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I found this rather amusing... but interesting also.

 

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So which one most resembles you?

 

May I suggest... (perhaps even warn), that if you are more like the goblin-type, that you rather quickly and cunningly break the cycle of evolution and find yourself a partner of the other sort. Thus you will not continue to reproduce and make more goblin-like-creatures and evolution may not get the better of your posterity!!

 

The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the "underclass" humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures.

 

Act now! We've only got 993 years left to prevent this from happening.

 

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6057734.stm

 

 

:rolleyes:

 

...just thought I'd warn you. It's really going to happen... of course.

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I seem to remember this article, or one very similar by the same guy, being picked apart at Badscience.

 

The moral of this story is: Don't believe anything like this that comes from a university that doesn't even have a science department. Oliver Curry isn't an Evolutary Biologist, or even a scientist, he's a hack. The bad science article can be read here.

 

If you want science, go to a scientist. If you want some ridiculous, sensationalist twaddle that has little or no scientific basis, but which looks a bit like science and is guarranteed to get your company's name in the papers, go to Oliver Curry and the LSE, which seems strangely tolerant of him whoring out their institution's name to the highest bidder.

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a university that doesn't even have a science department.

 

But it does have Darwin @ LSE, a peculiar group studying something called "evolutionary psychology" of which Curry is a member. This seems to state that we can understand modern psychological quirks, by examining the challenges our ancesters would have faced and the evolutionary developments that would have occured to overcome them. Specifically they focus on the Pleistocene era, strangely, in this article Curry himself defends this approach by claiming that there has been no evolutionary change in the last 10,000 years. So what makes him think this will change in the next 10,000?

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a university that doesn't even have a science department.

But it does have Darwin @ LSE, a peculiar group studying something called "evolutionary psychology" of which Curry is a member.

 

I suspect that the Darwin@LSE centre is as much a marketing gimmick directed towards the funding bodies as it is anything else, i.e. they're hoping to secure better research grants by tagging a particular buzzword from the scientific world, like "evolution", onto what is essentially run of the mill social science. The Sciences often do the same thing: a few years ago a lot of research groups would try to find a link between their research and nanotechnology, no matter how ropey, because that's what the funding bodies and the Government were all excited about, more recently fashion has dictated linking your research with stem cell technology. The difference is probably that the scientists still produce good science that's just as valid as if they'd promoted it under a different banner, whereas the Darwin centre seems to specialise in taking a ragtag collection of ideologies and agendas and feverishly attempts to justify them by shouting "evolution!" at anyone who disagrees, as if it's a magic word that turns anything it refers to into a hard science. I hate the LSE.

 

strangely, in this article Curry himself defends this approach by claiming that there has been no evolutionary change in the last 10,000 years. So what makes him think this will change in the next 10,000?

 

He's also justified it by claiming his work posed questions and raised problems regarding evolution and society, which it clearly didn't since everything he said was sci-fi tosh masquerading as fact.

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I found this rather amusing... but interesting also.

 

_42207552_evolution4.jpg

 

So which one most resembles you?

 

May I suggest... (perhaps even warn), that if you are more like the goblin-type, that you rather quickly and cunningly break the cycle of evolution and find yourself a partner of the other sort. Thus you will not continue to reproduce and make more goblin-like-creatures and evolution may not get the better of your posterity!!

 

The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the "underclass" humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures.

 

Act now! We've only got 993 years left to prevent this from happening.

 

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6057734.stm

 

 

:rolleyes:

 

...just thought I'd warn you. It's really going to happen... of course.

 

you should check out their native environment I think its name translated into English is..."The Bretney"

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I found this rather amusing... but interesting also.

 

_42207552_evolution4.jpg

 

So which one most resembles you?

 

May I suggest... (perhaps even warn), that if you are more like the goblin-type, that you rather quickly and cunningly break the cycle of evolution and find yourself a partner of the other sort. Thus you will not continue to reproduce and make more goblin-like-creatures and evolution may not get the better of your posterity!!

 

The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the "underclass" humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures.

 

Act now! We've only got 993 years left to prevent this from happening.

 

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6057734.stm

 

 

:rolleyes:

 

...just thought I'd warn you. It's really going to happen... of course.

 

You might wanna revise your maths there...

 

...GOMH*...

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You might wanna revise your maths there...
^ why's that?

And there's the proof: "The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the "underclass" humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures."

 

What dimwit believes that the Earth is only 10,000 years old? Oh yeh - some religeous dimwits, who also believe that Jeebus did a USA tour, and some guy needed special glasses to read a bunch of tablets left there that no-one else has ever seen.

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