Originally posted by Trent
Ok but you failed to answer the only question I'm really interested in. If dark skin is superior to pale skin in all climate zones and all cases than
why do people have pale skin?
There's 2 1/2 schools of thought on this:
1. Other beings came to our planet, experimented on long ago humans, splicing, dicing, splicing, and made offshoots... resulting in blue-eyed, blond
hair, pale skinned humans. The sun hurt them so they moved to where the sun hurt them less.
2. Pale skin is a recessive trait in the genetics of dark-skinned humans. Sooner or later pale skinned kids are gonna squirt out. Like attracts like.
Pale skinned will be more attracted to other pale skinned. The sun hurts them, they move to where it hurts them less.
1/2. Almost same as #1. Human scientists theirselves did the splicing, dicing, splicing, long ago. The result ending the same in the long run.
Do you think northern European/Asian people always had pale skin? If they didn't always have pale skin what cased the change if not environmental
Europeans came from Middle East. From IRAN, and those northern middle eastern countries. One day save some dough, travel there yourself and look at
the people there. Majority have dark skin. But many (in the same families) have light skin, pale skin. If they go mate with other pale skins, and
their kids mate with even more pale skins, and they move to where sun hurts less, then you get tribes of people who mostly have the recessive pale
Asians have dark skin. Some have pale skin (but even they will tan quicker than a European if you leave them in the sun long enough.). Majority of
Asians have dark skin. Hell, look at the pics of the Asians hit by the tsunami hahhh.
You actually missed the point i was making with that article which was this quote.
Think about it for a minute: if you map the skin color of human ancestors around the world, you will find an undeniable correlation between skin
pigmentation and geographic relationship with the equator. The only exception to this is the Eleusian or Eskimo populations who, of course, got plenty
of vitamin D through the regular consumption of fish oils, and thus did not need a skin pigmentation adaptation in order to survive.
[edit on 1-1-2005 by Trent]
And that quote is destroyed by the fact that if you go travel
to areas, countires, near and around the equator, and look at the people
you will see dark skinned families with some pale skinned kids. Yeh blacks producing whites. Like the case with Mariah Carey who from a biological
view is white while her older sister is biologically dark skinned.
And in American history, when black families would have pale skinned offspring smuggle the parents to freedom. The offspring would "pretend" they
were white. (Biologically they were white.) The famous author
Frederick Douglas in his book Life of Frederick Douglass
talks about how his dark skinned mother and dark skinned father had a pale
skinned girl - one of his sisters. She got tired of always saying "I'm really black" and one day just "passed for white" for good. Because
biologically, dark skinned people carry the recessive gene for pale skin. Black people can and do have white kids. That answers your question:
People have pale skin, which is a recessive gene, because people who have dark skin, which is a dominate gene, carry
that recessive gene. So
sooner or later they'll have pale skin kids. Those kids will hook up with other pale skin kids. They'll move away to where the sun doesn't fry
them, burn then, kill them
. They'll move away from the equator and quickly.
If your gonna ask "Why did/are dark skinned people carrying that recessive gene in the first place?" that could be subject for a new thread. That
goes into where humans came from.