Is it possible to learn this power
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352 comments
ethan_photoshops
3 days ago
Is it possible to learn this power
TClord
2056
3 days ago

Is it possible to learn this power

TheInternetFreak478
1393
3 days ago

Not from this bird(cause it's dead)

Just wait around a few thousand years!

ethan_photoshops
681
3 days ago

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

DigitaILove
282
3 days ago

This is where the necromancy begins.

Jazzinarium
182
3 days ago

It's reanimation, then.

JetRyder
135
3 days ago

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

AZGrowler
73
3 days ago

So this is how necromancy begins. With thunderous applause.

Satailleure
56
3 days ago

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

IlKapitano
16
3 days ago

we will watch your resurrection with great interest

Dimpled
6
3 days ago

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

SamDiskwielder
21
3 days ago

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

ICU4whoyouR
14
3 days ago

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

FinalBossMike
58
3 days ago

Necromancers are just healers who arrive really late.

Leoleoleozz
15
3 days ago

Someone give this man gold

Samtastic33
1
3 days ago

Will silver do?

Iscu
7
3 days ago

Credits will do fine.

avantesma
1
3 days ago

NO, THEY WON-TA!

TClord
1
3 days ago

healers are just necromancers who arrive really early

wait no

thatdudewillyd
49
3 days ago

YIPPEE

Braydox
9
3 days ago

Its evolution then

j_wegs
22
3 days ago

The Darwin side of the force*

davidxt82
1
3 days ago

unnatural ... selection

TheMadPugly
42
3 days ago

It died. But it lived!

Gamerguywon
9
3 days ago

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

AskTheDoll
11
3 days ago

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

orntorias
5
3 days ago

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

Wudzy
1
3 days ago
Hs4Ever
4
3 days ago

A few million years*

octopoddle
1
3 days ago

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

da_doctori
13
3 days ago

Not from Edward elric

WOKLACE134
5
3 days ago
Shooting_Sheevs
2
3 days ago

Is it possible to learn this power?

nerodidntdoit
1
3 days ago

It's not a story mammals would tell you.

AnotherGit
1
3 days ago

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

Vaultdweller013
1
3 days ago

Not from a creationist.

Cybermat47-2
830
3 days ago

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

jonsnowrlax
1441
3 days 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
389
3 days ago

This is seriously cool

notmy_nsfw_account
321
3 days 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
3 days ago

What if you kill the primates with your pollution

JoblessGymshorts
117
3 days ago

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

risingfatality
38
3 days 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
125
3 days 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
48
3 days ago

Do do dooo doo doo

Gambattekure
21
3 days ago

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

dirtsunshine
1
3 days 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
3 days ago

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

solidspacedragon
2
3 days ago

I mean, they kinda are.

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

bpopbpo
1
3 days ago

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

JoblessGymshorts
1
3 days 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
3 days ago

Playing the reeeaaally long con, I see...

BlessedRThePeacemkrs
0
3 days 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
3 days ago
prehensile_uvula
20
3 days ago

We’ll evolve a new Earth

risingfatality
1
3 days ago

wat

AJDx14
1
3 days 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
10
3 days ago

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

risingfatality
-3
3 days ago

Really? Where?

Samuelwow23
2
3 days ago

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

dudewith3g
8
3 days 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
3 days ago

Heat death of the universe

superjediplayer
5
3 days ago

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

Lego_C3PO
2
3 days ago

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

nemo1261
1
3 days ago

Except it's not the only know habitable planet

WordSpores
7
3 days 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
3 days ago
AshTheGoblin
1
3 days ago

So squirrels

risingfatality
-14
3 days 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
14
3 days ago

I don’t believe in evolution

It's not up for debate.

DadMan4Ever
5
3 days ago

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

popoflabbins
1
3 days 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
3 days ago

Uhhhhhh I wasn’t trying to debate it

NO_USERNAMES_FREE
2
3 days ago

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

risingfatality
-11
3 days ago

I’m a Christian.

DeadlyxElements
9
3 days 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
3 days ago

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

Trillidelphia
1
3 days ago

What do you believe in

Commandor90
1
3 days ago

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

vazquezy123
6
3 days ago

We will use pollution to destroy pollution

confused_smut_author
7
3 days 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
3 days ago

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

meowskywalker
4
3 days ago

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

Tiger21SoN
1
3 days ago

The cockamouse is already showing potential

RachetFuzz
3
3 days ago

Ragnorok.

Unidan_how_could_you
2
3 days ago

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

Mostly_Aquitted
2
3 days ago

See: Planet of the Apes

marsbat
2
3 days 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
3 days ago

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

popoflabbins
1
3 days 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
3 days ago

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

Undecided_Username_
79
3 days ago

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

WutangCMD
17
3 days 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_
9
3 days ago

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

Desteknee
45
3 days ago

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

tivinho99
38
3 days ago

Oh shit here we go again. Twice...

thechummel
8
3 days ago

Twice the tide double the fall

superjediplayer
3
3 days ago

Not again. Sea-Wan gonna kill me.

jonsnowrlax
9
3 days ago

Ironic.

James-Sylar
1
3 days 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
38
3 days 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
24
3 days 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
9
3 days 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
12
3 days ago

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

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

HardcoreF
4
3 days ago

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

vefr
4
3 days 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
13
3 days ago

I guess life, uh, finds a way.

jonsnowrlax
3
3 days ago

Truly the heirs of their Dino ancestors.

Three-Eyed-Ramen
11
3 days 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
6
3 days 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
12
3 days ago

I guess those birds REALLY liked that island.

Hydraxion
9
3 days ago

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

Frickelmeister
6
3 days ago

Aldabra Rail

Aldebaran Rail

FTFY

Megneous
3
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 days ago

sounds to me like they some lazy ass birds

Tomnnn
2
3 days ago

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

jonsnowrlax
3
3 days 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
3 days ago

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

jonsnowrlax
2
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 days ago

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

BleaKrytE
2
3 days ago

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

jonsnowrlax
1
3 days ago

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

Luciditi89
1
3 days ago

Cool

Daerdross
1
3 days ago

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

Nazi_Anal_Discharge
1
3 days ago

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

jonsnowrlax
1
3 days ago

You're welcome, u/Nazi_Anal_Discharge

braidafurduz
1
3 days ago

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

TrueGrey
1
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 days ago

We found our spirit animal

terriblehuman
1
3 days ago

That’s really fucking amazing.

TheHotze
1
3 days ago

So more devolution than evolution.

avantesma
1
3 days ago

Damn, that's some hardcore convergent evolution.

LongSlut
1
3 days ago

Technically this is adaptation not evolution

Ath47
0
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 days ago

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

KreekyBonez
94
3 days 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
25
3 days 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
26
3 days 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
6
3 days 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.

HardcoreF
6
3 days 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
5
3 days ago

Underrated comment

Slight0
1
3 days ago

Overrated comment.

Wil-E-ki-Odie
1
3 days ago

It’s wrong though.

picboi
1
3 days ago

oh

MisterJH
5
3 days ago

I mean it was the same ancestor both times.

TBeest
2
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 days ago

Pretty much invalidating his whole comment towards this particular situation.

TheWizardofId
3
3 days ago

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

Slight0
3
3 days 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
3 days ago

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

IameAuhSomme
35
3 days 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
3 days 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
13
3 days ago

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

HardcoreF
2
3 days ago

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

IameAuhSomme
3
3 days ago

lol shows how well I retained my geography degree

HardcoreF
3
3 days ago

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

Chosenwaffle
4
3 days 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
3 days ago

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

bleed_air_blimp
4
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 days ago

You're proper stubborn on being wrong, huh

krebs01
1
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 days ago

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

Harvestman-man
1
3 days 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
3 days ago

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

Harvestman-man
1
3 days 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
3 days ago

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

ethan_photoshops
7
3 days ago

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

Sungillee33
15
3 days ago

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

lepron101
1
3 days ago

Convergent evolution isn’t exactly groundbreaking.

iAmTheTot
9
3 days ago

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

Andrewtheturk
2
3 days ago

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

GRelativist
2
3 days ago

Evolution

arup02
1
3 days ago

Actually God

Xbxbxb123
1
3 days 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
458
3 days ago

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

darthplagueisbot
384
3 days 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
115
3 days ago

Good bot

mista_steam_ya_hams
76
3 days ago

Good droid

Storiaron
42
3 days ago

I do not tolerate separatists

Metallus_Cinabon
33
3 days ago

Republic scum

kislayparashar
10
3 days ago

SHOOT!

Roger Roger

virginialiberty
8
3 days ago

Good bot

Nobozarb
9
3 days ago

It’s ironic

General Misquoti!

LordSt4rki113r
6
3 days ago

You ARE a wrong one!

PlageristicPlagueis
6
3 days ago

Good... my apprentice.

Andrewtheturk
4
3 days ago

Nice bot,nice.

ZA_WARUDOOoO
3
3 days ago
nottolbenbluhns
1
3 days ago

Good bot

General_Kenobi896
1
3 days ago
RocketTasker
2
3 days ago

Possibly.

Crospyyy
173
3 days ago

Impossible.

c4han
98
3 days ago

Perhaps the archives are incomplete.

Moruitelda
20
3 days ago

Lost a bird, master Obi-Wan has

Argent-Arbiter
9
3 days ago

How embarrassing. How embarrassing.

weirdgroovynerd
81
3 days 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."

johnydudu
81
3 days ago

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

labeliu
12
3 days ago

Is it possible to learn this power ?

jonpolis
11
3 days ago

Not from a dodo

johnydudu
10
3 days ago

Not from a jedi

BlessedRThePeacemkrs
36
3 days 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
3 days ago

That's pretty fuckin' neato

MxliRose
25
3 days ago

No one is ever truly gone

DarkFates
31
3 days ago

Sees sequel quote.

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

AeronPeryton
17
3 days 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
3 days ago

No Wan's ever really gone

EVG2666
28
3 days ago

Darth Birdy the Wise

focketskenge
21
3 days ago

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

ethan_photoshops
10
3 days ago

I have but it’s a meme

Earl_Kakashi
7
3 days ago

Possibly from a Jedi.

ethan_photoshops
10
3 days ago

Not from a Jedi

chinawillgrowlarger
9
3 days ago

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

Ironic.

rhynchocephalia
6
3 days 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
5
3 days ago

I KNEW THE DODO WOULD MAKE A COMEBACK

ethan_photoshops
4
3 days ago

Not just the Dodomen but the Dodowomen and Dodochildren too

RocketTasker
4
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 days ago

Or maybe, just maybe there was a miscount?

“These birds are extinct.”

“What is your margin of error?”

“ +/- 100”

JoeAit
3
3 days ago

A surprise to be sure but a welcome one

solonit
3
3 days 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
3 days ago

Source? I want to read about this

Edit: nevermind found it

RustyLittleEagle
3
3 days ago

“Not one man should have all that power”

necroknight_303
3
3 days ago

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

Evilmaze
3
3 days 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
3 days ago
ArchibaldForester
2
3 days ago

wait where's the article on the bird?

-Sand
2
3 days ago

Outstanding move

kharybdis
2
3 days ago

"NOT from a Dodo."

Megaman_Guy
2
3 days ago

Just waiting for tierzoo to cover this.

TheHongKOngadian
2
3 days ago

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

gummz13
2
3 days ago

Not from a dodo.

wherethechickenat
2
3 days ago

That oriental mental m8

Cheddar-kun
2
3 days ago

You think god fucks around?

___Ultra___
2
3 days ago

Cha cha real smooth

Mynameismcreap
2
3 days ago

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

isopodking
2
3 days ago

Not from a theist.

Nick-fwan
2
3 days ago

The absolute madlads

JellyBeanKing69
2
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 days ago

Am I dead? Well yes, but actually no.

TheRaith
1
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 days ago

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

misoramensenpai
1
3 days ago

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

Sir_Morgoth
1
3 days 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
3 days ago

There was a gap in the market

MeBoiGilgamesh
1
3 days ago

What have I done....

GRelativist
1
3 days ago

Evolution is inevitable...

babybelly
1
3 days ago

it will never be a memory

Giuseppeeu
1
3 days ago

They called me a madman

Xbxbxb123
1
3 days 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
3 days ago

"I lived, bitches."

PM_Me_Centaurs_Porn
1
3 days ago

Why are people surprised that his can happen?

Regular_Patrol
1
3 days ago

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

louiskk
1
3 days ago

I lived bitch

TheDawsonator1
1
3 days 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
3 days ago

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

haruyo78
1
3 days ago

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

Beestplayer44
1
3 days ago

Restoration 100

-Rick_Sanchez_
1
3 days 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
3 days ago

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

wanderingsalad
1
3 days ago

Re-Evolved?

sasquatch-63
1
3 days ago

Sith birdy

I want one!!!

facemeltinginsomnia
1
3 days ago

Birds are cool.

DellowFelegate
1
3 days ago

Audobon Society: You Must Contact Me!!

le_epix777
1
3 days ago

Can I get a link to the original thing?

DankNastyAssMaster
1
3 days ago

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

Nick_Ilithe
1
3 days ago

Phineas and Ferb have done it again

DrinkYourHaterade
1
3 days ago

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

BimboBrothel
1
3 days ago

I would like to evolve myself into extinction, thanks

mrcynic132
1
3 days ago

The Quagga: Am I a joke you?

iCollect50ps
1
3 days ago

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

elibelly22
1
3 days ago

Why? One existence is enough for me

ScientistSanTa
1
3 days ago

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

getintheVans
1
3 days 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
3 days ago

What a weird bird

Universal_Cup
1
3 days ago

Can we domesticate this boi?

PlasticMegazord
1
3 days ago

WHAT? That's amazing.

TheBishopPiece
1
3 days ago

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

DiabloOrNoDeal
1
3 days ago

At least it didn’t reverse evolve into a velociraptor

GeshtiannaSG
1
3 days ago

Not yet.

refridgerator12
1
3 days ago

Watch out Jar Jar

sinstormfrk
1
3 days ago

This bird reminds me of the babe...

kazabi
1
3 days ago

Simple supply and demand.

festivalofbooths
1
3 days ago

Not from a condor...

XGenya
1
3 days ago

Madara Uchiha, anyone?

(Izanagi)

cmdrmemaub
1
3 days 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
3 days ago

All memes aside. Who is he talking about?

ethan_photoshops
4
3 days ago

Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the wise

darthplagueisbot
3
3 days 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
3 days ago

Ty ty

Hans-Hammertime
1
3 days ago

Thought of valkorion first, but plagueis does make more sense

SlinkyBoi
1
3 days ago
Deadshot229
1
3 days ago

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

SpydrSEEKer
1
3 days ago

I have a bad feeling about this

Stormaggedon2169
1
3 days ago
roter-jager
1
3 days ago

Can we get a link to the news?

roter-jager
2
3 days ago

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

SenateSheevOfficial
1
3 days ago

Not from a Jedi

Seba6464
1
3 days ago

Is it possible to learn this power?

And if it is we must do it fast

Lukenotskywlkr
1
3 days ago

Dies this technically make this species of bird Darth Plagueis?

GenuineSlav
1
3 days ago

Source?

PillowTalk420
1
3 days ago

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

666thSuprisedPikachu
1
3 days ago

The bird has unlimited power

KanUFly2
1
3 days ago

A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one

MEGAOOOOOOF420
1
3 days ago

Ironic

smokeredditeveryday
1
3 days ago
hippezz
1
3 days ago
darknight447
0
3 days ago

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