Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

Postby Scoobydooby » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:59 pm

One of my favourite comedians in the world is Eddie Izzard.
Anyhoooo, he had a very interesting show on BBC called Meet The Izzards. He followed his mitochondrial DNA and traced his mother's whole line back to Africa. Then the second part was his father's DNA.

Very interesting!!
He is probably the first person to physically trace his family 's actual path through Africa to Yemen, then Turkey, then Southern Europe ( waiting out the last Ice Age), then up to Denmark, then to the U.K.

He is an atheist comedian and a very smart Brit. I like that British TV doesn't shy away from smart science shows that dare to call in to question religious orthodoxy.

If you have some dumbass bible thumper in your family who can't understand what Mitochondrial Eve and Y- Chromosomal Adam really mean, show them this show.

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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

Postby psychiatry is a scam » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:44 pm

:heyup: im filing a formal complaint . how does one do that ? :offtopic:

the computer messed up - post is supposed to refer to 120
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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

Postby scrmbldggs » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:01 pm

psychiatry is a scam wrote::heyup: im filing a formal complaint . how does one do that ? :offtopic:

the computer messed up - post is supposed to refer to 120


What do you mean, pias?
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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

Postby Poodle » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:05 pm

Yeah - I'm filing a complaint too. That guy in the background has TERRIBLE dress sense.

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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

Postby Matthew Ellard » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:23 pm

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Gawdzilla Sama wrote: How about I step on you and go find a brothel?

I'd welcome that, only because the rest of the posse would get the opportunity to see what sort of brothel "entertains" 60 foot high lizards.
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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

Postby octopus1 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:03 am

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Of course I don't care about old threads being exhumed. But some of them aren't relevant, and they take up space when trying to navigate through. Whatever. If a guy asks "please" and suggests "start a new thread" that's no where close to being forum hall monitor. But jesus, I think it's just become your pass time looking for any itch you can scratch with a scathing critique. This is true for everyone, even those of us that like you. I love your candor, when it's actual candor, and not just nasty old curmudgeon BS. Once quite fond of my interactions with you, I find myself not wanting to even log into the forum because of your attacks. They went from witty and cunning, sharp and intelligent to bitter and lashing. As a moribund forum, we sure {!#%@} gain a lot of interest from you in scolding us for anything and everything you can sink your teeth into.

Typical liberal champion of freedom of speech, as long as it agrees with me, or perhaps, as long as the person hasn't told me to {!#%@} off in disagreement. We can all be pricks when our pet idea is being threatened, then we get over it, or realize we are belittling ourselves by digging our heels in. Or we don't, and no one takes us seriously. A persuasive argument for philosophy without a verbose insult, cool. Maybe I missed it, because I try to not read what I'm not interested in. An acknowledgment that critical thinking was born out of philosophy, fantastic.


I don't know. I'm tired of the childish {!#%@}: " Thankers not thinkers" "He called you a drunk last year, so..." (Yeah, and I insulted all his posts, before he said that) ......And on and on... People just trying to share views with other people. A guy showing empathy for another is ridiculed, and that ridicule is celebrated by you, Norma. And you call me the whiner, the one that doesn't enjoy life? Hell, my life is outstanding. I complain about everything that is wrong in life on the grinding gears thread. It's miniscule. I complain because I think it's funny to complain about small {!#%@}.

It is childish to follow people around on the forum and attack what you perceive as their character, instead of making valid arguments with what you disagree with. I kept trying to see your side. You are made fun of, no doubt. But you aren't innocent. You dish it out, and you get it back.


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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

Postby Gord » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:13 am

kennyc wrote:
Gord wrote:Meh. Old stuff is interesting.

Ah, your an archaeologist eh?

Yes, my an archaeologist, eh.
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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

Postby Gord » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:24 am

Scoobydooby wrote:One of my favourite comedians in the world is Eddie Izzard.

I can never remember his name when I talk about him with my relatives.

"Human sacrifice. It's dropped off a lot since the 50s."
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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

Postby octopus1 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:28 am

Gord wrote:
Scoobydooby wrote:One of my favourite comedians in the world is Eddie Izzard.

I can never remember his name when I talk about him with my relatives.

"Human sacrifice. It's dropped off a lot since the 50s."


I can understand the difficulty. Izzard.
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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

Postby scrmbldggs » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:37 am

octopus1 wrote:
Gord wrote:
Scoobydooby wrote:One of my favourite comedians in the world is Eddie Izzard.

I can never remember his name when I talk about him with my relatives.

"Human sacrifice. It's dropped off a lot since the 50s."


I can understand the difficulty. Izzard.


This should jumpstart the memory.

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(Hopefully he won't call him Geico now. :heh:)
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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

Postby octopus1 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:40 am

scrmbldggs wrote:
octopus1 wrote:
Gord wrote:
Scoobydooby wrote:One of my favourite comedians in the world is Eddie Izzard.

I can never remember his name when I talk about him with my relatives.

"Human sacrifice. It's dropped off a lot since the 50s."


I can understand the difficulty. Izzard.


This should jumpstart the memory.

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(Hopefully he won't call him Geico now. :heh:)


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No, I'm just kidding - I love all things lizard. They have a cuteness which they don't deserve, and yet retain! They're cuddlable!
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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

Postby Gord » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:50 am

"Y'know that comedian, Gordon Gecko?..."
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Postby scrmbldggs » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:56 am

Gord wrote:"Y'know that comedian, Gordon Gecko?..."

See... :roll:
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Postby scrmbldggs » Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:00 am

octopus1 wrote:I love all things lizard. They have a cuteness which they don't deserve, and yet retain! They're cuddlable!



Aaaawwwwww! Come here for a hug, you! :lips:
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:-D
Now that's a damned decent gecko right there!
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We got a live one. Now snatch his wallet while he's distracted. :heh:
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Postby kennyc » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:20 pm

Too bad humanity was not wiped out 70,000 years ago, it seems to have gone downhill since. :P
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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

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Gawdzilla Sama wrote: How about I step on you and go find a brothel?

I'd welcome that, only because the rest of the posse would get the opportunity to see what sort of brothel "entertains" 60 foot high lizards.

Please, it's "121.92 meters tall mutant fire-breathing lizardlike-thingy".
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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

Postby Austin Harper » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:23 pm

kennyc wrote:Too bad humanity was not wiped out 70,000 years ago, it seems to have gone downhill since. :P

In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry, and has been widely regarded as a bad idea.
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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

Postby Scoobydooby » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:34 pm

Humans nearly wiped out 70000 yrs ago.
Maybe we aren't smart enough to make it past the next 70 yrs or so.
Population explosion,climate change, intensified demand for control of limited resources, viruses, religious wing nuts, nuclear weapons or even dirty bombs....
I don't know if we have the sense to stay alive much longer.
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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

Postby fromthehills » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:35 pm

Austin Harper wrote:
kennyc wrote:Too bad humanity was not wiped out 70,000 years ago, it seems to have gone downhill since. :P

In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry, and has been widely regarded as a bad idea.


Douglas could sure turn a phrase. ( At least I hope that was him, or my memory might be slipping )

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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

Postby OlegTheBatty » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:40 pm

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kennyc wrote:Too bad humanity was not wiped out 70,000 years ago, it seems to have gone downhill since. :P

In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry, and has been widely regarded as a bad idea.


Douglas could sure turn a phrase. ( At least I hope that was him, or my memory might be slipping )

Douglas Adams was, AFAIK, the first to put it in a copyrighted work. However, for all we know, he overheard it in a bar some where.
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Postby fromthehills » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:17 pm

Even better.

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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

Postby Gord » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:18 am

Scoobydooby wrote:Maybe we aren't smart enough to make it past the next 70 yrs or so.

I know I'm not!

...or at least, I hope I'm not....
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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

Postby psychiatry is a scam » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:16 am

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landrew wrote: Some authors have proposed that humans were beginning to adopt a semi-aquatic niche, and were it to continue for a few million years, might have produced a fully aquatic species, similar to seals, or even eventually like dolphins and whales.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquatic_ape_hypothesis


I'm open minded about humans having an aquatic influence into their evolutionary origins. However on one tiny point, pigs do not have hair either and they do not swim. I cannot see how not having hair can be an advantage in swimming or fishing unless there was some unique parasite like sea lice or something.

I would love to know why humans are hairless. ( Imagine if we had full pelts....what a pain dealing with hair products....I would be a scruffy mixed tabby....Pyrrho would probably look like Sylvester from the Bugs Bunny show...Bigtim would be a fluffy white Persian)


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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

Postby Major Malfunction » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:11 pm

psychiatry is a scam wrote:
Matthew Ellard wrote:
landrew wrote: Some authors have proposed that humans were beginning to adopt a semi-aquatic niche, and were it to continue for a few million years, might have produced a fully aquatic species, similar to seals, or even eventually like dolphins and whales.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquatic_ape_hypothesis


I'm open minded about humans having an aquatic influence into their evolutionary origins. However on one tiny point, pigs do not have hair either and they do not swim. I cannot see how not having hair can be an advantage in swimming or fishing unless there was some unique parasite like sea lice or something.

I would love to know why humans are hairless. ( Imagine if we had full pelts....what a pain dealing with hair products....I would be a scruffy mixed tabby....Pyrrho would probably look like Sylvester from the Bugs Bunny show...Bigtim would be a fluffy white Persian)


persistence hunting

Sweating is much more efficient with bare skin. It means you can stay cool longer than furries. They can sprint a distance but have to rest and cool down. Humans just keep inexorably jogging along until the prey collapses in utter heat exhaustion.

The other evidence for this selective behaviour in our ancestors is our legs and feet.

Our legs were starting to bow backwards, our feet were starting to elongate, our toes were becoming specialised hooves. And then once we figured out we could travel vast distances, and there was an un-tapped food resource along the coasts, I'm not surprised Humans spread so quickly.

I mean, a dude in a stormtrooper suit walked around Australia in a year!
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Re: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:52 pm

You know..............even when young and incredibly fit and active........I couldn't run continuously. BUT.... maybe that is because I was never hungry enough??????/ Ha, ha.........yes, the great motivator. No doubt in my mind that with practice I could run longer........and I do see thousands in those marathon races........Hmmmm....yeah.... just lack of motivation and NEED.

More bad design: build to run all day, sits in front of computer all day...........and night.

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