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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Bear-Crawling Adults In Turkey

Darcey of Dust My Broom posted a link to a fascinating paper about five siblings (out of nineteen) who walk on all fours as adults. I've got no conclusions and no thoughts - I just thought this was one of the more interesting things I've ever read.

Are you sure they weren't just looking for lost contacts?

In that poor an area, yes. It looks like a joke but it isn't.
Yes, I saw a news report on that. They have limited vical ability and are developmentally challenged, so it is more likely an inbreeding genetic fluke than anything else.
Dingo, yes. Both mother and father were carrying recessive gene. It is unlikely to be a random mutation though, because it works. They are perfectly functional tool-using people.

How very politically correct. "Developmentally challenged?" Their intelligence was limited. Their brains were not normal, but not normal in very fascinating way. There's a brain scan in the pdf of the article.
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