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You wouldn't BELEIVE how close Blue Eyes are to Albinoism!

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  1. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Or red :)
     
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    MadMaXXX Mad Man

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    "This gene does something good for people. It makes them have more kids."

    I wonder what they mean by this

    Hmm i remember in biology they taught that there are genes affecting eye color and that you get some from each parent and brown is dominant unless you get a majority of the blue gene, or something like that. Im sure it was an oversimplification because there are just so many different color variations.
     
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    I think they are referring to the fact that those with the mutation of blue eyes were considered more attractive than the others with just brown eyes. Thus they reproduced more often and passed on the genes for blue eyes.
     
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    LOL...You can only post in this thread if you joined Hondaswap in 2003.
     
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    The article is quite interesting though.
     
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    93civicracer Oh, I do a little here and there.

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    Just posting since I joined in 07.
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    What about a babies eye's changing colors? My cousin's baby, who's half white/asian, was born with blue eyes and then turned brown as he got older. Gene gets started back up and "matures"?
     
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    StealthMode Kung Foolin'

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    Damn, crazy article. So I guess I'm not as secksie as I thought I was....
     
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    Guess I really am a mutant.
     
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    I thought almost everything is born with blue eyes. All my cats were born with blue eyes and they turned to gold. My black cousin was born with blue eyss and they turned brown. I mean wtf.?


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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    The gene regulates the amount of melanin (pigment) that is generated in the eyes. Newborns have blueish eyes because the melanin has not started being made. If the gene is deactivated, it results in albinism. If it's halfway deactivated, blue eyes are the result. Very little melanin is stored. Full throttle and you've got brown eyes.

    I'm sure the melanin is there for protection from the sun, the same as dark skin. It needs to be replenished, as can be shown by your eyes taking on a slight color change after a long day outside or in a swimming pool.

    EDIT: I'm also certain that they'll find something similar and extremely close to explain blond hair.
     
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    Yes, Blond(e) hair is a mutation. Humans are naturally black, black hair, brown eyes with a protrusion of the lower jaw. Out of Africa theory teaches as that Africans are baseline.

    Green eyes (like Red hair, and most red heads have green eyes) must be a stranger mutation.
     
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    interesting, all people with blue eyes have a common ancestor.
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Well, technically all people have a common ancestor. Blue-eyes however have one much more recent than the rest of us.
     
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    Mitochondriac Eve theory states that we all came from 6 women. (This is also Out of Africa theory)

    And if you want a real mental exercise, think about "Out of Earth" theory.
     
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    Blue eyes FTMFW
     
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