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Originally posted by Semicollegiate
The Olympic commitee stated racial (species derived?) differences in the races. Far eastermers are more coordinated and will rule gymnastics. Indo-Europeans have more upper body strength and will win at swimming, weight lifting, shot put etc. The African group had the best muscular and cardio endurance and will win at all endurance events.
I read that about 2000 and can't find it so far.
BTW these human varieties wouldn't look terribly strange to us today. Give 'em a haircut, some tattoos, take them shopping at The Gap, and you couldn't pick them out in a crowd.
Racial attributes are localized adaptations/mutations selected for over the course of tens of thousands of years, but differentiation of localized adaptation/mutation is not so drastic that we're really all that much different from each other beneath the skin.
Originally posted by ChristianJihad
reply to post by MamaJ
I'm a mystic
What the hell is a Mystic, is that like a Harry Potter ?
Originally posted by rickymouse
There were many type of humanoids in earths past. We see evidence of this. Seems to me at least one of these species was capable of advanced thinking. Many had bigger brains than us having much more time to evolve. Some of their DNA is incorporated in ours. I think that there could have been pockets of these beings as intelligent as us today. All evidence of an ancient, million year old, advanced races technology would have been turned to dust by now. There is no way to prove this may have been the case but there is no evidence to say it didn't happen either.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Multiple Human Species Were Likely The Norm
This month, a new fossil analysis out of East Africa shows that several kinds of humans coexisted around 2 million years ago, near the dawn of all human species. Scientists say the familiar cartoon image of increasingly upright creatures progressing to a human male is misleading. We should picture a bushy tree, with multiple branches or types of humans existing at different points in time. Many early models of humanity were not our ancestors, but simply died out.
Even after Homo sapiens emerged, we coexisted with Neanderthals as well as a lesser-known group called the Denisovans, the long-lived species Homo erectus, and the diminutive “hobbit” species Homo floresiensis. The last group didn’t go extinct until about 12,000 years ago, which is an eyeblink in evolutionary time. “There have been many experiments in becoming human, most of which didn’t succeed in the long run,” said William Kimbel, who directs the Institute of Human Origins at Arizona State University.
As many of you know I proposed this possibility in a couple of the threads I've written, most notably Man's Genetic voyage. Fact, Speculation and Theories and to a lesser extent Who Were the Ancient Megalithic Builders?
In them [Well worth the time to read if you haven't already] I proposed that maybe the reason why the scientific community sometimes find objects which obviously show signs of intelligence yet do not fit into our [Homo Sapiens] timeline which may have been created by those who were our Genetic cousins of sorts.
For those of you who are like me find this fascinating possibility intriguing should read the above linked article in it's entirety and I would love to hear your opinions and thoughts.
Stay tuned....edit on 31-8-2012 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Astyanax
reply to post by MamaJ
A mystic is someone who has mystical experiences – who experiences what they interpret as the divine as a set of direct sensory and emotional stimuli. Basically, exalted visions and dreams. Are you such a person?
I've known a few mystics. They are uninterested in preaching and arguing with people, since they tend to feel that what they experience is impossible to express in words. The ones who do try to communicate their experiences we call prophets. Are you sure you're not a prophet?