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    No matter how beneficial the mutation seems short term there will be negative aspects. I hope the kid lives through them.

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    There is no "next step in evolution." Evolution is not a process of improvement toward a goal. Evolution is the preservation of traits that serve to adapt an organism to its environment and the destruction of traits that do not. Period.

    This kid has a differentiated trait. It will only enter the evolutionary process if he successfully lives to breed and passes it on.

    He doesn't live in a famine-affected environment, so speaking in terms of his trait being a hindrance in terms of famine survival is bootless at the moment. Now, if his environment changes, then the adaptive value of his trait will change, too.

    This particular trait would probably not be preserved through evolution simply because I don't see what great adaptive value it has in his environment.
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    All the disorder comments were jokes. I understand that a disorder is a genetic disruption outside the norm, and I'm sure the other people kidding about the disorder issue were too.

    Regarding all the explanations that its definitely going to cause him problems in the long run, did anyone saying that actually read the article, where his DOCTOR and other experts that are a lot more knowledgeable than us and are much closer to the situation specifically and repeatedly stated as long as he continues to get fed the way he is now he its extremely unlikely that he will have any problem since he is in a family that can afford to feed him? In fact, they generally refer to it as a blessing.

    Sure this would cause in a third world country. Last time I checked, Michigan isn't a third world country.

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    Wait . . . . he doesn't live in Detroit, does he?

    Third World > Detroit
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    I wonder how his lungs and heart will cope with the increased oxygen demand during lengthy training

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    Detroit

    Wait . . . . he doesn't live in Detroit, does he?

    Third World > Detroit
    lol - No, I went back and checked.

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    Y'all kin stop all o this heer dum talk o Evolushun y'all here me? The Lord God gave this child a gift of strength as his personil blessin y'all is a bunch of fairy ass liberals heer me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Gwinn
    This particular trait would probably not be preserved through evolution simply because I don't see what great adaptive value it has in his environment.
    they should raise him in the octagon (football field) then. he could screw the ring girls (cheerleaders) in order to pass on his genetically superior traits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIJoe6186
    Its a disorder because its not normal and going to cause complications in his future. His growth will be stunted for one thing. He will have lots of muscle but be small in height. Also, the amount of food he needs is enormous. The early years where his body (and brain) are developing will be damaged if he is not fed enough, which probably means they will have to overfeed him. He just burns calories too fast and it will affect his brain growth.

    Also, as stated before, the next stage in evolution would be enabling us to get by during famine, with less food, not by making us eat more and hindering growth.
    Why do you think it would make him short? If anything it would make him super tall no?

    Anyways do you think this guy may have the same problem


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    Quote Originally Posted by kracker
    Why do you think it would make him short? If anything it would make him super tall no?

    Anyways do you think this guy may have the same problem

    http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:...70e836f0ef.jpg
    I have my own name for that disorder. I call it steroiditis.

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