Are Green eyes a mutation ?

Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by IndianCurry2010, May 10, 2011.

  1. IndianCurry2010 Registered Senior Member

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    Since all our ancestors had brown eyes. I am wondering how green eyes came about ? Were they a freak accident of evolution that somehow managed to survive into successive generations ?
     
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  3. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    We are all freak accidents of evolution.
     
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  5. IndianCurry2010 Registered Senior Member

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    A freak accident of nature would be wiped out wouldnt it ?
     
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  7. fedr808 1100101 Valued Senior Member

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    Not if it turned out that the accident became a total success. Sounds like the plot line to 70% of all hollywood films out there.

    But if it weren't true, it wouldn't be a cliche.

    I have green eyes personally. Actually green eyes are one of the rarest eye colors there is which begs the question of where they came from. We associate blue with nordic and cold climates, and brown with warmer climate areas. But I don't know where green came about.
     
  8. IndianCurry2010 Registered Senior Member

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    Wow you read my mind I was thinking the same. Where did green eyes originate from is now on my mind ???. What is the origin of the green eyes ?

    Consider yourself lucky !! you have green eyes that are rare

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  9. fedr808 1100101 Valued Senior Member

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    yah, but it doesn't really make me special at all. I wish though. Here, this may help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_color#Green

    My dad's family was originally from Europe so that's probably where they picked it up.
     
  10. jmpet Valued Senior Member

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    My woman is as much in love with my eyes as she is for me- she often compliments me on my eyes.

    I think there is a genetic advantage of the sexual nature to green eyes.
     
  11. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    Just like different hair colors.
     
  12. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    It's different. Different gets noticed. Of course, different also gets burned at the stake.
     
  13. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Green eyes a mutation, not at all but this surely is...

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  14. Hercules Rockefeller Beatings will continue until morale improves. Moderator

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    I suspect that image is fake. In my prior scientific incarnation I was a developmental biologist. It is very rare, if not non-existent, to have perfect cyclopia without a range of accompanying craniofacial and brain abnormalities.
     

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