Originally posted by IronDogg
I have to wonder how you would explain the Eskimos remaining brown with black hair?
The only eskimos and 'orientals' I have seen have been fairly pale skinned. But basically its all a matter of the selection pressure on the group.
Developing pale skin might just not have been beneficial for one group, and beneficial for another. Or, similiarly, it could've been beneficial at
one time, and then became very numerous in tehpopulation, and then conditions changed and the trait became neutral.
The Eskimos are obviously "older" than the whites.... :-?
What makes you say that?
Those migration theories are fishy, because it is not likely for people to migrate so far
Well, the turks are known to have migrated from 'east central' asia to turkey, in modern historic times. Why should've people have been able to
migrate from africa to the rest of the world?
Those theories we all originate from one are also at least nonsensical.
Its strange to think of, but its supported by the evidence. What those ideas are usually saying isn't that there was one person, and then they
spawned everyone else, rather that, if you go back far enough, you find an ancestor that everyone alive to day had in common, and that ancestor lived
in a population of other people. Those other people in that tribe, or even other tribes, lived for a while, adn just, for whatever the myriad
reasons, ended up dying out.
Better is too ask what is the meaning of racial differences, it has to be some good reason.
Why? It needn't have a good reason. Having high concentrations of melanin in your skin, for example, -is- a good defense against skin cancer. But,
if you live in a cloudy overcast climate, its not very good at picking up sunlight for vitamin synthesis. That doesn't mean that a person with it
will die immeadiately or at all. What it does mean is that, -if- someone is born with lighter skin, then they may have an advantage. But there are
other factors that can over-ride that slight sunlight advantage. SO nowadays you have some groups that are pale, others that aren't so pale.
If we look by inner selves these races produce different cultures, because races have different subconscious then!
But races don't produce cultures. Groups of people do, and groups of people are not bound by race. Africans don't have one 'african' culture,
and 'caucasians' don't have one culture either.
races didn't interact a lot till some couple of centuries ago.
Whereas in more modern times more isolated populations are able to directly mix, even in the past, genes would be transported/diffused thru one
population to the next. So some of hte genes of people in the congo filter into nearby populations, and so on and so on until they reach, say,
israel, or italy, or where ever.
Why would anyone want to leave a beautiful fruitful garden of eden like enviorment travel over the countless miles of desert and keep going
north into a colder enviorment that their skin was too dark to keep warm in?
People didn't say, 'gosh' this tropical paradise sucks, lets walk to the steppes.' THey just moved. Humans are made for walking and traveling long
distances. They just moved along, following shorlines, herds, switching to new herds, meandering, go where it seemed like it might be better than
right here, to over there. They didn't know the great lengths that they had gone from their ancestors. And 'tropical paradise' still has lots of
horrible tropical diseases, plagues, droughts, and wild animals that can kill you. Not to mention other human beigns that you might not get a long
\maybe we all started in CHINA
This is what was originally thought. But then, all the primitive fossils were found in africa, with the more 'advanced' ones further and furhter
The Africa theory says that everyone traveled north in small groups. That means that their was one major group
No it doesn't. There is no reason to require or think that everyone was in one homogenous group. They were probably split into various tribes with
their own cultures and languages and beleifs. And that problem woudl hold for anywhere, not just africa.
Not to leave one and go walk through a desert. who would do that???
Whether they are comming from china or africa, they're going to have to cross deserts (and rember that in these times the sahara was not a desert).
There are people that live in deserts now and seem quite content with it.
Eskimos eat large amounts of fish liver oil which contains vitamin D.
Light skinned people can easily absorb vitamin D while darker skinned
Well there ya go. Thats interesting.
I believe that every "genral" human race that lives here on earth are direct representitives of there alien counterparts.
As orionthehunterpointed out, whites and blacks are in teh same species. IF each was from a different planet, then why would the even be using the
same material for their genetic information (DNA), let alone have specific inter-relationships?