Vulcan Flies!

The last air-worthy Avro Vulcan Bomber is flying again!After seven million GBP, and countless hours of work, XH558 is again in the air, and has completed weeks of tests and trials, and her crew are anxiously waiting for the permit to fly.This is wonderful news, and genuinely emotional. Vulcan is an absolutely beautiful aircraft, and I was privileged to be present at almost her last flight near Manchester well over a decade ago.I have no idea what preceded Vulcan in the airshow, because all the time the preceding act was show, Vulcan was flying in a holding pattern over the Pennine hills. Whatever was flying in front of me, all I and many of the crowd had eyes for was this shark-like presence circling on the horizon, like a predator haunting a reef.When she came closer for her actual show, it was one of the few times I have gotten genuinely emotional over a machine. Her grace, power, lines...I'm even getting a lump in my throat as I type.It is one of the highlights of my life to have been there when the Vulcan crew, believing she was about to be pensioned off forever, broke air-show rules and flew over the crowd, at low altitude, with full afterburners on.It was the loudest sound I have ever heard, explosions included. My ears actually shut down. As she went over, I screamed and shouted with sheer joy, and I could not hear a noise I made!After she passed, as hearing slowly returned, I realised that it was still noisy - every single car alarm was sounding, triggered by the noise of Vulcan's passing. There were a lot of cars.It's been years since then, and it still stands clear in an otherwise patchy memory.I am literally bouncing at the idea that I might get to see her in the air again.UnfortunatelyBut there's a hitch. They've spent millions already, but they need more. Simple day-to-day maintenance costs, plus the rising price of fuel, mean that it will cost upwards of 50,000GBP per month to keep XH558 in the air. That's a lot.I don't normally do things like this, it's close to genuine spam, but I'm asking you all a favour. As Makers, lovers of the art of machinery, I'm asking you to contribute.Donations should be sent to VTST, Bruntingthorpe Airfield, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 5QS, United Kingdom, or by ‘phone to (44)116 247 8145, or online at http://www.vulcantothesky.com .If you don't fancy sending cash, you could buy something from their shop.Donation web pageThat's it, folks - begging over.

Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


knex vulcan mini gat

Ok this will be the best thing out of knex,but i need some help.I have an idea for the gear box and twisting pivoting stand,but thats about it i want it to be like a real one with a mag 4-8 barrels that cock themselfs using a rail system so if you have any ideas(especialy knex masters like mepain mykhailo or killerk or any other person)please post soon i think i have an idea for a way to make it have only one mag wat will happen is at the end of the mag there will be a ledge that holds them in place then when the barrel comes around it can grab it with a special tooth attachment and then gravity will pull it down into the barrel(no idea on how to build yet) pic 1 real thing pic 2-3 gear box

Topic by darth acexxacer 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


should I get the vulcan nerf gun? read deatails plzz? Answered

Hi my mom and dad say the vulcan ebf is shit but is it

Question by kctrooper 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


anybody got any nerf vulcan parts? need the mecanism

Question by dorian_grey0x0 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


will me vulcan break/over heat if i mod it? Answered

The mod is extending the belt

Question by knexsuperbuilderfreak 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


HOW TO FIX SPRING ON HOOK TO THE NERF VULCAN EBF-25?

Hello guys!    My sons Nerf Vulcan's barrel does not rotate. I opened it up and found out that the little spring that makes the hook come back to its normal state, no longer does that. I was wondering how I can fix it. Here are some pictures of it. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Question by VanessaL73 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Vulcanizing Rubber....? From Latex Paint?

                 Vulcanizing rubber... latex.                          sulphur.            Heat!                                           Pressure. those are the basics according to research.  but how much heat?   how much pressure? can i use that old can  o latex paint?  can i use sulphur from the garden store?                    hazards?                    techniques?

Topic by Toga_Dan 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


how to fix nerf vulcan ebf 25?

The loader wont move the belt

Question by unrealzman 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Use Stefans (modified nerf bullet) with Vulcan?

I know this question might sound dumb but i'm going to ask it. I am wondering if I can use stefans (modified nerf bullets) with the Nerf Vulcan. Right now I do not have the Nerf Vulcan or Stefans to test them, that's why i'm asking this. Thanks in advance!

Question by Pizzapie500 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to use Vulcan Photo and Drawing Enlarger Model GT 75

Question by mimsk 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


new nerf gun

This is a totally awesome new nerf gun it's fully automatic and it shoots faster than the longshot.It can also shoot single shots

Topic by kidengineer 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how do you do the vulcan nerve pinch?

Is it even real and how do you do it

Question by 007towelie 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How am I supposed to increase the range of my Nerf Vulcan EBF-25? (Without cracking the gun open)

I have a Nerf Vulcan EBF-25 but I think the range is not enough for me.I need someone to help me increase the range of the automatic firing because I have a rival in Nerf who doesn't understand that the Nerf Vulcan EBF-25 is better than his Rapid Fire 20. (Actually I think a Rapid Fire is really better than a Nerf Vulcan EBF-25 because you just pump before a Nerf War and then just casually shoot anyone who dares come to you.)

Question by NickBurp 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Should I put pads in my nerf vulcan?

I took out the air restrictor in the main plunger thing (correctly) Everything works great however, I hear that familiar plastic on plastic sound you'd get from any other air restrictor removed nerf gun I did the same thing to my longshot but i put in pads where the plunger made contact with the plastic so it wouldn't damage the gun as much Should i do the same for my vulcan?

Question by ishmal1103 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


nerf

I have the firefly,Vulcan ebf 25,and the recon

Topic by nfk11 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


'Revolutionary' CO2 maps zoom in on greenhouse gas sources

Researchers now have a better view of where carbon dioxide is being emitted thanks to Vulcan, a research project led by Kevin Gurney, an assistant professor at Purdue. This map shows where CO2 is being emitted in the continental United States in 10-kilometer grids and combines data from sources including factories, automobiles on highways and power plants. The map offers more than 100 times the detail of previous inventories of carbon dioxide. The image displays metric tons of carbon per year per grid in a logarithmic base-10 scale.more at Physorg

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


what are great ways to make a cubby house into a nerf fort and how can i build a good nerf fort

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Question by mean machine 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What is the best nerf gun and why? Answered

Question by laxdude 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


(newsletter) Ballistic Gel, Fridge Alarm, Vulcan Lyre...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! NEW! Get in the Garden Contest - Enter any Instructable with a gardening theme and win a very cool computer-controlled indoor composting machine from NatureMill! Art of Sound Contest - Share any sound or music-related Instructable in our new contest and win an incredible custom hi-fi tower set with subwoofer or monster speakers! Get the LED Out! Contest - Enter any Instructable that involves LEDs, and win some amazing lights from Monkeylectric! Results are up for the Mother's Day Contest and Earthjustice United States of Efficiency Contest. See the winners here and here! The SteamRoller Riding Contraption Table for Electronic Dreams Make Traditional Baguettes by Hand Build Custom Speakers - Art of Sound Contest Win a high-tech computer-controlled composter and easily turn scraps into soil! Simple Metalworking Techniques ValveLiTzer Guitar Pedal Redux Make a Fridge Alarm to Catch Thieves Powder Coat a Bike Frame with Logos Ballistic Gel Use Sculpey on a Vinyl Toy Solar Light Up Rock Stairwell Pita Pizza: The Five Minute Snack Share your best LED creations! Win these custom hi-fi speakers! Acoustic Vulcan Lyre Crutch Chair Fortune Boat Lamp Make a Fiberglass Speaker Enclosure Sign-up for this newsletter:

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago


My nerf vulcan won't fire anymore can someone help me?

I used my nerf vulcan EBF-25 for a long time, then one day it just stopped working. I opened it up and fixed the tooth moves the belt advance wheel, then I put it back together. When I tried it in full-auto the belt advance wheel wouldn't move, and the firing mechanism wouldn't work. Oh and the only modifications I made on it was conbineing the two belts and pounded out the air resistors from the belt. Any help is welcome.

Question by Nerfgenius 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Which nerf gun?

I dont know with nerf gun to get the longshot, vulcan looks cool two But i dont Know what to get help i am looking for a good field gun, and does any one know were i kan buy a scope for it

Question by hobbitboy 8 years ago


What is "deadspace" in nerf? Answered

 I've heard lots of people talk about deadspace when talking about new barrels and stuff. What does this mean?

Question by sburns77 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


My new cat!

My new cat. His name is Surok, which is pronounced, Suh-Rock, and is also Vulcan. EDIT: I added a more recent picture.

Topic by TyMan210 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What is the best 2 vs. 2 nerf gun overall?

Whatare mods i can do and ferature and stuff

Question by laxdude 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



I need help with two of my nerf guns.

I have a Longstrike and a Vulcan and I cannot get the orange sliding thing to pop off. I need to pop those off to mod the gens. PLEASE HELP!!!!

Question by DELETED_zcbaker 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


My nerf guns.

Hey I was wondering what people thought about Nerf guns? I have these. Maverick. Nite Finder. Longshot. Magstrike. Vulcan. Firefly. The game. Longstrike. Deploy.

Topic by Vynash 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Does Stefan (modifed nerf bullets) work with stock nerf guns? Answered

I looked at backer rods and they have aren't hollow. The regular stock nerf bullets are. The stock nerf guns have a little stick pointing out so you can put the bullet onto it, but since Stefan bullets aren't hollow they can't go onto the stick. So my question is "Can I put Stefan bullets unto un-modifed nerf guns?"

Question by Pizzapie500 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to remove model paint?

OK, my little brother sprayed Testors paint all over one of my best nerf guns (Vulcan EBF-20) and I need to know how to remove it. sandpaper is out of the question, so I'm looking for some solvent that will remove it.

Question by GearsOfAwesome 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to remove model paint?

OK, my little brother sprayed Testors paint all over one of my best nerf guns (Vulcan EBF-20) and I need to know how to remove it. sandpaper is out of the question, so I'm looking for some solvent that will remove it.

Question by GearsOfAwesome 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Nerf B-Day help!?

I'm (hopefully) having a nerf war for my 13th. To make it fair everyone gets a maverick, but I want uses for my larger weapons. Here's a list of them: Vulcan, Longstrike, Magstrike, Spectre and Recon. It is (also hopefully) going to take place in a hall. There are 10 people coming.

Question by TheNerdWhoBuilds 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I have a few nerf guns, anyone know any good mods?

I have a couple of nerf vulcans and a nef long shot, all of them are to be modded. if anyone has any good ideas or does this kind of thing often i would much appreciate your help. i am open to most anything concerning the modification of these nerfs.

Question by IamGOD Biotches 6 years ago


Large DC motor

I'm looking for a relatively cheap motor that would be large enough to spin around a nerf Vulcan. I don't know much about what kinds of motors would be good, or where I could get them. From what I've found, they're not that common and they're super expensive. Does anyone know where I could get one for under 100 dollars? It doesn't need to be fast. Thank you in advance for your help.

Topic by alecnotalex 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Rubber "sand" What to do with it?

They market the stuff for installing around playground equipment. It's shredded tires. I got a load free. I plan to use some for backfill in a spot which was very rough to dig out. But I'll have leftovers. Can I vulcanize it into solid rubber? How?  Mix with concrete to make it lightweight? Or will thermal changes cause rubber to expand /contract too much?   What else could be done w/ it?  

Topic by Toga_Dan 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


What's your Nerf arsenal?

Well, no one really talks about nerf guns here, and I thought I may as well bring it up. So, just like knexgunbuilder's topic on what your knex arsenal is, I want to know your nerf arsenal! Just to tell you had had three more guns: the Recon CS-6, a Nerf handgun, and some other gun that was really cheap. And also, my vulcan isn't automatic any more. (it's a long story, so don't ask)     What's yours?

Topic by Seleziona 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How Do You Remove Radiator or Heater Hoses That Are Vucanized (Stuck) to Their Mounting Pipe?

I have a 30+ year old motorhome which has several hoses that I need to remove from engine cooling and heater connections.  They are stuck to the "pipe" they are mounted to and the pipe is fairly fragile brass.  I can certainly try to cut them off but I don't want to scratch or damage the pipes.  It would even be nice to just be able to remove and reuse the hoses but I can't see how that is possible. Thanks in advance for any help! Patrick

Question by Baytonian 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Sci-Fi Gardening

I read an article on Dave's Garden a year ago on plants with Star Trek names, and I just adore the idea of having a science fiction themed garden.  Looking through some more plants, I've come across even more plants that would fit within a sci-fi/outer space theme. Coleus: Darth Vader Saturn Saturn's Rings Solar Flare Solar Shadow Solar Sunrise Vulcan Daylily: Alien Alien Contact Alien Encounter Alien Escape Pod Alien Invader Alien Landing Alien Skin Alien's Eye Android Android Dreams Andromeda Asteroid Astral Voyager Beam Me Up Beam Me Up, Scotty Ben Kirk Big Dipper Black Hole Borg Technology Cloaking Device First Officer's Log Galaxy Quest Klatuu Barata Nictu Life on Bajor Notify Ground Crew Photon Torpedo Romulan Deflector Spock's Ears Vulcan Logic Hosta:   Captain Kirk Enterprise Foxfire X Philes (just for fun) Galaxy Galaxy Light Gamma Ray Kiwi Milky Way Little Dipper Lunar Eclipse Lunar Orbit Lunar Sea Outer Space Saturn Starship Striker Super Nova Venus Voyager Vulcan These lists are not complete.  I looked through 5,320 daylily names out of 38,449 on Dave's Garden and then filled in with some names from the article, and I'm sure there are more genuses with sci-fi plants.  The reason why there are so many hostas, daylilies, and coleuses is because they're relatively easy to hybridize and propagate.  I started looking through African violets, but half-way through I was pretty sure I wouldn't find any.  I wouldn't be surprised if there were some more in the Liliaceae family such as with tulips, but phew, that's a lot of plants. Looking through some of the names, it would be relatively easy to do a Lord of the Rings or fantasy-themed garden.  I even found hostas called "Dot Com" and "Website".  Hybridizers certainly get creative when it comes to names.  I think I'll send my brother-in-law a hosta called "Twisted Sister". The image is of a basket plant I have.  No neat name, but it looks kinda sci-fi in the picture.

Topic by AngryRedhead 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how can I raise an arm(s) with a switch easily?

REASON FOR QUESTION:  I would like to modify a Power Wheels with a pop up berf gun for my son.  So it would kind of be like a "raider" vehicle or weaponized dune buggy.   This is strictly in the theory stage. WHAT I WANT:  I would like to have a switch on the dash that raises the nerf gun out of the front storage compartment, or rotates it out of a cavity, or something like that, and then wire a momentary switch to either the dash, steering wheel, or horn that activates the "Battery operated Nerf".  WHAT I KNOW: Unfortunately I have no working knowledge of arduino or coding.  I would like to learn, but dont know where to start.  I do no electronics, and R/C.  Wiring the momentary switch to the "Nerf gun" should be no issue,  its how to "arm" it (for lack of a better term) that i dont know.       I was thinking that i could use a high torque servo, but I dont know how to wire it up to a switch, if thats even possible.  I then thought about a stepper motor, but again, i dont know how, and that route seems costly.     Fabricating brackets, arms, hinges, all easy.  CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME FIGURE OUT A WAY TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE?  AND DUMB IT DOWN FOR ME AS WELL.  here are some concept pictures I was thinking of. and a few pictures of the tentative vehicle and Nerf choices.   the front of the vehicle has a storage compartment that should fit a smaller nerf easily.  I would just make a new split door for it, that would open up when the gun was armed.  that would be done easily with servos, if their was a way to.  at this point i might just make a roll cage to mount the VULCAN chain gun on and call it a day.  or hack a rc remote, but id rather not. ANY IDEAS?

Question by supramp 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


nerf ranges

(NO MODDED NERF GUNS)ok i was wondring what are ALL of the ranges of nerf guns lleave a comment of its lowest range and its highest rangeand what gun it isBuzz Bee:Big BlastDouble ShotLaser Tek Mega Missle Mustang Six Rapid Fire RifleSingle Tek Tek FourTek Six Tek Ten Lanard Blasters:First Shot Big Salvo Blast Bazooka Maxshot Over and Under Sonic Bazooka Speed Loader Triple Shot ERTL BlastersPump Action Shotgun Rapid Fire Pump Action Shotgun Nerf Blasters:Airtech 1000 Airtech 2000 Airtech 3000 Airtech 4000Airtech Jet SquadronArmor Shot ArrowstormArrowstrikeAuto GripBig Bad BowBlastfire Bow N' Arrow BuzzawChainblazerCommlink IICrossbow CrossfireDart Tag BlasterDefender T-3 Disc Shot Double CrossbowEagle EyeEliminatorExpand-a-BlastFireflyGatorHidden ShotHornet Hydro BazookaIron Raptor Laser Fang Lightnin' Blitz Lock N' Load Longshot Longshot Front Gun Mad HornetMagstrike Manta Ray Maverick MonoblastNB-1Nite Finder: min:16' 7" max:23' 4" (thanks to zack scott from you tube)Nitro Quad Pen Blaster Powerclip PulsatorRapid Fire 20Ratchet Blast RattlerRazorbeastRazor Fin Reactor Recon Rip Chord Courtesy of DraconisRoto Track Sawtooth Scout Secret Shot 1 Secret Shot 2 Secret Strike Pocket Blaster Sharpshooter 1 Sharpshooter 2 SlingshotSneakshot Spiderman Dart Tag Gun Splitfire Stinger Stinging Scarab StrongArm SuperMaxx 250 SuperMaxx 500 SuperMaxx 750 SuperMaxx 1000 SuperMaxx 1500 (New) SuperMaxx 1500 (Old) Supermaxx 2000SuperMaxx 3000 (Blue) SuperMaxx 3000 (Green) SuperMaxx 5000 Switch Shot Switch Shots MaxSwitch Shots Super Switch Shots Ultra Tech Target Titan Triple Strike Triple TorchVulcan Warthog Whiptail Scorpion Wildfire Promotional Blasters:Kung Fu Panda Commander CrossbowPirates of the Carribean Flint Lock BlasterSpiderman 3 Blaster Spiderman Wrist BlasterStar Wars Rebel Trooper BlasterThe Batman Light Signal BlasterThe Two Towers of Uruk Urukai Bow Wayne Tech Tri-Fire Blaster Other Blasters:Air BazookaAirzone 8 Shooter Air Zone Arrow StormAir Zone Dual Fire Dart BlasterAirzone Scorpian Bow Halo Ma5c Rifle Kids Stuff Bow n' Arrow Kilroy Magnum PistolLightstorm 2 Optimus Prime Blaster Periscope BlasterPistol Splat PS-800Pool Blaster Roto RocketSplatmatic Thundersplat Spy Gear Signal Launcher Star Wars Clone Troopers Blaster SuperSoaker MaxD2000 Super Soaker 50 20th Anniversary EditionThe Proffesional Trigger FireUSB Missle Launcher Vortex Firestorm Vortex TornadoXxl BazookaXxl Skeet ShooterBlast HammerElectric EelJust Toys CrossbowMarshmallow ShooterMissile StormPreceptorQuick StrikeRam RodRocket StormUltrox Quadra CannonWrist Blitzerthanks for helping! =)

Topic by knexsuperbuilderfreak 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


The "truth" about climate change - a little story

Global warming, climate change, jelly fish attacks, changed ocean currents...We all know the highlights from the news but what is the real deal behind all of this?It can't be denied that burning fossil fuels with no regrets has an impact on our globe.CO2 and other gasses or elements have been trapped for thausands of years.We release them all into our atmosphere and while doing so keep adding more harmful stuff.So, of course it is easy to say that if we would have nver used our fossile fuels to this extent then our world would be unharmed and a happy place throughout.Even if we would ignore the impossible task of making it where we are right now without having used any fossile fuels: How much would it be different?If we trust the offical climate data that has been collected then it clearly shows a rise in so called climate changing emissions since our industrial revolution started.Be it data from the ice, core drillings or just sample taken from old canyons - the results are all the same.Since the late 1800's there is a steady rise in emissions, CO2 and all the other things we don't really want in our air.And for good reasons all these green advocates try their best to stop us from doing more harm.Since the 80's we started to actually care more, better engines, catalytic converters, cleaning mechanisms for our industiral waste and chimneys.But did it make any change or difference?About 40 years now some countries try hard to do it right, so this must show up somewhere?!Well it does not.You see countries like the US never really cared about climate or the enviroment if there was a cheaper and easier option.Just check how long it took them to even acknowledge that our climate is changing due to our interference...Then there is China and as we have seen with the olympics they literally have to shut down production so you can see for more than a few km...But the same is true for so many other countries.Like everwhere else the industrial revolutions comes sooner or later and as always the cheapest way is done first and for far too long.And with the delay in reactions and consequences it is now certain that the worst is yet to come.Of course there is also another side to the entire story - nature itself.We destroy it where we can to safisfy our need for being cheap.Ever wondered where all this cheap furniture is coming from?Or all the wood used throughout the world?Rainforests are disappearing, flora and fauna is destroyed.In most cases with a lot of fires as it is still the easiest way to clean up when done.Now add the vulcanic eruptions that increased over the past 20 odd years around the world.And if you dare all the bushfires or natural causes.Combined this causes a higher impact than all our burning of fossile fuels - and it adds to the mix.And this brings us back in time.Taking the records of climete conditions all the way back to before the dinosaurs showed us that we had periods of much higher temperatures than what we might see soon.CO2 level at some periods were so high that the earth literally was a green house.So why did we humans amke it anyway onto this earth if chance were so bad?Species adjust, evolve or go extinct, new ones appear...Well, unless you are a croc or so and really don't care about Darvin and evolution ;)Does that mean we are on the way to become a new species?Sadly no, because we are the cause of all our problems.We now use technology and science to adjust nature and the enviroment to our needs.It gets too hot? Well add an airconditioner, will you!?The ground water is too contaminted to drink? Well, why do you think we invented bottled water?!You need room for new homes? Don't mind the flood planes, just drain them and build, there was no flood in over 30 years...See, even if we would go fully green and honur nature around the world from today on.Even if we try to clean up the mess we already created.The effects of what we did over the last 40 or more years are still in progress and far from over.Like a good stew it keep cooking until it is ready to serve.But strenght comes in numbers!Like a virus we keep multiplying even in areas with very limited ressources.After all, we just import what we need..Natural selection is being eliminated so pharma companies can make a living too.From just over 40 years our "natural" life expectency increased now to well into the 80's.You are not fertile? No problem we have means to fertilise your eggs with the sperm from hubby!Already suffering badly from diabetes, asthma or other chronical illness? No problem, have some kids anyway.And just to top it always make sure to avoid natural foods in favour for processed and artificial ingredients.In nature the weak, the sick, the old, the malformed and incapable are a food source.We took this food source away, keet them around, care for them and make sure really everyone has the same chance in life.In life - but not in nature anymore!Social evolution meant that natural selection was no longer a requirement to ensure a strong "tribe" or hunting party.We compensated the drain on ressources and all pharma companies are still very grateful for this.No this is no weird rant on humanity or the idea of some mad person, it is just the naked reality we like to ignore.A horse breeder will not accept a weak and constanlty sick horse for his breeding stock.A broken leg, like for a cow usually just means the animal is put down.Some dog breeders still prefer to cull a few pups just because the color pattern is not nice enough or the ears are too short.Even if you just breed fish you o through all sorts of troubles to ensure you have the best genes available in your tanks.You think this is already going to far with the ideas, I know :(But we have real world examples highlighting the results of the exact opposite: Inbreeding and ignoring the defects in genes and health.The british royal family destroyed the italian and russin monarchies the same was the spanish and protugise, even impacted on the french.In times when there was no clue about genetic defects or deseases that can be dormant in females but very active in males, the british royalty simply kept providing tainted bloodlines to the other royal familes.No offsprings that are male and of good health meant the end of their monarchies.The british survived by allowing the common folk to join the blue blood lines and now it is common in all the monachrchies left in the world.Remove the carries, provide fresh genes to get a better diversity.Really no offence, but just look at Charles and Camilla ;)Jokes aside: the story of the european monarchies shows what happens if things go too wrong.From hunters a gatherers that either kept healthy or died out we eveloved to having a gene pool that is full of nasty surprises.Again no offence meant in any way or to any person!If we compare our world with a big aquarium than it might have eveloved like this:Once there was a bowl full of plants, guppies and lots of other fish and creatures living on each other.Over time the guppies learnt when the feeding times are and made sure they get most of the food.Slowly the other psecies had not enough room and food anymore, only the hunter had a good linving with the huge supply of guppies.Then the guppies managed to reduce the dangers from all predators around and started to really take off.Soon every guppy had only conerns about having a good life and enough food.The waste got more and more, the sick and ill too.The last hunter able to fight them died off as he too suffered from the wasten the changed enviroment and gnetic defects transfered.Now there is little plants left, guppies everywhere, crap everywhere and even those guppies only living a few months still manages to find a partner to ensure their tainted gene pool spreads into the general population.We have no tank owner getting the balance right again, removing the sick and weak, we humans just keep going strong and if the crap pile gets too high we put grass and houses on top of it....We humans don't like to be compared with fish, a virus or any other lower being for that matter.These hings just don't affect or concern us.And anyone who dares to do so anyway has a long list of nasty words thrown at them.Is it because we humans can't tolerate the truth?Or is because deep inside we all know but refuse to think about it?

Topic by Downunder35m 3 months ago  |  last reply 2 months ago