Thursday, September 13, 2007

You don't say?

From the "No Shit, Sherlock" files:
It's genetic after all.

"this natural variation gave the chubbier flies an evolutionary advantage; they could hoard more fat on the same amount of food as their skinnier counterparts, allowing them to survive times of famine."

They actually had to state the purpose of adipose tissue in this article, because people have forgotten that it has a purpose.


Patia said...

Ha, great post.

We've come a long way, baby.

vesta44 said...

And what are they saying about this gene? Not that it makes it ok to be whatever size you are because it's genetic, but that now they can look for ways to manipulate it so fat people can be less fat. *head desk*