Are humans defective?
Posted: 24 April 2017 05:12 PM   [ Ignore ]
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http://m.pnas.org/content/104/50/19751.full
https://www.ideapod.com/idea/The-Evidentiary-Proof-Humanity-is-a-Biologically-and-Genetically-Brain-Birth-Defective-Species/58f6a211fe3a59f26568c688
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/13/science/children-learn-by-monkey-see-monkey-do-chimps-dont.html?_r=0

Just one example listed is overimitation, how children copies unnecessary steps while chimps did not. The middle post also lists other points for that case.

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Posted: 24 April 2017 06:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Titanomachina - 24 April 2017 05:12 PM

http://m.pnas.org/content/104/50/19751.full
https://www.ideapod.com/idea/The-Evidentiary-Proof-Humanity-is-a-Biologically-and-Genetically-Brain-Birth-Defective-Species/58f6a211fe3a59f26568c688
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/13/science/children-learn-by-monkey-see-monkey-do-chimps-dont.html?_r=0

Just one example listed is overimitation, how children copies unnecessary steps while chimps did not. The middle post also lists other points for that case.

No, we’ve been too successful.

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Posted: 24 April 2017 06:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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What about the middle link?

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Posted: 24 April 2017 06:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Titanomachina - 24 April 2017 06:51 PM

What about the middle link?

Looks to be a lot of hot air from somebody with an eccentric pov.

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Posted: 24 April 2017 08:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Humans have many defects. Look around you.

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Posted: 24 April 2017 09:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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LoisL - 24 April 2017 08:48 PM

Humans have many defects. Look around you.

Lois

Not any defects from an evolutionary standpoint. That’s really what matters, here.

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Posted: 24 April 2017 10:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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LoisL - 24 April 2017 08:48 PM

Humans have many defects. Look around you.

Lois

Can’t tell if that’s sarcasm or not. But are you agreeing with the second link then?

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Posted: 25 April 2017 04:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Titanomachina - 24 April 2017 05:12 PM

http://m.pnas.org/content/104/50/19751.full
https://www.ideapod.com/idea/The-Evidentiary-Proof-Humanity-is-a-Biologically-and-Genetically-Brain-Birth-Defective-Species/58f6a211fe3a59f26568c688
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/13/science/children-learn-by-monkey-see-monkey-do-chimps-dont.html?_r=0

Just one example listed is overimitation, how children copies unnecessary steps while chimps did not. The middle post also lists other points for that case.

Duh:  Of course we are and so is all other life.

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Posted: 25 April 2017 07:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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deros - 25 April 2017 04:09 AM
Titanomachina - 24 April 2017 05:12 PM

http://m.pnas.org/content/104/50/19751.full
https://www.ideapod.com/idea/The-Evidentiary-Proof-Humanity-is-a-Biologically-and-Genetically-Brain-Birth-Defective-Species/58f6a211fe3a59f26568c688
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/13/science/children-learn-by-monkey-see-monkey-do-chimps-dont.html?_r=0

Just one example listed is overimitation, how children copies unnecessary steps while chimps did not. The middle post also lists other points for that case.

Duh:  Of course we are and so is all other life.

I have heard that if we have any “flaw” it’s that we are too successful. Human are more effective than other forms of life and that could be our undoing .

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Posted: 25 April 2017 08:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Titanomachina - 25 April 2017 07:38 AM
deros - 25 April 2017 04:09 AM
Titanomachina - 24 April 2017 05:12 PM

http://m.pnas.org/content/104/50/19751.full
https://www.ideapod.com/idea/The-Evidentiary-Proof-Humanity-is-a-Biologically-and-Genetically-Brain-Birth-Defective-Species/58f6a211fe3a59f26568c688
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/13/science/children-learn-by-monkey-see-monkey-do-chimps-dont.html?_r=0

Just one example listed is overimitation, how children copies unnecessary steps while chimps did not. The middle post also lists other points for that case.

Duh:  Of course we are and so is all other life.

I have heard that if we have any “flaw” it’s that we are too successful. Human are more effective than other forms of life and that could be our undoing .

Maybe. Being effective is a double-edged sword, but even harmful activity can have some adaptive benefit far down the road. The reverse can happen as well.

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