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Message 103 of 134 (560014)
05-12-2010 2:36 PM
Reply to: Message 99 by dennis780
05-11-2010 10:01 PM

I could be off my rocker, but if the Bible is to be taken as historically correct, then this is one possibility for the different races on the earth.
You are right to some extent, minus the timeline and the need for the bible to be introduced. Different races stem from mutation and isolation of genes. Geography plays a large part in having separated people of various races for long periods of time allowing them to develop distinct physical features over time.
Over time, long periods of time (not 4,000 years) being the operative phrase here...
Edited by Hyroglyphx, : No reason given.

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Message 126 of 134 (565179)
06-15-2010 10:50 AM
Reply to: Message 124 by Artemis Entreri
06-14-2010 9:57 PM

Re: Melanin variations
Wow that just doesn't make alot of sense to me. I may not know much about biology, it would seem to me like the opposite would be true, that as creatures evolved they would gain more information rather than loose it.
It's not that cut and dry. Some information in the genome is deleted, some genes are recessive (meaning certain traits will show up later down the line), others are gained by mutations which later become fixed in subsequent populations, etc, etc. When it comes to how things evolve, there isn't any one reason.
Did God make special animals just for Australia?
Obviously not. Marsupials mainly became isolated. Some still remain in places like North America (possums are marsupials) and also placental mammals like raccoons (closely related to marsupials).
When did snakes loose the ability to talk?
Is that a joke? Are you being facetious?
Isn't Homo sapiens sapiens like the 3rd or 4th wave of the Homo Species to branch out and occupy the globe?[/qs]
Pretty much. There are other subdivisions that formed from isolation, but Homo Sapiens weren't the only game in town.
I know Homo erectus made thier way all the way to China, and Indonesia, and Homo neanderthalensis was in Europe, South West Asia, and Central Asia, when our species got there. There is not enough evidence to say if we came from erectus or not (I think we did not), but we probably out competed neaderthals to extinction, are neaderthals and erectus somehow more due to the more information they had? I need to read more about this, because at face value its sounds very not plausable.
Actually humans and neanderthals assimilated. They weren't so much out-competed as they were bred out of existence. There's an excellent chance that you have neanderthals in your family tree, as do I.

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