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>> No.15875876 [View]
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Let me explain these Myotonic goats to you. They have this special genetic thing that makes them faint or stiff in certain situations. But out in the wild, that's not great for their survival. You'd think that in nature, traits helping animals survive stick around, right? And the ones that don't, they disappear. But here's the thing: smart folks are wondering why these goats have this condition if it doesn't help them survive.

According to evolution, animals should adapt and get better traits over time to survive. But with these fainting goats, it's like they're stuck. They faint at the smallest surprise, which isn't good for them at all.

If evolution was working as it should, these goats should've gotten rid of this fainting thing ages ago. I mean, imagine if every time you got startled, you just fell over.

People might argue that humans purposely bred these goats for their funny fainting episodes. But why would anyone do that? It doesn't make sense to breed animals in a way that makes it hard for them to survive. It's like trying to breed a racehorse with three legs.

Sure, some say these goats were bred to be smaller and less jumpy, so they couldn't escape from enclosures. But let's think about it for a sec.

First, if the goal was just to have smaller goats that can't escape, there are better ways to do that without making them faint. There are lots of goat breeds naturally smaller in size without this weird and problematic fainting thing.

Second, even if breeders wanted smaller, less jumpy goats, it still doesn't explain why fainting had to be part of the deal. It's a totally different thing that goes against the whole idea of selective breeding.

>> No.15496786 [View]
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Well, let me tell you folks, I've been hearing some things about this so-called "evolution" theory, and I have to say, it's just a bunch of hogwash. Absolutely ridiculous. Now, these fainting goats, they're a real thing, believe me. I've seen videos of them, and they just keel over like nobody's business. But let me tell you, evolution has nothing to do with it. Nothing at all.

They claim that fainting goats with myotonia have a survival advantage because they can confuse predators. But think about it, folks. If a goat faints and can't move, wouldn't that make it an easier target for predators? It just doesn't make sense. Natural selection is supposed to favor traits that enhance survival and reproduction, not ones that make you more vulnerable.

And let me ask you this: if evolution is true, why aren't there more animals that faint? Why is it just these goats? It doesn't make any sense. Evolution should be a consistent, ongoing process, right? But we don't see animals fainting left and right. It's just these goats.

>> No.11549421 [View]
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Can science explain fainting goats?

>> No.11187025 [View]
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How did fainting goat evoluve!

>> No.11159604 [View]
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> pay bullshit taxes and licencing fees
> get free milk

goat is the only GOAT choice

>> No.11022205 [View]
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Can scientists explain fainting goats? Is there an evolutionary advantage / reason ?

>> No.10933571 [View]
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What is the evolutionary purpose of myotonia e.g. in fainting goats?

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