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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“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.
Even if the majority of the world becomes mixed race and “looks Brazilian” - people mate assortively for a host of traits and tend to judge “attractive” by what their own family looks like.
Tests with rats and lemon scented mothers and amusing and illustrative.
In grad school a guy I worked with and his girlfriend (gingers) looked so much like brother and sister that when they kissed it felt dirty.
The opposing team doesnt stand a chance.
Seen some damned ugly mules in my time. As far as the mestizos of SA go, Paraguay Sí, Bolivia, No. And not everyone in Brazil is a 10.
However, post what you want, I just can’t refer FR in good conscience to impressionable minds or Godly men, I won’t disrespect them that way.
The folks controlling politicians and global markets do have that wish, apparently. But the world doesn’t work that way.
Big amen to that.
Seriously... who cares?
RIP, beautiful soldier.
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