Speciation

The accumulation of small heritable changes within populations over time.

Moderators: Calilasseia, ADParker

Speciation

#1  Postby Macdoc » Dec 18, 2019 9:57 pm

Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening life on Earth.

MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports.

The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a virulent strain of humans who are virtually immune to any form of verifiable knowledge, leaving scientists at a loss as to how to combat them.

“These humans appear to have all the faculties necessary to receive and process information,” Davis Logsdon, one of the scientists who contributed to the study, said. “And yet, somehow, they have developed defenses that, for all intents and purposes, have rendered those faculties totally inactive.”

More worryingly, Logsdon said, “As facts have multiplied, their defenses against those facts have only grown more powerful.”

While scientists have no clear understanding of the mechanisms that prevent the fact-resistant humans from absorbing data, they theorize that the strain may have developed the ability to intercept and discard information en route from the auditory nerve to the brain. “The normal functions of human consciousness have been completely nullified,” Logsdon said.

While reaffirming the gloomy assessments of the study, Logsdon held out hope that the threat of fact-resistant humans could be mitigated in the future. “Our research is very preliminary, but it’s possible that they will become more receptive to facts once they are in an environment without food, water, or oxygen,” he said.
Travel photos > https://500px.com/macdoc/galleries
EO Wilson in On Human Nature wrote:
We are not compelled to believe in biological uniformity in order to affirm human freedom and dignity.
User avatar
Macdoc
THREAD STARTER
 
Posts: 17156
Age: 73
Male

Country: Canada/Australia
Australia (au)
Print view this post

Ads by Google


Re: Speciation

#2  Postby Svartalf » Dec 18, 2019 10:57 pm

there's no speciation there, the mutant breed has no particular difficulties in mating and reproducing with intelligent humans, and we don't have enough hind sight to know whether that gene will prove to be dominant or recessive, or whether it has and ability to cross generations masked, waiting for a suitable individual to emerge again.
PC stands for Patronizing Cocksucker Randy Ping

Embrace the Dark Side, it needs a hug
User avatar
Svartalf
 
Posts: 2435
Age: 51
Male

Country: France
European Union (eur)
Print view this post

Re: Speciation

#3  Postby Hermit » Dec 19, 2019 12:59 am

Macdoc wrote:Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening life on Earth.
[snip]
While reaffirming the gloomy assessments of the study, Logsdon held out hope that the threat of fact-resistant humans could be mitigated in the future. “Our research is very preliminary, but it’s possible that they will become more receptive to facts once they are in an environment without food, water, or oxygen,” he said.

The discovery of this powerful new (New? I don't think so.) strain of fact-resistant humans has been reported in The New Yorker more than four years ago. The new species has obviously not been sufficiently deprived of food, water, or oxygen. It's fucking thriving instead, as evidenced by the election of Trump, Morrison and Johnson et al.
God is the mysterious veil under which we hide our ignorance of the cause. - Léo Errera


God created the universe
God just exists
User avatar
Hermit
 
Posts: 4091
Age: 67
Male

Print view this post

Re: Speciation

#4  Postby laklak » Dec 19, 2019 3:39 am

I sometimes wish the Pleiadians would just take off and nuke this entire site from orbit.
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. - Mark Twain
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! - Chicken Little
I never go without my dinner. No one ever does, except vegetarians and people like that - Oscar Wilde
User avatar
laklak
RS Donator
 
Name: Florida Man
Posts: 20804
Age: 66
Male

Country: The Great Satan
Swaziland (sz)
Print view this post


Return to Evolution & Natural Selection

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 2 guests