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May 6, 2009


by Feòrag

Martin of The Lay Scientist has been hanging around the Daily Mail web site, so that we don't have to. The level of his sacrifice can be judged by a recent article which featured a reconstruction of the first modern European human, who arrived from Africa and looks kind of, well, black. It seems that the BNP supporting types don't like being reminded that humanity evolved in Africa and that white skin is a relatively recent mutation.

Rubbish. Europeans did not come from Africans and never could. This is just more anti-European propaganda, of as much real scientific merit as Piltdown Man.

Others don't like the idea that we evolved at all, and in their comments demonstrate that they never got past the single-celled stage:

We are all descended from Adam and Eve, who were most probably had brown skin and were from the middle east no more than 10,000 years ago.

Daily Mail Readers in Revolt over Black AncestorsThe Lay Scientist, 5th May 2009. Headline courtesy of the Daily Mail-o-matic.

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Posted in Heritage and Love Thy Neighbour and Science Fiction at 17:56. Last modified on May 06 2009 at 18:12.
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1: Posted by: DragonSlaveII | May 19, 2009 5:10 AM


I still fail to see why so many Christians care about what skin color descended from what race.

Considering that without mutuation: whites cannot have blacks, nor can blacks have whites, I would expect all ancestry to have started with a nice caramel color--the capacity to have both, especially with a severely enclosed system of an Adam and Eve. (Not like Natural Selection could could start with a much wider pool, a mutation isn't likely to be uniform from multiple mutation sources--look at the variations in polydactyl cats, in reference to dominant traits like 'thumbs'. Cross reference Mitochondrial Eve for how close a relation all humanity may be.) Besides, those things that make up what defines a person as any particular race makes up only about 10% of the things that could possibly make you different from the next human being in line.

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