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20th Aug '16 1:06:51 PM Medinoc
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* The entire premise of ABC's one-season-wonder ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128419/ Prey]]'' was based on a killer strain of humanity with the same genetic variance from ''homo sapiens'' as exists between us and chimpanzees. Also, they were caused by global warming. The idea being that a localized acceleration of global warming accelerated human adaptation to that phenomenon among a particular population, who then spread out in secret among the rest of humanity. The show named [[ComicBook/XMen them]] ''[[ComicBook/{{Magneto}} Homo dominus]]''. For some reason, this new species not only has a higher level of intelligence but also completely lacks emotions beyond an irrational need to breaks necks of helpless monkeys to show their superiority.

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* The entire premise of ABC's one-season-wonder ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128419/ Prey]]'' was based on a killer strain of humanity with the same genetic variance from ''homo sapiens'' as exists between us and chimpanzees.chimpanzees (in-series, 1.6%). Also, they were caused by global warming. The idea being that a localized acceleration of global warming accelerated human adaptation to that phenomenon among a particular population, who then spread out in secret among the rest of humanity. The show named [[ComicBook/XMen them]] ''[[ComicBook/{{Magneto}} Homo dominus]]''. For some reason, this new species not only has a higher level of intelligence but also completely lacks emotions beyond an irrational need to breaks necks of helpless monkeys to show their superiority.
25th Jul '16 1:36:19 PM MsChibi
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* Genetically, mushrooms are closer relations to us than to plants. Also like us, fungi are heterotrophs, which means that they must 'eat' and can't make their own food like plants can. They also store energy as glycogen, as do animals and humans, as opposed to plants, which store it as starch. They also make their tissue out of chitin (the stuff in insect exoskeletons) rather than cellulose (the stuff in plants). In fact, fungi have more in common with sessile animals like sponges than they do with plants.

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* Genetically, mushrooms are closer relations to us than to plants. Also like us, fungi are heterotrophs, which means that they must 'eat' and can't make their own food like plants can. They also store energy as glycogen, as do animals and humans, as opposed to plants, which store it as starch. They also make their tissue out of chitin (the stuff in insect exoskeletons) rather than cellulose (the stuff in plants). In fact, fungi have more in common with sessile animals like sponges than they do with plants. This is true in cooking, as well; mushrooms are often treated less as vegetables and more as meat (and fungi can be used in meat-substitutes, such as TVP or portobello-burgers.)
2nd Jul '16 1:59:27 PM WillKeaton
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* We share 75% of our known human disease genes with the fruit fly. Which is [[AwesomeYetPractical awesome]], as we can experiment on them and not [[PlayingWithSyringes on us]]. A particularly weird bit of experimentation showed that injecting the gene product of the [=PAX6=] gene (which is found in humans and other animals and turns on eye development) into fruit flies caused eyes to develop (functioning like the insect's version, appropriately called ''eyeless''). The eye that developed was still an insect compound eye though, as the proteins that are expressed as a result of the gene being turned on are still proteins specific to forming an insect eye, not a mammal's eye. Which goes to show how important that other 25% is in terms of genetics.

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* We share 75% of our known human disease genes with the fruit fly. Which is [[AwesomeYetPractical awesome]], awesome, as we can experiment on them and not [[PlayingWithSyringes on us]]. A particularly weird bit of experimentation showed that injecting the gene product of the [=PAX6=] gene (which is found in humans and other animals and turns on eye development) into fruit flies caused eyes to develop (functioning like the insect's version, appropriately called ''eyeless''). The eye that developed was still an insect compound eye though, as the proteins that are expressed as a result of the gene being turned on are still proteins specific to forming an insect eye, not a mammal's eye. Which goes to show how important that other 25% is in terms of genetics.
2nd Jul '16 1:55:11 PM WillKeaton
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* The androids from ''Anime/ArmitageIII'' are ranked according to the order they were created. "Firsts" are non-human robots, "Seconds" are androids, and the "Thirds" are so close to human they can get pregnant. And yes, they can reproduce with a human. The "Fourth" were modeled after plants and are arguable improved versions of natural plant life (such as trees that are capable of moving around.)

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* The androids from ''Anime/ArmitageIII'' are ranked according to the order they were created. "Firsts" are non-human robots, "Seconds" are androids, and the "Thirds" are so close to human they can get pregnant. And yes, they can reproduce with a human. The "Fourth" were modeled after plants and are arguable improved versions of natural plant life (such as trees that are capable of moving around.)around).
7th Jun '16 2:26:43 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In fact, humans in the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise have strong genetic similarities to most known sapient species in the Milky Way, thanks to Protoculture bio-engineering.
15th May '16 11:10:56 AM nombretomado
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* The entire premise of ABC's one-season-wonder ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128419/ Prey]]'' was based on a killer strain of humanity with the same genetic variance from ''homo sapiens'' as exists between us and chimpanzees. Also, they were caused by global warming. The idea being that a localized acceleration of global warming accelerated human adaptation to that phenomenon among a particular population, who then spread out in secret among the rest of humanity. The show named [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} them]] ''[[{{Magneto}} Homo dominus]]''. For some reason, this new species not only has a higher level of intelligence but also completely lacks emotions beyond an irrational need to breaks necks of helpless monkeys to show their superiority.

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* The entire premise of ABC's one-season-wonder ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128419/ Prey]]'' was based on a killer strain of humanity with the same genetic variance from ''homo sapiens'' as exists between us and chimpanzees. Also, they were caused by global warming. The idea being that a localized acceleration of global warming accelerated human adaptation to that phenomenon among a particular population, who then spread out in secret among the rest of humanity. The show named [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen them]] ''[[{{Magneto}} ''[[ComicBook/{{Magneto}} Homo dominus]]''. For some reason, this new species not only has a higher level of intelligence but also completely lacks emotions beyond an irrational need to breaks necks of helpless monkeys to show their superiority.
1st May '16 7:29:19 PM MsChibi
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* Plants often do handle polysomies better than animals do. Sometimes, these polysomies happen naturally, other times they are created artificially by selective breeding. [[note]] For example, triploid hybrid marigolds, which are hybrids created to give gardeners the nice, short bushy growth habits of [[NonindicativeName French marigolds]], and the large, ruffly, pom-pom-like flowers of [[NonindicativeName African marigolds]]. They are sterile, so although they flower, they don't produce viable seeds. [[/note]]
25th Mar '16 1:40:10 PM Willbyr
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* The Catians in ''{{LightNovel/Asobi Ni Iku Yo}}'' reveal that the genetic difference between their race and humans is not even as large as 0.2%. [[spoiler: There's only about a 0.00001% (One One-Hundred-Thousandth) genetic difference between the two species, and this plays a plot point later on in the anime.]]

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* The Catians in ''{{LightNovel/Asobi Ni Iku Yo}}'' ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'' reveal that the genetic difference between their race and humans is not even as large as 0.2%. [[spoiler: There's only about a 0.00001% (One One-Hundred-Thousandth) genetic difference between the two species, and this plays a plot point later on in the anime.]]
7th Mar '16 4:47:23 PM justanid
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In RealLife, it is true that we share some portion of our genome with many other species. Hell, humans have specific genes that are pretty much the exact same as ''plants''. According to most scientific theories, this is because all organisms are descended from the same progenitor organism species, which also used DNA, the universal genetic code. Some experts theorize that the first species may have used RNA, which was later used to code for DNA. The genes that were present in that original organism are still around, since they generally serve very important purposes in controlling different aspects of development, but those aspects that they control have been changed and co-opted into other pathways over time. So genes that function to pattern flower growth in some plants (determining which parts of a bud turn into petals, stamens, etc) are necessary for directing heart development in humans.

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In RealLife, it is true that we share some portion of our genome with many other species. Hell, humans have specific genes that are pretty much the exact same as ''plants''. According to most scientific theories, this is because all organisms are descended from the same progenitor organism species, which also used DNA, the universal global genetic code. Some experts theorize that the first species may have used RNA, which was later used to code for DNA. The genes that were present in that original organism are still around, since they generally serve very important purposes in controlling different aspects of development, but those aspects that they control have been changed and co-opted into other pathways over time. So genes that function to pattern flower growth in some plants (determining which parts of a bud turn into petals, stamens, etc) are necessary for directing heart development in humans.
15th Nov '15 8:33:00 PM jormis29
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* Inverted on ''Series/TheEvent''. The people from the Inostranka crash have 2% different DNA from humans, and the president interprets this fact to mean that they're just like humans. His adviser informs him that they have less in common with humans than apes do (despite them looking ''exactly'' like us [[spoiler: and eventually turning out to be our [[AncientAliens]] ancestors]]). This is used to argue that they don't deserve human rights, an idea which the president doesn't approve of.

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* Inverted on ''Series/TheEvent''. The people from the Inostranka crash have 2% different DNA from humans, and the president interprets this fact to mean that they're just like humans. His adviser informs him that they have less in common with humans than apes do (despite them looking ''exactly'' like us [[spoiler: and eventually turning out to be our [[AncientAliens]] ancestors]]). This is used to argue that they don't deserve human rights, an idea which the president doesn't approve of.
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