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Old 06-13-2018, 12:01 AM  
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Massive Genetic Study Reveals 90 Percent Of Earthís Animals Appeared At The Same Time

Massive Genetic Study Reveals 90 Percent Of Earth’s Animals Appeared At The Same Time

30 May 2018, 7:01 am EDT By Nicole Arce Tech Times

Landmark new research that involves analyzing millions of DNA barcodes has debunked much about what we know today about the evolution of species.

In a massive genetic study, senior research associate at the Program for the Human Environment at Rockefeller University Mark Stoeckle and University of Basel geneticist David Thaler discovered that virtually 90 percent of all animals on Earth appeared at right around the same time.

More specifically, they found out that 9 out of 10 animal species on the planet came to being at the same time as humans did some 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.

"This conclusion is very surprising," says Thaler, "and I fought against it as hard as I could."

What Is DNA Barcoding?
Over the last decade, hundreds of scientists collected around 5 million DNA barcodes from 100,000 animal species in different parts of the globe. Stoeckle and Thaler looked through these 5 million genetic imprints to find one of the most surprising discoveries about evolution to date.

There are two types of DNA. Most people know nuclear DNA. This is the DNA containing the genetic blueprint for each single individual. It is passed down from the parents to the offspring. The genome is made from kinds types of molecules arranged in pairs. There are 3 billion of these pairs, which are then used to form thousands of genes.

The other, less familiar type of DNA is one found in the mitochondria of cells. The mitochondria generate energy for the cell and contains 37 genes. One of these is the COI gene, which is used to create DNA barcodes. All species have a very similar mitochondrial DNA, but their DNA is also different enough so we can distinguish between species.

Paul Hebert, biologist and director of the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, developed a new way to identify species by studying the COI gene.

Born Around The Same Time
In analyzing the COI of 100,000 species, Stoeckle and Thaler arrived at the conclusion that most animals appeared simultaneously. They found that the neutral mutation across species were not as varied as expected. Neutral mutation refers to the slight DNA changes that occur across generations. They can be compared to tree rings because they can tell how old a certain specie or individual is.

As to how that could have happened, it's unclear. A likely possibility is the occurrence of a sudden event that caused large-scale environmental trauma and wiped out majority of the Earth's species.

"Viruses, ice ages, successful new competitors, loss of prey — all these may cause periods when the population of an animal drops sharply," explains Jesse Ausubel, director of the Program for the Human Environment.

Such times give rise to sweeping genetic changes across the planet, causing new species to appear. However, the last time such an occurrence took place was 65 million years ago, when an asteroid hit the Earth and killed off the dinosaurs and half of all other species on the planet.

The study is published in the journal Human Evolution:
https://phe.rockefeller.edu/news/wp-...al-reduced.pdf

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http://www.techtimes.com/articles/22...-same-time.htm
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:57 AM   #121
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You might want to ask the US citizens in Puerto Rico if Trump puts all Americans first. You know, the ones who were devastated by a hurricane over a year ago and are still without power. More US citizens died in Puerto Rico due to federal government indifference than died on 9/11. Trump must feel pretty good about this, since he gave himself a rating of 10 out of 10 on the federal government's response to that disaster.

Trump doesn't put all Americans first. He puts WHITE Americans first. He demonizes everyone who isn't a white American and treats them like disposable people because of their race.

That's Nazi-like behavior. Trump and Hitler used the exact same tactic to gain power: pick a minority group, demonize and dehumanize them, and blame them for everything. Trump started with the Muslims and then expanded that group to include all non-whites. Hell, he even said he'd welcome immigrants from white Scandinavian countries: just keep out all of those damn brown people.
Youíre seriously claiming Trump is the problem in PR? Really?
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:43 AM   #122
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Youíre seriously claiming Trump is the problem in PR? Really?
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Trump Failed the Americans of Puerto Rico

The death toll is now estimated at 4,645, and the presidentís lack of engagement is largely to blame.

The death toll from Hurricane Maria appears to have been 4,645, despite the official count of 64. Thatís 4,645 citizens of the U.S. Itís a disgrace.

To be sure, the Trump administration isnít entirely responsible for this disaster. Itís going to be difficult, perhaps impossible, to assess how much of it had to do with the federal governmentís indifference and ineffectiveness; how much was the fault of current Puerto Rican government officials; and how much was the effects of long-term Puerto Rican poverty and structural conditions. And, in any case, assistance and recovery for the Caribbean island was going to be difficult, and the storm would have been devastating under the best of circumstances.

Even so, President Donald Trumpís reaction was awful. He picked fights with local government, and during his visit to the island he focused far more on congratulating himself than on doing something worth bragging about.

Worse, he didnít follow up. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands simply disappeared from his public statements, and thereís no reporting to indicate that anything was different behind closed doors. Thereís no record of FEMA officials or anyone else being summoned to the White House and urged to do more. No evidence of high-level White House coordination of the efforts, such as they were, from the various agencies involved. In fact, the best reporting on the government response, from Politicoís Danny Vinik, shows that it was botched from the get-go, with the government going all out to assist Houston but not Puerto Rico.

Experts agree. Writing at the Monkey Cage back in December, Jeremy Konyndyk pointed out both the inherent difficulties of the situation and the limited effectiveness of business as usual, and concluded:

With FEMA understandably overmatched by this fallís series of megastorms and faced with a uniquely challenging context in Puerto Rico, the Trump administration could have gotten creative: deploying its own international responders at scale, or seeking help from international partners. Inexplicably, it did neither. And the response suffered as a result.

Trumpís failure to act was extremely important because without presidential involvement, executive branch departments and agencies are not likely to mobilize, even though many of the the people involved are professionals, and most of them care deeply about doing their jobs well.

Weíve seen in other circumstances the effects on agencies when they know they have to answer to the president. If the secretary of Homeland Security knows she will have to make a daily report to the president on what her department did that day about an acute problem, sheíll make sure she has an answer ó and thatís exactly when bureaucrats find creative solutions to seemingly intractable problems. On the other hand, when the president has already declared mission accomplished and moved on, then even an awful continuing situation slides down the list of priorities.


Thatís especially true for urgent needs for the people of Puerto Rico who do not have their own members of Congress to put pressure on those agencies. If the impetus doesnít come from the president, nothingís going to happen. The best long-term solution for Puerto Rico probably is statehood, but thatís not going to help the island right now, although it would be a fitting consequence of the failure to help these citizens when they needed it the most.

For some Americans, Trumpís constant stream of invective and controversy is simply another form of entertaining reality television. It isnít. Trump isnít a reality star anymore; heís an elected official, with real and important responsibilities that he shirks. What he does or doesnít do has huge practical consequences for all Americans. Sometimes those consequences are the difference between life and death.
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So, to tie this back to the OP, did Puerto Rico fail to evolve enough to survive a hurricane?
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...six days.

And it's deeper than you think..what was created on the fourth day?
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Pretty sure Trump didnít pick the fight and organize the rampant corruption thatís blocking the timely aid. But you keep believing what you believe, little slugger.
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