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Future Humans Will All Look Brazilian, Researcher Says
Business Insider ^ | 09/19/2012 | Natalie Wolchover

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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1 posted on 09/19/2012 11:09:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

We’re going to need more wax.


2 posted on 09/19/2012 11:13:49 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope this applies to women!!!


3 posted on 09/19/2012 11:14:29 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: SeekAndFind

Smurf future? Morlocks perhaps?


4 posted on 09/19/2012 11:15:09 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SeekAndFind
We can only hope ...


5 posted on 09/19/2012 11:16:25 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: goseminoles

TTIWWP


6 posted on 09/19/2012 11:16:56 AM PDT by enraged
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To: Tijeras_Slim
We’re going to need more wax.

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.

7 posted on 09/19/2012 11:17:06 AM PDT by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

8 posted on 09/19/2012 11:17:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“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.


9 posted on 09/19/2012 11:18:05 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: SeekAndFind
We knew them as "the Harris family" ~ blue skin ~ easily dealt with by imbibing a solution of copper sulfate.

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!

10 posted on 09/19/2012 11:18:58 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind
"The only explanation for the observed pattern that was consistent with the data (that we could think of) was that assortative mating had changed,"

Yet Americans are constantly being accused of being racist and that nothing has changed in hundreds of years.

11 posted on 09/19/2012 11:20:22 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: SeekAndFind

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”.


12 posted on 09/19/2012 11:25:16 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: SeekAndFind

Future humans will look like whatever they want to look like.


13 posted on 09/19/2012 11:25:41 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: SeekAndFind

ANCIENT ALIENS?










ML/LTOS
(El Kabong)

14 posted on 09/19/2012 11:26:16 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Am I mistaken, or has Ms. Wolchover actually slurred Brazilians by inadvertantly implying inbreeding, lol?


15 posted on 09/19/2012 11:33:17 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: SeekAndFind
Interracial kids tend to be aesthetic...People in the future are going to be good looking as every few generations are better looking than previous generations. Saw pics of the first few Miss America pageants back in the 1920's. Those 10/10 of the day are 3/4/10 today at best.

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.


16 posted on 09/19/2012 11:36:05 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: SeekAndFind
If all the ladies look like Morena Baccarin, I have no problem with that:


18 posted on 09/19/2012 11:41:51 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think a high percentage of the Victoria Secret models and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models are Brazilian.


19 posted on 09/19/2012 11:44:04 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: trailhkr1

They’re not very shy, are they?


20 posted on 09/19/2012 11:53:58 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: left that other site

21 posted on 09/19/2012 11:59:39 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: SeekAndFind
It's a double edged sword.
    Good
  1. The affirmative action gestapo will be out of work.
  2. There will be no racism.
  3. The left will finally have to acknowledge that there is only one race - human.
    Bad
  1. There will be no diversity or variety, everyone will look generally the same. BORING
  2. No blondes, no redheads (gingers)! BORING

22 posted on 09/19/2012 11:59:58 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Re: “Blue skinned family in Kentucky”

So “Avatar” is based on a true story?

I knew it!


23 posted on 09/19/2012 12:00:46 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: trailhkr1

there must be 57 breasts in that photo..


24 posted on 09/19/2012 12:07:47 PM PDT by brivette
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To: SeekAndFind

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?”


25 posted on 09/19/2012 12:10:02 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t bet on it. Just more worshiping at the altar of multiculturalism.


26 posted on 09/19/2012 12:13:27 PM PDT by Will88
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To: enraged
TTIWWP


27 posted on 09/19/2012 12:14:15 PM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: SeekAndFind
Future Humans Will All Look Like A Brazilian

A Brazilian WHAT???

Because, Brazilian is a really big number.

28 posted on 09/19/2012 12:16:17 PM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

29 posted on 09/19/2012 12:21:18 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SeekAndFind

And the soccer will be out of this world...


30 posted on 09/19/2012 12:23:41 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: trailhkr1

All are at attention.


31 posted on 09/19/2012 12:23:50 PM PDT by bgill
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To: goseminoles

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.


32 posted on 09/19/2012 12:35:00 PM PDT by nobamanomore
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To: wardaddy

Men are such disgusting beasts.
I just knew this thread would go this way.
I am SO ashamed.


33 posted on 09/19/2012 12:44:24 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: reg45

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.


34 posted on 09/19/2012 12:46:30 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: trailhkr1

Wow, now I regret referring teenage boys that I teach to Freerepublic...


35 posted on 09/19/2012 12:47:19 PM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: Travis McGee

#27 must be killing you.


36 posted on 09/19/2012 12:51:55 PM PDT by Ratman83
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To: trailhkr1

I want one. [/Tony Stark]

37 posted on 09/19/2012 12:55:25 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: DrewsMum
Wow, now I regret referring teenage boys that I teach to Freerepublic...

If they are red blooded, healthy American teenage boys they have seen more revealing pics than these by now trust me....

38 posted on 09/19/2012 1:00:13 PM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: SeekAndFind

In the future, “black” will still be socialist red, no matter how many descendants of African-Americans are no longer liberal at that time.


39 posted on 09/19/2012 1:00:36 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Travis McGee
What incredible hubris to believe that some “experts” can predict the future.

This expert most likely did his research watching the DVD of the latest version of HG Wells' "The Time Machine".

40 posted on 09/19/2012 1:03:34 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: bgill

“All are at attention.”

Well, a lot are, that’s for sure!


41 posted on 09/19/2012 1:07:18 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: trailhkr1
Eritreans are good looking people IMO..and most people in South America.....the blend of Spanish/Portugese and indigenous people is beautiful....

RIP to the good young woman......

42 posted on 09/19/2012 1:08:11 PM PDT by cherry
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To: trailhkr1

RIP, :( another soldier gone too soon :(


43 posted on 09/19/2012 1:10:13 PM PDT by wyowolf
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Are those men or women?


44 posted on 09/19/2012 1:12:30 PM PDT by Varda
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To: Berlin_Freeper

You gotta hardcase on your hands as I do.It will blow your mind the older she gets.Get ready Berlin.


45 posted on 09/19/2012 1:16:53 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: trailhkr1

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)


46 posted on 09/19/2012 1:17:29 PM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


47 posted on 09/19/2012 1:17:53 PM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: trailhkr1

I am very sorry to hear that.Prayers for her Mom and Dad.


48 posted on 09/19/2012 1:18:38 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: JennysCool
Good one matey!


49 posted on 09/19/2012 1:18:48 PM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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50 posted on 09/19/2012 1:19:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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