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by charles brough
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why are flowers "beautiful"?
Replies: 114
Views: 121626

Re: Why are flowers "beautiful"?

It is not a matter whether flowers are beautiful or not but why we think they are. It is why our taste for flowers is the same as whatthe flowers evolved for bees to attract them. We are not bees; we do not want their pollen. So, why are we still attracted to flowers? The argument was advanced that ...
by charles brough
Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why are flowers "beautiful"?
Replies: 114
Views: 121626

Re: Why are flowers "beautiful"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzN-uIVkfjg&feature=related at 2:00 Dan gives a reasonable accounting for "why". I wish you would have set down here what the professor said about our subject instead of giving us the URL. As an atheist who thinks evolution, I just could not go through a...
by charles brough
Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: what determines small-group-animal size?
Replies: 2
Views: 5227

Re: what determines small-group-animal size?

Small group animals live in small groups no matter how vast the area around them. They take their own territory and distinctly separate it from the rest which, in turn, is divided into seperate territories by seperate small groups. With small group animals, the size of the group never expands to fil...
by charles brough
Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: How did collective animals evolve genetically?
Replies: 8
Views: 8811

Re:

You could make a case that a gene pool is actually being selected - a collection of alleles that can be differentially expressed to contribute in some cases, to individuals, and in others, to the local group, and in others, to a whole population. But the groups, teams or pools are constantly changi...
by charles brough
Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: How did collective animals evolve genetically?
Replies: 8
Views: 8811

Re: How did collective animals evolve genetically?

O.L. Wilson developed the theory of sociolobiology and what I read in his book was disappointing to me. The worst thing was he developed a whole new glossory for every term and defined them only in terms of each other. But mainly. he worked from the angle of social-genetic change. My whole work has ...
by charles brough
Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: what causes enlarged small-groups to break up?
Replies: 6
Views: 16993

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There is a simple rule: if something is a general rule, it would be observed. Divided ideologies have not lead to splits in civilization, nor any splits in small or medium size human populations. This has not been observed in humans. I have observed it in researching five separate civilizations ove...
by charles brough
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: what causes enlarged small-groups to break up?
Replies: 6
Views: 16993

Re: what causes enlarged small-groups to break up?

Have you ever heard of a pack of wolves, meercats, spider monkeys, chimps, gorillas, howler monkeys, lions, elephants, etc. living in five hundred to thousand individual size groups or shall we say herds? All of them and a mass of other such small group animals live in groups in numbers per group th...
by charles brough
Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: How did collective animals evolve genetically?
Replies: 8
Views: 8811

Re:

Tomn wrote:.-facts, observed events, plausible explanations, and solid evidence
Tomn Garter


That somehow seems unable to explain it!
by charles brough
Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: what causes enlarged small-groups to break up?
Replies: 6
Views: 16993

what causes enlarged small-groups to break up?

We humans lived millions of years as hunting-gathering groups of roughly thirty-five or so people-size. Spiker monkeys live in about twenty-five individual size groups. Other groups of social animals are genrally larger or smaller, but their group size is also unique to each of their species. This i...
by charles brough
Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: what determines small-group-animal size?
Replies: 2
Views: 5227

what determines small-group-animal size?

We humans lived millions of years as hunting-gathering groups of roughly thirty-five or so people-size. Spiker monkeys live in about twenty-five individual size groups. Other groups of social animals are genrally larger or smaller, but their group size is also unique to each of their species. This i...
by charles brough
Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: How did collective animals evolve genetically?
Replies: 8
Views: 8811

Re:

Darby wrote:Evolution happens in populations anyway, so colonial groups can be selected as collectives, as well as member traits.


How does that work?
by charles brough
Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: How did collective animals evolve genetically?
Replies: 8
Views: 8811

How did collective animals evolve genetically?

A number of animals such as ants, jellyfish, sponges, slime mold slugs and even we humans are multicellular colonies or live as social groups. Is that explained through genetic evolution? How?