
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30-09-2012, 11:34 AM
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It's also important to understand the concept of genetic "bottleneck", and it's consequences.
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/ev...ecks.shtml

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30-09-2012, 11:48 AM
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Considering all the nut-scratching, chest-beating, and howling going on; what divergence? Big Grin

...and fucking Bucky and his apostrophe s. Dodgy

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30-09-2012, 12:00 PM
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(30-09-2012 11:48 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  ...and fucking Bucky and his apostrophe s. Dodgy

What's wrong with them ?
One is a contraction, and one is a possessive. Huh

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30-09-2012, 12:02 PM
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(30-09-2012 11:28 AM)imlemuel Wrote:  GREAT thread! Thanks for the awesome link ghostexorcist. It answers a lot of questions I've always had.

No problem. The Carl Zimmer piece helped me out a lot too. He is also a super nice guy. He quickly answers any questions I send his way.
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30-09-2012, 12:16 PM
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(30-09-2012 12:00 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(30-09-2012 11:48 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  ...and fucking Bucky and his apostrophe s. Dodgy

What's wrong with them ?
One is a contraction, and one is a possessive. Huh

"Consequences" is a possessive of "it," not a contraction. Dumbass. Big Grin Big Grin

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30-09-2012, 12:36 PM
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(30-09-2012 12:16 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  
(30-09-2012 12:00 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  What's wrong with them ?
One is a contraction, and one is a possessive. Huh

"Consequences" is a possessive of "it," not a contraction. Dumbass. Big Grin Big Grin

Wow. So it is. So if I said Dave's consequences, it would be correct, or not ?
It this an exception of some sort, or just me never noticing this ?

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