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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2018 edited
     
    @Asterix - wot AP says above.
    @AP - I guess that should be neo-Lamarckianism these days.

    The genome does not completely specify the organism. I get the idea it's a redundant set of plans that may be interpreted more literally or less so.
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2018
     
    Or perhaps like the hanging gardens of Babylon-what gets planted in it determines what it looks like.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2018
     
    Posted By: loremanOr perhaps like the hanging gardens of Babylon-what gets planted in it determines what it looks like.


    Well, OK,if you also include the influence of rainfall (if any), the assiduousness of the water carriers, and the skill of the gardeners. It seems that the genes get together to influence how they express themselves, a bit like a therapy session, and with about the same degree of predictability.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2019
     
    Strange male evolutionary paradox

    "Mossman-Pacey paradox"
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2019
     
    Isn't that a fairly common result of sexual selection in evolution? The peacock's tail, for example, that makes him a real dishy hunk to the peahens is also likely to slow him down enough to get him eaten by some jungle predaror so that be doesn't reproduce at all.
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    Yeah, it's no paradox.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2019
     
    Tell that to the turkeys shitting in my front yard.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2019
     
    There is a simple and obvious reason why male ducks are not camouflaged and more risk taking than hens and their little ducklings.
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    Ah, the pair of ducks paradox.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2020
     
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2020
     
    Posted By: aber0dermale ducks are not camouflaged and more risk taking than hens


    Female ducks are called ducks. Male ducks are called drakes.
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2020
     
    So the vain and stupid don’t get to reproduce. Is that a paradox?

    Are Dr T and I a pair o’ docs?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2020
     
    Posted By: loremanSo the vain and stupid don’t get to reproduce. Is that a paradox?


    I don't know, but it would be a situation devoutly to be desired.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2020
     
    Mankind will be uplifted, if we survive that long.
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2020
     
    Up where?
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2020
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2020
     
    5-year-old boy saves family during fire, pulls sister and dog out of window of burning house in Bartow County, Georiga.

    https://www.newswirenow.com/2020/02/14/5-year-old-boy-saves-family-during-fire-pulls-sister-and-dog-out-of-window-of-burning-house-in-bartow-county-georiga/
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    Dog first, then sister?
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2020
     
    The sister couldn't catch the dog.