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Friday, May 9, 2014

Polar Bears Are Not an Old Species

Posted by on Fri, May 9, 2014 at 3:50 PM

The most interesting piece of information in this New Scientist post, which is about how polar bears evolved some genetic trick that helps them to safely process and live on a very fatty diet, is found in its last sentence:

A new analysis suggests that polar bears as a species are less than 500,000 years old, making them relative newcomers to the frozen north.

So new and yet soon to depart this world that humans are quickly changing...

 

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GlibReaper 1
Extinction Symbols everywhere
Posted by GlibReaper on May 9, 2014 at 3:49 PM · Report this
NotSean 2
Spell check is not an old technology.
Posted by NotSean on May 9, 2014 at 3:50 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 3

When it gets warmer, why do polar bears come south?

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on May 9, 2014 at 5:38 PM · Report this
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And humans: 200,000 years old.
Posted by Sebasti├ín LeBang on May 9, 2014 at 6:26 PM · Report this
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This can't be true! The republicans think that human life started only a few thousand years ago! We were created in the image of God (heterosexual of course) and all the evolutionists are full of shit. So much for carbon dating. The polar bears will have to change their lifestyle because there is no such thing as global warming, just ask a republican.
Posted by longwayhome on May 9, 2014 at 6:56 PM · Report this
word3 6
@3 because the sea ice melts in the summer. You weren't aware of that?
Posted by word3 on May 10, 2014 at 8:35 AM · Report this

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