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« on: June 13, 2006, 02:40:05 PM »

pollution causing bears to become hermaphrodites

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines02/1002-03.htm

and warming causing bears to become cannibals. anyone still doubt the effect of Babylon on the human animal??  normalize the abnormal.

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http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science/06/12/polar.bears.ap/index.html

Study: Warming turns bears into cannibals

Monday, June 12, 2006; Posted: 9:01 p.m. EDT (01:01 GMT)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea may be turning to cannibalism because longer seasons without ice keep them from getting to their natural food, a new study by American and Canadian scientists has found.

The study reviewed three examples of polar bears preying on each other from January to April 2004 north of Alaska and western Canada, including the first-ever reported killing of a female in a den shortly after it gave birth.

Polar bears feed primarily on ringed seals and use sea ice for feeding, mating and giving birth.

Polar bears kill each other for population regulation, dominance, and reproductive advantage, the study said. Killing for food seems to be less common, said the study's principal author, Steven Amstrup of the U.S. Geological Survey Alaska Science Center.

"During 24 years of research on polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea region of northern Alaska and 34 years in northwestern Canada, we have not seen other incidents of polar bears stalking, killing, and eating other polar bears," the scientists said.
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2006, 01:19:01 PM »

Gee you think this also explains the behavior of the white race? Just kidding. Sort of...
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2006, 01:29:47 PM »

that was on the back of my mind as well. environmental changes cause changes in cultural value systems and is thus reflected back in the traditions passed down. reading Diop and his analysis of the contrast of religious/cultural/ethical ideals between the "south" and the "north" shows some generalizations of these differences.

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