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Author Topic:   How Evolution changed humans’ appearance
NoNukes
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Message 11 of 45 (710355)
11-04-2013 7:53 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by WJK
11-04-2013 7:20 PM


If Fatherx does the choosing I didn't think there was much chance of the daughter's appearance improving.

I think that is an incredibly silly thing to think. I'm sure some things like bone structure and symmetry can be inherited from either the paternal or maternal lineage. For example, my daughter looks a lot more like my mother than she looks like my wife's mother.


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NoNukes
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Message 18 of 45 (710370)
11-04-2013 11:13 PM
Reply to: Message 14 by WJK
11-04-2013 8:06 PM


I get the impression that your thoughts are dealing with present-day people.

I'm getting the impression that you have not thought this through. Was there some obstacle 200,000 years ago to children inheriting traits from both the paternal and maternal line? If not, then why wouldn't the father's choice of partner matter?


Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)

I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy.
Richard P. Feynman

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass


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NoNukes
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Message 27 of 45 (710406)
11-05-2013 9:04 AM
Reply to: Message 22 by WJK
11-05-2013 1:27 AM


I don't believe Motherx had much control over the process apart from selecting or being selected by Fatherx. The reason I think this is that there is not much she can do to effect her chromosome x and thus the appearance of her daughter due to chromosome x.

Were you aware that Dad's also have an x chromosome which they are unable to manually alter?

but succeeding generations which could be picked up by sexual selection by Motherx through Chromosome y

Through chromosome Y? Aren't we talking about daughters? I think a biology lesson is needed here. You see, when the mommy bird really loves the daddy bird...

ABE:

Female mammals don't inherit anything via their dad's Y chromosome.

Edited by NoNukes, : No reason given.


Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)

I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy.
Richard P. Feynman

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass


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NoNukes
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Message 36 of 45 (710519)
11-06-2013 9:39 AM
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11-06-2013 3:36 AM


So can you comment on the hypothesis that a bias exists in the process of evolution from MotherOne to Miss World?

Sure. Given a choice a man is unlikely to marry a woman he finds repulsive. Women make similar choices.

However nobody is going to marry someone who looks anything like that doll RAZD showed you.

Edited by NoNukes, : No reason given.


Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)

I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy.
Richard P. Feynman

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass


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