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Evidence for 'Backward Evolution' Directly Observed in Humans

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I was struck today by news that a rare genetic defect seems to be turning back the evolutionary clock in humans. The similarities between people carrying the defective gene and a certain, ape-descended, politician are quite astounding.

See what you think:
The idea that evolution can run backward isn't new; some scientists say there have been confirmed cases of it in animals. But it's also a controversial subject, and considered hard to prove in any given case...

...the mutation - known to run in one Turkish family - might offer scientists an unprecedented glimpse into human origins.

"This syndrome interestingly exhibits prehuman features" and represents "possible backward evolution,"... As such, it "can be considered a live model for human evolution." - link

Some extended claims of this research are compared below with actual utterances from our alpha-male subject. The results offer us further insight into the fragility of the human condition:

'Backward' humans: "...could not count from one to ten." - link

Bush comparison: "It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it."

"I would like to thank all you Canadians for your warm welcome at the airport. Especially those of you who waved (Pause) with all 5 fingers." - link
'Backward' humans: "...were not aware of time and space. For instance, they did not know where they live (which country, which village, which city)." - link

Bush comparison: "Wow! Brazil is big."

"But we've got a big border in Texas, with Mexico, obviously - and we've got a big border with Canada - Arizona is affected."
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'Backward' humans: "...were unaware of year, season, day, and time." - link

Bush comparison: "This very week in 1989, there were protests in East Berlin and in Leipzig. By the end of that year, every communist dictatorship in Central America had collapsed."
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'Backward' humans: "...were mentally retarded..." - link

Bush comparison: "I understand small business growth. I was one."

"I know that the human being and the fish can coexist peacefully."

Commenting on the name of a reporter's son: "Can you imagine if my name had been Mungo Bush?"
- link
Could it be that this genetic devolution has already occured and is prevelant in subjects such as the infamous ape George W. Bush? The President himself appears to have pre-prepared for this discovery:
"Keep good relations with the monkeys." - link
'Backward Evolution' is not just a metaphor for the current state of the US Science-Education system. The apes are already amongst us...

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Blogger Danieru said...

I think I should make comment of the fact that the original news story that inspired this is nonsense, but then, so is the career of George W. Bush.


March 03, 2006 3:10 AM    

Blogger Danieru said...

BBC news' take on the Turkish family can be found here

March 08, 2006 12:52 AM    

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The signal change in human evolution was due to the upright gait. When man lifted his hands from the ground they were freed from the purpose of locomotion and were put into the service of intelligence." In this perspective you will be amused by the picture at the bottom of my webpage: thanks! Martijn.

August 19, 2006 1:28 PM    

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