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Originally posted by IX-777
It is a myth and theory that pigment has anything to do with how races evolved on Earth. A black person remains black regardless of where he moves - and his skin would be protective enough already thus no reason to "devolve" simply because of changing location. Black and dark genes are also more dominant than for example white and blond genes, so if a black person have children with a white person, the offspring will lean towards the darker side with dark skin and hair and eyes.
Per the "From Africa" theory, all people should thus be black, and with african facial and body features as well. Why would such things change too, there is a big difference between for example negroid people, caucasians, and native american indians.
It is quite ludicruous to think that a black person somehow morphs into a white person with blue eyes and blond hair and different facial and body features simply from moving to another country.
The same goes for language, the amazing difference in languages is also due to the different original races that came to Earth, and thus mixed, and brought their own cultures, languages, belief systems, religions, physical attributes, etc.
All of these things and the reason it is such a widespread difference is due to them being different since the beginning.
IF a group of people move from one country together, it is no reason they would suddenly start a completely new language, a completely new culture, new belief system, change physical attributes and so on. It would remain the same.
And, as said, if Africa was the origin, obviously it should logically have been the most advanced place in the world as far as both people and culture and technology goes. Yet, it is rather the opposite.
All of this is facts and can be checked out, and contemplated upon rationally and logically, it has nothing to do with discrimination or racism but it is the truth. The few great civilizations in Africa were made by outsiders, different races , such as the Egyptians.
"Whiter" societies also have been doing better, and still do better, than "blacker" societies, which can be seen worldwide.
Even a look at the difference between south africa and northern africa shows this - where north is mainly the black indigenous people, while the south is more white.
Originally posted by asd10
reply to post by RshachGtsthar
'If an ancient pale caveman, from the north went down to Africa, started a family, the descendants would be black today. And vice versa, as apparently all humans started out black, and then as they went north/east etc, they developed their own features and skin color from the environment.'
It is suggested that homo sapiens has only been around 200,000 years. Imagine if 100 white people move to africa and lived in isolation. Would they be black in a thousand years?
Where would the black genes come from? If all of those white people had blue eyes, a recessive gene, where would the gene for brown eyes come from?
How can recessive genes give way to dominant genes, the dominant genes are not in that population?
I do find the out-of-africa theory somewhat suspect. As it is over a short timeline evolutionarily speaking. Why would black people even leave Africa? They may go north and find it too cold and dark, either die out of return home. Unlikely they would go in mass to an unsuitable area, fight and survive for thousands of years, and adapt. Especially as *if* a mutation occured within the population of say blue eyes, then the recessive nature of the gene would mean it would die out instantly anyway. Regardless of the minimal selective advantage it would give the mutation receiver.
To simply believe the out of africa theory as fact, when it is still just a theory, is not my way.
Originally posted by asd10
reply to post by Sorcha Faal
'Be an average white guy from Jersey, then go to Cancun and spend three months laying on the beach. Are you a little darker than you were in March on the Jersey Shore? Now live in that environment for several generations. See how dark your ancestors get. Plus you have the occasional indigenous person marrying into the family adding a dominant gene from the region'
Thats not how genetics work. Getting a tan has no effect on dna. You wont have more tanned children because you have a tan.
new races form when existing ones mix. (IMHO)
An the indigenous person thing has no relevance here because we are talking about migration of races into uninhabited environments creating new races.
Originally posted by Kurokage
He is just posting crap he has accumulated from ATS (grey area) and google searches, he knows nothing about the secrets of the earth!! He just wants our attention.
He lived in a star system he knows nothing about and cannot describe (the system is only about 100 million years old, it's just an infant, unlike our middle aged solar system).
He was on earth at the time of Jesus. If all the people who claim to be higher beings and was around when Jesus was alive, it would have been like woodstock!! The romans wouldn't have been able to get him on the cross.
Now all races are from different solar systems. Let me get this straight, we all share a common DNA on this planet. So some how we all evolved independently on different planets yet all share the same DNA.
If someone was truly enlightened they would have a bit more proof than there own website!!
You should go shave off that silly beard and stop being racist.
[edit on 22-1-2010 by Kurokage]