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Paleoanthropologist AMA about evolution
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    Posted on 20:41:49 - 21/01/21 (9 months ago)
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    The_Opal [2623179]

    Hi, I’m a paleoanthropologist.


    That’s a scientist that studies human evolution and human fossil species.

    No, not dinosaurs.

    What would you like to know about human evolution?
    What books would you recommend to a laysperson thats eager for more information?
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    Posted on 17:13:31 - 06/02/21 (8 months ago)
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    I never got my question answered
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    Posted on 02:50:20 - 11/02/21 (8 months ago)
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    no.

    "Big Narrative" seems to be what resembles the right answer.

    just your fingers.

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    Posted on 06:46:55 - 13/02/21 (8 months ago)
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    I know I'm very late to this, but if you're still around, I'd love to ask if we're all doomed to have back problems due to our unique physiology, and how that's prevented in other primates/apes in particular (perhaps besides just being bipedal or longer lifespans, though that might be the full and true answer anyway haha).
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    Posted on 18:04:42 - 14/02/21 (8 months ago)
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    i think for one DNA can adapt to certain things like epigenetic changes or miss haps as some people like to call them, i believe in genetic mutations and it somehow making us "evolve" im not saying no x men stuff i mean idk, but i know genetics mutate and also be altered. leaving traits behind from the mutation or forced alteration. like for instance if a woman's egg was missing some of the x's of it 24 it can then add other genetic material. we have seen what happens with people with down syndrome that's because they have an extra chromosome someplace what about the people missing them. I believe it all has to do with mutation for adaptation...i don't think there could truly be an evolution of man unless into immortality to go above our own genetic defect of death growing old...but devolution can happen seen it now chickens once the mighty t rex now chicken ...life is a bacteria and can inhabit and destroy anything, it is said we are made from the stars and dust, many scientists would say that we are star poop so who knows if humans are the de-evolution of stars js
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    Posted on 07:49:32 - 22/02/21 (8 months ago)
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    There isn’t any such thing as ‘devolution’ in biological evolution.

    Evolution simply refers to how species have changed over time in reaction to changes around them.

    Indeed , and why imascribe to something more akin to an out of maylasia theory rather then out of africa.

    I believe our most primitive ancestors proly swam and swang through many swamps as we honed our animal noises into communication noises and we developed less of a need for fur but an increased endurance for land movement outside of forrested swamps.

    The whole idea of running our fur off till it turned into sweat glands ignores the mamalian aspects of other land mamals . Cheifly the water retention of our skin. Hell many aspects of our skin iis amazing n all sorts of ways. Our skin was a most amazing adaptation but how did it get there from cro mag and neandethal? Eons of running down prey? Other primitive cultures can still stand still and catch fish bare hand boom theirs dinner no need to run. Water and our relationship to it is a major thing hence my support of the aquatic ape theory.


    Further context supporting the idea :"The hominin "probably was living along the river and the shores of this lake,"

    https://www.livescience.com/nearly-complete-lucy-ancestor-skull-unearthed.html
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    Posted on 18:55:15 - 18/03/21 (7 months ago)
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    Lalop [2150517]

    I know I'm very late to this, but if you're still around, I'd love to ask if we're all doomed to have back problems due to our unique physiology, and how that's prevented in other primates/apes in particular (perhaps besides just being bipedal or longer lifespans, though that might be the full and true answer anyway haha).
    Yes and no. There are aspects of bipedal body plan that make us more susceptible to back issues, however a lot of the origins of back pain are due to repetitive movements, overwork, stress and strain injuries, etc. In the past, there were a lot more disease originated bone issues and we see less of those now because of better nutrition, antibiotics, vaccines, and better screening for cancers, etc.
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