>A mountain lion with a bizarre deformity has left Idaho wildlife officials baffled.
>The cougar, who was legally shot last week, had a set of fully-formed teeth and what appeared to be whiskers, growing out of the left side of its forehead.
This has nothing to do with evolution. It's likely it's just a fluke of fetal development that has very little to do with genetics. Had this cougar survived, the world would not become filled with jaw foreheaded mountain lions since it would have no genes for having a jaw forehead to pass on.
>intelligent beings at the top of the omnivorous food chain aren't permitted by nature to kill other weaker animals
Fuck off, hippie. Humans are allowed to kill shit just as much as other predators. And I would invite an ayy lmao invasion. Maybe then the human species would grow a pair or face annihilation.
>top of the food chain
We barely get into the apex predator category, so no. Of course we are at the top when we take in count rifles, but they were primarily designed for war, not hunting.
But yes, there should be no problem in killing an animal if certain conditions are met, not just "lol I killed a cat because I can and I'm edgy"
Well there might be a middle ground between having a pair because you live in a shithole or become a pussy because you have it easy. Which I think it might be "getting our shit together"
Guns designed for whatever the fuck they are designed for. And how is it that we aren't on the top when we don't even need natural body mutations to overcome the design of evolution? Our collective intelligence and innovation is our strongest weapon. Adapting with specialized tools is better having claws.
What are you going on about? Do you actually think being whiny and sensitive makes life worse? Sure humans could be more conservative with natural resources, but whining doesn't make change.
I get what you're saying. But the challenges of today are different (for the most part), and man always adapts. We may be thinking different stereotypes though. I do think that when faced with a challenge, today's people will rise up to just as they did in earlier. Today we are globally conscious, and it's difficult to grasp what can be and what can't be done.
>What are you going on about...
I think you have misunderstood something. I was in exaggerating manner talking about the manly man and life of conquest becoming obsolete.
>And how is it that we aren't on the top when we don't even need natural body mutations to overcome the design of evolution?
If by that you mean that we had no mutations you are wrong. But if you mean that we haven't needed mutations to be where we are now you are right. We needed
>Our collective intelligence and innovation
And, most impotantly, sheer numbers.And a bit of luck I'd say (being a preadaptated specie in a favourable enviroment and all of that)
Also, if you take a look at history a very small percentage of humans are the ones that developed or designed HUGE improvements in our tech and most of the time said improvements had nothing to do with wild animals we didn't really care about biosphere except on some occasions.
We developed our societies, technologies and weapons without giving a shit that a bear would appear in the forest and wreck your shit, if you didn't go there chances are that you would fear more vikings than bears and for good reasons.
Humans have been living in the equivalent of Chinatown of nature.Almost everything we did since agriculture was consequence of the relationships we had with other humans (and mainly war, hell there is a reason why this term is associated with biological escalation)
>Humans not top of foodchain
>We could have wipe out most living things in the world if he wanted to
>Humans adapt happily to the shittest conditions where no other animals go.
>We are the cause of many Massive Extinction events
We are on par with nature and meteors.
Basically this. We are almost gods around here. We can push ANYTHING into extintion if we try hard enough. Ni living being whatsoever is capable of representing a threat to us as a species. Sure, some isolated individuals might get eaten here and there, but we are so much above anything else that there's no possible competition. Earth is literally ours.
Only with our current tech, and we have overdeveloped it so fucking much we have became "gods" and practically can say that we have stepped almost completely of the Natural Selection ride like centuries ago.Consider that there are many people with diseases of all types that are now common that would not last a day in the Reinassance.
But like I said, pretty much all of this progress is result of our "isolation" from nature. If prehistoric tribes didn't find a way to depend less on nature (or the Ice age continued a bit more so crops wouldn't be possible) all of this probably wouldn't happen.
Notice how before agriculture, those species extincted by humans were (most of them) already diminishing. After that things got worse for animals because suddenly humans had bows, and then firearms.
Again, we developed most tech not as a response against nature (to kill preys or defend from predators and environment) but as a response against/for US.Which is literally an "evolutionary pressure" that no specie has had EVER at least with this scale.So it is kinda "unfair" to compare a modern human with another animal in terms of power or supremacy.
If a group of Ayy lmaos that are almost exactly equal to us in basic physical terms (you could even call them xenohumans) but had let's say 3000 years more of History and development conquered our planet, would you consider them top of the chain?
Shut the fuck up, I ain't the one that started with the whole humans should be anhilated thing, just that we shouldn't jerk off so much about ourselves.
Anyway since this discussion has gotten out of hand here is a pic of a cojoined snek.
Not trying to be stupid, but I was wondering if it had sensitive "head teeth" in the winter...That would suck :(
Looks to me they are evolving into some type of super predator due to hunting. Imagine going into the woods and found a eight feet one hundred pound of pure muscle cougar that can part its mouth and have two sets of teeth and a bar poisonous tongue. That would be badass. Horror driven, but badass. One huge ass monster.
learn what words mean before you try to use them
Everything we do is natural because we are a consequence of nature. You have a very linear view of nature. It's a beaver damn natural? If yes, then what makes a human damn unnatural?
Unless you simply use the term to separate everything between "created by humans" and "not created by humans". That's very basic.
For animals to reproduce more successfully it implies that the less fit animals are dying (be it by being killed by other animals or illness) or because the less fit don't have enough energy to dispense into reproduction.
Although, I agree that humans killing animals isn't a sort of natural selection against the animals species themselves...but against us.
>Unless you simply use the term to separate everything between "created by humans" and "not created by humans". That's very basic.
That's the fucking definition of the word, hell yeah it's basic.
>but had let's say 3000 years more of History and development conquered our planet, would you consider them top of the chain?
Yes. It is completely fair to compare modern humans to animals, our best weapon is our brain and all our tech is an extension of our brains.
I'd say there is a limit of what tools we would "naturally" use and those who are beyond that.
Pretty much the same way we consider that wolf packs are formed by a father a mother and the sons (which have their hierarchy but are always below their parents) but in "artificial" packs ,like the ones on Yellowstone, the alfa,beta,etc nomenclature works since they aren't familiar clans.
No, because nature is an abstract entity completely indifferent to anything we do and thus cannot 'permit' anyone to do anything. Darwinism is an observation of nature, not a bestowed right, you fucking retard.