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Posted on 03/25/2015 10:01:56 PM PDT by Steelfish
Study Shows Humans Are Evolving Faster Than Previously Thought
Hannah Devlin 25 March 2015 Humans are evolving more rapidly than previously thought, according to the largest ever genetics study of a single population.
Scientists reached the conclusion after showing that almost every man alive can trace his origins to one common male ancestor who lived about 250,000 years ago. The discovery that so-called genetic Adam, lived about 100,000 years more recently than previously understood suggests that humans must have been genetically diverging at a more rapid rate than thought.
Kári Stefánsson, of the company deCODE Genetics and senior author of the study, said: It means we have evolved faster than we thought.
The study also shows that the most recent common male ancestor was alive at around the same time as mitochondrial Eve - the last woman to whom all females alive today can trace their mitochondrial DNA.
Unlike their biblical counterparts, genetic Adam and Eve were by no means the only humans alive, and although they almost certainly never met, the latest estimate which gives a closer match between their dates makes more sense, according to the researchers.
When the overall population size is stable as it has been for long periods in the past - men have, on average, just one son, and women, just one daughter. This means that for any given man, there is a high chance that his paternal line will eventually come to an end. This means any male descendants, for instance his daughters son, would have Y-chromosomes inherited from other men. If you travelled back far enough in time, the theory goes, there would be only one man whose paternal line extends unbroken to the present day: this man is Y-chromosome Adam.
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Well....I two sons and a daughter.....theory debunked.
So.... at what point will GOPe weasels evolve into human beings?
Hilarious! We’re devolving into utter chaos, immorality, anarchy, and insanity. We’re on the edge of world war. WTH?? What total BS.
The writer may have spelled DE-volving incorrectly. Then again, it truly is becoming more common to see teenagers and young men close to seven feet tall. Most of them are in proportion too, not overly obese. I’m talking about people you may see in the grocery store, not on a TV basketball game. Most these supersized kids are black or white, with latinos and second generation-asians not far behind. I say it’s due to growth hormones in the meats and milk products.
I agree.... Something is going on and it’s not just in our food.
People ate food they grew or killed for thousands of years.
Now it comes out of squirt tubes or other containers and is filled with soy-fructose-corn byproduct + chemicals that is bound to eventually have some effect on the human body if it consumes enough of this garbage.
People used to have to play games face to face with each other, read books...classics, the bible. Now there is so much trash information available it is bound to eventually have some effect on the mind that consumes enough of this garbage.
Yes we are a changing and I’m not thinking so much for the good.
The study, published in Nature Genetics, put the new age for genetic Adam at between 174,000 and 321,000 years ago. Genetic Eve is thought to have walked the Earth around 200,000 years ago: well within the new error margin for Adam.
i guess dinner and a movie was not an option.
In other words, Study Shows that Darwinism is False.
Keep your powder dry....keep your loved ones close.
I haven’t noticed these giants in the central TX area- where are you seeing these seven foot critters?
In and around Novato, California.
Some are from lower class families, others are clearly from the ‘well to do’s.
In Sweden 99+% of ALL RAPES were done by muslims..
AND the Sweeds DO NOTHING about it... ZIP..
Looks like humans are devolving..
The Russian and Chinese have an excuse... they have NEVER EVER known actual FREEDOM.. you know.. EVER...
Pretty much the same with the Indians in India..
ALL blacks in Africa.. and most other 3rd world places..
evolving.. DUH!.. Socialism can make you STUPID..
Ask any of the new evolved superior high school grads to pass a 1900’s 5th grade math test and get back to me...
if humans are evolving quicker, how do you explain Obama and the rest of his retrograde IslamoNazi infiltrators?
>> Study Shows Humans Are Evolving Faster Than Previously Thought
>> lived about 100,000 years more recently than previously understood
Oh, so therefore evolution must be linear...
History shows that a society that deludes itself into thinking that we define our own nature is at what is called in medicine “end-stage”, as in a terminal disease.
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