Is it possible to learn this power
51370 upvotes
353 comments
ethan_photoshops
2 months ago
Is it possible to learn this power
TClord
2086
2 months ago

Is it possible to learn this power

TheInternetFreak478
1424
2 months ago

Not from this bird(cause it's dead)

Just wait around a few thousand years!

ethan_photoshops
684
2 months ago

The darkside of the force is a pathway to many abilities some consider unnatural

DigitaILove
287
2 months ago

This is where the necromancy begins.

Jazzinarium
179
2 months ago

It's reanimation, then.

JetRyder
137
2 months ago

Try raising the dead. That's a good trick!

AZGrowler
75
2 months ago

So this is how necromancy begins. With thunderous applause.

Satailleure
55
2 months ago

It’s ironic. It could save its own species from death, but not itself.

IlKapitano
16
2 months ago

we will watch your resurrection with great interest

Dimpled
5
2 months ago

Hello there! (said the bird as it re-evolved)

SamDiskwielder
22
2 months ago

It all depends on how long they’ve been dead, what their casket is made out of and your own strength.

ICU4whoyouR
14
2 months ago

The soil of a man's heart is stonier...

FinalBossMike
62
2 months ago

Necromancers are just healers who arrive really late.

Leoleoleozz
15
2 months ago

Someone give this man gold

Samtastic33
1
2 months ago

Will silver do?

Iscu
8
2 months ago

Credits will do fine.

avantesma
1
2 months ago

NO, THEY WON-TA!

TClord
1
2 months ago

healers are just necromancers who arrive really early

wait no

thatdudewillyd
49
2 months ago

YIPPEE

Braydox
9
2 months ago

Its evolution then

j_wegs
20
2 months ago

The Darwin side of the force*

davidxt82
1
2 months ago

unnatural ... selection

TheMadPugly
41
2 months ago

It died. But it lived!

Gamerguywon
10
2 months ago

Living dead bird. It's living....but dead!

AskTheDoll
11
2 months ago

It wasnt dead, it was just... pining for the fjords.

orntorias
6
2 months ago

What you have sold me, is a dead parrot, it is not pining for anything, it has ceased to be!

Wudzy
1
2 months ago
Hs4Ever
4
2 months ago

A few million years*

octopoddle
1
2 months ago

It's not a story a dead bird would tell you.

da_doctori
12
2 months ago

Not from Edward elric

WOKLACE134
5
2 months ago
Shooting_Sheevs
2
2 months ago

Is it possible to learn this power?

nerodidntdoit
1
2 months ago

It's not a story mammals would tell you.

AnotherGit
1
2 months ago

The power of creating clickbait titles or just making memes from them?

Vaultdweller013
1
2 months ago

Not from a creationist.

Cybermat47-2
841
2 months ago

WTF is the sauce for this alleged miracle, please tell me it’s real

jonsnowrlax
1464
2 months ago

Yea why is no one talking about it ITT lmao, even if it is to refute it.

Edit: Sauce

Edit 2: It's called the Aldabra Rail and it should be talked about more.

So to answer your question, it is very much real.

Edit 3: I think I'll post a TLDR to save a click and also clear some confusion. The white throated rail is the species of which the flightless aldabran population is a subspecies. Originally, a flightless subspecies developed on that island, while the nearby islands still had populations that could fly. Then the island sank, wiping out all of them. The island re-emerged again, and the ones that could fly from the nearby islands colonised the place again and evolved in the same way to give us the current population.

So technically, the modern Aldabra Rail is not a direct descendant of its extinct cousins.

Edit 4: Thank you for the gold, kind stranger. A surprise to be sure but a welcome one.

TurintheDragonhelm
401
2 months ago

This is seriously cool

notmy_nsfw_account
322
2 months ago

So when humans fuck up the earth to the point of extinction there is a chance we can evolve again from our primate cousins. Good enough for me boys, pollute on!

risingfatality
143
2 months ago

What if you kill the primates with your pollution

JoblessGymshorts
120
2 months ago

It will take longer but we will just evolve.from some shrew like all mammals did millions of years ago.

risingfatality
38
2 months ago

Yeah but Earth is the only known inhabitable planet, so if you fuck it up to the point that nothing could live, there’d be no chance we would ever be like we were now

JoblessGymshorts
129
2 months ago

Meh there are single celled organisms that only reproduce one every thousands of years that have been found in the deepest drilled holes in the earth where nutrients are incredibly scarce. Life uhhh.... Finds a way.

risingfatality
47
2 months ago

Do do dooo doo doo

Gambattekure
21
2 months ago

What's the do do dooo from? Is it the jurassic park theme?

dirtsunshine
1
2 months ago

Hope they’re cool with all the nuclear waste that’ll ravage the planet once man has been decimated by climate change and can no longer maintain the infrastructure.

JoblessGymshorts
2
2 months ago

Well they survive by metabolizing hydrocarbons deep within the crust so the surface world shouldnt affect them to much.

solidspacedragon
2
2 months ago

I mean, they kinda are.

You could detonate a nuke right over their habitat, and they would be perfectly fine.

bpopbpo
1
2 months ago

Woah really, thousands of years. Can I get a sauce

JoblessGymshorts
1
2 months ago

https://phys.org/news/2018-12-life-deep-earth-totals-billion.html this article referwnce their life cycles that are measured on geological time scales because they consume hydrocarbons embeded in rocks when they get close to them. The survive their lives mostly dormant waiting for nutrients to come there way from plate tectonics.

avantesma
1
2 months ago

Playing the reeeaaally long con, I see...

BlessedRThePeacemkrs
0
2 months ago

It was against astronomical odds that life took the necessary turns to create humans even the first time. There is no way those developments happen again all the way from a single-celled organism before our Sun dies and blows the earth into dust and into space.

JoblessGymshorts
2
2 months ago
prehensile_uvula
21
2 months ago

We’ll evolve a new Earth

risingfatality
1
2 months ago

wat

AJDx14
1
2 months ago

Ya just need a few bacteria and a couple billion years. We’ll be back in basically no time since we won’t be present to experience that time. It’ll be like falling asleep and waking up 4 billion years later and having it feel like only a few minutes has passed.

Samuelwow23
9
2 months ago

In our solar system maybe, although there have been earth like planets discovered in habitable zones.

risingfatality
-3
2 months ago

Really? Where?

Samuelwow23
2
2 months ago

Some 1400 light years away it’s called Kepler 452b

dudewith3g
7
2 months ago

We would have to knock out earth out of it's orbit to extinguish life for good on earth. Life will come back even if all the humans died in a nuclear fire.

risingfatality
2
2 months ago

Heat death of the universe

superjediplayer
4
2 months ago

the only inhabitable one that we know of, yes. But what about what we know not?

Lego_C3PO
2
2 months ago

It's nearly impossible to fuck it up that bad. An asteroid hit the earth and life survived.

nemo1261
1
2 months ago

Except it's not the only know habitable planet

WordSpores
7
2 months ago

What did primates evolve from and are THEY still around?

Maybe the primates can reevolve and then so can we.

Oh shit what if previous humans destroyed the world and this cycle already happened and dinos are in our future as well as our past??

suihcta
1
2 months ago
AshTheGoblin
1
2 months ago

So squirrels

risingfatality
-16
2 months ago

To be honest this whole conversation is hypothetical for me because I don’t believe in evolution, but there are theories about past versions of Earth

JediMasterZao
13
2 months ago

I don’t believe in evolution

It's not up for debate.

DadMan4Ever
5
2 months ago

Don't bother. People who deny facts aren't generally the kind of people who can be swayed with overwhelming evidence.

popoflabbins
1
2 months ago

Depends on the type, micro evolution is a completely undeniable law. Macro evolution technically is a theory as it hasn’t been actively observed to happen. A theory with a pretty substantial amount of evidence, but until we see it actively occurring it is by scientific definition a matter of debate.

risingfatality
-6
2 months ago

Uhhhhhh I wasn’t trying to debate it

NO_USERNAMES_FREE
2
2 months ago

You don’t believe in evolution? What is your reasoning for that?

risingfatality
-8
2 months ago

I’m a Christian.

DeadlyxElements
8
2 months ago

You can be Christian and still believe in evolution. It's not an either or. It's your decision if you want to keep ignoring it. But it isn't against your religion.

thechummel
3
2 months ago

I'm Christian and believe in evolution. There's literally no reason to be Christian and not believe in evolution.

Trillidelphia
1
2 months ago

What do you believe in

Commandor90
1
2 months ago

What doesn't kill you makes you.. Stranger?

vazquezy123
6
2 months ago

We will use pollution to destroy pollution

confused_smut_author
6
2 months ago

The problem is we will probably already have burned most of the easily accessible hydrocarbons, thus trapping us forever in a pre-industrial state.

yallxisxtrippin
3
2 months ago

When we die, we will BECOME the easily accessible hydrocarbons.

meowskywalker
5
2 months ago

Yeah I think the primates are fucked too. We’re gonna reevolve from cockroaches and rats.

Tiger21SoN
1
2 months ago

The cockamouse is already showing potential

RachetFuzz
3
2 months ago

Ragnorok.

Unidan_how_could_you
2
2 months ago

There's a chance this is our 2nd evolution already...

Mostly_Aquitted
2
2 months ago

See: Planet of the Apes

marsbat
2
2 months ago

Humans are more resilliant that any other large mammal out there. If we go extinct, chances are everyone else bigger than a cat is dead too.

binkarus
2
2 months ago

I don't think that's something to be excited for. Humans should stay dead.

popoflabbins
1
2 months ago

Well, not exactly. That form of evolution (macro evolution) is technically unproven due to a lack of repeatability between different species. This type of changes within the bird population is micro evolution, which is defined by the same species having small changes occur. If macro evolution turns out to be a real thing then it’s likely that the future humans wouldn’t be too much like us due to how drastically the environment would have changed by then.

pissfilledbottles
1
2 months ago

It's probably the coolest fact I've learned in a long time.

Undecided_Username_
82
2 months ago

THANK YOU! Everyone here’s too busy talking memes I’m just wondering if that headline is actually real!

WutangCMD
17
2 months ago

I live this sub most of the time but most threads are just endless quotes. At least put a twist on it.

Undecided_Username_
8
2 months ago

Exactly! These aren’t the drones I’m looking for.

Desteknee
45
2 months ago

Lmao the poor bird is gonna go re extinct due to rising sea levels again. Shame.

tivinho99
31
2 months ago

Oh shit here we go again. Twice...

thechummel
8
2 months ago

Twice the tide double the fall

superjediplayer
3
2 months ago

Not again. Sea-Wan gonna kill me.

jonsnowrlax
10
2 months ago

Ironic.

James-Sylar
1
2 months ago

The though of birds evolving into sea creatures crossed my mind, which would be weird, but not impossible. We have marine mammals and birds that already pass a lot of time underwater.

seductivestain
35
2 months ago

Title is a bit sensationalized. Basically, a type of bird evolved in a very similar way in the same location as an extinct bird (based of fossil records) but it's not the exact same species and most likely not identical.

jonsnowrlax
27
2 months ago

Yes that's true. Its akin to breeding back the Aurochs and all de extinction projects we are running rn. Except that this happened naturally, and this rail is as close as it can get to its extinct cousins. Still a remarkable feat.

BlessedRThePeacemkrs
10
2 months ago

Exactly. What is unique here is convergent evolution happening so quickly that the exact same predecessor species was still there for the second species to form from it.

TripStep17
13
2 months ago

I'm mostly irritated at Wikipedia using language like "resurrected".

Its not the same species just because it evolved similarly ffs.

[deleted]
4
2 months ago

Yeah, it's a case of iterative evolution. Fairly rare, but not unheard of.

vefr
4
2 months ago

It's called convergent evolution. There are only so many ways to get a thing done, so animals tend to evolve along similar paths if they fill they same niche.

mysliceofthepie
12
2 months ago

I guess life, uh, finds a way.

jonsnowrlax
4
2 months ago

Truly the heirs of their Dino ancestors.

Three-Eyed-Ramen
11
2 months ago

TL;DR: Bird went extinct, is still extinct. Closely related species of bird evolved identically in the 20000 years since the original bird went extinct, has ended up very close to the original.

Sorry guys, nothing comes back from extinction :/

jonsnowrlax
7
2 months ago

Yes. As others have also pointed out, its more of convergent evolution. They are almost identical, for all intents and purposes, but will never be exactly the same in genetic terms. I think I'll edit this in.

jparmstrong
10
2 months ago

I guess those birds REALLY liked that island.

Hydraxion
9
2 months ago

Imagine flying your family back home and then causing your species to lose the ability to fly for the second time

Frickelmeister
5
2 months ago

Aldabra Rail

Aldebaran Rail

FTFY

Megneous
3
2 months ago

So technically, the modern Aldabra Rail is not a direct descendant of its extinct cousins.

Jesus Fuck. I tried to explain this shit on another thread, and a bunch of uneducated fucks who don't know shit about biology started arguing with me. "NAH MAN IT'S THE SAME BIRD BECAUSE THE BIRD THAT EVOLVED INTO THE OTHER BIRD EVOLVED AGAIN INTO THE SAME BIRD"

Fucking idiots. I can't believe I still use Reddit. This shit isn't good for my blood pressure.

jonsnowrlax
1
2 months ago

😂

I mean yea, my bad too here as I linked the source first and then added the TLDR in a later edit : /

I was impressed by this nonetheless.

PithyGinger63
2
2 months ago

sounds to me like they some lazy ass birds

Tomnnn
2
2 months ago

So is it like... A common ancestor was still around so it was able to follow the same evolutionary path?

jonsnowrlax
3
2 months ago

This rail bird in the seychelles is as diverse as Darwin's finches, from the looks of it.

So there was this flightless subspecies that went extinct when the island submerged. Then when the island re emerged, a cousin subspecies flew back and colonised it again and evolved the same way to give us the current Aldabran rail.

maddsskills
2
2 months ago

I wonder if this is extraordinarily rare or if island environments really have that extreme of an effect on evolution.

jonsnowrlax
2
2 months ago

If island environments really have that extreme of an effect on evolution

They do actually. It's called the Foster's rule. Its directly in play here. On Aldabra due to lack of predators, the birds grew larger and heavier and lost their flight abilities.

The geographical isolation does play a big part in streamlining evolution I guess to fit the island ecological niches. I love how birds are the greatest examples in this. There were the elephant birds of Madagascar and the Moas of New Zealand (check google images, they were huuugee). And yes, humans killed them all.

maddsskills
2
2 months ago

It's like Darwin and the finches! But I mean, maybe it's also rare for a species to bring itself back from extinction via convergent evolution. Maybe that's not the right term...

I feel like I'm getting more and more dumb the longer I've been out of school lol.

My kiwi friends hated my ferrets because apparently they did horrible things to their native flightless bird population.

Infra-Oh
2
2 months ago

It’s sad that I automatically assumed the first species went extinct due to human hunting or razing.

BleaKrytE
2
2 months ago

So it isn't the same species that "re-evolved itself". They're just very similar and have similar characteristics.

jonsnowrlax
1
2 months ago

It wasn't a separate species to begin with. It was a subspecies. But yea, that's right.

Luciditi89
1
2 months ago

Cool

Daerdross
1
2 months ago

That thing exists, is very clear case of evolution, and people still will say evolution isn’t real.

Nazi_Anal_Discharge
1
2 months ago

Thank you for actually contributing something that isn't the same 5 jokes

jonsnowrlax
1
2 months ago

You're welcome, u/Nazi_Anal_Discharge

braidafurduz
1
2 months ago

oops article says the new subspecies was killed off by introduced predators

TrueGrey
1
2 months ago

I REALLY want to know what the competitive evolutionary advantage was to becoming flightless in that environment. I assume it was a side effect of some other trait, but I don't even have a guess as to what that might be.

jonsnowrlax
2
2 months ago

No predators. No competition at all. So all resources for themselves. They grew larger and fatter and couldn't fly anymore. Like my unemployed ass.

TrueGrey
1
2 months ago

We found our spirit animal

terriblehuman
1
2 months ago

That’s really fucking amazing.

TheHotze
1
2 months ago

So more devolution than evolution.

avantesma
1
2 months ago

Damn, that's some hardcore convergent evolution.

LongSlut
1
2 months ago

Technically this is adaptation not evolution

Ath47
0
2 months ago

Bird loses ability to fly because “evolution deemed it no longer necessary for survival.” Rising ocean then causes island to sink, and all the flightless birds die. I’m pretty sure evolution wanted to sweep these guys under the rug, but is having trouble keeping them there.

foodie42
1
2 months ago

I like to imagine some "creator" who basically said, "Eh, not so fond of the fauna here. Let's wipe it all out of existence."

20,000 years later: "DAMMIT THESE THINGS ARE BACK??"

Edits: trying to fix formatting

I'm not trying to undermine u/Ath47 here. Call it Darwinism or Creator. Or whatever. I just think it's funny to imagine a higher being saying, "WTF" and having to deal with it, yet again.

superjediplayer
1
2 months ago

Birds: Now hold on a minute, this whole operation was your idea

KreekyBonez
92
2 months ago

It's not real in the way the headline wants it to be. A different bird species with a relatively close common ancestor evolved in the same way in the same location as the extinct species. It's a fun coincidence, and referred to as "convergent" evolution, where 2 separate species evolve the same trait independently, but that's it. "Re-evolve" is a pseudoscientific way to express what's going on here.

Storiaron
26
2 months ago

Plus. It's not exactly an unimaginable scenario. I'd be surpriaed if this exact convergence wasn't happening like fucking everywhere all the time.

KreekyBonez
24
2 months ago

It is. This is just a neat happenstance of the new species being remarkably similar to the extinct one, due to the common ancestor.

It's still cool, but it's not pushing the boundaries of modern biology.

Storiaron
7
2 months ago

It's not pushing any biology.

If you can breed very similar dog/cat/rat/dragon breeds, it can happen in nature, without problem.

[deleted]
7
2 months ago

Indeed. This is iterative evolution, which is very rare, but convergent evolution is actually fairly common. Peccaries and pigs, for instance. Or Australia's flying foxes and bats.

picboi
4
2 months ago

Underrated comment

Slight0
1
2 months ago

Overrated comment.

Wil-E-ki-Odie
1
2 months ago

It’s wrong though.

picboi
1
2 months ago

oh

MisterJH
4
2 months ago

I mean it was the same ancestor both times.

TBeest
2
2 months ago

If you go back far enough, all species have the same common ancestor. That in and of itself doesn't have to say much.

RedsDaed
1
2 months ago

True but there's still people you consider family and people you consider strangers despite us all being related.

There is a distinction made when it comes from the same or a very close species.

All_of_the_Crows
1
2 months ago

Which makes them cousins.

Similar to how you and your actual cousin are both descended from the same grandfather. Doesn't matter that one cousin died before the other is born. They're still not the same person.

Wil-E-ki-Odie
1
2 months ago

Pretty much invalidating his whole comment towards this particular situation.

[deleted]
3
2 months ago

Its still really cool and provides a great data point for genetic researchers.

Slight0
3
2 months ago

Akchhhually it's called iterative evolution as the "new species" share the same ancestor the extinct one came from and the two have so many of the same traits that they are basically identical. It's quite rare.

JawnF
1
2 months ago

That's exactly what I gathered from the headline, though

IameAuhSomme
36
2 months ago

It's a flightless bird on an island north of Madagascar. The paleontologists found evidence that, several million years ago, the following happened:

  1. the bird's ancestors flew there and colonized the island
  2. the birds evolved out of the ability to fly (a common energy-saving strategy employed by birds on isolated islands with abundant food and no predators)
  3. the flightless birds went extinct due to sea level rise from a changing climate
  4. a few thousand years later, the SAME ancestors flew to the SAME island and colonized it AGAIN
  5. the new colony evolved in the exact same way as before, and now we have the modern flightless bird
Harvestman-man
13
2 months ago

Well, so it’s not “re-evolution”.

It’s convergent evolution, which happens all the time. There’s no such thing as “re-evolution”.

The new bird is a completely different species from the old bird.

IameAuhSomme
14
2 months ago

yeah but "scientists find yet more evidence of convergent evolution on an island in the Pacific Indian Ocean" doesn't get clicks

[deleted]
2
2 months ago

Indian Ocean dude. Not Pacific. Agree with your point though.

IameAuhSomme
3
2 months ago

lol shows how well I retained my geography degree

[deleted]
3
2 months ago

Hey, I'm an historian, specialising in the interwar period, and I blanked on Goebbels' name once. During a presentation.

Chosenwaffle
3
2 months ago

It sounds like it's the same species. The same species flew to an island TWICE and evolved out of flight TWICE. Would that not make it the same species?

DuelingPushkin
1
2 months ago

No, there is more to what makes a species than it ancestors and where it evolved

bleed_air_blimp
5
2 months ago

"Convergent evolution" is the independent evolution of similar features in species of different lineages. Although the trait in question is similar (or the same), the evolutionary pathway is different, and it happens independently between two distinctly different species. That's what "convergence" means -- two different starting points ending up at the same end point.

The white-throated rail did not go through convergent evolution. It went through something called "iterative evolution", which is a natural process of de-extinction where the exact same evolutionary pathway is re-tread to re-create the exact same species again after the original extinction event.

The new bird is not a different species than the old bird. It's the same species. Its evolutionary pathway is identical to the previous iteration. The exact same ancestor colonized the exact same habitat and evolved in the exact same way under the exact same environmental conditions. The two species, the old white-throated rail and the new one, are not species of different lineages. They have the exact same lineage. They did not converge. They iterated.

Harvestman-man
2
2 months ago

”Convergent evolution" is the independent evolution of similar features in species of different lineages

Replace the word “species” with “subspecies” and this is literally exactly what happened.

There was a population of white-throated rail that flew to Aldabra, evolved flightlessness, and then went extinct. Some time later, a different population of white-throated rail flew to Aldabra, evolved flightlessness, and are still there. That’s what happened.

The first lineage on Aldabra and the second lineage on Aldabra were different lineages from the same common ancestor- they were not the same lineage.

They’re not the same lineage because the second group of Aldabra rails did not evolve from the first group. They evolved from the “flying” group of rails. A lineage is, by definition, a monophyletic unit of organisms. Monophyly is one of the most basic and fundamental concepts in taxonomy (“evolutionary pathway” has literally no taxonomic application whatsoever), and these two Aldabra groups do not form a monophyletic unit with each other. Both Aldabra groups do form a monophyletic unit with the flying ancestral White-Throated rails, and all White-Throated rails, including both of the Aldabra lineages, are considered the same species. The new bird is not even a different species from the flying rails.

Iterative evolution is not a “natural process of de-extinction”- iterative evolution is convergent evolution that occurs under a very narrow set of circumstances. It’s still convergence.

bleed_air_blimp
1
2 months ago

The first lineage on Aldabra and the second lineage on Aldabra were different lineages from the same common ancestor- they were not the same lineage.

It's the same lineage. They evolved from different populations of the exact same ancestral species. Just because the populations of the ancestor are different doesn't make the lineage different, because "lineage" here does not mean the same thing as what we humans consider as our individual-specific ancestry. Lineage here refers to the relations between species, not individual members of the species. The new white-throated rails evolved from the same ancestral species as the old white-throated rails. Therefore, they have the same lineage.

Consequently, because the lineage is the same, this is not a case of convergent evolution. It fundamentally does not fit the established definition. It is not convergent behavior, where two different species with two different ancestors evolve the same trait. It is iterative evolution, where the exact same evolutionary pathway is replicated for the exact same lineage of species at different points in time to cause de-extinction.

Iterative evolution is not a “natural process of de-extinction”-

Yes, it is. That's literally its scientific definition.

iterative evolution is convergent evolution that occurs under a very narrow set of circumstances. It’s still convergence.

They're completely different things as defined and understood by the field. That's an objective fact. You don't get to arbitrarily redefine established scientific terms to confirm your factually false opinions.

Arthanias
0
2 months ago

You're proper stubborn on being wrong, huh

krebs01
1
2 months ago

What I don't understand, if you care to explain, is how the same evolution was able to happen? Isn't the evolution supposed to happened after a mutation happened and it's passed through to the next generation and so on?

I mean, how likely it's that the same mutation happened by chance?

So confused...

KreekyBonez
3
2 months ago

I'm getting so tired of seeing this headline everywhere. It's so blatantly misleading and now scores of people will probably regurgitate it without checking any facts

donutpanick
1
2 months ago

The Wikipedia entry refers to it as 'iterative' evolution since the species evolved from the same source species.

Harvestman-man
1
2 months ago

Yeah, but iterative evolution is pretty much just a form of convergent evolution under a narrower set of constraints.

It’s fundamentally the same process.

DankNastyAssMaster
1
2 months ago

It's not exactly convergent evolution. It's iterative evolution.

Harvestman-man
1
2 months ago

And what’s the difference between iterative and convergent evolution?

How is iterative evolution not just a more narrowly-defined form of convergent evolution?

DankNastyAssMaster
1
2 months ago

I guess it could be. Idk though, you'd have to ask a biologist to be sure.

ethan_photoshops
6
2 months ago

It’s real I cut out the sauce because I needed the room to squeeze the meme in

Sungillee33
15
2 months ago

So sauce us, sir, this is legitimately one of the most interesting things I’ve read in a long time.

lepron101
1
2 months ago

Convergent evolution isn’t exactly groundbreaking.

iAmTheTot
9
2 months ago

"I cut out the sauce" in reply to someone asking for the sauce, doesn't provide the sauce...

Andrewtheturk
2
2 months ago

Re-animayo? Katsupfromthedead? Bustard? I'll leave now.

GRelativist
2
2 months ago

Evolution

arup02
1
2 months ago

Actually God

Xbxbxb123
1
2 months ago

It’s real but misleading. The first bird species is still extinct and this is a new species, it just happens to have similar features in order to fill the same niche

Barthonius
459
2 months ago

Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis The Wise?

darthplagueisbot
386
2 months ago

I thought not. It's not a story the Jedi would tell you. It's a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise he could use the Force to influence the midichlorians to create life... He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying. The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. He became so powerful... the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power, which eventually, of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew, then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. It's ironic he could save others from death, but not himself.

Barthonius
117
2 months ago

Good bot

mista_steam_ya_hams
74
2 months ago

Good droid

Storiaron
44
2 months ago

I do not tolerate separatists

Metallus_Cinabon
36
2 months ago

Republic scum

kislayparashar
10
2 months ago

SHOOT!

Roger Roger

virginialiberty
6
2 months ago

Good bot

Nobozarb
7
2 months ago

It’s ironic

General Misquoti!

LordSt4rki113r
6
2 months ago

You ARE a wrong one!

PlageristicPlagueis
5
2 months ago

Good... my apprentice.

Andrewtheturk
5
2 months ago

Nice bot,nice.

ZA_WARUDOOoO
3
2 months ago
nottolbenbluhns
1
2 months ago

Good bot

General_Kenobi896
1
2 months ago
RocketTasker
2
2 months ago

Possibly.

Crospyyy
175
2 months ago

Impossible.

c4han
103
2 months ago

Perhaps the archives are incomplete.

Moruitelda
21
2 months ago

Lost a bird, master Obi-Wan has

Argent-Arbiter
12
2 months ago

How embarrassing. How embarrassing.

johnydudu
82
2 months ago

The dark side of the force is a pathway to many abilities, some considered to be unnatural...

labeliu
12
2 months ago

Is it possible to learn this power ?

jonpolis
12
2 months ago

Not from a dodo

johnydudu
10
2 months ago

Not from a jedi

weirdgroovynerd
81
2 months ago

It's like a seaside town after the tourists are gone.

"Looks like the humans are about to drive themselves into extinction, maybe I'll give it another go."

BlessedRThePeacemkrs
36
2 months ago

If anyone was wondering, here's the story from the top of the meme.

https://www.usnews.com/news/world-report/articles/2019-05-10/extinct-bird-re-evolved-itself-back-into-existence-on-island-in-seychelles

What happened is this: A flying bird in the Indian Ocean called the white-throated rail found its way to an island called Aldabra where it became flightless. The island was submerged and the bird, along with everything else on the island, went extinct.

Then the ocean levels dropped again, the island reemerged, and the white-throated rail returned and again became a new flightless subspecies.

Darkblitz9
9
2 months ago

That's pretty fuckin' neato

MxliRose
25
2 months ago

No one is ever truly gone

DarkFates
31
2 months ago

Sees sequel quote.

I'm sorry sir, it's time for you to leave.

AeronPeryton
18
2 months ago

Sees Sequel quote regarding Prequel content

Stand down, Trooper. This one's got special permission.

to MxliRose

Just don't try anything funny, we'll be watching you closely.

superjediplayer
1
2 months ago

No Wan's ever really gone

EVG2666
28
2 months ago

Darth Birdy the Wise

focketskenge
20
2 months ago

Wait. Keanu IS the One, we’ve all seen it, why haven’t you?

ethan_photoshops
11
2 months ago

I have but it’s a meme

Earl_Kakashi
8
2 months ago

Possibly from a Jedi.

ethan_photoshops
7
2 months ago

Not from a Jedi

chinawillgrowlarger
8
2 months ago

"An old friend has learned the path to immortality... your old Master, Qui-Gon Jinn."

Ironic.

rhynchocephalia
6
2 months ago

Okay, but if you read the article, it's going to go extinct again because of global warming flooding the island it lives on.

Nabs2099
6
2 months ago

I KNEW THE DODO WOULD MAKE A COMEBACK

ethan_photoshops
4
2 months ago

Not just the Dodomen but the Dodowomen and Dodochildren too

RocketTasker
4
2 months ago

It just so happens that your friend here is only mostly dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead.

cutslikeakris
3
2 months ago

Love that movie!! I just quoted the scene where Andre is wearing the holocaust cloak, and have “Life IS pain, Highness!” Tattooed on each leg

tthom1108
4
2 months ago

Or maybe, just maybe there was a miscount?

“These birds are extinct.”

“What is your margin of error?”

“ +/- 100”

JoeAit
3
2 months ago

A surprise to be sure but a welcome one

solonit
3
2 months ago

For anyone needs TLDR: The 'first' flightless bird went dodo near 130K+ years ago because whole island went underwater. Later a close flying relative settled down on the now re-emerged island, and started evolving smiliar to their flightless dead cousin. The difference is the 'second' bird is heavier.

thetunelessfaun
2
2 months ago

Source? I want to read about this

Edit: nevermind found it

RustyLittleEagle
3
2 months ago

“Not one man should have all that power”

necroknight_303
3
2 months ago

This is getting out of hand! Now there are two of them!

Evilmaze
3
2 months ago

Wait, so a dead specie evolved again from its still existing ancestor? Does it come with upgrades to last longer this round?

loptthetreacherous
3
2 months ago
ArchibaldForester
2
2 months ago

wait where's the article on the bird?

-Sand
2
2 months ago

Outstanding move

kharybdis
2
2 months ago

"NOT from a Dodo."

Megaman_Guy
2
2 months ago

Just waiting for tierzoo to cover this.

TheHongKOngadian
2
2 months ago

Have you ever heard the tragedy of Darth Birdy the Evolved?

gummz13
2
2 months ago

Not from a dodo.

wherethechickenat
2
2 months ago

That oriental mental m8

Cheddar-kun
2
2 months ago

You think god fucks around?

___Ultra___
2
2 months ago

Cha cha real smooth

Mynameismcreap
2
2 months ago

If this was the dodo it would be the best comeback in history

isopodking
2
2 months ago

Not from a theist.

Nick-fwan
2
2 months ago

The absolute madlads

JellyBeanKing69
2
2 months ago

So if a species goes extinct due to man but it was capable of surviving in the wild, it can reoccur naturally. Does that mean the ones that can’t reoccur needed assistance from man to survive for as long as they did? Is conservation of wildlife getting in the way of natural selection?

Addition: Conservation in the cases where we are not the cause.

DamianVA87
2
2 months ago

This sounds like a fun thought exercise. There needs to be some kind of evolutionary advantage to becoming a "species", so even without men I cant imagine certain animals reemerging naturally like a Dodo unless more predators also go extint, because, there really doesnt seem to be any point in losing flight in this era, Mamoths wouldnt just pop up either since the world is pretty warm now (and will only get warmer naturally as the sun heats up yearly). Cattle for instance, to me sounds like the type of animal that would eventually become endangered without man assistance.

ArcadiusCasari
2
2 months ago

I would love to see a tier zoo video on the strategy of unassisted natural devolution as a unique and difficult strategy within the meta.

tanki60o
2
2 months ago

Am I dead? Well yes, but actually no.

TheRaith
1
2 months ago

Isn't that the wrong caption for that scene? That line is from when they were at the Opera earlier in the movie.

misoramensenpai
3
2 months ago

No, this is when Anakin helps Sheev kill Windu and pledges himself to his teachings and Sheev says, "Well ACTUALLY Darth Plagueis never taught me how to stop death... But we can try and figure it out ourselves."

TheRaith
0
2 months ago

Right, I know the image, but the caption is from the Opera scene when he first mentions Darth Plagueis

misoramensenpai
1
2 months ago

No. No it isn't. As I just explained.

Sir_Morgoth
1
2 months ago

When a girl is wasted and needs to go home on a night out but comes out of the toilets wanting more shots

benjy007c
1
2 months ago

There was a gap in the market

MeBoiGilgamesh
1
2 months ago

What have I done....

GRelativist
1
2 months ago

Evolution is inevitable...

babybelly
1
2 months ago

it will never be a memory

Giuseppeeu
1
2 months ago

They called me a madman

Xbxbxb123
1
2 months ago

Technically it didn’t. The first bird went extinct, the second happened to evolve into something similar to the first because there was an open niche to be filled that was left behind

AeronPeryton
1
2 months ago

"I lived, bitches."

PM_Me_Centaurs_Porn
1
2 months ago

Why are people surprised that his can happen?

Regular_Patrol
1
2 months ago

Can wait for the ice age 2 update so we can have neanderthals back in the meta again

louiskk
1
2 months ago

I lived bitch

TheDawsonator1
1
2 months ago

The Bird is like Darth Maul, you thought it was dead for years and then comes back...now if only there something Ob-Wan like to want revenge on.

Haltus_Kain
1
2 months ago

Phoenix. Whatever this bird used to be called, it needs to be changed to phoenix.

haruyo78
1
2 months ago

That’s impossible, that would still make it an entirely different species.

Beestplayer44
1
2 months ago

Restoration 100

-Rick_Sanchez_
1
2 months ago

They went extinct due to a flood because they are flightless birds. A cousin bird in the family evolved back into this bird after 20,000 years.

Aldabra rail: I ain't worried, I'll be back. See you in 20k years!

iluvstephenhawking
1
2 months ago

Is a convergence of evolution the considered the same animal? I would call it the [species] #2.

wanderingsalad
1
2 months ago

Re-Evolved?

sasquatch-63
1
2 months ago

Sith birdy

I want one!!!

facemeltinginsomnia
1
2 months ago

Birds are cool.

DellowFelegate
1
2 months ago

Audobon Society: You Must Contact Me!!

le_epix777
1
2 months ago

Can I get a link to the original thing?

DankNastyAssMaster
1
2 months ago

The Darwin side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be very natural.

Nick_Ilithe
1
2 months ago

Phineas and Ferb have done it again

DrinkYourHaterade
1
2 months ago

Life: I see a niche, yo, I’ll fill it.

BimboBrothel
1
2 months ago

I would like to evolve myself into extinction, thanks

mrcynic132
1
2 months ago

The Quagga: Am I a joke you?

iCollect50ps
1
2 months ago

Sure we grant you seat on the bird council be we do not rank you as a bird.

elibelly22
1
2 months ago

Why? One existence is enough for me

ScientistSanTa
1
2 months ago

wait what how does this work? , do they mean a bird has developed the same cahracteristics in the non occupied niche?

getintheVans
1
2 months ago

Very strange. Because it happened twice, you'd think it's mutation or adaptation is so powerful it's basically inevitable. But then if that's the case why u go extinct boi?

Dogeplane76
1
2 months ago

What a weird bird

Universal_Cup
1
2 months ago

Can we domesticate this boi?

PlasticMegazord
1
2 months ago

WHAT? That's amazing.

TheBishopPiece
1
2 months ago

Re-Evolved is the most oxymoronic thing I’ve read all week

DiabloOrNoDeal
1
2 months ago

At least it didn’t reverse evolve into a velociraptor

GeshtiannaSG
1
2 months ago

Not yet.

refridgerator12
1
2 months ago

Watch out Jar Jar

sinstormfrk
1
2 months ago

This bird reminds me of the babe...

kazabi
1
2 months ago

Simple supply and demand.

festivalofbooths
1
2 months ago

Not from a condor...

XGenya
1
2 months ago

Madara Uchiha, anyone?

(Izanagi)

cmdrmemaub
1
2 months ago

Not quite, there were just two instances of these birds that managed to evolve the same flightlessness, but it's still pretty cool.

There's a section on All Things Considered about it that aired yesterday, if you wanna check that out

court0f0wls
1
2 months ago

All memes aside. Who is he talking about?

ethan_photoshops
3
2 months ago

Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the wise

darthplagueisbot
3
2 months ago

I thought not. It's not a story the Jedi would tell you. It's a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise he could use the Force to influence the midichlorians to create life... He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying. The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. He became so powerful... the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power, which eventually, of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew, then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. It's ironic he could save others from death, but not himself.

court0f0wls
1
2 months ago

Ty ty

Hans-Hammertime
1
2 months ago

Thought of valkorion first, but plagueis does make more sense

SlinkyBoi
1
2 months ago
Deadshot229
1
2 months ago

To come back from extinction one must be all the bird aspects, not just one.

SpydrSEEKer
1
2 months ago

I have a bad feeling about this

Stormaggedon2169
1
2 months ago
roter-jager
1
2 months ago

Can we get a link to the news?

roter-jager
2
2 months ago

Thanks mate at first I thought it was a joke but really nature is amazing

SenateSheevOfficial
1
2 months ago

Not from a Jedi

Seba6464
1
2 months ago

Is it possible to learn this power?

And if it is we must do it fast

Lukenotskywlkr
1
2 months ago

Dies this technically make this species of bird Darth Plagueis?

GenuineSlav
1
2 months ago

Source?

PillowTalk420
1
2 months ago

Whoa, where's the real article? Unless it's from The Onion...

666thSuprisedPikachu
1
2 months ago

The bird has unlimited power

KanUFly2
1
2 months ago

A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one

MEGAOOOOOOF420
1
2 months ago

Ironic

smokeredditeveryday
1
2 months ago
hippezz
1
2 months ago
PhiPhiPhiMin
1
2 months ago

Teaching a lesson about de-extinction in a few weeks. 1000% going to show this on my powerpoint.

darknight447
0
2 months ago

Nothing is extinct..... just waiting for the right moment....