Skip to comments.Study: Humans Almost Went Extinct 70,000 Years Ago
Posted on 04/24/2008 12:07:36 PM PDT by Sopater
WASHINGTON Human beings may have had a brush with extinction 70,000 years ago, an extensive genetic study suggests.
The human population at that time was reduced to small isolated groups in Africa, apparently because of drought, according to an analysis released Thursday.
The report notes that a separate study by researchers at Stanford University estimated the number of early humans may have shrunk as low as 2,000 before numbers began to expand again in the early Stone Age.
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Even by the reckoning of "science" the first humans did not appear until 40,000 years ago with the first homo sapiens sapiens.
That’s okay, the aliens would have come back and re-seeded the planet.
...caused by global warming making the glaciers melt.
Yes, let's not forget the Flintstones and their EEEEVEEEL SUVs.
For whatever His reasons are, I believe it’s all in God’s plan.
More like 2.0. There were probably two previous ice ages before the last one, beginning at the end of the Cambrian and occurring about every 200,000,000 (that's 200 million, for you "progressive lurkers) years. These were alternated with Global Warming 1.0 and 1.2.
Nowadays, we're probably up to Global Warming SE.
"The 130,000 year-old reconstructed skull shown below at left represents the earliest known example of a modern human being, Homo sapiens sapiens."The 40K figure is one of several for the alleged explosion out of Africa of the master race which destroyed all remaining competitors.
LOL Yaba daba dooooo!
No, it was Brontoburger-induced flatulence that caused prehistoric climate change.
“Hmmm. I suspect those with was less hair = less bugs = less disease. They survived to reproduce.”
Obviously the survivors were not French women.
There is extinction humor in this thread.
you don’t suppose this supposed draught was kicked in by the Toba eruption do you?
Might explain how it is the human race seems to be so retarded as to believe such things as Global Warming.
Wouldn’t that generation of children be pretty inbred?”
They would have been inbred in each location where they survived in small numbers. However, as they multiplied, spread out and encountered other humans, crossbreeding would have occurred in various combinations.
Regarding Ice Ages. We have been having one roughly every 100,000 year for the past million years. There are good charts out there on this. In fact, we are about due for one now or within the next 1,000 years. Since we are only beginning to study the role of interstellar objects and megavolcanoes on our climate, it is hard to say what will cause the next crisis that kills most of us off. Still harder is to predict when.
One of those big 'babies' could blow tonight and then tomorrow...well, you know. (I'll be looking for that Norway seed vault, lol)
What’s the news, my ex stinks since 5 years ago!
True minus the “Also”.
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