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In pictures: Climate change could make red hair a thing of the past if Scotland gets sunnier
Posted on 07/06/2014 6:09:06 PM PDT by BBell
A DNA expert has has made the bold claim that ginger hair gene could die out if Scotland climate improves.
REDHEADS could become extinct as Scotland gets sunnier, experts have claimed.
The gene that causes red hair is thought to be an evolutionary response to the lack of sun in Scotland.
Redhead colouring allows people to get the maximum vitamin D from what little sun there is.
Only one to two per cent of the worlds population has red hair but in Scotland the figure is about 13 per cent, or 650,000 people.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailyrecord.co.uk ...
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I think Cartman is behind this.
posted on 07/06/2014 6:09:06 PM PDT
So, I guess this means climate change will also cause different colors of hair dye to also become extinct? We better “warn” somebody!!!
posted on 07/06/2014 6:12:41 PM PDT
(The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
It's the recessive gene. Two people must mate who carry the recessive gene to get a readhead, and still the genes that do combine are more likely to produce darker hair.
Red hair dye looks fake; I don't know why people use it.
Blondes require two recessive genes, too.
The ancient Scythians had red hair, a long ways from Scotland. Scotland and Ireland do produce a lot of redheads. Maybe they will save the genes for it.
posted on 07/06/2014 6:18:21 PM PDT
Oh great, gorebull warming caused me to lose most of what’s left of my grayish red hair.
posted on 07/06/2014 6:18:41 PM PDT
(long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
Scotland? Extinct? Rumor has it that the occasional redhead can be found in Ireland too.
To: Gay State Conservative
There are more than you’d expect in Northern Spain as well.
posted on 07/06/2014 6:22:49 PM PDT
I believe this claim was debunked some years ago, but still makes the rounds every few years.
posted on 07/06/2014 6:22:54 PM PDT
("Ya could look it up!")
Why would it get sunnier?
posted on 07/06/2014 6:23:49 PM PDT
This sounds like one of those stories put out to see how gullible the press is. I’m looking for it to be revealed as such or refuted within a week.
posted on 07/06/2014 6:24:12 PM PDT
posted on 07/06/2014 6:24:28 PM PDT
(Living in beauty)
Lysenko! Thou should’st be living at this hour!
posted on 07/06/2014 6:26:12 PM PDT
Ah here we go:
“Alistair Moffat (born 1950, Kelso, Scotland) is an award winning writer and journalist, former director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Rector of the University of St Andrews. Moffat was educated at the University of St Andrews, graduating in 1972 with a degree in Medieval History. While at St Andrews Moffat earned first team caps in both rugby and cricket, also playing basketball and athletics.”
There’s a sound scientific backgound, eh laddies?
“On the BBC Today Programme, Moffat made a couple of inaccurate statements, including that the company has discovered Eve’s “grandson” and that 97% of men surnamed Cohen share a common genetic marker. These statements were later retracted by the chief scientist of BritainsDNA. In the meantime, two geneticists at University College London, David Balding and Mark Thomas, as well as other UCL colleagues, have attacked both these statements and genetic ancestry companies in general.”
posted on 07/06/2014 6:28:29 PM PDT
Is there anything these hoaxsters won’t claim is linked to “climate change”??
posted on 07/06/2014 6:32:48 PM PDT
(Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
There was a hoax going around that “scientists” predicted that blond hair would disappear in the future.
posted on 07/06/2014 6:34:30 PM PDT
Texas produces a fair amount. They aren't all mine.
We aren't going to die out. The gene for red hair is tied to the gene for reproducing like rabbits on caffine.
So...global warming will tilt the earth’s axis to deliver more sunlight to the northern hemisphere? Who knew?
posted on 07/06/2014 6:47:03 PM PDT
(Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocquevillea)
Sheesh...someone doesn’t understand evolution.
Scotland was under a glacier 20 thousand years ago, and the ancestors of the Celts lived in the Ukraine back then.
posted on 07/06/2014 6:57:19 PM PDT
(liberals only love politically correct poor people)
The ginger women can just come live at my house. Thanks BBell.
posted on 07/06/2014 7:01:57 PM PDT
First the bald eagle and then the spotted owl - now redheads!
We can’t hunt NUTHIN!
I don't know. That would be true for the lady down the block. She had 3 or 4 redheads fast. They moved.
Now in my case, I'm the only one known for generations. None of my three children had red hair. Mine was carrot top red as a child, then darkened to auburn, by my 40's was turning white.
Not too many guys wanted to date me in hs. I did meet my husband but that was one humongous mistake.
posted on 07/06/2014 7:08:15 PM PDT
That would be true for the lady down the block. She had 3 or 4 redheads fast.
And maybe a few more you didn't see, scattered throughout the neighborhood. ;)
I don't see red-heads fading.
To: If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
Hunt all you like. This redhead hunts back. It's a dangerous business. ;)
I remember learning in college that Christopher Columbus was probably a redhead.
US Chamber of Communists probably paid for this quack science, too
posted on 07/06/2014 7:21:40 PM PDT
(Haley Barbour gave me $15 to vote)
Well that is encouraging.
I wasn't attracted to redhead guys. Maybe I should have taken a second look at some. Actually I can only remember a couple true redheads in school.
Prince Harry is sexy but he seems like a gigolo, an aberration.
posted on 07/06/2014 7:33:08 PM PDT
I wound up married 3 times. I'm not on the market anymore, having semi-retired from all that, but I encourage my grandchildren. ;)
Carrot Top could not b e reached for comment.
posted on 07/06/2014 7:49:15 PM PDT
(1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men d)
To: BBell; 11B40; A Balrog of Morgoth; A message; ACelt; Aeronaut; AFPhys; AlexW; alrea; ...
Obviously two meteor impacts: One off of Ireland, one in the middle of Russia.
posted on 07/06/2014 8:21:51 PM PDT
by Robert A. Cook, PE
(I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Are you regularly reading www.wattsupwiththat.com ?
posted on 07/06/2014 8:23:18 PM PDT
by Robert A. Cook, PE
(I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
To: Robert A. Cook, PE
I have no proof of it, but I think blue eyes are already going away.
posted on 07/06/2014 8:37:48 PM PDT
by Nea Wood
(When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
Only once for me. When I was divorced I was in my prime and had my by then naturally wavy auburn hair, slim, attracted lots of guys.
I had enough of it. It isn't something i would have imagined for my life but one learns to adapt. I don't even get too lonely any more because my life has been so crazy, nobody could relate to it. And I keep busy learning new things.
You don't want to be on the market now. Didn't know if you found your someone or adapted like I did. For these times and with my age and health problems, I wouldn't wish myself on anybody plus I would not even know how to act any more.
My grandchildren are a sore subject.
It's past time to knock it off for the night.
posted on 07/06/2014 8:41:00 PM PDT
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And now we can add "loss of redheads" to this list of things liberals and statists have blamed on global warming.
posted on 07/06/2014 8:52:57 PM PDT
("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
I couldn't find any worth posting, so here's a picture of a Red frog.
posted on 07/06/2014 9:02:44 PM PDT
(Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
I would be pretty upset if redheaded women were to become a thing of the past. I have quite a fondness and attraction towards them...;)
posted on 07/06/2014 9:57:54 PM PDT
(How many republicrats/demoblicans does it take to change a light bulb?)
REDHEADS could become extinct as Scotland gets sunnier
It's OK, they don't have souls anyway.
posted on 07/06/2014 10:11:15 PM PDT
by Telepathic Intruder
(The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
15 years ago they were saying there would be no more snow in England within 10 years.
posted on 07/06/2014 10:18:44 PM PDT
by a fool in paradise
(The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
If the environweenies have their way about climate change, there will be more to worry about than the end to red heads. The end to Capitalism is in their cross hairs. And, that will end man’s success as a species.
posted on 07/06/2014 10:40:30 PM PDT
(The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
This story is absurd. You’d think scientists would know better. IF we were still living hand-to-mouth in caves, then climate change might prompt natural selection which would eventually get rid of people with pale skin (through dying early with skin cancer, etc.). However, that process would probably take centuries. Plus, natural selection has basically stopped now that we have modern medicine. The gene pool is NOT being cleaned for any reason anymore. The “gingers” will just slather on suntan lotion and keep breeding like everyone else. This story is bogus.
The only way I see extinction of redheads and blonds, etc. in the near-ish future is through lots of interbreeding with darker-complected people, since the paler genes are recessive. But this article doesn’t go into that.
posted on 07/07/2014 12:10:12 AM PDT
(FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
REDHEADS could become extinct as Scotland gets sunnier, experts have claimed. The gene that causes red hair is thought to be an evolutionary response to the lack of sun in Scotland.
Darwinism and astrology have a lot in common.
posted on 07/07/2014 1:39:36 AM PDT
by Ethan Clive Osgoode
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