International Journal of Inactivism (now supplanted by Decoding SwiftHack)

2008/12/21

Climate has always changed, we should just adapt

Filed under: climate cranks and climate inactivists,science — stepanovich @ 13:35

cite as: F. Bi. 2008. Climate has always changed, we should just adapt. Intl. J. Inact., 1:195–196

Comment on Roberto-Pro-America-Anti Obama's Blog.

Source: Comment on Roberto-Pro-America-Anti Obama's Blog.

And it seems that’s exactly what mankind did in the past.

Analysis of DNA obtained from Neanderthal remains has revealed key differences from modern humans that suggest their bodies produced excess heat.

While in the cold climate of an ice age this would have provided the species with an advantage, as the earth warmed they would have been less able to cope. Ultimately this would have caused their extinction around 24,000 years ago.

Of course, if this theory’s true, the warming back then was obviously not man-made, and so there was only one way for homo neanderthalensis to go, which was to adapt — and “adapt” here means “go extinct and let another species take over”. This, of course, is a perfect demonstration of the power of the free market.

So, the species that took over homo neanderthalensis was homo sapiens sapiens — us. What species, then, may take over homo sapiens sapiens in the great game of adaptation? Who knows. 🙂

But don’t worry. Just adapt, my friends. Just adapt.

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2 Comments »

  1. Just adapt. There’s a fire on board your spacecraft and so just keep throwing more fuel on it; don’t worry, that thin layer of atmosphere will be just fine. Have another donut and turn on your widescreen TV and just sit back and do nothing. You’ll be fine. Perhaps the next dominant species will be your offspring, h. somnambulis.

    Comment by Den Dritic — 2008/12/21 @ 13:57 | Reply

  2. (Tom Harris: throwing out unsourced talking points at random is a bad idea.)

    Comment by frankbi — 2008/12/23 @ 11:10 | Reply


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