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What the H--- is Factor X??? Post your guesses.

Discussion in 'Cold Thermogenesis' started by AKMan, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. MamaGrok

    MamaGrok New Member

    Counter-intuitive, isn't it? I always figured Inuit were dark b/c they migrated from similarly colored China, no? We always think equator = dark skin & Arctic = white like Vikings. OTOH, the polar animals are also largely *white*. Penguins, orcas, & polar bears (& arctic foxes/hares/etc.) aren't just black. So I don't have any idea where this leads, but it's clearly not as simple as "cold makes you dark-skinned."

    I still don't care what factor X is, lol. I figure we'll find out when he's ready to tell us, and I just doubt it's going to change what we're doing all that much, but hey, a pleasant surprise is ... pleasant!
  2. Continuum Fitness

    Continuum Fitness New Member

    polar bears have black skin under their fur. the black skin absorbs UV rays and traps the heat in between the the fur layers. How this relates to being cold adapted has not yet come to me and I will probably find out just as you say...when the doc is ready ....LOL
  3. Birdy

    Birdy New Member

    penguins and polar bears also spend a fair amount of time in continuous darkness.
  4. Birdy

    Birdy New Member

  5. chocolate

    chocolate Silver

    well that chart says something about a gene that tells you not to eat... I just don't comprehend quickly

    mc 4 inhibits feeding in mammals, but penguins aren't mammals
  6. MJ*

    MJ* New Member

    ohhhhhhhhhkay I'm going to sleep on this, maybe channel Charles Darwin tonight ;)
  7. MJ*

    MJ* New Member

    Thanks, but's really it's the collective, that's how inspiration works...
  8. MJ*

    MJ* New Member

    Last thought before sleep...Dr. Kruse have you become you an evolutionary cartographer?
  9. Kirstin

    Kirstin New Member

  10. Birdy

    Birdy New Member

    It's Linkin Park.
  11. donkjellberg

    donkjellberg Silver

    Perhaps it's as simple as what they are doing.
  12. Kirstin

    Kirstin New Member

    Thanks! I realized after posting this was asked several times...sorry, my bad!

    This is driving me nuts...I need to go to bed, but I want to know and I know once we know it will be so obvious (maybe??!).
  13. LinD

    LinD New Member

    I might have missed this -- is Factor X something else to be implemented (like Leptin Reset or CT) or is it a result of CT and all that goes with it (Holy Trinity)?
  14. Phoenix

    Phoenix New Member

    Silence. Intuition flourishes in silence.
  15. Ookey, been lurking too long, gotta post something.

    Don't think it's Factor X but something to ponder on regarding the Epigenetic chicken variations cited here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120229091844.htm

    Farming allows for many sub-optimal variations that would be selected out in harsh environs (see polar bears, penguins) to live on in spite of their shortcomings and pass on their genes, hence one explanation for the broad differences we see in the chickens, it's not the 10% who live, it's the 90%, and the really crappy 10% might even have a shot at passing on their clawless feet and low fertility rate.

    Applies equally to us, we become domesticated just like the chickens and become zoo humans when we abdicate our birthright as primal animals to live wild and in tune with our heritage, conforming to the pack regarding our food and environment choices. We breed and feed ourselves like we would livestock, often out of ignorance, by assuming we're not actually animals with a niche that we should be exploiting.
  16. LinD

    LinD New Member

    I can totally relate, Kirstin! Goodnight!
  17. Adriana

    Adriana New Member

    It's obvious he's been CT-ing!
  18. Croak

    Croak New Member

  19. Kirstin

    Kirstin New Member

    Has Dr. K specifically said nope to fasting? Like going months without food like hibernating animals do? If not, that's what I think it is - no food! (at least, that is my current guess!)
  20. CCC

    CCC New Member

    Might a cold-adapted human react differently to radiation, too?

    I just kept seeing nuclear bombs in that video... which made me ask.

    We know that mutations can be related to radiation, but maybe the epigenome could change in response (much faster) as well, and if cold-adapted, perhaps for the good, instead of the unfortunate changes we normally associate with radiation exposure. I know it's far out, but so much of this stuff is.


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