By - This_sum_one
OP should have given a better context on these images.
BBC documentary on a Turkish family with this issue
A scientist that accompanied the documentary concluded that it was due to a rare set of genetic and developmental circumstances.
Its due to an inherited recessive genetic mutation, that impairs the balance.
Not being able to manage the balance needed for bipedal walking, they started moving using their jands for extra support.
The family's walking has nothing to do with genes involved in the human evolution of upright walk
Perfectly said, thank you.
It’s an interesting story all around, and I think it’s important to note for everyone who just make assumptions and don’t read, that it’s not the entire family; There are 19 children in all and 6 have been affected by this.
I know this is Redditt and all, but everyone just dismissing what you’re saying as false is weird! It took me a few minutes to read about this and see that it’s obviously real, whether the condition is able to be corrected or not is still ongoing, but it sounds like they have made progress on their ability to walk and exercise upright.
Anyway, thanks for pointing out that it’s not some evolutionary thing.
I suppose there is a lot of fake crap in the net, and since the condition is so odd and unknown, the images can create skepticism.
Its a sad story like with many rare diseases. What really bothered me in this one, was that i felt they were trying to hype this story with the evolutionary theory.
Yeah it made it sound gimmicky. Glad you clarified.
Let’s not forget they have to go upright to get dressed.
Where is their hand shoes? Seems like BS to me.
Its true, its a condition caused by a genetic mutation. They dont have the balance to walk upright
One family? that's not how genetics work.
I worked as clinical laboratory geneticist. I think i got a some idea on how that works.
Probably good that you changed careers
Yo son, you cop those finger J's
Just look at their hands. Have you ever seen someone that age who has walked bare foot their whole lives, their feet have enormous callouses and these people hands look like they work in an cotton ball factory. Hell I’m a hobbyist carpenter and my hands look rougher than theirs.
Wouldn't be wearing cloths if this were the case. I want to catch a couple and have them pull a wagon
A genetic mutation caused it.
It was a bbc documentary i think
Dude, horse shit. I guess they copulate doggystyle. I don’t buy this for a second.
I call fake
I wish it was. Its angenetic mutation
They are throwing around evolution wildly! If you took a new born away from this family and raised it normally, it would be a normal child. These people just decided to walk on all 4s. That's not evolution, that's stupidity.
Well they have a genetic issue that causes them to have trouble balancing on just two legs, so not really stupid.
I’m disappointed that I haven’t seen
I’m sure I remember them from books of weird phenomena back in the 70s.
Walking doggy style ..
How do they poop
Cousin inbreeding program goes well
The video is real, but because of a genetic mutation that impairs their balance.
The commentary on it is infuriating. It is saying that they are reverting to animals... because they have balance issues. It is absolutely mind bogglingly stupid to pretend that they are "sub-human" because of this.
"Walking" isn't what makes someone human, or people in wheelchairs would also be "sub-human". It is generally understood to be "intellect" that sets us apart. The commentary on this clip is disgusting.
Armchair virologists sliding into genetics.
At one point the dude seems to check out her arse in the air and grimace
Would they wear their pants like this? Or this? *holds up the dog/pants meme*
Sorry to say but they look retarded (mentally disturbed)
Its a form of cerebellar ataxia. This affects the brain (cerebellum) but it usually causes issues on walking, fine motor skills, balance, heart issues, etc. I dont think it causes cognitive impairment, but could be wrong. I saw the documentary a while back
Dumbest thing I’ve seen today
cannibals in the forest be like