posted on Jan, 18 2006 @ 08:56 PM
Uber fr0g, sorry to hear about that. Yes, media is in large part the culprit, but COME ON. DNA is bombarded by cosmic radiation constantly. Don't you
think sometimes some things don't get repaired very well? That, given how much our population has grown, makes aberrations more likely (low
probability times a huge sample size = moderate probability. simple math)
yes, there's more pollution these days but it's not just China (where is this sentiment from, anyhow?). This has nothing to do with low food
supplies or congenital defects in the mother cat (note how only one kitten had this). I wouldn't worry about a "one-eye" disorder making rounds in
the population of Felis sylvestris anytime soon.
There are enough carcinogens made just about from any industry to get your base mutation rate to rocket in its vicinity. Consider how dense the
industry is here in the West (south, mostly) and yes, Asia, it is a wonder that stranger things have not happened (probably because they were too odd
to be viable).
10 fingers? two kidneys? be happy and mind the tail