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    Default Black Rhino Is Officially Extinct

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    Humans are speeding the evolution process nothing special until humans finally become extinct

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    Quote Originally Posted by OptoGypsy View Post
    Humans are speeding the evolution process nothing special until humans finally become extinct
    Humans are not speeding the evolution process. Where did you get that idea from?
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    The western black rhino has been extinct since like 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal12345 View Post
    Humans are not speeding the evolution process. Where did you get that idea from?
    We are making it more difficult to live in earth due to taking over habitations and destroying the o-zone, etc which would mean that the mutation process would have to occur in a faster basis or is that all complete B.S that I just thought up

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    The western black rhino has been extinct since like 2011.
    That's when the article in the OP was dated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OptoGypsy View Post
    We are making it more difficult to live in earth due to taking over habitations and destroying the o-zone, etc which would mean that the mutation process would have to occur in a faster basis or is that all complete B.S that I just thought up
    Kinda. It has to do with mankind's propensity for taking the largest of the species and leaving the smallest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal12345 View Post
    Humans are not speeding the evolution process. Where did you get that idea from?
    Check out the evolution of dogs specifically The promise of food/self-domestication theory. This is an example of speciation due to human pressure on the environment/habitat. The silver fox experiment is also interesting and while the foxes were only selected for tameness began to show a pattern of physical changes LiveLeak.com - Evolution in Action: The Silver Fox Experiment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpankyMcFly View Post
    Check out the evolution of dogs specifically The promise of food/self-domestication theory. This is an example of speciation due to human pressure on the environment/habitat. The silver fox experiment is also interesting and while the foxes were only selected for tameness began to show a pattern of physical changes LiveLeak.com - Evolution in Action: The Silver Fox Experiment.
    That's a good study for demonstrating artificial selection of individual species. This however has been known for millennia. Hunting on the other hand is not a form of artificial selection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal12345 View Post
    That's a good study for demonstrating artificial selection of individual species. This however has been known for millennia. Hunting on the other hand is not a form of artificial selection.
    Right.

    Two things though, 1st thing) The first theory I listed has nothing to do with hunting or neoteny but explains how gray wolves speciated due to contact with human settlements. 2nd thing) I think it's interesting how the foxes began to evolve physically based simply on selecting for "temperment", which is not necessarily related to rhinos
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