#1
An interesting article from the New York Times:

Comparing the genomes of Tibetans and Han Chinese, the majority ethnic group in China, the biologists found that at least 30 genes had undergone evolutionary change in the Tibetans as they adapted to life on the high plateau.


If confirmed, this would be the most recent known example of human evolutionary change.


Geneticists have a more elastic view of dates than do archaeologists, and the estimate of a Han-Tibetan population split at 3,000 years ago could probably have been adjusted to 6,000 if the geneticists had taken any account of any other kind of evidence.


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/02/science/02tibet.html?_r=1&ref=science
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#3
Neat.
inb4 evolution debate
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#4
Oh, the Lord acts in mysterious ways indeed!
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Adapting =/= evolution.


..Right?

No.
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#11
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This. Not even joking.

Read the article.
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at least 30 genes had undergone evolutionary change


Genes dont adapt. They mutate, and evolve.
...In my opinion.
#13
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Adapting =/= evolution.


..Right?

Actually, no. That would still be evolution.
#14
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Adapting =/= evolution.


..Right?

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#18
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Ingeneious!


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#20
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The old one really looks like some kind of monkey, how come he's still around if we supposedly evolved?


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#22
THE CHINESE WERE PUT ON THE EARTH BY THE DEVIL TO TEST OUR FAITH.

EDIT: Or the Tibetans, hell if I know.


To be honest, I didn't even think human evolution was a big factor nowadays. I mean, there's not much selective pressure on our species at the moment, right?
#23
Coolio, now when someone's bugging me about evolution, i can point them over there.
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#24
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THE CHINESE WERE PUT ON THE EARTH BY THE DEVIL TO TEST OUR FAITH.

EDIT: Or the Tibetans, hell if I know.


To be honest, I didn't even think human evolution was a big factor nowadays. I mean, there's not much selective pressure on our species at the moment, right?


Obviously in Tibet there still is.
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