Tuesday, March 07, 2006

If You Fear "Global Warming", Extinction Will Terrify You

Hair and eye color is most varied in low-latitude, continental tundra. Early hunter-gatherers (glacier refugees) inhabited an unique ecozone in northern Europe where human hair and eye color are still unusually diverse. The many alleles involved (at least seven for hair color) and their independent origin over a short span of evolutionary time indicate a selection process was involved. (from Abstract: European hair and eye color: A case of frequency-dependent sexual selection?)

Definition: allele - one of a number of viable DNA codings of the same gene occupying a given position on a chromosome.

WASHINGTON (AP) March 06, 2006 - Researchers Identify Extinction Hotspots From frigid northern Canada and Alaska to tropical Asian islands, lands where wildlife seems safe today may pose some of the greatest extinction dangers in the future. In particular peril are animals with a relatively small geographic range and those that have a large body mass and reproduce slowly.

Times Online February 26, 2006 - According to the study, north European women evolved blonde hair and blue eyes at the end of the Ice Age to make them stand out from their rivals at a time of fierce competition for scarce males. The study argues that blond hair originated in the region because of food shortages 10,000-11,000 years ago.

The study by the World Health Organisation found that natural blonds are likely to be extinct within 200 years because there are too few people carrying the blond gene. According to the WHO study, the last natural blond is likely to be born in Finland during 2202.

Not terrified yet? What you need to know - Ice Age Planning Steps #1 and #2. Excerpts:

PETA members not only taste the best, they obviously make the healthiest choice. They do not harbor growth hormones and drugs found in regular, beef-fed humans and are most certainly free of Mad Cow disease. Cardiologists also claim grain-fed PETA activists have healthier nutritional profiles, including heart-healthful Omega 3 fatty acids.

Those who possess inadequate nuance skills can be expected to "drop out" of your foraging parties. Those who claim they are not so interested in public service, afterall, or who claim mushroom allergies may be traded to distant tribes for more useful furs or pelts.


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