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Rotavele November 8th, 2014 8:00pm

(True/False) The ethnic groups in the world most genetically distant from Africans (from which we all came from) look nearly identical to Africans.

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Rotavele Alabama
11/08/14 1:09 pm

Also want to thank a racist guy on a forum, who will not be named. He inspired me looking into the genetics of different ethnic groups due to him using it to justify racism and was pissed when I used this as a come back.

Rotavele Alabama
11/08/14 1:04 pm

Genetics. The cradle of homo erectus was in Ethiopia. We all looked the same then, now we're all kinds of different colors and have so many different traits.

It's mother earths way of diversity.

Rotavele Alabama
11/08/14 1:12 pm

I mean that's not really up to debate with honestly. There's not a genetic ancestry academic source who says differently.

That's the map.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/08/14 1:15 pm

I don't buy the homo erctus aspect of starting humans. I don't care where you say homo is traced to. That was not the start of the human race

genuflect University of Minnesota
11/08/14 1:29 pm

"Who said we all came from Africa?"
Anthropology, for starters

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/08/14 1:32 pm

So the garden in Eden was in Africa? I honestly have never heard that. Thought it was in the Middle East somewhere

genuflect University of Minnesota
11/08/14 1:37 pm

Where does the Garden of Eden come into our evolutionary history? Maybe God intervened between archaic H. sapiens and our modern subspecies. In which case, the oldest evidence of modern humanity comes from a river in Ethiopia.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/08/14 1:42 pm

God made the first people and put them in the garden of Eden. So wherever that was, is where humans started.

genuflect University of Minnesota
11/08/14 1:45 pm

I'm tired of debating myth. If it makes you happy, dive in head-first to the story you need for comfort.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/08/14 1:52 pm

I see no debate to be had. As for believing something that makes you feel good, that is not why I believe but for those who don't I think it is a good reason to.

Rotavele Alabama
11/08/14 1:02 pm

True - A group of Australoid ethnic groups named "Negritos" are the most genetically distinct people's in the world. They are linked to early settlers leaving Africa thousands of years ago.

Rotavele Alabama
11/08/14 1:05 pm

For a compilation of many checked sources use:

I'll post some more sources for wiki skeptics.

Maj Worth Economist
11/08/14 1:17 pm

You've been posting a lot of really great polls with fabulous supporting information lately, and I just wanted to say thanks. I've learned a lot! :)

Rotavele Alabama
11/08/14 1:34 pm

Thank you! :)

catpillow Florida West Coast
11/08/14 6:20 pm

I second that. I enjoy your poles.

Rotavele Alabama
11/08/14 6:21 pm

Thank you I appreciate it :)