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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #840 on: April 30, 2021, 01:39:06 PM »
Very cool!  O0
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #841 on: April 30, 2021, 02:44:10 PM »
Some interesting views on the origins of humanity.

Fossils may indicate that human ancestors evolved in Europe.

https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/evolution-europe 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170523083548.htm



Musings on the above mentioned article and a deep dive into the possibility that humanity was genetically engineered.


This is quite an interesting idea. You have to skip to the middle of the video to get past all of the political posturing BS to get to the point about mutation and 23 vs 24 pairs of chromosomes, but once you get there there are some thought provoking points made. I suspect some further due diligence in necessary on the part of the reader/viewer.

Edit a few minutes later -  it did not take long to find a rebuttal, which is hilarious in places.

https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/the-mystery-of-the-missing-chromosome-with-a-special-guest-appearance-from-facebook-creationists

The rebuttal has some flaws in it as well. It does not address some of the more interesting points of the video and its characterization of  the the group  suggesting genetic engineering as "creationists" does not make sense to me, unless there is a third interpretation out there claiming the Finger of God is at play in genetic engineering. The key seems to be whether an individual with the 23 chromosome mutation can successfully mate with a 24 chromosome individual and produce viable offspring that carry the trait (way back then). No one seems to investigate that point very well, beyond saying "it can't happen because we cannot breed with apes". Obviously, either successful breeding did occur, or someone played with the genes of a large enough group of proto-hominids to create a viable breeding pool.

Or we are the descendants of a race from another world, unrelated to earth hominids.

Or the result of early hominid magic!
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #842 on: May 03, 2021, 01:55:25 PM »
Modern homo sapiens used to bang with Neanderthals quite frequently.
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #843 on: May 03, 2021, 02:14:44 PM »
^Do you have some dirty cave scrawlings you created that you want to share with us?
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #844 on: May 03, 2021, 06:16:04 PM »
he was there.
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #845 on: May 03, 2021, 06:28:37 PM »
Was he the Neanderthal or the 'modern homosapein'?
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #846 on: May 03, 2021, 07:42:14 PM »
It's pretty telling that just about all the highly upvoted comments on that "genetic engineering" YouTube video are people shouting about how enlightened they are for knowing the truth and some totally not coded racist remarks about how diversity is bad and it's OK to only want to hang out with people that "look like you."   :2funny:  ::)
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #847 on: May 10, 2021, 02:35:51 PM »
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #848 on: May 10, 2021, 05:39:47 PM »
Very cool!  :clap:
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #849 on: July 11, 2021, 06:21:50 AM »


Virgin Galactic (VSS Unity SpaceShipTwo) will launch into space today.  Here (YT) you can watch it live.

Should start in about 2 hours.

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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #850 on: July 11, 2021, 11:07:58 AM »
Sounds like he had a great trip. 
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