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  1. #1 Endo- and Homeothermic Organisms 
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    Hello everyone! This is my first post on this forum and I would like to use this first posting as an introduction to the ropes of forum communication. So please bear with me. My question goes to those who have any information on or who have studied both or either endo and homeothermic organisms, preferably with knowledge of human endothermy. Anyways, finally getting to the point:

    Do Africans, who are from and closest to areas surrounding the equator, have higher average blood temperatures? Likewise, do persons in lower or higher latitudes, such as eskimos and siberian populations have lower average blood temperatures? Obviously, these averages would need to be compared with the average blood temps of humans from all latitudes on Earth. So I was just wondering if there is anyone out there who knows the answer to this question or if you know where I can find someone who does. Please realize that I am not a scientist and that I ask this merely to further my understanding of this jumbled, crazy world. Can someone help?


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    not as far as i'm aware of
    i thought that was the whole point of being an endothermic homeotherm, you keep the same temperature whatever happens - i thought the exceptions prove the rule : fever, heat exhaustion, exposure, etc.


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  4. #3 Endothermic Homeotherm 
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    That's a great answer! Although, because I sense a slight, and I know it's slight (it's gotta be slight because you're a Ph.D.) uncertainty in your answer, I think something is missing. I'd need a doctorate in the field to take this conversation any further. Is there anyone out there who can help? Please.
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