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by WinterImp
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why are flowers "beautiful"?
Replies: 114
Views: 111289

Re: Why are flowers "beautiful"?

Our love of brightly coloured flowers may be just a flow on from this. [...] The bright colours are attractive and beautiful. I kind of agree with that! I think there might be something to it. Because if you go or look at any flowershop] and the flowers they sell there you can almost always point a...
by WinterImp
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Does human ancestry have two parents?
Replies: 10
Views: 8773

To answer the question as stated, yes, the first human being (however one defines that) had two parents. Our immediate ancestors on the hominid line reproduced sexually just as all primates do. Monkeys and apes all have two parents, all individuals of H. erectus had two parents each, and so did the ...
by WinterImp
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do women live longer than men?
Replies: 24
Views: 33882

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To Butterfly1, I agree with Biohazard, it makes no evolutionary sense for an organism to be programmed to die in order to give more room to its offspring. If dying is a given, though, it may make evolutionary sense for an organism to sacrifice itself for its offspring. I think that if there were ge...
by WinterImp
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Future Human Evolution
Replies: 47
Views: 86667

Regarding genetic engineering and the related social questions, I believe that is likely to be THE ONE BIG political and social issue of this century, comparable to racism in the last century. (Possibly in accompaniment to questions of AI.) Is genetic modification a right or a privilege? What restri...
by WinterImp
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1786290

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I have thought if they're viruses but since you have said "phospholipids" my thought lead me to a true cell. Please correct me if I'm wrong on this, but aren't all known viruses parasitical? That is, they are basically reproductive molecules that require the use of another organism's host...
by WinterImp
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Charles Darwin's evolution theory is out of date
Replies: 7
Views: 8103

As others have already pointed out, Charles Darwin published his theory 150 years ago and if it weren't out of date by now it would mean biologists have been bloody lazy. The basic mechanism of evolution that he put forward, natural selection, is still valid, however. What's happened is that the the...