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22-06-2016, 01:20 PM
RE: Questions about Evolution
(22-06-2016 12:53 PM)Commonsensei Wrote:  
(22-06-2016 12:40 PM)The Polyglot Atheist Wrote:  Yabut... it's still incomplete. Wink

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PA. You're welcome to find a chart with the other half of the worlds population. It was what I found that demonstrated that there was a variation in regions that have greater amounts of son.

Geez, I wasn't expecting the Spanish Inquisition.

Huh Wow. So you weren't joking with the breaking my balls. What the hell lol you could have just answered "this is all I found" to my first message or something like that, you know.

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22-06-2016, 01:50 PM
RE: Questions about Evolution
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22-06-2016, 02:07 PM
RE: Questions about Evolution
(22-06-2016 01:50 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  [Image: 71P6fKpcYKL._SL1200_.jpg]

Is that brought to us by the Department of Redundancy Department? Consider

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22-06-2016, 02:10 PM
RE: Questions about Evolution
(22-06-2016 02:07 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(22-06-2016 01:50 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  [Image: 71P6fKpcYKL._SL1200_.jpg]

Is that brought to us by the Department of Redundancy Department? Consider

I see what you did there, and I watched your actions.

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22-06-2016, 02:56 PM
RE: Questions about Evolution
(22-06-2016 09:12 AM)BaileyM Wrote:  If evolution is real, and people evolve based on their circumstances... Then why don't Eskimos have fur and why don't people in hot areas have silver reflective skin that keeps them safe from the sun?

Hi Bailey. Welcome. Smile

Going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing you're a theist. I'm a theist as well. Smile I'm also assuming from your question that you don't believe in evolution. I'd really like to know why. What do you believe in instead, and why do you believe that?
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22-06-2016, 03:12 PM
RE: Questions about Evolution
Two words: selection pressures.

The more dangerous the issue, the more radical the evolved trait.
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22-06-2016, 03:20 PM
RE: Questions about Evolution
(22-06-2016 01:20 PM)The Polyglot Atheist Wrote:  
(22-06-2016 12:53 PM)Commonsensei Wrote:  [Image: migraine-56c258f55f9b5829f8680718.jpg]

PA. You're welcome to find a chart with the other half of the worlds population. It was what I found that demonstrated that there was a variation in regions that have greater amounts of son.

Geez, I wasn't expecting the Spanish Inquisition.

Huh Wow. So you weren't joking with the breaking my balls.

No. I was.

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22-06-2016, 05:27 PM
RE: Questions about Evolution
(22-06-2016 03:20 PM)Commonsensei Wrote:  No. I was.

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Uhmmm...

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22-06-2016, 05:46 PM
RE: Questions about Evolution
(22-06-2016 03:12 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  Two words: selection pressures.

The more dangerous the issue, the more radical the evolved trait.

I don't think it works that way. Typically, natural selection 'settles for' good enough.

Environmental issues only indirectly drive evolution. If sufficient variation is not present or forthcoming, extinction is likely.

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22-06-2016, 06:04 PM
RE: Questions about Evolution
Wow, no one actually answered his question. Sad

The reason the Inuit don't have any evolutionary pressure to develop thick fur is because they don't need to in order to survive better than those without fur. The North American continent was only settled after the last great ice age, about 14,000 years ago. By that time, humans had developed the ability to tan leather and make warm outfits out of the skin/fur of other animals.

In short, technology can "short-circuit" the evolutionary process, to some degree. However, the Inuit do have certain DNA adaptations that have crept into the gene pool, such as the ability to consume a high-fat diet (seal blubber, etc.) without the problems the rest of us would experience, which have help them to adapt to the region. This is right in line for the kind of thing we would expect to see after a mere 14,000 years of Natural Selection acting on that population.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20...160034.htm

(Edit to Add: apparently the gene is 20,000 years old, going back to the Siberians before they came over the land bridge into what is now Alaska... but of course, the same principles apply to that population as well.)

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