reply to post by runetang
Recent DNA research has shed new light on the origin of the modern Humans (Homo Sapiens Sapiens), and when they first left Africa.
It has revealed that modern Humans were in Africa at least 200,000 years ago and that they first migrated out of Africa somewhere between this period
and 100,000 years ago.
The Aboriginals had certainly reached Australia, the furthest part of the globe from Africa, by at least 40,000 years ago, which was probably the end
of this first mass migration that saw man spread across the globe.
DNA research has also thrown up new theories as to the origin of the white Caucasian race.
We all know that we all orginated in Africa but what is lesser known is that about 1 in 35 of the entire black Negroid race carry the "white gene",
but it only results in Albinism, if at all, if both Negroid parents carry the gene.
These albino Negroids may well have been victims of violent race predudice by the majority black population, so their parents would have moved away
and segregated themselves off from everyone else.
Its possible that many other parents and Albinoid children of Albino Negroids joined them until there was a reasonably large tribe in Africa
consisting of both white and black Negroids, but mostly of Albinoids.
Eventually, for some unknown reason, they decided to travel North out of Africa and into freezing cold ice-age afflicted Western Europe.
Natural selection would now have favoured the lighter skinned Albino Negroids, who were better equipped to handle the cold climate than their darker
skinned relatives and over time all the black Negroids in the group would have died off.
Again over time, natural selection would have also favoured those with larger noses, thinner lips and longer head hair, all adaptations to extreme
cold weather, thus becoming more and more like modern white Caucasians in their appearance.
It is also known that Homo Sapiens lived alongside Neanderthal man for many thousands of years and that they inter-bred together. This would have
greatly accelerated the change to a modern white Caucasian appearance as Neanderthals already had very large noses, thin lips and long head hair!
By the by, Neanderthals were not the dumb knuckle dragging ape-men that some people think they were...Neanderthal children had the same size brain as
Homo Sapien Sapien children, but adult Neanderthals actually had a larger brain than Homo Sapien Sapien adults! Not only that but they could talk,
make clothes, and use tools too. Inter-breeding with them would have produced even smarter, stronger offspring, a good survial strategy in a very
harsh climatic period.
It is clear that the old theory stating that the invading hordes of violent and bloodthirsty Homo Sapiens Sapiens arriving from Africa gradually
killed off all the Neanderthals in Europe until they finally went extinct, was not entirely true.
Sure, there almost certainly would have been some violent clashes between them but the DNA record states that eventually they put their differences
aside and inter-bred. So the Neanderthals never really went extinct...They simply became us!
Anyway back to Human migration. There is certainly a long enough period of time to allow Albinoid Negroids to evolve into white Caucasions and with
the help of some Neanderthal DNA it seems entirely possible.
However I then discovered something that muddies the waters...Cro-Magnon man.
We are told that lived in the Upper Paleoithic period (50,000 to 10,000 years ago), around the same time that the albinoid Negroids would have been in
Europe. We are also told that carefull analysis of Cro-Magnon mans skull features reveals them to be far more similar to white Caucasion in origin
than black or albinoid Negroid....So when did Cro-Magon man actually get to Europe? Were they an early, slightly less evolved version of Homo Sapiens
Sapiens, but a more evolved version of albinoid Negroid? Were they the species that interbred with Neanderthal man to become modern Homo Sapiens
Sapiens?...It throws up many such questions that will require much more research to answer satisfactorally.