Why aren't our evolutionary ancestors extinct?

Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by EmmZ, May 21, 2008.

  1. John99 Banned Banned

    Messages:
    22,046
    Cut open a pineapple and they taste great. Big deal right? Well you tell me how that just happened and not only with pineapple but an abundance of natural foods that taste incredibly good and also:

    Pineapples contain Vitamins A and C, but most importantly, they are a great source of an enzyme called Bromelain. Bromelain helps the body's diegestive system and it also has anti-inflammatory properties as well. It has been used to treat a number of medical problems, including heart disease, arthritis, and upper respiratory infections. When taken with antibiotics and chemotherapy drugs, Bromelain has been found to increase the actions of these drugs. This remarkable enzyme is found in all types of pineapples.

    There are just too many pieces that fit together and without them you have what?

    Dead planet.

    Cha Ching....
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  3. Myles Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,553
    Seems like he's here to make a fucking nuisance of himself. I think he should be re-directed to a Creationist site where he will get a warm welcome and lots of wrong answers to his misguided questions.
     
  4. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  5. Enmos Staff Member

    Messages:
    43,184
    You know what ? Forget it..
    Pick up a book man, you are not looking good here.
     
  6. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  7. Enmos Staff Member

    Messages:
    43,184
    I think you are right on all accounts.
     
  8. Myles Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,553
     
  9. John99 Banned Banned

    Messages:
    22,046
    And you are frustrated because i am providing facts and all you can provide is conjecture.
     
  10. Enmos Staff Member

    Messages:
    43,184
    John.. :bugeye:
    Go educate yourself, seriously..
    You are coming off as an idiot right now.
     
  11. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    51,741
    Plants don't need fruit for themselves. They developed fruit in order to spread their seeds by exploiting the nutritional needs of animals. Naturally, the more appealing and nutritious the fruit, the better it will spread the seeds.
     
  12. John99 Banned Banned

    Messages:
    22,046
    Only to a fundamentalist.

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

    At least i have logic on my side.
     
  13. Enmos Staff Member

    Messages:
    43,184
    No, you don't. You just don't see it, or don't want to see it.
    If I were you I'd leave this thread alone and pick up a book on evolution.
    Then come back when you have questions

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
  14. Myles Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,553
    If you can't afford a book, join a lending library !
     
  15. synthesizer-patel Sweep the leg Johnny! Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,262
    All - without exception products of artificial selection - ever tasted a "wild orange" bitter and nasty - wild banana - tough bitter and starchy.
    Humans are responsible for the way they taste - and they modified them using the principles of evolutionary theory and genetics.
    Been watching a little too much Kirk Cameron have we ?

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!




    Easily explained by natural selection - plants which have the most beneficial fruits get their fruit eaten by more animals - and their seeds spread over a wider area and deposited in a handy package of fertiliser.

    I see nothing remakable about plants which contain useful substances - plants need to manufactuire all kinds of chemicals for survival - out of the billions of plant species around and the billions of years of evolution that has gone into making them what they are today, it would be remarkable if some DIDNT have useful properties

    Not every animal needs certain vitamins - almost all mammals for example have a gene which helps them manufacture their own vitamin C.
    In humans this gene is damaged and no longer functions - in apes this gene is damaged and no longer functions and is in exactly the same position in the genome, and is damaged in exactly the same way as in humans.

     
    Last edited: May 22, 2008
  16. synthesizer-patel Sweep the leg Johnny! Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,262
    I think I missed a meeting Johnny - I've not seen any convincing facts from you yet - any chance you could give me a quick run-down please
     
  17. Myles Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,553
    112 Lmao
     
  18. synthesizer-patel Sweep the leg Johnny! Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,262
    jigsaw comment?
     
  19. synthesizer-patel Sweep the leg Johnny! Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,262
  20. John99 Banned Banned

    Messages:
    22,046
    And what are your qualifications?

    I just happen to know more than you do.
     
  21. Enmos Staff Member

    Messages:
    43,184
  22. Enmos Staff Member

    Messages:
    43,184
    I studied biology at the 'Vrije Universiteit' (university) in Amsterdam.

    You don't just know more than me, it seems you know more than everyone here.

    What are your qualifications ?
     
  23. John99 Banned Banned

    Messages:
    22,046
    I have eaten plenty of wild fruits so i really dont know what you are referring to. They were genetically modifying fruit in the 30's? That is news to me. Perhaps you dont see your errors but right now i am talking to a stepford wife.
     

Share This Page