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High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Aug 12, 2015 - 08:54am PT
The evolution of pupils...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56IIlZQQfa8

Ambush predators have vertical pupils for rangefinding; prey horizontal pupils for panorama.



"scientists found that short ambush predators such as alligators and foxes are more likely to have vertical pupils, whereas prey species—like gazelles or sheep—are more likely to have horizontal pupils."



http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/08/video-predator-or-prey-eyes-have-it

"Circular pupils are generally found on animals that chase down their prey, such as cheetahs, or on taller ambush predators like lions and tigers. This suggests that above a certain shoulder height—about 42 cm—the functional advantages of vertical pupils are lost."
Craig Fry

Trad climber
So Cal.
Aug 12, 2015 - 09:43am PT
Freaky
science is better than fiction
and way better than imaginary gods somehow pulling all the strings


If God is pulling any strings, shouldn't science be able to investigate and discover how he does it?
Why would it be hidden?
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Aug 12, 2015 - 08:57pm PT
He's not hiding

You just don't know how to look

You prolly got vertical pupils.
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