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23 March 2019

Alternatives to Dark Skin

Submitted by afrocentric on Sat, 23/03/2019 - 23:18


What are the alternatives to a skin compound that protects against UV? I guess hair or fur, tough reptilian skin, or scales. I guess if we would like to moult every now and then that would be fine, or we could resemble some weird reptilian aliens in scifi movies.

Daughters of the Stars of Our Planets

Submitted by Carlos Quinto on Sat, 23/03/2019 - 17:51

This post is about the stories of four girls, young women actually, but I would rather describe them as girls because it was as girls that their lives were hampered. It was as girls their growth, self-awareness, self-exploration was arrested. In having these experiences they are reclaiming their lost childhood, experiencing themselves as God and evolution intended they should. A great deal of our learning and self-discovery comes from our bodies' interaction with nature, not just from social interaction, which in their case has been the source of a lot of unhappiness.

White skin is an illness

Submitted by Carlos Quinto on Sat, 23/03/2019 - 00:37

Shocking isn't it? Yes it is. Properly speaking it may described as a maladaption or a genetic fault, and it is fatal in any other animals other than human beings who are versatile enough to cover themselves with fabrics to protect their bare skins from sunshine. The only other animals with white skin I know of are mole rats, but that may be primarily because the live underground where they are protected from the Sun. They also have some genetic traits which provide resistance to cancer.