The Family That Walks On All Fours

Submitted by: sunflowergir 9 years ago in Science
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Evolutionary throwback: watch these people walk on all fours--are they a present-day version of our ancestors?
There are 134 comments:
Male 8
Yeah, if they just couldn`t handle balance, why weren`t they walking on their knees?

3 possibilities I 1st thought of:
1) Theyre mentally retarded
2) Theyre physically retarded/stunted (something wrong with the lower spine that means it can`t bend straight)
3) They just never learnt.

Looks like its a combination of 1) and 3) from others` (who`ve seen the whole show) comments.
It`s an evolutionary step backward for sure, but not in genetics; rather, in PARENTING! I suspect if anyone cares to notice, we`ll see alot more of this in the future.

Offtopic spelling rant crap: That koala guy must be mentally retarded too. The whole point of communicating (especially in public like this) is to pass a thought or idea across. If no one can understand you, whats the point? The occasional mistake is easily forgiven, and most of the time, comprehensible; humans are pretty resiliant to mistakes. Deliberately making gibberish that resembles line-noise is just attentionwhoring though.

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Female 674
Infancy doesn`t teach you to walk on your feet. It teaches you to crawl on your knees.

The man`s posture and "expression" is probably due to neck calcification of some kind.

Also, I use to walk like that as a kid. Very painful over time. Their limbs must be relatively level to keep them from that strain.

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Male 1,204
imo, cactuars are green and can shoot needles out of their heads. that refutes all other evidence.
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Male 1,265
Now all of your credibiliy is gone.

Think you meant credibility?

Sorry just think it`s funny. People going around and correcting typos whilst making them, him, now you and now em.

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Male 5

It`s not a personal attack by any means, but what I`ve learned is that lack of proper punctuation and spelling takes away from credibility of any statement.

@Tehrussian
It is `distinctly` not `didstinctly`
Now all of your credibiliy is gone. Shut up.


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Female 283
I watched this in biology 2 years ago.
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Female 75
Koala - apparently you have some sort of delusion that you are an bright and educated individual - I just want to say that it disappoints me that you can`t get out a dictionary before you retaliate with long paragraphs of ridiculous argument. The more you say, the more you convince us of your ignorance. You`re feeding the fire, so if you want the onslaught to end, just shut up. It`s that simple.
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Female 2,695
lol wtf
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Female 117
Maybe they were just bored and thought it would be fun to walk like that. Also... why the hell would anybody take an interest in this?
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Male 2,172
It look`s like they`re forcing it... Their legs are longer then their arms like all other humans being alive today so walking on all 4 like they do must be painfull.

I still think that the story of the Humanzee ( monkeys who walks standing up like we do ) is way more interesting then this.

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Female 93
lmfao^
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Male 98
I bet if they slipped on a banana peel they would start spinning around like a top, get really angry, and throw barrels at me.
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Female 32
They just looked like freaks really.
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Male 49
ripley`s believe it or not 2008 page 84-85
a congenital brain defect has stunted their development. as a result, they found balancing on two legs difficult
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Male 189
Dear Koalameatpie,

Sorry about the mix up. When I first came here, I assumed that was your picture.

I thought that telling baal about the size of his genitalia was kind of one of those ironic, girl-power things.

Then someone pointed out that you were a man later, I was a bit disappointed.

Sorry about that.

I have a friend that`s a lot like you. Really smart, but gets way too intense and thinks that he must be right all the time.

So, I`ll just do to you what I do to him when he gets like that. Humor him.

Have a nice night.

Your pal,


Panda LoMein

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Male 2,576
The thing is, I don`t proof read, I type as fast as possible to get what I want to say out there, Now, that does not amke what I say any poorer in quality.

Should I proof read and correct and whatnot, People will still b!tch, Why? Because thats thier nature.

You have found one thing you can make fun of me with, Spelling, grammar, and exploit it like ... Pokémon. And call me a moron because of it.

I actaully have the balls to say what I want to say, how I want to say it, And you all band together and make fun of my spelling. "Zomg he spelt it wrong, haha turd!" Is all I`m hearing.

Yet I still say what I want.
Allright.
From now on, I`ll Proof read.
Try calling me an idiot based on logic knowingness.
Morons.

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Male 2,576
"Yes. I agree.
I think we can all agree, Atheist and Christian= KoalaMeatPie believes she`s perfect."

... you`re calling me a girl? you seriously can`t just look right under my name?

Or are you Calling me a girl?
Last time someone called me a Girl, they where four.

Other then that, I am practically perfect, and you are all but Mortal peons in my Carefully devised game.

You are my play things.

Point, You keep arguing with me, you keep trying to shut me up, when i`ve even said many, many times it`s what I want.

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Male 46
greeks have known about this for many years, we have told everyone turks are uncivilised animals and nobody believed us
looks like evolution decided to skip turks
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Female 507
Cool.
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Female 66
My goodness.. does it really matter. Red5TheFinn yes the your, youre can be confusing. You`re is a conjunction of you are and your is not. Ex: Your cat is asleep on the bed. You`re going to the store? Hope that helps some.. American English is very confusing there is to, too, two and then you have the fun of affect and effect. And the list keeps going.
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Male 69
That was a very bad joke lol, sry
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Female 147
^ Holy Blog, you sound like you just stepped out of Stephen King`s The Drawing of the Three. May I call you Detta?
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Male 69
I can see how it happend. One kid as a baby learned to walk by watching one of his/her pets, then began to walk like it. That person never learned how to walk upright because he was mental. Eventually, he humped this girl that was pretending to be a cat for some add by undressing and saying ``I`m your pussy``. And evetually their kids evolved to be retarded just like their father and walking like complete morons, and no one had the heart to tell them their dad was a complete retard and they had no fuggin clue what they were doing. (Completely fictional story meant to be a joke, do not approach litterally) lol.
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Male 307
God, Leave the people be you MoFo`s on Nova! DAMN YOU PBS FOR INTRUDING ON MA PEEPS BIDNESS! RAWR!
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Female 147
Jesus motherdrating tap-dancing pot-smoking hippie ass CHRIST.

KMP`s grammar also made me cringe. I was going to laugh quietly to myself and move on, but I read the first two pages of comments and was quite ready to stab myself repeatedly in the vagina with a blunt drating knife.

I love grammar. But it`s the internet. Both sides are going to be pigheaded jackasses and end up looking like total tools. Give the drat up.

On topic.

I would have loved to see more of this video... Maybe with them acting like, oh, I dunno... People?

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Female 214
The End (Or at least with the probability of being the end equal to that of the cat being alive [explain that reference and i`ll respect you :P])

Who is Schrodinger? Or Erwin Schrödinger`s cat paradox if you wanna be amazing. Thank you and g`night.

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Male 69
That would suck to always have to buy two pairs of shoes.
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Female 1,470
creepy...
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Male 1,149
The last guy to talk was absolutely right.
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Female 4
a quote from the 2 ppl who filmed the family
"As we finished filming last summer, the soldiers escorted us off the premises. The family walked with us to our cars to say goodbye. Unknown to Jon, their quadrupedal son Husseyin had just visited their crude lavatory, which was really just a hole in the floor. He is mentally handicapped and his hands, bless him, were smeared with his own faeces. Jon reached out to shake his hand. “Watch out!” I warned, but it was too late.

Jon quickly realized his mistake, but didn’t flinch. Instead, and without missing a beat, he turned to the young lieutenant who had threatened us earlier and grabbed both his hands. “Thank you so much,” he said without a trace of sarcasm, continuing to shake his hands until he’d transferred most of the mess. “Thank you so much for all your help.”"
thats hilarious :P

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Female 4
I want to see the rest of the video now about he family. Looking on another website it says that a MRI suggested that the people have a form of Cerebral Ataxia (which affects balance). The other 14 kids in the family all walk normal except for the 5 who walk on their hands and legs - they dont walk upright. Another point it mentioned is that if this were in the US it would have been taken to physical therapy and they would have learned properly (and the video started to show them learning) so basically its not genetic deevolution itsj ust a disability that wasnt fixed as a kid and now is gaining internation attention.
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Female 920
I didn`t watch the whole thing....but I`m a terrible person..the one woman started walking faster and i thought "oooh shes running" eek. i`m going to hell.

also whats with the ocean in the background? Did they think it would distract from the people??

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Male 105
...i can see it now, a gay black midget coming from behind and going at it :D!
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Male 379
wow i cant beleive how dumb SCIENTISTS CAN BE. this is bull$hit. if they ACTUALLY walked upright all there lives there upper body strengh would nearly equal there buttom but yet it looks like a standered human witch shows there just making themselves look like idiots. how am i the only one thinking this.
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Male 161
FOR drat SAKES LET`S GET BACK TO THE dratING TOPIC!!! this is the same old i-am-bored full of stupid morons who fill up the drating comment section with bullpoo!!! so someone mis-spelled a few words and capitalized certain words.... SO dratING WHAT!!! and then there`s peeople who repeat the same thing OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!!! well, if one person says it, then everyone else doesn`t have to repeat it.
NOW LET`S GET BACK TO THE dratING SHOW!!!
oh look people who walk on their hands and feet. i wonder how they have sex, piss, poo, etc.
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Female 198
lol my cousin just told me about this, and then here it is!
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Male 1,556
i agree wiht you tehrussian im from and this issue also comes out in youre which for some weird reason is sometimes spelled your which i dont get

damn americans.

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Female 156
Well, at least they aren`t naked. I`m sure that counts them as human beings.
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Female 1
The woman who documented the family wrote about her experiences here
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Male 1,265
Not even going to dignify your post by fully reading it. I was merely trying to make an example of your total ignorance in an area that you probably devote little time to, as I and many others do towards english.
Oh and about the balance sheet crap I did a module in accounting and economics, was the biggest waste of time ever, got a 2:1 with out hardly trying and a first on the coursework, if that`s your chose profession then perhaps you should continue to hide behind your words.

P.S I don`t hate Grammar Nazis, just the ones who act like TeHtussian whos name is in itself a hypocracy to his attitude towards grammar.

The End (Or at least with the probability of being the end equal to that of the cat being alive [explain that reference and i`ll respect you :P])

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Female 1,004
The site should give us the ability to edit our own posts. It`ll be alot easier.
Also, I like to point out that being a Grammar Nazi is different than being a complete ass. Simply pointing out a misspelling politely is one thing, picking apart every post typo by typo is another. We`re all human beings, we all deserve a bit of respect.
Which brings me to this video....Wow, they walk on all fours! Like nobody else has when they were children....? I say leave the poor people alone, they probably have enough to deal with than cameras all up in their faces....
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Male 490
Ruswut, you clearly let this one get away from you. You completely ignore that you`re absolutely irrelevant in talking about scientific formulas. Can`t blame you too much for not knowing how to compose an argument.

Here`s your proposal: "but the next time you want to moand about it why not proving YOUR worth in the gene pool by say... "

Does it necessarily follow that to be worthy to procreate we must all be chemistry majors? Sorry, but that argument fails because there is a need for diversity of occupations and fields of study.

I can just as easily ask you to perform a present-value investment analysis of an annuity or to identify what belongs on an income statement and how it is derived from the balance sheet. See what I did there? Added more irrelevant stuff.

Communication, written and oral, is a common skill that people share. Feel free to keep hiding behind what you (may) know. I can see this is going nowhere.
The End.

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Male 68
lol i think this should`ve been the forums instead of a discussion of a family walking on all fours.

what an intriguing and thought-provoking argument.

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Male 741
EvilM
How does a furry think that people going backwards in evolution is sad?
Hypocrite.
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Female 458
PFFT.
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Male 1,265
Well look at you Mr. google the name because you don`t have a clue what it means. And it`s funny you`ll doubt what I know about it when me spelling it wrong is probably more a sign that i`ve commited it to memory, even if it is one letter wrong it`s the application of it thats important not naming it.
I guess you don`t have the money to splash out on Spartan to do all the calculations for you though, so how about you give me a simple expression of the rotational constant in joules?
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Male 4,393
:(
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Female 738
interesting- I would actually like to watch the rest of it.
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Male 1,204
meh... do they have to bother these people? i don`t see much genetic. why does everyone blame problems in their genes? why can`t humans seem to just admit a fault or two...
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Female 2,196
wow a lot of these posts are grammar related...
anyway i dont think that is such a bid deal
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Male 1,003
makes the rapers` job a lot easier.
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Male 295
I think it`s a spinal defect that forces these fellows to bend over to such an extent that walking on their hands becomes necessary
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Female 1,984
"Vergins won`t spread thier legs to you because of it."
What are "vergins"?

"Anyway who cares about grammer and bloody spelling!"
What is "grammer"?

"Arguing over the internet is like the special olympics,you might win,but your still a retard."
My a retard? What of mine is a retard?

"...but it`s evident that TeHrussian seems to find it necessary to correct gramma..."
What`s "gramma"?

^ shadow50001, oh wah wah. Go cry a river.

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Male 377
I was just going to come in here and make a pleasant comment about the video but now I can`t do that because of the random and unnecessary grammar debate in a forum where we can`t fix any posts.
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Female 1,984
"It`s not a personal attack by any means, but what I`ve learned is that lack of proper punctuation and spelling takes away from credibility of any statement."

As a Grammarian, I`d have to say that I like you TeHrussian.

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Male 490
Wow, Ruswut, really? Look over anything and everything I said and point to where I even implied that I have trouble understanding the poor grammar and constant misspellings!
My disappointment is with the fact that people can`t be bothered present their thoughts in an proper fashion.
Also, as much as I can appreciate a chemistry problem that is completely irrelevant to subject at hand, I will not even humor that with a reply. Want to know why? There is no "Hartee-Fock" equation. There is a Hartree-Fock though. Of course, now even if you were the top expert on the subject matter, I would doubt everything you say as you cannot even properly name an equation.

Thank you for proving my point with an appropriate example!

PS: I don`t go back and proofread even for term papers. I believe that just like anything else, self-monitoring is a habit. If you pay attention and do it right the first time, you don`t have to go back and double check.

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Female 2,074
KoalaMeatPie. You`re just an idiot.

Learn`t? Hahaha!

*wipes tear from eye*

And as far as the video, I watched it with my father once. Good times, good times. Nova rocked!

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Female 2,074
TehRussian, you are awesome.

That is all. =D

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Male 151
Ok guys, ill give you 50 cents each if you look like a monkey in front of the camera. comon don`t be shy
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Male 1,265
And on a side point i`ve only really been scanning posts here but it`s evident that TeHrussian seems to find it necessary to correct gramma and act like a pomus arse and talk about crap like how spelling is related to how many chromosones you have and i know you probably didn`t use those words, but hey i can`t spell to save my life, but the next time you want to moand about it why not proving YOUR worth in the gene pool by say... Using the Hartee-Fock equation to find more accurate constants in the wave equation of butane and calculating the electrons associated with each atom and probability of free radical attack.
Some people just can`t be bothered to go back over and correct all the punctuation, like me! Perhaps the problem isn`t with how we chose to type but with your own ability to read and use logic to work out what we probably meant?
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Male 1,265
KoalaMeatPie
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 2:49:31 AM
(not at Ruswut) (and um, it says "do" ?)

That`s weird as i read it as to and copy and pasted it into the reply box rather than typing it @[email protected]

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Female 327
SPrinkZ, thank you for finally mentioning that. Too many people don`t understand how evolution works. Coincidentally, they are usually the same people who say they don`t believe in it.
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Male 490
Wow, never thought the whole thing would get that worked over. Originally, I just commented that bad grammar is a sign of a throwback in evolution.

Looking back in the past, for pretty much the entire written history knowledge meant power. Those that knew more, could read or write properly, express themselves eloquently, held a higher social status and were able to accumulate more wealth.

All I`m saying is: it`s worth the extra 3-5 seconds to puncuate and 1 minute to look up spelling if you are not sure (Hey, at least you learned something!). Think about it this way - how would you feel about reading a textbook that had at least one typo in every sentence?

PS: mikallang, you`d have a hard time drawing me into an argument. Anyone who is certain that they will win an argument before knowing any particulars is not worth arguing with.

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Female 831
kmp is rightttt
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Female 160
"My back and neck hurt all the time."
"mine too!"
"I wonder why?"
"Ow, I stubbed my finger on the stairs!"
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Female 243
I`ve watched a show about them. Very interesting. But it`s some sort of genetic thing.

BTW: I can`t change my picture or profile for some reason. It won`t save. Does anyone know how to fix that?

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Male 3,310
Stand up and quit being attention whores!
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Female 475
How much could theyre lives change? They walk on all fours and live in a remote part of Turkey...I mean, are they going to go on tour? Are we going to see posters up saying Come see the Amazing Family of Four-Walkers!

Oh boy

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Female 79
yew lotz is pafetic arguinf bout gammer
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Male 2,309
Baal, you are not funny; you are an ignoramus, and a flame-baiter.
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Male 2,309
There is no such thing as backwards evolution. If anyone things there is such a thing as backwards evolution, then you really don`t know what evolution is.

It`s not teleological.

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Female 160
My daughter walks like that all the time... Of course she likes to pretend she`s the family dog so it`s not really the same thing...
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Male 9,305
Interesting.
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Female 700
lol wow, the comments make me feel like im in english class back in highschool... i thought i moved past that.......
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Male 4,546
Actually, if you want to quote me exactly, I said I didn`t want them taken down.... so I guess that ends that conversation?

Anything else I didn`t say that you`ve taken offense to?

Monday, February 18, 2008 9:09:16 AM
"1) Read the bit where I say I don`t mind Wiki having the pictures."

Monday, February 18, 2008 3:23:22 AM
Incidentally, I totally support Wikipedia keeping the pictures up in this case.

P.S. Actually click the link, and think about it for a few seconds.

P.P.S. Koala is a HE with a female pic.

P.P.P.S. I wasn`t saying "Omg bad grammar you fail". I was pointing out that both made grammar/spelling mistakes WHILE complaining about the other. That I thought was pretty funny.

P.P.P.P.S. They`re called goddamn typos. Mistakes while typing, not a type of something.

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Male 610
she,koala, made some extremely valid points, but you tards would rather focus on her grammar? fail.
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Male 610
ok. i don`t post that often anymore because a lot of what some of you people (i.e. Baalthazaq, TEHrussian)post will lead me into a huge argument that i will most certainly win. for example, Ballthazaq mentioned something about the muhammad pictures and how they should be taken down. i`ll start with a frill free "no", and we could go from there, but i`d rather say, "i dont care about your beliefs and i DO want to see pictures of muhammad...so, nyaaaa. as for attacking someone because of grammar, its foolish. hmmm..who does foolish things? AH! fools.... why not try to base a conversation on whats being said rather than how its being said. ya goofy goober :)
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Male 4,546
Erm, Koala, I know Emphasize is valid.
So are lots of words you didn`t say.

Emphesize, however. What you said. Is not.

With an E.

EmphEsize. EmphAsis added for clarity.

Silly bAtch.

Wow, Atheists can`t take a joke.

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Male 5
and the kids who walked on all fours were part of something like 12 children or something such as that, don`t remember completely as I saw this movie some time ago. It is a very interesting story and if you plan on doing anything with motor development or movement skill for a job it`s definitely worth a view.
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Male 5
it`s not a backward evolution, it`s the result of inbreeding. In the whole Nova presentation they researchers find out that the father and mother are first cousins. They then state that it is because of the inbreeding that they do not walk upright.
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Female 367
*PandaLoMein
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Female 367
LOL @ PanaLoMein

Anyway, I wish the stupid clip was of part of the actual show, not the intro. It`s hard to judge from the intro alone if it`s just a learning problem or a genetic problem.

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Male 394
Thats why she is so arrogant! She considers herself better then the very people she resides with!

Those who live for themselves find little purpose, and die by them selves. No worries! Always time for change, even if it takes losing everything.

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Male 189
Yes. I agree.

I think we can all agree, Atheist and Christian= KoalaMeatPie believes she`s perfect.

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Male 2,160
a fitting quote:"Arguing over the internet is like the special olympics,you might win,but your still a retard."
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Female 57
This video bothered me. They were made out to be creatures for scrutinizing, as opposed to people with a different lifestyle. Sure it`s bizarre, but I wish the video would have shown them talking instead of wandering around a beach like lost puppies.
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Male 1,053
...?
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Male 17
how do they go toilet?
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Male 291
i love these kinds of programs :)
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Male 340
HAHAHA online arguments crack me up especialy over somthins as retarded as grammer.. who gives a drat its the internet people dont spend time proofreading and reviseing everything they type they just do t quick and move on.. HAHAHA
and ya its creepy they way the keep their head down and look up with their eyes with the retarded/evil look even when they are just sitting
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Male 134
no offence, and yeah i`m a bit slow to pick up that the conversation has ended. sorry!
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Male 134
Lol Koala. I`m british and I would think you were dim if you spelt learnt as learn`t
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Male 680
i.. cant believe i actually read that whole argument.

ive just wasted a small portion of my brain that i will never get back.

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Male 2,576
(not at Ruswut) (and um, it says "do" ?)

Yeah, I am pretty imposing on these forums.
You can`t find anything about me to pick on, Seeing as i`m practically perfect, So, Go for the spelling, hours of fun nitpicking like a duche that you are!

Go find something else to do.
Serisouly.
Hookers, anything.

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Male 254
THIS IS NOT AN EVOLUTIONARY THOUGHBACK:

I didn`t watch this video as i have seen it before and saw the whole thing. In civilization today we encourage babies to stand up straight and walk on two legs, this family did not do this and so they walk on all fours. I forgot the rest of it but thats the jist of it.

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Male 1,265
"No way to I resemble"?
I do believe that you most ambutiously meant to eliquently utter the futhem word do not thoust said thy ith... Yeah i`m bored of talking like an arse (opposed to ass, the way backwards americans spell it)

Spelling dosen`t mater and ju`s to piss off evrey grammer nazzi i writed this sentence just for them!

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Male 2,576
I am From Quebec, But in no way am I a Quebecker.
No fu¢king way.
No way do I resemble, speak, think or mingle in the slightest with those Hicks. Nore did I attend the same Schools.

Also, in no way did I give out any Grammar lesson. All I did was point out Where I was right and wrong.

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Female 387
Nah. It`s not evolution. Even if it were a genetic problem (and I don`t think it is) then it`s

a) a bad mutation
b) stuff is being LOST, not GAINED from the genetic code, so it`s DEvolution.

So it doesn`t matter.

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Male 292
Grammar lessons from an immigrant and a Quebecker, just what we need. A conversation that no one can understand... or care about.

Oh yeah, about the post... now I forgot, having been stupified from reading senseless rants.

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Male 189
Hahaha . . .

Grammar lessons, rambling and retorts involving the suspected size of the lesson-giver`s genitalia. Good times. Good times. Reminds me of Thanksgiving dinner at my house.

About the post: Why would this be a throwback thing? That`s obviously an angle used to sensationalize this story. There`s nothing really funny about this either, or creepy. It just looks like a group of people with some kind of physical or neurological disorder to me, nothing THAT special.

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Male 2,576
And listen to the 12 year old Girl, innocent and filled with hope for the world.

Kid, Thank you.

Here`s the thing about pointing out other people`s Spelling and grammar, it`s *always* a personal attack, unless you point out every fault everyone makes.

At which point you will be stonned.

You can`t claim it`s to help someone, it`s to help you look superior then others. Unfortunately, you`ll *always* come out as an azz.

Now if you look at something like Saturnia Says During religious Debates, Thats actually helpfull as she comes up with new things to say which forces me to find Good points to respond to her, and vice versa, we both come out the wise.
Ty Saturnia.

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Male 2,576
As for Dr. Livingstone, yes, I did not type an E, I, of course, Will say it`s a type o. Which it was.

But, You don`t even know who the man is, or why "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Is soo iconic.
The very least you can do is Wiki it to see that "He is the subject of a meeting with H. M. Stanley"

But Why?

Click on the link, read up, then comeback, I don`t want to waste my time with you more then I have to.

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Male 2,576
Didstincly, type o. How daft are you? Serisouly, How fu¢king daft can you be not to recognise this?

Emphasize, fu¢king valid.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/emphasi...

And I have nothing to hear form you Baal, it was pretty much proven you`re a compleat and total fool in your "Athiest pedophellia" thread. now grow some balls and stop jumping on the bandwagon.

Thats twice you`ve done it, First with your pedophile thread, now with this.

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Female 679
Anyway who cares about grammer and bloody spelling !
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Male 121
wow, that`s kinda weird, look at how they tilt their face down, and always look "upwards" even when they`re sitting down.
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Male 4,546
Emphesize?!
Didstinctly?!

....and you`re arguing about who has the the worse grammar/spelling?

(And it`s Dr. Livingstone).

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Male 2,576
Wow. 0_0 I`m a jerk.

Good thing it doesn`t phase me.

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Male 2,576
Thank you for your lesson in Grammar.
Dr. Livingston I presume?
You have imparted me with your great knowledge of the world and have made me a bigger person because of it. You truelly have shown yourself to have the biggest Penis. Let me now retreat to seclusion, never to see the light of day again.

You understood me, Everyone else did, I`m not writting an essay or my Ph.D (yet), Pointing out Grammar over the internet is nothing but a pissing contest and makes you look like an azz, not a hero. Vergins won`t spread thier legs to you because of it.

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Male 2,576
If this was not a personal Attack, You would have PMed me.

e.e. cummings never capitalized.

I blame my random Capitalization on my Synesthisia (I see Smells as colours and shapes) (And sometimes music) I`m very visual and like the appeal certain words have while capitalised. Call it OCD or what not. That, and to emphesize certain words.

King`s English last update was in the 1930ies. The textbooks are still used today.

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Male 490
Also, since you bothered to reply and defend your grammar, I should mention that "then" establishes time relevancy, whereas "than" establishes a relevancy between two objects. (As commonly accepted in English language)
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Male 490
Uh, I learned English (as in how it`s spoken in England) before I moved to the U.S. We were using textbooks printed there, and I didstinctly remember that "learned" was spelled exactly like that.

If there`s a dialect that uses a variety of that word, it does not make it commonly acceptable. Either way, your capitalization and commas make me cry.

It`s not a personal attack by any means, but what I`ve learned is that lack of proper punctuation and spelling takes away from credibility of any statement.

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Female 347
i bet they could use a backrub lol...
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Male 550
I used to walk an all fours when I was young. Did that count?
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Male 2,576
I write in a different Dialect then you, Not everyone in the World Writes in American English.
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Male 2,576
learn`t - Valid. King`s English / British English, like "colour" and "compleat"

uporight - You must be a moron to think thats anything else but a type o

Probally - My bad, Spelt Probably, I havn`t done that same mistake anywhere else.

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Male 2,576
You can`t teach them probably for the same reason you Can`t teach Feral Children Language.

There is a certain window for it.

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Male 490
"They probally never learn`t to walk uporight as children due to how they where raised,"

Wow Koala, this sentence alone makes me believe in "backwards" evolution.
"Probally," "learn`t," "uporight" "where (instead of "were")," and a comma at the end? I think that`s how they wrote a couple centuries ago, when over 80% of Americans were illeterate.

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Male 272
Bullsh*t. They could still stand O.o
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Female 1,070
^powpowking* damit.
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Female 1,070
and @powerpowerking, it does show them giving them walkers and trying to teach them to walk on two legs in the video, if you missed it
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Female 1,070
i want to see the rest of that >_<
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Male 551
dude...why don`t they just teach them to walk on two legs......im beginning to think that the scientific community is the one doing the "backward-evolution"....
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Male 300
Let`s just hope they stop breeding. . .
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Male 2,576
Urgh, It`s not Backwards evolution, We came to adapt to Walk upright because of the receading Forests, blah blah blah, Go take an intro Athropology Class.

If you do cass studies of Feral Children, They never learn`t to speak, When taken out of thier Feral environment and we try to teach them, They can`t learn Speach.

Why?

Because there is a timeFrame for this.

They probally never learn`t to walk uporight as children due to how they where raised, The look on that Chaps face makes me think Mental Disability is a part of it. (heh)

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Male 490
Ok, I see no obvious physiological reason they can`t walk upright. They have legs that bend at the knees to move and feet to keep them stable. Just because they never learned to do it, doesn`t mean it`s genetic.

I can walk just like they do, so study me too now?

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Male 120
wonder if they sniff each others butts when they meet? I mean I do and I walk on my feet, so you think they might also, or not. Im sleepy I think
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Male 2,576
Not exactly an "evolutionary throwback", if it was, thier Spins would attach to th back of thier skulls, not the bottom.
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Male 602
Walking like that doesn`t hurt them(unless it does... Again I didn`t watch the whole thing). The only sad thing here is the fact that they are outcast.
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Male 602
Why is it sad, funny OR creepy? huh? They`re not any different than us (I stopped halfway through, so if it said that they have something like mental retardation, stop me). So what if they walk on their hands, they`re still humans.
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Male 411
wow...
That`s really quite sad actually.
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Male 822
this is what happens when ur mom and dad are also ur aunt and uncle
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Female 108
oh wow...
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Male 2,113
thats kinda sad and kinda funny and very creepy
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Female 1
Link: The Family That Walks On All Fours [Rate Link] - Evolutionary throwback: watch these people walk on all fours--are they a present-day version of our ancestors?
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