My two cents on this article


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Posted by GoatWorld on January 13, 2003 at 17:27:56:

In Reply to: Nature does an about turn on evolution islands - article posted by GoatWorld on January 13, 2003 at 17:16:01:

Hi folks,

While this article does not get real specific about goats, what intrigued me is the part about them adapting to eat turtle eggs.

A number of years ago in my college psychology class, we studied a portion on adaptation that very much interested me. Part of my project was to research various species that have adapted to certain everyday stimuli or could be possible candidates for adapting. Of course my theory of humans who continually live knee deep in water gradually growing webbed, duck-like feet got a few laughs.

But this article again raises a few questions in my mind about what goats would utilize as a food source if they depleted the majority of their present food source. It seems eggs are one possibility. I have laso heard accounts of goats (under research), that were raised to eat meat. That is rather scary in many ways.

Anyway, if any of you have ideas on this subject, I'd surely be glad to read and/or discuss them. One piece of information that I do know concerning animal adaptation involves the brown bear and the polar bear. I is said that the two are very close relatives and that the difference is that back in the age of glacial shift, the bears were divided - one adapting to the colder, arctic climate, the other adapting to the warmer climate. Goes to show that over time, anything can happen!

Best regards,

Gary Pfalzbot


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