Edit: Rather enjoying it so far, but I have to vent the biologist in me. First off, their description of bonobos as more peaceful is a bit of a complex tail. It is true that by comparison to chimpanzees they seem to engage in less hostility, much of this appears to come from their particular living conditions rather than genetic difference. Second, "species will do anything to survive" is not really accurate. Individuals do things for themselves as well as those around them under various circumstances. They do not operate for the good of the species, and it can be shown how things on a species level can lose out because of competition on an individual or group level. Anyway, /end lecture.
funny thing about ssy was i kinda dropped it after 2 episodes cause the beginning was so incredible slow and boring for me but when people kept talking about it i startet watching again and from the field trip arc on i really liked it ;P i think watching ep 3-9 really helped too ^^
Regrettably I have to call it a night at episode 7, although to be frank I enjoyed the earlier episodes more (especially listening to the library) than the naked mole rat wars. But they put in a good foundation at the start so I'll have to see where it goes tomorrow.
By species will do anything to survive they are correct. Animals (including humans) don't care about others of their species unless it is family (or in humans case friends). Their own survival and that of their families is how the species survives, so through that their main goal is the survival of the species. Each family only cares for their own and because of that the species stays alive.
The only purpose of reproduction is for the benefit of the survival of the species.
Well, I'm trying to make a specific point. There is a tendency for people to attribute survival of a [i]species[/i] to being the evolutionary pressure. I was simply underlining that survival of the species as a whole is a byproduct of selection on individuals.
For instance, males are largely useless for most species that are not monogamous. There are far far more males than necessary, because one male is capable of fertilizing hundreds of females. The flip side is that most males do not do so, and in most species only a small percentage of the males reproduce. So males are like buying a lottery ticket: most of the time you lose, but sometimes you win big. Females are a nice, safe investment because for most species if they reach reproductive age they will pay off (fitness-wise).
Now, if there were pressure at the species level you would expect that we'd get like a 10:1 ratio of females:males in these species since that would be better suited to the level of investment of each. Instead you get a 1:1 even in species that are highly polygynous because the higher the female:male ratio becomes the better males are as an investment (it's like a harem anime; if it's only one guy in a land of girls, he's got a pretty good chance). So selective pressure drags the sex ratio back to about even, which is a detriment to the species as a whole since it's a lot of wasted bodies that are consuming resources, fighting each other, and generally being a pain.
Oh definitely. Even though, males who don't ever reproduce in their lives do work for their sole survival and in turn that helps with the overall survival of the species. Say the males who where getting all the girls got killed off, the males left would be the sole males that would be able to reproduce. Also them surviving keeps up the population of said species. It's that coupled with our intelligence that makes humans dominant.
I don't know much about the exact science to all this so all of what I'm saying is really out of my own head.
Also, why are we spoilering this anyways?
Suggested my friend watch Shingeki, I told him where to torrent it.
"I'm kind of looking for an internship working for the government right now and I don't want to torrent anything because if they looked up and saw that I torrented it they wouldn't hire me. You think you can find me a non torrented version?"
I faced palmed so hard it imprinted my face.
Torrenting pretty much any files, even copyrighted, is a so-called white crime. Sure, it officially is against the law... But no one's gonna spend any effort pursuing the offenders in any form.
so you're saying it's licensed in the US.
and it is actually licensed for release in the US by Funimation.
Alot of groups rip videos from crunchyroll too...
Anyways, anyone know what the best fansub group for Infinite Stratos is? On MAL it looks like all the groups had problems, I have no idea what one to download from.