[ExI] IQ and beauty
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Mon Oct 19 17:50:13 UTC 2015
On 19 October 2015 at 17:53, rex wrote:
> But you have yet to provide a single example of selection driving a species
> to extinction. Anything less than that is mere hand-waving -- a popular
> activity in the social "sciences" -- IMO.
> No, the Irish elk is NOT even a quasi-established example, regardless of how many
> times it's mentioned in repeated arm-waving arguments.
Apparently both mammoths and the giant elk survived successfully for
hundreds of thousands of years and both survived the last Ice Age.
When climate and habitat changed and hunter humans appeared they died
Extinct Giant Deer Survived Ice Age, Study Says
James Owen in London
for National Geographic News October 6, 2004
Saber-toothed cats, mastodons, giant sloths, woolly rhinos, and many
other big, shaggy mammals are widely thought to have died out around
the end of the last ice age, some 10,500 years ago.
More recently, however, evidence has emerged that at least two of the
spectacular megafauna of the Pleistocene era (1.6 million to 10,000
years ago) clung on until recent times.
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