Author Topic: Man made evolution?  (Read 390 times)

Dave

  • Formerly known as Gloucester
  • Don't Pray in My School, and I Won't Think in Your Church
  • *****
  • Posts: 7105
  • Gender: Male
Man made evolution?
« on: December 12, 2017, 09:18:15 PM »
Quote
British birds’ beaks may be evolving in response to birdfeeders

Great tits in the UK, where birdfeeders are common, have developed longer beaks than their Dutch counterparts.

Over 150 years after Darwin’s observations of Galapagos finches, birds’ beaks are still capturing the attention of genetics researchers. In a new Science study, scientists have for the first time identified genetic differences between great tits in the UK and the Netherlands, and linked these genetic variants to longer beak lengths in the UK. The short timeframe for these changes—British great tits had shorter beaks than they do today as recently as the 1970s— points to the relatively recent proliferation of garden birdfeeders as a likely factor. We spoke with Mirte Bosse, one of the paper’s lead authors, to learn more.

https://www.researchgate.net/blog/post/british-birds-beaks-may-be-evolving-in-response-to-birdfeeders
Tomorrow is precious, don't ruin it by fouling up today.
Passed Monday 10th Dec 2018 age 74

xSilverPhinx

  • Non Dvcor
  • Administrator
  • Luxembourg Trembles!
  • *****
  • Posts: 14943
  • Gender: Female
  • Twinkle, twinkle little star
Re: Man made evolution?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 10:01:53 PM »
Interesting, and it makes perfect sense that it is evolution "directed" by mankind. ;D
Give no mercy to your fear.



Dave

  • Formerly known as Gloucester
  • Don't Pray in My School, and I Won't Think in Your Church
  • *****
  • Posts: 7105
  • Gender: Male
Re: Man made evolution?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2017, 12:09:44 AM »
Interesting, and it makes perfect sense that it is evolution "directed" by mankind. ;D

Well, some say we live in the Anthropocine era...
Tomorrow is precious, don't ruin it by fouling up today.
Passed Monday 10th Dec 2018 age 74

xSilverPhinx

  • Non Dvcor
  • Administrator
  • Luxembourg Trembles!
  • *****
  • Posts: 14943
  • Gender: Female
  • Twinkle, twinkle little star
Re: Man made evolution?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2017, 12:12:12 AM »
Interesting, and it makes perfect sense that it is evolution "directed" by mankind. ;D

Well, some say we live in the Anthropocine era...

True...
Give no mercy to your fear.