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The genetic markers for Europeans don't appear until 6-7k years ago. Neanderthals were still present. Many Europeans carry Neanderthalic genes
anywhere from 2-20%. I think the Neanderthals went to war with the Africans they encountered towards the end of the ice age, rape occured and those
Africans carrying the coding for European features happend to be amongst the victims.Perhaps the lighter Africans were more simlar in appearance to
the Neanderthal and the combination of African/Neanderthal DNA with created modern Europeans. In ancient times it was customary for the invading
barbarians to kill the men rape the women and enslave the children and elderly. This tradition has been carried out for centuries. Not only the the
ancestors of Europeans but by those of the ancient Asian populations. The megalithic structures around the world date to a time when all the civilized
people of the world were part of a global African society. This fact is obscured with lies,myths and aliens. Puma Punku, Angor Wat, the Sphinyx, Monks
mound, the pryamids of China are all linked to these "pre-historic" people. We accept genetic drift as fact and that the out of Africa theory is
further evidenced as time goes on. Yet the world is not ready to admit that many of the things we believe are false. We need a shift. These ancient
people were killed by war and disease.
Imperialism has left its mark on the entire world and we are still dealing with the mess. Until we can have a honest conversation about the past the
future looks uncertain.
“The fact that the CCR5-delta 32 mutation is restricted to Europe suggests that the plagues of the Middle Ages played a big part in raising the
frequency of the mutation. These plagues were also confined to Europe, persisted for more than 300 years and had a 100% case mortality.”
Around 1900, historians spread the idea that the plagues of Europe were not a directly infectious disease but were outbreaks of bubonic plague,
overturning an accepted belief that had stood for 550 years. Professor Duncan and Dr Scott illustrated in their book, Return of the Black Death (2004,
Wiley), that this idea was incorrect and the plagues of Europe (1347-1660) were in fact a continuing series of epidemics of a lethal, viral,
haemorrhagic fever that used the CCR5 as an entry port into the immune system.
Using computer modeling, they demonstrated how this disease provided the selection pressure that forced up the frequency of the mutation from 1 in
20,000 at the time of the Black Death to values today of 1 in 10.
Lethal, viral haemorrhagic fevers were recorded in the Nile valley from 1500 BC and were followed by the plagues of Mesopotamia (700-450BC), the
plague of Athens (430BC), the plague of Justinian (AD541-700) and the plagues of the early Islamic empire (AD627-744). These continuing epidemics
slowly raised the frequency from the original single mutation to about 1 in 20,000 in the 14th century simply by conferring protection from an
otherwise certain death.
Professor Duncan added: “Haemorrhagic plague did not disappear after the Great Plague of London in 1665-66 but continued in Sweden, Copenhagen,
Russia, Poland and Hungary until 1800. This maintenance of haemorrhagic plague provided continuing selection pressure on the CCR5-delta 32 mutation
and explains why it occurs today at its highest frequency in Scandinavia and Russia.”