Friday, January 22, 2010

I'm a mutant!







"The current National Geographic magazine reports that less than 2 per cent of the world's population has natural red hair - created by a mutation in northern Europe thousand of years ago." (August 2007)

So where's my super power????

4 comments:

redneck preacher said...

Ability to stay sane while rearing teenagers, wifing a missionary, serving the Lord, blogging for thousands, and keeping that smile.

HTOITA

Gringo said...

Most mutations are harmful, and result in reduced adaptability, leading to fewer progeny, a.k.a. children.As a result, most mutations die out among the population. That the redhead mutation has survived so long might indicate that it is a beneficial mutation. Like they say, better red than dead.
Redheads definitely have a behavioral advantage in Thugoslavia. You can be "Rojo Rojito" without buying any red-colored clothing.

"Most mutations are harmful": sounds like most geneticists aren't liberals, at least as regards their professional work. After all, a liberal would be more likely to view change as beneficial rather than harmful. Sounds as if the biological order of the universe is inherently conservative. Hmm...

~~Deby said...

so what does this mean ?

The Hermit said...

I'd say you have a lot of super powers. You have to, to have accomplished what you have over the years.