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  • Yeah, a H5Nx pandemic will have a good chance of having a fatality rate of something in the range of 10% to 50%. It’d end society as we know it, and conservatives are generally the ones who are doing their damndest to prevent sensible action being taken now to help at least slow the jump to humans.

    If (or, more likely when) we do see a HPAI pandemic, we know who we can thank for it. It’ll likely kill hundreds of millions of people, but at least by refusing vaccinations due to idiotic reasons, conservatives will have a higher mortality than people with functioning brains.





  • hydroptic@sopuli.xyzOPtoFunny@sh.itjust.worksApex friend?
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    Ah yeah the Siberian fox experiment is interesting. They found that the tamer foxes had a tendency towards neoteny, ie. basically retaining juvenile features and slower development, and they even lost some of their intelligence too which was interesting. The same has happened with dogs, physically they’re closer to juvenile wolves and generally they’re also less intelligent than wolves.

    Didn’t know someone had tried the same with panthers and cheetahs though, that’s pretty surprising. Sounds like a bit of a project to tame panthers of all creatures when even housecats aren’t as domesticated as eg. dogs


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    Yeah it was a middle school thing in Finland too, at least in the 90’s.

    I did an exchange year in the US in my 2nd high school year, and I was honestly a bit surprised at how… well, simple it all was. I was a senior in the US and I’d learned just about everything they taught that wasn’t specific to the US or the English language (and even some of those…) either in my 1st year in high school or in middle school.