Go, Dillo, Go!

Chops Apr 1, 2022

  1. Chops

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    Couple of wide ranging topics, herein. I had Dr. Seuss's classic "Go Cat Go!" on my mind, and this is the exact opposite, done in model trains. The chick at the end credits is an artist's conception of what a Neanderthal beauty queen might have looked like, as a means to explain how Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens got together. (In case you didn't get the memo, we all got about 2% Neanderthal DNA. That's a lot). I ponder at how we all went from hand axes to model trains in the course of time. Or moon landers, or whatever other yardstick you want to use.
     
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  2. Kisatchie

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    Hmm... humans would
    be tolerable if they all
    had 2% orangutan DNA...
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  3. Mike VE2TRV

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    Nice video. I like your plow gondola.:)

    Soon we'll be running model trains on Mars. I hope there's decent coffee up there.
     
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    Now you really opened a can of worms, or DNA, Kisatchie. While humans only share 40% of their DNA with a banana (true fact, look it up), Orangutans, get this: 97% and chimpanzees: 95%. Added into the mix, the vast majority of DNA in any given organism is "junk" DNA, DNA that serves no particular purpose, but rather hangs about like dunnage in a packing container. So, we are a lot closer to our ape friends than we'd like to admit.

    In reading paleontology, we see that there are various extinct predecessors that walked about on two legs, the famous "Lucy," the australopithecus, for one, that preceded our species by two or so million years on throughout the various hominid, that is to say, "human like" species, some of whom we as a species coexisted among. Then, comes the extinction of the last known class of human like species, the Neanderthal, and after that only us, Homo Sapiens, an apex predator. So, the issue is that perhaps there wasn't an extinction of primitive man at all. What we have our different surviving lineages of ape, or ape men, the most dexterous of which faddle about with model trains.
     
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  5. Kisatchie

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    Hmm... what's the best
    way to kill myself...?
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  6. Shortround

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    Don't forget the assistance from the other world. They were celebrated in the past.
     
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    Happy April Fools' Day; everyday is April Fools' Day in New Armadilloville.
     
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    That just made my day. :)

    Starting off the day with a smile is the best thing, right up there with coffee...:coffee:
     
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    Yuppers!! Now for another cup. :coffee: ;)
     

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