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Pygmy

pygmy

Origin: L. Pygmaeus, Gr, fr. The fist, a measure of length, the distance from the elbow to the knuckles, about 131 inches. Cf. Pugnacious, Fist

Alternative forms: pigmy.

1. One of a fabulous race of dwarfs who waged war with the cranes, and were destroyed.

2. Hence, a short, insignificant person; a dwarf. Pygmies are pygmies still, though perched on alps. And pyramids are pyramids in vales. (young)


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Re: Homosexuality - mutation? Evolutionary reasons.

... of that section "social Darwinism." Oh, and homosexual "behavior" seems to be a good name for the activity of the pygmy chimps because they do not have monogamous relationships nor would they mate for life. In humans, homosexuality seems to be a good term because ...

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by expectationsnegate
Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:34 am
 
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Interesting. Pygmy chimp is a mammal that shows high amounts of homosexuality, in wiki they claim they are an animal that shows the highest homosexuality activity. Want to know another interesting fact? Humans (as a whole) also ...

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by gfrabizi
Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:20 pm
 
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Homosexuality - mutation? Evolutionary reasons.

Yes, I agree with you fully. I just thought the pygmy chimp case is interesting and supports that genetics contribute to this behaviour.

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by Darwin420
Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:48 am
 
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Homosexuality - mutation? Evolutionary reasons.

Interesting. Pygmy chimp is a mammal that shows high amounts of homosexuality, in wiki they claim they are an animal that shows the highest homosexuality activity. Want to know another interesting fact? Humans (as a whole) also ...

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by Darwin420
Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:56 pm
 
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Animal Name Game!

... at the nose, lemurs usually have whiskers and a dog like nose, in this picture(from what I can tell) both those features are lacking. Looks like a pygmy marmoset or something related to it.

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by Darwin420
Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:53 am
 
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