Glory days

August 27, 2011

T-shirt of Barack Obama style art of Bill Clinton says, “MISS ME YET? Great Economy. No wars. And a little something on the side!” 

I think this sums up some of your ideas about life too (even if you don’t agree with the shirt).

Via I have seen your hole on the Internet

 

 


Promiscuous sex gave you an evolutionary edge

August 27, 2011

 

One more reason why evolution is better than your myth:

Title of the article: “Sleeping around gave early humans immune boost from Neanderthals, Denisovans”

The ancestry of modern humans has gotten much more interesting in recent years. Completion of the Neanderthal genome came with a bit of a surprise: they may be extinct, but many modern humans carry pieces of their genome, a sign that our ancestors had some rather significant interactions with them. About the same time, we learned that there was another group of archaic humans called the Denisovans present in Asia at the same time; nine months later, we learned that our ancestors had slept with them, too.

The evidence came in the form of DNA that was unevenly distributed within modern human populations. Modern humans had gotten their start in Africa, but Neanderthal or Denisovan DNA is rare or absent in African populations. Instead, it’s more common in Asian and European populations, which suggests that interbreeding only took place after modern humans had migrated out of Africa.

Read on

Thanks, Paul!


Dolphins will usher the apocalypse

August 27, 2011

Tweet says, “If your apartment is hit by a dolphin, DO NOT GO OUT TO SEE IF THE DOLPHIN IS OKAY. That’s how the hurricane tricks you into coming outside.” 

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