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May
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May
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comment Did we first have swimming birds or flying birds?
Wouldn't we have had running birds first?
Jan
26
comment Why have humans evolved much more quickly than other animals?
I wish I could give this answer a hundred +1 votes! I find myself in 100% agreement with stoicfury on every point. Well done sir! Bravo.
Jan
26
comment Why have humans evolved much more quickly than other animals?
Cool. I will have to look that one up. As for the jaw muscle theory, that one was mentioned within the past few years anfd had something to do with the sagittal crest: anthro.palomar.edu/hominid/australo_2.htm
Jan
24
comment Are there any examples of sudden leaps in evolution?
I see my memory is failing on several levels... It wasn't until 2008 that the processing of citric acid happened. Man, I need a check up I think. I think the whole idea of Punctuated Equilibrium may fall in to your question of rapid evolution: evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/VIIA1bPunctuated.shtml
Jan
24
comment Are there any examples of sudden leaps in evolution?
@David I don't recall precisely, but it was over a period of years (one scientist doing the experiment). It's only been going for 24 years: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._coli_long-term_evolution_experiment
Jan
23
comment Are there any examples of sudden leaps in evolution?
E. Coli being able to subsist on cellulose? That was a nice laboratory controlled experiment, showing the 2 mutations change required for that. Although that was only rapid in chronological time, since it was 40,000 generations of bacteria.
Jan
23
comment Why have humans evolved much more quickly than other animals?
Was that the one that also talked about our jaw muscles being weaker, thus allowing our brain to grow more?
Jan
17
comment Are there neurons that can sense light shining in your ears?
This would be a great question over at Skeptics too.
Jan
11
comment What is the modern state of the theory of evolution?
Thanks for the props Larian. :)
Jan
6
comment What is the modern state of the theory of evolution?
These sound like the sort of things you'd learn at Oral Roberts University (being a total caricature of what the theory of evolution actually says...).
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