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graven_raven

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


Kn_yan

Perfectly said, thank you.


[deleted]

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.


graven_raven

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.


[deleted]

Yeah it made it sound gimmicky. Glad you clarified.


mtlrat

Let’s not forget they have to go upright to get dressed.


Da_Natural20

Where is their hand shoes? Seems like BS to me.


graven_raven

Its true, its a condition caused by a genetic mutation. They dont have the balance to walk upright


Da_Natural20

One family? that's not how genetics work.


graven_raven

I worked as clinical laboratory geneticist. I think i got a some idea on how that works.


Da_Natural20

Probably good that you changed careers


dwinesfilthymistake

Yo son, you cop those finger J's


Da_Natural20

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.


dwinesfilthymistake

Wouldn't be wearing cloths if this were the case. I want to catch a couple and have them pull a wagon


Vanta5

Fake asf


LebenThought

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nqSkHEB-aE](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nqSkHEB-aE) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p1N3VyTcdw


Doombolt69

Lolololol


RadTorped

Cap


graven_raven

A genetic mutation caused it. It was a bbc documentary i think


walt_w84

Dude, horse shit. I guess they copulate doggystyle. I don’t buy this for a second.


ImNotASmartManBut

I call fake


graven_raven

I wish it was. Its angenetic mutation


chilled_n_shaken

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.


ticky_tacky_wacky

Well they have a genetic issue that causes them to have trouble balancing on just two legs, so not really stupid.


cpancoast

I’m disappointed that I haven’t seen MONKE


PipBin

I’m sure I remember them from books of weird phenomena back in the 70s.


wildgeko

Walking doggy style ..


spacedog1973

Awful narration


SheckyP71

How do they poop


ManomonamanAmonomMon

Cousin inbreeding program goes well


Thornescape

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.


Commercial-Jacket-33

Armchair virologists sliding into genetics.


maxisnoops

At one point the dude seems to check out her arse in the air and grimace


emar2021

Would they wear their pants like this? Or this? *holds up the dog/pants meme*


unknownme86

Sorry to say but they look retarded (mentally disturbed)


graven_raven

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


Brahms23

Dumbest thing I’ve seen today


aabcehu

cannibals in the forest be like