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Shedding our penis spines helped us become human, DNA study hints
Guardian ^ | Wednesday 9 March 2011 | Ian Sample

Posted on 03/10/2011 1:50:12 PM PST by Cardhu

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To: Cardhu
One missing section of DNA was found to block a gene that, in other animals, stifles the growth of brain cells.

So that explains the stupidity of libtards. They are not missing the specific section of DNA, and the gene that inhibits the growth of brain cells is not blocked.

51 posted on 03/10/2011 2:35:20 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Larry Lucido
Who has the penis spine ping list? Or did we lose that too?

We're hydraulic.


"The evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins speculated in 2006 that the loss of the bone in humans, when it is present in our nearest related species the chimpanzee, is a result of sexual selection by females looking for signs of good health in prospective mates. The reliance of the human penis solely on hydraulic means to achieve a rigid state makes it particularly vulnerable to blood pressure variation. Poor erectile function betrays not only physical states such as diabetes and neurological disorders but mental states such as stress and depression.[6]

It has also been speculated that the loss of the bone in humans, when it is present in our nearest related species the chimpanzee, is because humans evolved a mating system in which the male tended to accompany a particular female all the time to attempt to ensure paternity of her children which allows for frequent matings of short duration.

Observation suggests that primates with a baculum only infrequently encounter females, but engage in longer periods of copulation which the baculum makes possible, thereby maximizing their chances of fathering the female's offspring. For humans, it is almost impossible to tell when the female is fertile so frequent matings would be necessary to ensure paternity."

52 posted on 03/10/2011 2:40:26 PM PST by Cardhu
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To: driftdiver

And to think that we support these inane studies with our tax dollars. Is it any surprise that we are broke?


53 posted on 03/10/2011 2:40:38 PM PST by 353FMG (Liberalism = Communism under the guise of compassion.)
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To: Cardhu

54 posted on 03/10/2011 2:48:31 PM PST by Paradox (Matthews has the emotional equilibrium of a pregnant, gambling chihuahua on meth.)
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To: Larry Lucido; Fromhardt; Mobile Vulgus; Islaminaction; sausageseller; Suvroc10; humblegunner; ...

I have the list!

(It’s composed of nothing but zotted bloggers.)


55 posted on 03/10/2011 2:51:10 PM PST by shibumi (I am The Nexus One - I want more life, Baby I aint done!)
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To: Larry Lucido
Who has the penis spine ping list? Or did we lose that too?

We don’t have one. If you have penis spines you post over at Democratic Underground.
56 posted on 03/10/2011 2:55:09 PM PST by Cheburashka (Democratic Underground: The Hogwarts of stupid.)
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I was wondering where I left those...


57 posted on 03/10/2011 2:56:42 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Cardhu

I imagine they also made the “second date” a much greater possibility.


58 posted on 03/10/2011 3:00:17 PM PST by Ronin ("Dismantle the TSA and send the screeners back to Wal-Mart.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

A charter member of the Steepledick tribe.


59 posted on 03/10/2011 3:03:42 PM PST by OldEagle
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To: Larry Lucido; Eaker; TheMom

I think Eaker has it but the Mom won’t let him take it out of the house by himself.......:o)


60 posted on 03/10/2011 3:09:51 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Cheburashka

No, that’s if you have penis envy.


61 posted on 03/10/2011 3:10:28 PM PST by Crcl1
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To: frithguild

That is proof that if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.


62 posted on 03/10/2011 3:18:02 PM PST by Jonty30
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To: Cardhu

BS!


63 posted on 03/10/2011 3:21:37 PM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: Cardhu

Also discovered: Loss of spinal DNA turned humans into liberal Dems and RINOS.


64 posted on 03/10/2011 3:22:17 PM PST by Fledermaus (It's time for conservatives to take the country back. Atlas is Shrugging. WINNING!)
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To: Cardhu; tiapam; jaycee; Randy Larsen; All

*****” For humans, it is almost impossible to tell when the female is fertile..............(so frequent matings would be necessary to ensure paternity”)**********

Try looking for PMS symptoms....... - then mating would only be necessary once a month for procreation......

•Symptoms start sometime after ovulation, which occurs about two weeks before the start of a period. Typically, symptoms occur during the five days before a period. However, some women have symptoms for two weeks or so leading up to a period. Typically, symptoms gradually get worse as the period approaches.
•Symptoms go within three to four days after your period starts.
•Symptoms that occur all the time are not due to PMS.
.

http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Premenstrual-Syndrome.htm


65 posted on 03/10/2011 3:24:59 PM PST by yorkie
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To: Slings and Arrows

While posters are concentrating on their penises, I’m wondering why men can grow full beards if they have lost the gene to do so.

But that’s just me.


66 posted on 03/10/2011 3:28:12 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Cardhu

I read that Monica still loves Bill. I wonder what she thinks of all this. Do cigars have spines?


67 posted on 03/10/2011 3:37:10 PM PST by Rannug
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To: Cardhu
hence, the prolificity of bunnies and their hmmmm actions..


68 posted on 03/10/2011 3:37:51 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: yorkie

Oh I don’t have to do all that book learning stuff to know. I check the calendar for the the last time I was in the dawg haus and figure it out from there.

Of course I am bad at math, have a bad memory and a short attention span. But there it is fun even if I don`t win the lottery.


69 posted on 03/10/2011 3:38:34 PM PST by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu
"I check the calendar for the last time I was in the dawg haus and figure it out from there"

What do you write on your calendar?

("Oops, I did it AGAIN!") ?

70 posted on 03/10/2011 3:44:41 PM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie; Cardhu

71 posted on 03/10/2011 3:49:17 PM PST by tiapam
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To: Cardhu
Speak for yourself.

Got the whiskers and the spine.

72 posted on 03/10/2011 3:56:53 PM PST by x
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To: yorkie

Check my things to do list - like get some new furniture for the dawg house - check off two weeks of days. Consider getting a double bed so my PMS lady could move in from time to time - or just resign myself to posting on FR.


73 posted on 03/10/2011 3:59:20 PM PST by Cardhu
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To: tiapam

No dear, of course not dear - my what a beautiful smile you have.


74 posted on 03/10/2011 4:03:33 PM PST by Cardhu
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To: x

Damn, I gave up the spine for a bigger brain - what a fool I was.


75 posted on 03/10/2011 4:08:19 PM PST by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu
There IS a way men can stay out of the dawg haus........

Stay out of the Dog House (Click here)

76 posted on 03/10/2011 4:14:27 PM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

WOW! Great info on how to get out of the dawg haus - thanks yorkie - J.C.Penny’s Jewelry (cubic zirconias)


77 posted on 03/10/2011 4:25:43 PM PST by Cardhu
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To: Larry Lucido

I took the word “spine” as in “backbone”.

You think *you* guys were saying “WTF?!?!”.....


78 posted on 03/10/2011 4:36:37 PM PST by Salamander (I may be lonely but I'm never alone...and the nights may pass me by......but I never cry.)
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79 posted on 03/10/2011 4:51:23 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

ROTF, Martin!!!!!


80 posted on 03/10/2011 4:52:42 PM PST by yorkie
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To: fso301
>>While a human and a chimp may be 97 percent identical. A human and a pine tree may perhaps be 90 percent identical?


81 posted on 03/10/2011 5:06:22 PM PST by Daffynition ( DBKP ~ Death By 1000 Papercuts)
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82 posted on 03/10/2011 5:08:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: frithguild

As David Letterman said: “No more phone calls please, we have a winner here” in the comments section.

Where in the world did you find this photo?


83 posted on 03/10/2011 5:33:10 PM PST by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of "liberals, Islam and illegal immigration.)
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To: SunkenCiv
The San Bushmen are physically different than all other humans. This difference is catalogued in ancient Egpytian hieroglyphics.

The Khoisan People

"Two striking anatomical features are steatopygia and macronympha(The Hottentot apron) The former refers to an accumulation of fat over the buttocks(Saarti Baartman) Not only the buttocks but the thighs as-well Large buttocks are a prized possession among the San The San male penis(I had a private peek)is constantly at a 64 degree horizontal position while the bantu has a 0 degree position. "

84 posted on 03/10/2011 5:33:10 PM PST by blam
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To: yorkie

Crabby then horney...repeat!

Sheesh!


85 posted on 03/10/2011 5:33:16 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: frithguild

As David Letterman said: “No more phone calls please, we have a winner here” in the comments section.

Where in the world did you find this photo?


86 posted on 03/10/2011 5:33:36 PM PST by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of "liberals, Islam and illegal immigration.)
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To: Cardhu
Given the high promiscuity in the West, will penis spines suddenly have a punc-eq moment and spread like wildfire?

Or does abortion negate the genetic advantage conferred?

Cheers!

87 posted on 03/10/2011 5:34:27 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Squantos; Larry Lucido; Eaker; TheMom

It’s over by the missing whiskers!


88 posted on 03/10/2011 5:43:04 PM PST by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure the accuracy of the quotes. ~ Abraham Lincoln, 1865)
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To: Cardhu; martin_fierro; mikrofon
Shedding our penis spines helped us become human. . . .

Speak for yourself.

89 posted on 03/10/2011 7:09:58 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Not about to shed *mine*!)
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90 posted on 03/10/2011 7:18:02 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Conyers, Dean, McKinney . . .)
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To: Charles Henrickson; martin_fierro; Cardhu
DNA RESEARCHERS SNIPE AT HUMAN PENIS SPINE
91 posted on 03/10/2011 7:33:23 PM PST by mikrofon (Reader PINES for evolutionary throwback.)
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For the benefit of any who might have missed it, the basic non-evolution of modern man.

What this particular thread is about is a total misinterpretation of recent findings involving chimpanzee vs human DNA. It turned out that the genetic gap between modern man and chimpanzees is truly gigantic and the idea that anybody could see any sort of an argument FOR evolution in any of that is astonishing and evidence of people living in a total state of denial.

Not only does this new finding make the Haldane dilemma a thousand time or more worse than it already was for evolutionites (it was already far too bad for them to live with), it also makes the gap between us and hominids a thousand times more unbridgeable, and it was unbridgeable to start with.

92 posted on 03/10/2011 9:23:41 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: wendy1946

“Proving” that man evolved from chimps or apes is another way that the leftists demean humanity (as if they weren’t part of it — oh, wait...). It fits their narrative, so true or not, they will repeat it until it causes a fuss between those who are fooled and we who know the truth.


93 posted on 03/11/2011 1:32:26 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Cardhu

“Snipe pines for the penis spine.”

- Epsin


94 posted on 03/11/2011 1:41:42 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: library user

LOL - among the best kitty pics.


95 posted on 03/11/2011 1:42:16 AM PST by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: TheOldLady

You can see the problem here... I mean, logic simply bounces off these people like water off a duck. What’s going to happen is that the laughter will reach a certain level and then it won’t be possible for a teacher or professor to stand in front of a classroom and talk about evolution any more without hearing snickering and seeing eyes rolling back, and at some point they (evolutionites) will all crack from the stress. At that point evolution will be something you only hear about in teachers’ lounges until those suckers all die out from old age and then it’ll be gone.


96 posted on 03/11/2011 4:32:57 AM PST by wendy1946
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To: wendy1946

From your lips to God’s ears.


97 posted on 03/11/2011 4:42:40 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: martin_fierro
There's a ping for taht??!!
98 posted on 03/11/2011 5:56:14 AM PST by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: TheOldLady

An assumption of evolution allows for one to believe your own group (or even an individual) to be superior to another. This is the CORE of leftist belief, that they are superior. They spend their lives justifying that belief.
Unfortunately, it also justifies racism. Obviously, some “races” are “more evolved” and superior than others, right?

Creationism, all decended from one man created in the image of God, obviates any thoughts of superiority of one people group over another.


99 posted on 03/11/2011 5:59:15 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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Hmmmm... [nodding]


100 posted on 03/11/2011 6:57:38 AM PST by TheOldLady
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