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Anyway. Right, looking back on such things as Hapsburg
Jaw, the Roman nose, it crossed my mind that there may
be some extremely weird horizontal transmissions of dna.
If we follow the Darwin model, then having a damn great
big jawbone would be very handy in an environment with a
lot of very
hard food. 18th century cuisine had already
worked out how to do the soft-boiled egg, soup etc, so it
was not a useful piece of dna to have in that time.
So, my theory is this. Presuming there are parallel
universes, with humans that diverge marginally depending
on their environments, there might be some porosity at
the boundaries of the universes, allowing biological
material to travel horizontally as it were.
Perhaps this explains the more unfortunate congenital
birth defects, from environments which are radically
different to out own.
It just puzzles me and it's just weird enough to be true.
I understand nearly nothing of this [Ian Tindale, Jun 27 2015]
Horizontal gene transfer
[not_morrison_rm, Jun 27 2015]
(presumably) horizontal jeans exchange
[not_morrison_rm, Jun 27 2015]
||The notion of parallel universes is a hugely flawed
conceptual illusion. They cannot possibly exist.
Imagine the electricity bill. No, universes are strictly
serial. With huge gaps of nothing inbetween. In other
words, theres mostly not a universe.
||Also, what youre therefore describing is horizontal
gene transfer across possibility spaces. Nature cant
work that way, it can only progress based on what
came before. The ticks of time go onto a pile of
existing ticks of time. The evolution of life stems
from existing structures and opportunities, it cant
just plant something new in there like we can when
were designing a solution. A possibility can afford a
solution but a different possibility only might, in
which case, it adds up to the same path result or
outcome (but not the same actual path through the
same nodes) as you already had where you already
||Its almost as daft as my idea of transmitting
information from the future to the past through
dreams (what else are they for?), and more
specifically from your older self to your younger self,
assuming you were a] transmitting a message as your
older self and b] actually listening for such a message
as your younger self. Of course, you cant now go
back and tell the younger you to pay attention to
incoming messages in your dreams.
||//there might be some porosity at the boundaries of
the universes, allowing biological material to travel
horizontally as it were.//
||But if DNA, why not giraffes or Cessnas? And how
does this DNA get into people?
||There is not a big enough unit of wrongth for this
||Errr...if there are no parallel universes, howcome
there are two separate comments from people
both calling themselves "Ian Tindale"...what could
be more irrefutable evidence.
||If there's one comment from a hegemonising
culture staring with "B" and ending in "org" (which
only exists on celluloid in our universe), then I
shall consider that proof complete.
||//giraffes or Cessnas?
Pterodactyl would be kind of Cessna and giraffe-
||//And how does this DNA get into people?
In the traditional horizontal method.
||But if its doggy style, one of them is vertical. Youre
suggesting that some peoples cocks reach from the
boundaries of one universe all the way into another?
Penises are not scale-invariant. (Well, mine isnt).
||That's it, 3 comments from entity entitled "Ian
Tindale". Proof positive that at least 2 parallel
universes are chipping in with annos here.
||Can't be, halfbakery.com is region-blocked in all universes except this one. Just try going to another universe and accessing the site, see for yourself.
||Let me see if I can reach it [sound of unzipping]
||As soon as the multi-universe idea comes into existence, the definition of Universe changes to one unit with a whole lot of independent subunits. The whole structure that keeps those subunits separate would be the fundamentals of the Universe.
||//those with non-symmetrical features can have
inherited diseases like the same surname
||So, to get more symmetrical features one needs
only to change surnames...deed polls on the NHS?
||But anyway, if we presume there is porosity
between the universes, then it's likely to be bit
teeny, as there doesn't seem to a history of
people popping over to the next parallel universe
to take advantage of 50p off teabags bargains over
||So, if the porosity is microscopic, then only
microscopic beings (such as viruses) would be
passing through them.
||//there doesn't seem to a history of people popping over to the next parallel universe //
||Sure there is. What else could possibly explain Donald Trump?