This One Is Going To Bring Some Comments: Apparently One Of Our Ancestors Was A Pig

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The hidden evolutionary relationship between pigs and primates revealed by genome-wide study of transposable elements

"It has not escaped our attention that many readers of physorg who may have availed themselves of our previous coverage of the human hybrid origins theory, and a later follow up report, might come to premature conclusions here. With that in mind, I talked the creator of the hybrid origins theory, Eugene McCarthy, to get his take on this new research. He had this to say:
"People have been congratulating me on this SINE study as if it somehow proved the hybrid theory of human origins. That's nice of them, but it's just one run in a nine-inning game. True, it does show that pigs are more closely related to primates than has generally been thought, which in turn suggests that a hybrid cross between pig and chimpanzee is more feasible than many have supposed. But to establish whether we're actually descendants of an ancient cross between pig and chimpanzee, will require a detailed search of the human genome, not just a study of SINEs. I've explained the relevant issues in a recent rebuttal of some of the most common criticisms of the hybrid theory. It's not as simple as some people like to think.""

You really need to check this out: http://www.macroevolution.net/index.h...

Apparently, when women call men 'pigs', there may be some truth there.

If you think Darwin's Theory of Evolution caused an uproar, you aint seen nothing yet.
Step right up Ladies and Gents, just take a peek behind the curtain.


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SOURCE URL: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-hidden-evolutionary-relationship-pigs-primates.html


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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 3 years, 6 months ago
    Since I am what I eat, this may help explain why I am fond of bacon.
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    • Posted by IndianaGary 3 years, 6 months ago
      I've always thought of bacon as one of the major food groups. Had a remote cousin for breakfast as a matter of fact.
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      • Posted by  $  allosaur 3 years, 6 months ago
        He or she may have been one of my college professors.
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        • Posted by strugatsky 3 years, 6 months ago
          If you're basing this on the observed intelligence, I would venture to say that they were smarter back then...
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          • Posted by  $  allosaur 3 years, 6 months ago
            You're right. Looks like old dino has mentioned his age enough times.
            I used the word "one" due to recalled experience with a distinct minority of teachers who were educated beyond their capacity.
            This was also during the late 60s and early 70s in the Deep South before radicals among students had time to become the radical professors we hear about now. .
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            • Posted by strugatsky 3 years, 6 months ago
              Perhaps slightly off the original topic, but related to intelligence then and now: some 30 years ago I was sitting outside in a cafe in Greenwich Village in NY with a friend. We decided to play a joke on the waitress and sprinkled some Sweet and Lo in little neat rows, making it look like coke. The waitress, as she was passing, just told us to sweep that Sweet and Lo off the table. Fast forward 30 years - a little Muslim jerk plays a joke on his teachers with a disassembled clock in a briefcase - and not one of them is capable of figuring out, even under close inspection, that it is nothing more than a disassembled clock - no detonator, no explosive, no shrapnel - nada! It would seem to be self-evident that a waitress of 30 years ago was more intelligent than a school full of teachers today.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 3 years, 6 months ago
    No wonder pigs taste so good. There's a little cannibal in us all.
    Next thing you know is we'll find that chimps are a cross between a pig and a turkey. Well, there goes Thanksgiving.
    This has started my twisted mind going. When Lighter Than Air ships mate, do they give birth to weather balloons?
    When a conservative mates with a liberal -- is that how we get middle-of-the-road voters?
    It is said that a camel is a horse that has been put together by a committee.
    Help! Some men in little white jackets are coming for me.
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  • Posted by philosophercat 3 years, 6 months ago
    One of the beauties of science is that a claim must be accompanied by reproducible evidence and that the claim must fit with all other confirmed facts.
    This bunk offers neither. Anyone who asks can this be true doesn't know how to tell fact from fiction. This ranks with flying saucers. Consider that Chimp genes put five digits on the end of each limb but pig genes put hooves on the end of each limb. The chimp face cannot be fed by cloven hooves. Just like the Chinese picture it necessarily must starve. This junk and the people who believe it cannot tell the difference between existence and non existence. Where are the cloven hooved chimp skeletons? Chimps give birth one at a time not in litters. What does the hybrid do? Faith rots reason.
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    • Posted by ewv 3 years, 6 months ago
      A recent PBS documentary on unraveling some of the mysteries of evolution in early human development showed that evolution has been much more complex than a simple 'family tree' structure. There has been a complex web of cross breeding between branches, some of which died out relatively soon thereafter and no longer exist.
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      • Posted by philosophercat 3 years, 6 months ago
        It really is complex and getting more so. I've been involved with evolution for over 50 years and the real discoveries are just beginning as we begin to apply the laws of non-equilibrium thermodynamics to the energetics of life. This nut has to explain why there are no human Shepard sheep hybrids. Or human dog hybrids. I love the pig humor but this guy is nuts.
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  • Posted by coaldigger 3 years, 6 months ago
    Of course. How else could you explain the characteristics of some people. When I was young I spent summers on my grandfathers farm in NC. One of my favorite chores was to "slop" the hogs. My grandfather was a meticulous carpenter and the through was dead level but the pigs always thought the one on the end was getting the best/most slop so they would all crowd into the corner, standing in their food, pushing, shoving and oinking. How many times have you noticed this trait in humans?
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  • Posted by  $  blarman 3 years, 6 months ago
    I'm grateful for pigs. Before synthetic insulin was insulin taken from pigs. Without that, my father-in-law wouldn't be alive (he got Type I Diabetes at sixteen).

    Plus, you just can't dis bacon. ;)
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  • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 3 years, 6 months ago
    Interesting, although I will always consider new research but I have been on a different trail. Now this subject is not my forte; just the same, like many things it interests me.
    It would seem the Humans might be a completely different species than anything even remotely similar. It's also pretty clear that inter-species evolution doesn't happen but inner-species evolution does...ex. 4 different blood types in the human species. Also, to be fair, it is possible and maybe even probable that our genealogy was messed with.
    Some of these thoughts and studies come from credible sources however, because it is still considered 'Fringe' I haven''t fully vetted it out and resources are scarce and questionable.
    If I ever get through the process, I will share.

    Sorry if I have teased you with unvetted info.
    Thought you would enjoy an opposing view.
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  • Posted by  $  sjatkins 3 years, 6 months ago
    As this is a matter of scientific inquiry I don't see why comments, except the expected jokes and cute remarks, are all that likely.
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  • Posted by  $  MichaelAarethun 3 years, 6 months ago
    Some midwestern University Missouri I think did a study on pigs drinking habits. Found out they preferred Vodka and Orange juice but also they never got drunk.
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