Landrew wrote: monkeyboy wrote: DougC wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17762196
The polar bear is much older than previously thought, according to new genetic evidence.
DNA studies suggest the Arctic predator split from its ancestor, the brown bear, about 600,000 years ago.
Previous estimates put the polar bear at about 150,000 years old, suggesting the mammal adapted very rapidly to Arctic life.
Conservationists say the new study, published in Science, has implications for bear conservation.
What utter cock. If indeed they started to appear as white polar bears around 600,000 years ago, it must be because that's when they met man and got scared. That's why they changed so quickly, it's got nothing to do with adapting to arctic life and everything to do with scientific research
made up bullshit from Byers.
You believe there were humans in the arctic 600,000 years ago?
Oops, backfiring lampoonery.
Of course I don't. The planet was only created about 6000 yrs ago if you listen to Byers.
I don't believe anty of that shit, I was being slightly sarcastic. Try searching for Byers and polar bears or hang around a bit and someone will likely post a link.