Skip to comments.Future Humans Will All Look Brazilian, Researcher Says
Posted on 09/19/2012 11:09:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
It really happened: Six generations of inbreeding spanning the years 1800 to 1960 caused an isolated population of humans living in the hills of Kentucky to become blue-skinned.
The startlingly blue people, all descendants of a French immigrant named Martin Fugate and still living near his original settlement on the banks of Troublesome Creek when hematologists studied them in the 1960s, turned out to have a rare blood condition called methemoglobinemia. A recessive gene was pairing with itself to change the molecular composition of their blood, making it brown as opposed to red, which tinted their skin blue.
The hematologists' attempt to trace the history of the mutant gene revealed a gnarly Fugate family tree, contorted by many an intermarriage between first cousins, aunts and nephews, and the like over the generations. Dennis Stacy, whose great-great-grandfather on both his mother's and father's sides was the same person Henley Fugate offered a simple explanation for the rampant interbreeding: In the old days in eastern Kentucky, Stacy said, "There was no roads."
It sounds sordid at worst and lazy at best, but in fact, the Fugates' tale is a miniature version of the story of human coupling since time immemorial. Local populations interbreed, causing a sharing of genes, a resulting in-group physical resemblance and, eventually, identification as a distinct race or ethnic group. According to Stephen Stearns, a Yale professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, before the invention of the bicycle, the average distance between the birthplaces of spouses in England was 1 mile (1.6 kilometers). During the latter half of the 19th century, bikes upped the distance men went courting to 30 miles (48 km), on average. Scholars have identified similar patterns in other European countries.
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We’re going to need more wax.
I hope this applies to women!!!
Smurf future? Morlocks perhaps?
You owe me a keyboard. I think I may have scared a few of my co-workers when I laughed out loud and spilt my drink.
“Future Humans Will All Look Brazilian, Researcher Says”
BS! If it hasn’t happened by now, it won’t. Although the Brazilian women are particularly hot—somehow, I feel short changed.
BTW, recessive genes don't disappear, they just aren't as readily observed unless you know what to look for. For example there are 82 different alleles for liver construction and function. Just a couple of years ago they believed there were only 11, and 5 years before that they imagined there were just 2. Nobody even guessed at 82 ~ and in a single population ~ with literally everybody else on Earth sharing just 1!
Eventually the 82 alleles will spread and be expressed because humans will live under conditions that favor those different alleles.
Worth noting EYE COLOR has something like 15 genes controlling it. I had green eyes for decades and then cataract surgery left me with blue eyes. It's taken most of a decade to recover my natural green eyes!
Yet Americans are constantly being accused of being racist and that nothing has changed in hundreds of years.
My father was Irish and my mother was Dutch. Looking back I thought Irish/Dutch explained a lot - LoL!
But now my daughter is Irish/Dutch/German/Turkish, and seriously, at only three years of age you can’t tell her anything. I ask her how old she is and she says “old”.
Future humans will look like whatever they want to look like.
Am I mistaken, or has Ms. Wolchover actually slurred Brazilians by inadvertantly implying inbreeding, lol?
This woman's mom was Kenyan and her dad was Puerto Rican. She was killed in Afghanistan this month btw. Helicopter pilot 650+ missions. RIP.
I think a high percentage of the Victoria Secret models and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models are Brazilian.
They’re not very shy, are they?
Re: “Blue skinned family in Kentucky”
So “Avatar” is based on a true story?
I knew it!
there must be 57 breasts in that photo..
True story: Obama was watching the news last week and heard that three Brazilian people had perished in a plane crash. Stunned, he turned to Michelle and gasped, “Oh my God, how many is a brazilian?”
Don’t bet on it. Just more worshiping at the altar of multiculturalism.
A Brazilian WHAT???
Because, Brazilian is a really big number.
And the soccer will be out of this world...
All are at attention.
That was my first thought, I love dark haired brunettes. Brazilian women can be smokin’ hott. Fortunately my Italian wife won’t see this, but like I said, dark brunettes do it for me.
Men are such disgusting beasts.
I just knew this thread would go this way.
I am SO ashamed.
What incredible hubris to believe that some “experts” can predict the future.
A “bottleneck” event could cause 40% of humans to look like Inuits, 40% Namib Bushmen, and 20% everything else.
Wow, now I regret referring teenage boys that I teach to Freerepublic...
#27 must be killing you.
I want one. [/Tony Stark]
If they are red blooded, healthy American teenage boys they have seen more revealing pics than these by now trust me....
In the future, “black” will still be socialist red, no matter how many descendants of African-Americans are no longer liberal at that time.
This expert most likely did his research watching the DVD of the latest version of HG Wells' "The Time Machine".
“All are at attention.”
Well, a lot are, that’s for sure!
RIP to the good young woman......
RIP, :( another soldier gone too soon :(
Are those men or women?
You gotta hardcase on your hands as I do.It will blow your mind the older she gets.Get ready Berlin.
Doesn’t make it ok. Their parents trust me. Do you really think that young boys trying to abstain until marriage and hold a Godly standard deserve to have stumbling blocks tossed in their way everywhere they turn. The boys will be boys schtick has destroyed many young boys and girls lives, not to mention what it’s done to the family simply because they’re expected to objectify women and lust over them and not respect them. And Christian conservatives just along with the ruse then have the nerve to point at liberals as ones who destroy the family and moral fiber of the country. You can’t have it both ways. (Please forgive typos here, my phone won’t allow me to edit for some reason)
My wife’s friend is married to a man with the last name Fugate and they live in Kentucky. They have a daughter with severe autism.
I am very sorry to hear that.Prayers for her Mom and Dad.
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