Godlike Productions - Conspiracy Forum
Users Online Now: 1,944 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 54,594
Pageviews Today: 72,611Threads Today: 17Posts Today: 294
12:30 AM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!

 
coolhandluke74
Offer Upgrade

User ID: 864115
United States
01/13/2010 03:44 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
[link to news.yahoo.com]

WASHINGTON – Women may think of men as primitive, but new research indicates that the Y chromosome — the thing that makes a man male — is evolving far faster than the rest of the human genetic code.

A new study comparing the Y chromosomes from humans and chimpanzees, our nearest living relatives, show that they are about 30 percent different. That is far greater than the 2 percent difference between the rest of the human genetic code and that of the chimp's, according to a study appearing online Wednesday in the journal Nature.

These changes occurred in the last 6 million years or so, relatively recently when it comes to evolution.

"The Y chromosome appears to be the most rapidly evolving of the human chromosomes," said study co-author Dr. David Page, director of the prestigious Whitehead Institute in Cambridge and a professor of biology at MIT. "It's an almost ongoing churning of gene reconstruction. It's like a house that's constantly being rebuilt."

Before men get too impressed with themselves, lead author Jennifer Hughes offers some words of caution: Just because the Y chromosome, which determines gender, is evolving at a speedy rate it doesn't necessarily mean men themselves are more evolved.

Researchers took the most detailed examination of the Y chromosome, which females do not have, of both humans and chimps and found entire sections dramatically different. There were even entire genes on the human Y chromosome that weren't on the chimp, said Hughes, also of the Whitehead Institute.

The two-year research took twice as long as expected because of the evolutionary changes found, Hughes said.

There is a bit of a proviso to the comparison to other chromosomes. While all human and chimp chromosomes have been mapped, only two chimp chromosomes have been examined in great detail: Y and chromosome 21. Yet, there's still enough known to make the claim that the Y is the speediest evolver, Hughes and Page said.

Until recently the Y chromosome was considered the Rodney Dangerfield of genetics, especially because it had fewer genes than other chromosomes. A few years ago some researchers even suggested that the Y chromosome was shrinking so that in 50,000 years it would just disappear — and so would men.

"The story is not as cut and dried as many would have liked to predict," Hughes said. "It's kind of fun to say that men are going to die out, but the science is proving — now that we've got data — that that's not true at all."

Page agreed. "The Y chromosome has many more tricks up its sleeve than it was given credit for," he said.

There are a couple of reasons Page and Hughes cite for Y being such an evolutionary powerhouse. One is that it stands alone and isn't part of a pair like 44 other chromosomes. So when there are mutations there's no matching chromosome to recombine and essentially cover up the change, Hughes said. Because women have two X chromosomes, the X chromosome doesn't have this situation.

Another reason has to do with the nature of mating. When female chimps are in heat, they mate frequently and with many partners, so there is an evolutionary pressure on the male to produce the most and best sperm to propagate his genes, Page said.

To test this out, Hughes said she hopes to soon examine the Y chromosomes of a rhesus macaque, which is fairly promiscuous, and the marmoset, which is more monogamous than early humans probably were.

Outside scientists praised the study.

"Wow," said R. Scott Hawley, a genetics researcher at the Stowers Institute in Kansas City. "That result is astounding."

"The Y chromosome clearly has the strength and tenacity to fight back," said Hawley, who wasn't part of the research. "I certainly think the Y chromosome has taken a bad rap for a long time with people doing maps showing areas for channel surfing."
Mister ObviousModerator
Forum Administrator

01/13/2010 03:44 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
Maybe this will lead to things like Indian and Asian men having a dick over 4 inches erect.
coolhandluke74 (OP)

User ID: 864115
United States
01/13/2010 03:46 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
Maybe this will lead to things like Indian and Asian men having a dick over 4 inches erect.
 Quoting: Mister Obvious

gasp
Mister ObviousModerator
Forum Administrator

01/13/2010 03:46 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
White men too, you're not alone.


charlie

Last Edited by Mister Obvious on 01/13/2010 03:47 PM
coolhandluke74 (OP)

User ID: 864115
United States
01/13/2010 03:46 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
5a

And the one stars from the Ladies begin...
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 222101
United States
01/13/2010 03:47 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
Probably because they had the furthest to go to catch up spiritually.
coolhandluke74 (OP)

User ID: 864115
United States
01/13/2010 03:48 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
White men too, you're not alone.


charlie
 Quoting: Mister Obvious



Not all white men mind you...
Mister ObviousModerator
Forum Administrator

01/13/2010 03:48 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
5a

And the one stars from the Ladies begin...
 Quoting: coolhandluke74




I didn't one star it...


Simply because I am enlightened enough to understand the reason behind things.


Women are already very feminine.


Let's hope this development of the Y chromosome will encourage more manly men worldwide.
Lil Miss Trouble

User ID: 607707
United States
01/13/2010 03:50 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
Maybe this will lead to things like Indian and Asian men having a dick over 4 inches erect.
 Quoting: Mister Obvious

chuckle
My shop~ [link to www.artfire.com]

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
Babe in a Bunker

User ID: 847423
United States
01/13/2010 03:51 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
Maybe this will lead to things like Indian and Asian men having a dick over 4 inches erect.
 Quoting: Mister Obvious


You've seen some at 4 inches?
Well it seems so real I can see it
And it seems so real I can feel it
And it seems so real I can taste it
And it seems so real I can hear it
So why can't I touch it?
So why can't I touch it?


Twatter: [link to twitter.com]
coolhandluke74 (OP)

User ID: 864115
United States
01/13/2010 03:52 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
Maybe this will lead to things like Indian and Asian men having a dick over 4 inches erect.


You've seen some at 4 inches?
 Quoting: Babe in a Bunker


I am not even going to ask
Evil Twin

01/13/2010 03:55 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
I'm perfectly happy with my loincloth and club.
Phallusy

User ID: 729370
United States
01/13/2010 03:55 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
Maybe this will lead to things like Indian and Asian men having a dick over 4 inches erect.
 Quoting: Mister Obvious


What does this have to do with it, baby...

Your post further proves the article's point chuckle
I think EAT is a pretty cool guy, eh predicts earthquakes and doesn't afraid of anything
coolhandluke74 (OP)

User ID: 864115
United States
01/13/2010 03:58 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
I'm perfectly happy with my loincloth and club.
 Quoting: Evil Twin


Yes, Meat guuud, woman mine

Grunts
Phallusy

User ID: 729370
United States
01/13/2010 04:04 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
I'm perfectly happy with my loincloth and club.


Yes, Meat guuud, woman mine

Grunts
 Quoting: coolhandluke74


The loin cloth and club were the foundation of scientific advancement
I think EAT is a pretty cool guy, eh predicts earthquakes and doesn't afraid of anything
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 859566
United States
01/13/2010 04:05 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
Maybe this will lead to things like Indian and Asian men having a dick over 4 inches erect.


What does this have to do with it, baby...

Your post further proves the article's point chuckle
 Quoting: Phallusy


Burn!


ouch!
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 164863
United States
01/13/2010 04:05 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
They are just starting to catch up to the women, that's all:)
Ozicell

User ID: 863774
Australia
01/13/2010 04:07 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
There's two possibilities here - Either the 'Y' chromosomes is devolving - starting out as an 'X' and losing one of it's legs or it's still evolving and hasn't yet grown it's extra leg!

Hmmm...........something to ponder - men more evolved or still trying to catch up? scratching
That which is - has already been, And what is to be - has already been. Quote: King Solomon.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 863228
United States
01/13/2010 04:09 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
Disclaimer:
This website exists for entertainment purposes only. The reader is responsible for discerning the validity, factuality or implications of information posted here, be it fictional or based on real events. Moderators on this forum make every effort to review the material posted on this site however, it is not realistically possible for our small staff to manually review each and every one of the more than 10,000 posts GodlikeProductions gets on a daily basis.

The content of post on this site, including but not limited to links to other web sites, are the expressed opinion of the original poster and are in no way representative of or endorsed by the owners or administration of this website. The posts on this website are the opinion of the specific author and are not statements of advice, opinion, or factual information on behalf of the owner or administration of GodlikeProductions. This site may contain adult content and if you feel you might be offended by such content, you should log off immediately.

Not all posts on this website are intended as truthful or factual assertion by their authors. Some users of this website are participating in internet role playing, with or without the use of an avatar. NO post on this website should be considered factual information on face value alone. Users are encouraged to USE DISCERNMENT and do their own follow up research while reading and posting on this website. Godlikeproductions.com reserves the right to make changes to, corrections and/or remove entirely at any time posts made on this website without notice. In addition, Godlikeproductions.com disclaims any and all liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of a post on this website.

This site is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. You should not assume that this site is error-free or that it will be suitable for the particular purpose which you have in mind when using it. In no event shall Godlikeproductions.com be liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this site or other documents which are referenced by or linked to this site.

Some events depicted in certain posting and threads on this website may be fictitious and any similarity to any person living or dead is merely coincidental. Some other articles may be based on actual events but which in certain cases incidents, characters and timelines have been changed for dramatic purposes. Certain characters may be composites, or entirely fictitious.

We do not discriminate against the mentally ill!
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 576799
United States
01/13/2010 04:09 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
Not more evolved just differently evolved. We are not the same... Venus and Mars... :zbeautyz:
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 861628
Canada
01/13/2010 04:10 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
Gay thread alert!



blair
Mister ObviousModerator
Forum Administrator

01/13/2010 04:11 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
Not more evolved just differently evolved. We are not the same... Venus and Mars...
 Quoting: chalcedony




Nice post, but your AV freaks me out.


damned
coolhandluke74 (OP)

User ID: 864115
United States
01/13/2010 04:12 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
Gay thread alert!



blair
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 861628


Yet you clicked on it so what does that say about you if it is gay?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 859394
United States
01/13/2010 04:13 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
It must be because most are left-brain dominant.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 576799
United States
01/13/2010 04:14 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
Not more evolved just differently evolved. We are not the same... Venus and Mars...




Nice post, but your AV freaks me out.


damned
 Quoting: Mister Obvious



Mwahahahahaha.... me too, but you get used to it.

:beeeyez:
Evil Twin

01/13/2010 04:15 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
I'm perfectly happy with my loincloth and club.


Yes, Meat guuud, woman mine

Grunts
 Quoting: coolhandluke74

Yup. That's how I roll.

LOL

cman
coolhandluke74 (OP)

User ID: 864115
United States
01/13/2010 04:18 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
I'm perfectly happy with my loincloth and club.


Yes, Meat guuud, woman mine

Grunts

Yup. That's how I roll.

LOL

cman
 Quoting: Evil Twin

1rof1
Bluebird

User ID: 730536
United States
01/13/2010 04:25 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
When you are at the very bottom, the only way to go is up.
One of the most important aspects of conspiracy theories is being able to discern when there isn't one.

Oh yeah, like you'd understand anyway.

Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?. . .J. Handy
*Jentle*

User ID: 222817
United Kingdom
01/13/2010 04:26 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
:Evolution?:
If at first you don't succeed, perhaps failure is more your style.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 859318
United States
01/13/2010 04:28 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
Finally some science I can trust. Of course the Y chromosome is superior, ask 1.4 Billion Chinese.

I leave at that because I know women will freak out...they hate the truth so much.
coolhandluke74 (OP)

User ID: 864115
United States
01/13/2010 04:29 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Men more evolved? Y chromosome study suggests yes!
:Evolution?:
 Quoting: *Jentle*

wtfsht

News