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Smaller brains, more wrinkles, fewer teeth [No...this isn't another Laz/Humblegunner thread]
the Sun ^ | Oct 6 2012 | LYNSEY HAYWOOD

Posted on 10/06/2012 8:25:55 AM PDT by Daffynition

EVOLUTION has changed our bodies and faces over thousands of years — and it’s still happening.

Here’s how leading anatomical experts predict our descendants will differ physically from us in 1,000 years from now.

- We’ll be TALLER at 6-7ft because of improved nutrition and medical science. Osteopath Garry Trainer, from north London, says: “The average American is about one inch taller than in 1960.”

- Our INTESTINES will get shorter so we don’t absorb as much fat and sugar — a natural way of avoiding obesity, says dentist Dr Philip Stemmer.

(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Weird Stuff
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What's not to like?

*** - Everyone will have the same shape of NOSE because climate is having less influence on broad or narrow hooters thanks to air conditioning and central heating.

- Central heating and warm clothing means we’ll be LESS HAIRY but there’ll be more WRINKLES as a result of peering at our electronic devices.***

1 posted on 10/06/2012 8:25:57 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Basketball rims will be 12ft off the ground..


2 posted on 10/06/2012 8:28:27 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: Daffynition
Smaller brains, more wrinkles, fewer teeth

HUSSEIN voters no doubt!

3 posted on 10/06/2012 8:28:46 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Daffynition

“The average American is about one inch taller than in 1960.”

Even with all those south of the border types invading the country?


4 posted on 10/06/2012 8:31:21 AM PDT by running_dog_lackey
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To: Daffynition; Lazamataz

So, since you were referenced...

Will you hit it (6’7” scrawny b!7ch with a perfect nose) in 1000 years?

Sounds a bit like FWOTUS right now, no?


5 posted on 10/06/2012 8:32:08 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Daffynition
“The average American is about one inch taller than in 1960.”

At that rate we won't be 6 to 7 feet tall in a 1,000 years. It will be more like 8 to 9+ feet tall.

6 posted on 10/06/2012 8:34:28 AM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Daffynition
And we'll all be the same color--dirty mouse gray--oh yay--hooray--metronicans

sing along (oscar meyer wiener song)

I wish we were all met ron i cans
that is what we truly need to be e eee
cause if were all met ron i cans
we would all live in harmony

7 posted on 10/06/2012 8:37:27 AM PDT by bigheadfred (wowza)
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To: Daffynition

I seriously doubt we change THAT much in 1000 years. Maybe 1,000,000 years.


8 posted on 10/06/2012 8:39:06 AM PDT by MeanGreen2008
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To: Daffynition

The article mentions that men can look forward to smaller testicles? Guess half the population will be Democrats?


9 posted on 10/06/2012 8:39:36 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

evolution will eventually change rat men into sissys.

it is inevitable. my dad said they would have to squat to pee. he’s still alive at ninety.

it might be a good thing, i think sometimes. let them all live in their social unions so they cannot reproduce.

i would prefer we give them their own island so we could watch their demise.

blessings, bobo


10 posted on 10/06/2012 8:46:47 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: Daffynition
Crap—random (to Godless secular scientists at any rate) mutations are responsible for current species, not traits that promote survival nor aberrations which enhance biological virtues.
A mutation that allows a better chance of survival has as much a chance of occurring as one that doesn't and no matter the environment the (to Godless secular scientists) odds of survival and reproduction are the same.

Evidence is the homosexual—no mutation would be so radical as to allow such a sterile anti-biological, socially toxic and stomach churning image to last an instant in an efficacious hominid world—it is and always has been nurture.

But the fraud of “Natural Selection” in the wrong hands can even justify genocide—oh wait, it has.

11 posted on 10/06/2012 8:48:23 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Water is wet and Obama is a liar.")
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To: running_dog_lackey
“The average American is about one inch taller than in 1960.”

I may be average but I certainly grew more than an inch since I was 10 years old....not many but definitely more.

12 posted on 10/06/2012 8:50:20 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab him with a harpoon.....)
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To: Daffynition

Your great-great-great-...................-great grandchild?

13 posted on 10/06/2012 9:10:46 AM PDT by mikrofon (By then, it could be a girl.)
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To: Daffynition

I have an alternative theory that may agree with some of these projections, but disagrees with others.

Acupuncture medicine is by far the oldest known form of medicine, but because of taboos against dissection, many of their theories and diagnostic techniques are based on external observations.

One such theory, called Yin-Yang theory, is based on the idea that health is based on a balanced uptake of Yin and output of Yang. A good analogy is breathing, inhaling fresh air for its oxygen is Yin, and exhaling carbon dioxide is Yang.

They subdivided the internal organs they knew of by their relative proportion of Yin functions and Yang functions.

For example, the lungs are the primary Yin organ, since their most essential function is mostly to bring in fresh oxygen, with the Yang expulsion of CO2 seen as much less important.

Conversely, the large intestines are seen as the primary Yang organ, since they mostly expel feces. But they also have a minor Yin function of squeezing out most of the moisture in the feces for reuse before it is expelled.

Again, because optimally a person has a balance between Yin and Yang, it lead to another discovery, that places, even entire continents, vary based on the amount of Yin and Yang in their environments.

For a long time, they have known that southeast Asia is extremely Yin in character. That is the plants, the water, the animals, almost everything. But in modern times they discovered that North America is almost the exact opposite.

That is, North America is an extremely Yang place.

Once again, for optimal health you want a balance between Yin and Yang. This means that over generations, American’s Yin organs would become stronger, to get every bit of Yin they could out of the Yang environment. And their Yang organs would become somewhat weaker.

Diagnostically, this explains stereotypical native Americans, Indians. Barrel chests, reddish skin, and other things are very indicative of too much Yang. Conversely, the narrow chests and yellow skin of Orientals can be explained by having too much Yin.

All this to explain how in the future, European ancestry Americans will in appearance become more and more like Indians.


14 posted on 10/06/2012 10:02:00 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Daffynition
Evolution is only affected by the characteristics that make it more likely that you will have offspring that survive.

Looking at current trends, this means that white Europeans will not be well-represented in the future.

15 posted on 10/06/2012 10:05:45 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: momtothree

“The article mentions that men can look forward to smaller testicles? Guess half the population will be Democrats?”

A statistical analysis error. Conservatives will have larger testicles and Democraps will have smaller ones.

Why? ‘Cause the gubbament will soon have available pregnancy kits and the bastard breeders can they eliminate the cost of a series of boyfriends (AKA Mack Daddies).

Efficiency - gotta love it.


16 posted on 10/06/2012 10:21:47 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Daffynition
We’ll be TALLER at 6-7ft because of improved nutrition and medical science.

How can this be with Obamacare the Law f The Land?

17 posted on 10/06/2012 11:29:12 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Daffynition

more junk science

look at how much human societies, and our technology, and our health, and life expectancy have changed over the past 4,000 years

and yet other than average height, very little about modern mad looks radically different today than then

but, I guess the Sun newspaper had some empty columns they needed to fill


18 posted on 10/06/2012 11:30:55 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Wuli
more junk science

Agreed. Junk science and junk journalism.

19 posted on 10/06/2012 11:36:00 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Daffynition

Natural selection involves organisms adapting over time to their environment.

Most, though perhaps not all, of the pressure leading to such adaption goes right out the window once an organism starts changing its environment to suit.

In fact, right now in advanced societies the fittest people, in the Darwinian sense, are the least successful. They are far more likely to reproduce than more successful people, with the very most successful being the most likely to be childless.

Curious about the shorter intestine bit for obesity. Would seem that shortening the intestines is presently well within our capacities and could be used to treat weight problems, but don’t recall any discussion of such, just stomach stapling and the like.

OTOH, my boss recently had his entire large intestine removed for medical reasons and has gained quite a bit of weight since, enough that he has to watch his diet. I assume therefore they’re referencing primarily the small intesting.


20 posted on 10/06/2012 11:40:14 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: newheart

I’m 6’2”, My son is 6’2”, My Father was 6’2”, evolutionary dead end, no growth in almost a hundred years.


21 posted on 10/06/2012 11:52:22 AM PDT by Little Bill
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To: Daffynition
The assumption that current conditions will persist thousands of years into the future is naive at best.

“Good” nutrition leads to height gains but suddenly becomes “bad” when the society shifts toward the sedentary. Tribalism is subsidized, rewarded and encouraged, yet racial characteristics are envisioned as fading.

Not to leave the feminists out of this pc futurist fantasy, men's testicles are envisioned as shrinking when the rationale for larger testicles has been promiscuity for as long as I can remember.

How about shrinking ovaries and fewer eggs since such a large swath of the female population is constantly tricking their bodies into false pregnancy in order to avoid conception? How about decreased natural estrogen production among females for the same reason?

Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, and vice versa.

22 posted on 10/06/2012 12:19:31 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Little Bill

6’2” and your nom de freep is LlittleBill?

My dad is 5’10” I’m 6’1” and my sons are 6’, 6’3”, 6’3”, and 6’2”(and growing) respectively.


23 posted on 10/06/2012 12:59:14 PM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: newheart
It is a translation of my name from the Middle English, I am hoping my Grandsons break the barrier, though I doubt it. One of the problems of having a Scots Irish, Irish, English, Polish and Lithuanian heritage is that my Grandsons may look like the Minotaur rather than Theseus.
24 posted on 10/06/2012 1:16:02 PM PDT by Little Bill
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To: Daffynition
The average American is one inch taller than in 1960?

I guess in my family we are all above average. My siblings and I are all much more than one inch taller than we were in 1960.

25 posted on 10/06/2012 1:32:39 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Wuli

Well it is the Sun. :)


26 posted on 10/06/2012 7:08:51 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: momtothree

LOL


27 posted on 10/06/2012 7:10:27 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: RegulatorCountry

...let’s not forget wisdom teeth. :)


28 posted on 10/06/2012 7:16:10 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Sherman Logan
[Not to demean your boss]


29 posted on 10/06/2012 7:17:51 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition; SunkenCiv; KevinDavis

These eople can’t predict the shape of the pizza they ordered.

If the SHTF and society regresses to primitive states, we could see humans shrink and stuff


30 posted on 10/06/2012 7:19:20 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: rockabyebaby

“more wrinkles, fewer teeth”

I’ve got those now since I had cancer.

I never had a cavity in my life until I was 72 and got lung cancer but my mouth all of a sudden rotted out.

I think the wrinkles are natural @ 75!


31 posted on 10/06/2012 7:32:02 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Little Bill
One of the problems of having a Scots Irish, Irish, English, Polish and Lithuanian heritage is that my Grandsons may look like the Minotaur rather than Theseus.

Substitute Romanian and Cree Indian for the Polish and Lithuanian and you've just described my family tree as well. My guys range from 14-29, and I can assure you, eventually most of the bull-headed traits disappear.

32 posted on 10/07/2012 6:40:44 AM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Daffynition

33 posted on 10/07/2012 7:34:44 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

34 posted on 10/07/2012 7:45:44 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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