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    Death during church activities

    I knew a young teenage girl who died during a sledding type activity with her ward. Also a boy who died jet skiing (I didn't know him personally, but it was in the news). I hate to be a fun sucker, but I do think many youth activities are inadequately supervised. It's a problem because there's always better attendance at exciting activities, but they need more trained adults to help with them.
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    The DNA Issue again.

    I'm not aware of an American mummy being identified as Caucasian (I assume that this was a New World ancient mummy ?) Kennewick man, however was shown through DNA analysis to be more closely related to the surrounding native tribes than any other known group of people. There's no doubt that his people were Native American. Morphologically, his skull was not similar to modern Native American. Paleo-Indians looked very different than modern Native Americans, and yet their DNA is showing genetic continuity.
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    Utah's favorite cookie

    I would never live in a state that didn't vote for chocolate chip cookies by a landslide! (I think this list is fake.)
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    Church provides more guidance for youth interviews

    I felt that way about my children's interviews too. The interview process presents potential problems no matter how it is conducted. Inappropriate questions can be asked if the parent is not present and the flip side is that in the rare case where the child is being abused at home, there is no chance for the child to report to the Bishop if the parent is always present. I'm just glad that all my children are grown and I don't have to deal with it directly any more.
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    The DNA Issue again.

    Boring? Or just something you don’t want to read?
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    The DNA Issue again.

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131120143631.htm This 2013 find really offers the best explanation of Native American DNA. These people joined a group of Far East Asians and crossed into Beringia together or met up and mixed there. Together they account for all the major NA haplogroups.
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    Shocking Discovery Flies in the Face of Neo-Darwinian Tradition

    Again, beneficial regulatory gene mutations can cause relatively quick evolutionary changes. But you seem firm in your alien convictions, so I will cease to reason with you on this topic.
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    Shocking Discovery Flies in the Face of Neo-Darwinian Tradition

    The second (separate) mutation for lactase persistence that I mentioned earlier occurred among African pastoralists. They may have been ancestral to the Maasai.
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    Shocking Discovery Flies in the Face of Neo-Darwinian Tradition

    Babies can digest milk of course until about weaning age, then regulatory genes shut off the production of the enzyme (lactase) that allows for milk digestion. This was the default human condition until about 10-13 kya when the first lactase persistence mutation occurred in Europe (that we know of). This allowed people in this population to continue to digest milk into adulthood and was advantageous enough nutritionally to spread through large segments of Europe.
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    Sugar addictions prominent in Mormon culture

    Yoda only is tempted not!
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    Sugar addictions prominent in Mormon culture

    Humans like their vices. If not one thing then another. 🤷‍♀️
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    Shocking Discovery Flies in the Face of Neo-Darwinian Tradition

    Nah. Our origin in on this planet (or a planet that is identical to ours). Think about all of the vitamins, minerals and elements we need to sustain life. We depend on the inorganic to maintain the organic. We are connected in the flesh to this very planet. We don't need another planet for our mortality--just this planet. Even the creation stories in the scriptures support this idea.
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    Shocking Discovery Flies in the Face of Neo-Darwinian Tradition

    No. It doesn't take entire new sections to create a new variant of a gene. It can be as simple as a point mutation. There are numerous types of mutations and they can be harmful, neutral or advantageous. It just depends. It may help if you review Biology 101. (I'm not being sarcastic, I'm serious--its really the only way to begin to understand the complexity of genetics) But my point is that mutations in regulatory genes can cause sweeping changes in a relatively short amount of time. A good example in our species is the ability to digest milk in some populations. This ability was caused by at least two different regulatory gene mutations in two different populations at two different times. It was so beneficial that the trait became extremely frequent. It also, unfortunately caused many modern people to lose their very attractive figures to the curse of ice cream.
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    Shocking Discovery Flies in the Face of Neo-Darwinian Tradition

    Hopefully this link will work: Ancient Romanian human had Neanderthal gg grandfather This find can't be explained without interbreeding.
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