posted on Feb, 8 2008 @ 03:45 PM
Hey. I have a ton to put here and don't really have the time right now. Not sure how many people have already pointed out the following or would like
to know... I run a facebook group called Rhesus Negative. I have all the latest info on that blood type there, plus the odd myth and a few Basque
related things. Don't mean to spam TOO much but please check it out if you get a chance. Ok. Some clarification. My sister and I were both born with
O rhesus negative. Neither of my parents has it, though I believe both my grandfathers did. One was from Northern Scotland, a
scottish-french-norwegian mix; the other was from Finnskogen, a Finnish community in Norway.
Re: psychic ability. I tend to internalize my thoughts to a great extent, and this may lead some people to think that I'm psychic. I don't
contribute to conversations in the usual way, and sometimes blurt things out seemingly randomly. Other times I steer entire groups of people into
doing things. But psychic? I think everyone is psychic, depending on one's definition.
Re: skin and hair colour. Blood type is a separate gene from both of those, though I imagine certain groups tend to have the same phenotypes
expressed. I'm brown haired, green-eyed, as is my sister. As is my mother. Oh. Except she has A+ blood. Notice?
Rhesus negative is one of the most significant of QUITE A FEW blood groups, so I don't know how much weight should be put on this exclusive blood
type. Yes, there is the stillborn issue, which native americans also have with diego negative (I believe as many proteins are involved in this group),
and I've now heard Kell negative in Northern Europe has similar issues with fetuses being attacked in the womb.
The whole Basque equation is undoubtedly one of the most exciting things about rhesus negative, and I recommend anyone with a passing interest to look
further into their culture.
Yes. Neandertals. This has come up, and although no neandertal mitochondria exists today, it's possible (still accepted for the most part?) that they
contributed to the European gene pool, and assumed to be the reason for rh-.
Finally. I think 14% is way off. If one considers the number of europeans who are missing SOME of the rhesus proteins then yes. Or the number of
asians or native americans with same. But the number of people who are completely rhesus negative is much smaller. 1/10'000 asians and africans have
it. That already drops the numbers in a big way. 1/1'000 native americans. Not a big deal in either direction. 17% of Europeans. 40% or thereabouts
of Basque/Euskarians. Where did this "14" come from I wonder... There are only around 2 million full Basques in the first place; the other
significant populations with rhesus negative are the Welsh, Scots, Irish, Norwegians, Finns, Australians, Canadians, and possibly Americans. If
someone could explain where this 14% comes from I would be very grateful. Thank you.