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by GaryGaulin
Fri May 08, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Biologists cannot tell us what a species or phylum is
Replies: 39
Views: 31779

Futurezoologist, after reading your reply it seemed like you are saying that natural selection is responsible for speciation. But from what I have been seeing in computer models that produce information increase speciation is inherent to the molecular mechanism and would still occur where there is n...
by GaryGaulin
Fri May 08, 2009 3:28 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Hobbit Skull Comparison Software's Unexpected Result.
Replies: 10
Views: 32724

Thanks again skeptic! That was excellent information to add to the thread. I think that the best of all was in comments of the first article where it was mentioned that the body stature and giant feet might be a swimming adaptation. With flippers like that I would imagine they could have swam to the...
by GaryGaulin
Wed May 06, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Hobbit Skull Comparison Software's Unexpected Result.
Replies: 10
Views: 32724

Their origin is still very controversial: Homo floresiensis ("Flores Man", nicknamed Hobbit) is a possible species in the genus Homo, remarkable for its small body and brain and for its survival until relatively recent times. It was named after the Indonesian island of Flores on which the ...
by GaryGaulin
Wed May 06, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Hobbit Skull Comparison Software's Unexpected Result.
Replies: 10
Views: 32724

Yes, thanks skeptic for explaining the "hobbit" connection! What I am trying to do is better explain the island effect, which in turn might help explain epigenetic switching of genes towards a goal such as to become smaller in response to the niche to be filled. Some of the genetic medical...
by GaryGaulin
Tue May 05, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What are microspheres and coacervates?
Replies: 2
Views: 30022

Re: What are microspheres and coacervates?

Hi tou, I have a video showing moving coacervates that I made with red cabbage indicator and egg yolk. It seemed like a good thing to try together and it worked great. m I suspect that the light might be activating the cabbage pigment to make them move, but would love to know more about what powers ...
by GaryGaulin
Tue May 05, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Hobbit Skull Comparison Software's Unexpected Result.
Replies: 10
Views: 32724

Hobbit Skull Comparison Software's Unexpected Result.

I think I need help on this one! I found a good comparison between Hobbit skull and modern human at "Bone Clones", here is a small picture of it: http://www.boneclones.com/images/BH-033-comp-promo.jpg m The two skulls were each made a separate image on a black background with eye and mouth...
by GaryGaulin
Sat May 02, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Future Human Evolution
Replies: 47
Views: 89225

Linn, try to look on the bright side of things. Even with all the modern dangers it's still a more certain future than where we all lived in the trees of some volcanic island. In our species the trend towards increased intelligence might be deterministic in a way that we become smarter and wiser. We...
by GaryGaulin
Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Future Human Evolution
Replies: 47
Views: 89225

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I was about to warn that even though this exaggeration of real life is from cartoons kids watch on Japanese and US television it was taken to the level of porn. Same thing seems to have happened to all the other examples I could give including ones you only thought existed on a Hallmark Card. Even t...
by GaryGaulin
Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Future Human Evolution
Replies: 47
Views: 89225

Oops, duplicate post.
by GaryGaulin
Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:24 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Future Human Evolution
Replies: 47
Views: 89225

Sorry for not having provided more details! Some of giant eyed ones look a little hideous but it represents the look that the human mind sees as desirable even though it is not common in our morphology, yet. Artists often exaggerate features this way, or it's airbrushed onto pictures of models. I th...
by GaryGaulin
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
Replies: 247
Views: 819819

Gary, once again you've succeeded in making me think. I was hoping so! I'm afraid I'm going to have to hold off on responding to your comments about intelligence, since I'd like to take my time reading the links you provided and that's probably going to have to wait until after finals are over, so ...
by GaryGaulin
Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Future Human Evolution
Replies: 47
Views: 89225

Re: Future Human Evolution

Hello every one Just wanted to share with you these links which discuss this interesting topic "future human evolution" , they have ideas and views about how humans will look like in the future and what they are evolving to: http://www.humansfuture.org http://www.betterhumans.com http://h...