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Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago, study says

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posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 02:15 PM
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Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago, study says


www.cnn.com

The human population at that time was reduced to small isolated groups in Africa, apparently because of drought, according to an analysis released Thursday.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 02:15 PM
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What's most interesting to me though is this part of the article,

"Previous studies using mitochondrial DNA -- which is passed down through mothers -- have traced modern humans to a single "mitochondrial Eve," who lived in Africa about 200,000 years ago."

They traced everything to a single woman with the right DNA? That's amazing, I don't see how it could be done though. They must have used a computer program to chart the DNA back to one highly likely hypothetical candidate, right?

www.cnn.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 4/24/2008 by InterestedObserver]



posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 02:25 PM
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I guess that obliterates creationism then.

Yea,it is truly amazing tech. we have to be able to do that.

It show also how adaptable we are to survive that(Im sure someone will come on here saying "aliens"saved us)



posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 02:48 PM
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Can you imagine the outrage of the white supremacists creationists?!

By the way, nice to chat with family, all!



posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 03:29 PM
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I don't see how it could be done though. They must have used a computer program to chart the DNA back to one highly likely hypothetical candidate, right?


there was a special on PBS awhile back where they looked for "markers" that get passed down from one generation to the next. They ended up taking DNA samples accross the globe and figured out where the most likely original place was. I seem to remember them ending up in Mongolia for some reason; not Africa. I will see if I can come up with a link.

[edit on 24-4-2008 by wayno]



posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 06:09 PM
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This is kind of old and known before already.....



posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 10:24 PM
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Hilarious, max- Star!

I guess you're just a brotha froma notha motha, huh?


That clinches it: explains how all those politicians claim to have family
tree relations to other celebs, and famous people from history!

"Interesting gene pool"!


[edit on 4/24/2008 by FRIGHTENER]



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