August 3, 2010

Size matters.

Science discovers why.

29 comments:

Chase said...

But the article says that smaller is better! And the girls like it!

traditionalguy said...

Five foot two and eyes of blue is better in females. Sorry about that, Mitch Daniels.

MamaM said...

"Five foot two, eyes of blue is better"... except when they are covered in fur.

MamaM said...

Interesting research, but Science did not discover why...it discovered a pattern

The last two paragraphs contain two key phrases..."could not explain why" and "seems to be".

ricpic said...

I thought if you could make 'em laugh that was an equalizer. Silly me.

traditionalguy said...

How tall is Brett Farve? Is he too short to see over the linemen? He needs to retire.

Tidy Righty said...
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Tidy Righty said...

This Darwin stuff, like global warming, is such bunk. God has a plan for these little spiders and it is not for us to necessarily understand.

traditionalguy said...

Tidy Fake Righty...Go somewhere else. You are no Creationist and no AGW Denier. You are a caricature of a commenter.

Tidy Righty said...

Tradguy, try to marginalize me as much as you want. But you are baring false witness and truth is on my side.

Geoff Matthews said...

Isn't this just educated people guessing? I don't supposed that anyone has actually tested it.

Brian said...

@Tidy:
baring false witness..

Then tell him/her to put some clothes on!

mRed said...

You might be Tidy Righty, but I suspect you comfortably pack left in your Speedo.

MamaM said...

Tidey has it partially Righty this time.

Tradguy bares false witness and truth.

To bare: to uncover, reveal, expose

lucid said...

The Darwinian perspective is the only perspective that makes sense in terms of explaining physical traits, behavior, and the reasons why we experience things in the way we do.

Particular evolutionary explanations might always be wrong, but the evolutionary perspective itself, properly understood and applied, is the only way to go.

David said...

"Cut across, shorty! Cut across!"

David said...

"Arctic char . . . "

Consider the carbon footprint to bring these babies in fresh and delicious.

Hudson River catfish were just over the bluff.

Tidy Righty said...

Lucid wrote "Particular evolutionary explanations might always be wrong, but the evolutionary perspective itself, properly understood and applied, is the only way to go."

Spoken like a true believer...

edutcher said...

You should know The Blonde calls me, "munchkin".

sonicfrog said...

Size Matters... Yeah, they said that for the 1998 remake of Godzilla, yet the size of the monster changed so often, well, how could you say it mattered.

MamaM said...

Organisms who inhabit this blue marble can adapt and evolve all day and all night for millions of years, but until they control and contain the little star they circle and depend on for life and light, higher power rules.

Bruce Hayden said...

The opposite dynamic seems to have taken hold with humans, with males growing notably bigger than females. My memory is that the difference is greater than with our closest relatives, chimps and pygmy chimps, but significantly less than for our more distant relatives, the gorillas.

One suggestion is that it has to do with different mating patterns. Chimps are apparently less likely to engage in monogamous mating, while gorilla are polygamous - i.e. the males have multiple mates, but the females have only one. Species where one male controls multiple females tend towards a greater size differential between the two sexes.

Methadras said...

Tidy Righty said...

This Darwin stuff, like global warming, is such bunk. God has a plan for these little spiders and it is not for us to necessarily understand.


Jeremy/Michael - Why the fuck do you insist on this feeble charade? Pathetic loser, you unhinged leftard.

The Crack Emcee said...

Forget spiders:

Explain those skinny black guys who go for 300 lb. white girls.

Tidy Righty said...

It is obvious that there is jewish contingency here that pretends to be conservative that will not allow a traditional Christian voice like mine be heard here. They feel threatened because I take Christian beliefs seriously. Yes, I believe Christ is the only savior and those who have not accepted him will forever parish from the Kingdom of God. Anyone who believes less than this is a fake Christian in my book.

I will not be silenced by the few jew and Muslim apologists here. As I have said many times before, Christianity is the last bulwark against Socialism taking over our country. I plan to stand and fight any jew, Muslim or any other miscreant that mean harm to this great Christian nation.

So, BRING IT ON!

lucid said...

Hey folks--

Take it easy on Tidy Righty. He is the guy who did those Tidy Bowl commercials for years--you know, the ones with the guy in the boat with the yachting cap, sailing in the chemicalized blue water of the toilet tank?

He has just been mentally affected by exposure to the blue chemicals and other toxic elements (feces and urine) that were present in his environment.

The result is that he can't think clearly and that he is pissed off and has a shitty outlook on things.

Just think of him as the Tidy Bowl Man!

Eric said...

Explain those skinny black guys who go for 300 lb. white girls.

Science just isn't capable of explaining those kinds of questions.

Jim S. said...

Size Doesn't Matter.

The Den Mother said...

GOOD GOD! On behalf of arachnophobes everywhere, can we please get a gentle warning next time? I'm going to have nightmares tonight...