All DNA Traces Back to Original African Black Man and Woman

Jun 19, 2009 | Posted by: Inisa Love | Full story: www.cameraontheroad.com

The practice of using DNA in genealogy was started in 2000 by Family Tree DNA, a Texas-based group that is affiliated with the University of Arizona, where all its tests are performed.

It now houses the largest database of DNA in the country, with more than 100,000 records…Tests can place a person’s genetics into one of several ancient migrations of humans from Africa.

According to the National Geographic Web site, scientists call the common male ancestor “Adam” but point out that he was not literally the first male human. Instead, Adam, who lived in Africa 60,000 years ago, is the only male whose descendants survived to the present day.

“It’s well-established science that we’re all related to the same black man and woman out of Africa about 200,000 years ago,” Miller said. “I’ve had some people get angry at me for telling them that in my DNA seminars. It’s a very touchy subject.”
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And all dogs can trace their DNA back to wolves,but do you want to pat a Pit Bull on the head?

Big deal.
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all DNA traces back to bacteria in warm vent somewhere in the ocean.
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To claim that all modern humans descend from people who are like modern "black" people is simplistic at best. The common ancestor was unlike any of us.

West Africans as well as southern Indians, Australians, Papuans, and others, are today darker than that common ancestor. Many others are lighter.

DNA confirms that skin color is not equivalent to geneological closeness. A very dark-skinned Melanesian, for example, is more closely related to a SE Asian, other Asians, and even to northern Europeans than to any African.

The various "racial" traits do not co-vary. None of them can be used to determine who is related to whom. They are superficial characteristics which evolve rapidly in response to environment.

Proof of this is in the aforementioned dogs. Look how varied they are, from a chihuahua to a doberman to a poodle. Yet DNA indicates they descend from common wolf ancestors less than half as long ago as the 70,000 years which separate most humans. Their traits were artificially bred by humans, but nonetheless this illustrates how great differences in appearance can be without there being a correspondingly great genetic variation.
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Ish_tov wrote:
To claim that all modern humans descend from people who are like modern "black" people is simplistic at best. The common ancestor was unlike any of us.
West Africans as well as southern Indians, Australians, Papuans, and others, are today darker than that common ancestor. Many others are lighter.
DNA confirms that skin color is not equivalent to geneological closeness. A very dark-skinned Melanesian, for example, is more closely related to a SE Asian, other Asians, and even to northern Europeans than to any African.
The various "racial" traits do not co-vary. None of them can be used to determine who is related to whom. They are superficial characteristics which evolve rapidly in response to environment.
Proof of this is in the aforementioned dogs. Look how varied they are, from a chihuahua to a doberman to a poodle. Yet DNA indicates they descend from common wolf ancestors less than half as long ago as the 70,000 years which separate most humans. Their traits were artificially bred by humans, but nonetheless this illustrates how great differences in appearance can be without there being a correspondingly great genetic variation.
Why is this so upsetting to you? So you're disputing the findings of these learned men? And your credentials are? SMDH. It is what it is and there's nothing you can do about it, can you? Ask our creator, bet you'd argue with him too, lol.
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Jawga Boy wrote:
And all dogs can trace their DNA back to wolves,but do you want to pat a Pit Bull on the head?
Big deal.
But it's a big deal to you, isn't it? LOL
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all DNA traces back to bacteria in warm vent somewhere in the ocean.
Really? So you descended from bacteria? You guys are so funny and so pathetic.

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How is this surprising? Didn't we already know that?

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Nefeteri wrote:
<quoted text>Why is this so upsetting to you? So you're disputing the findings of these learned men? And your credentials are? SMDH. It is what it is and there's nothing you can do about it, can you? Ask our creator, bet you'd argue with him too, lol.
Some people are just racist. No point in even trying to have a conversation with them.
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<quoted text>Really? So you descended from bacteria? You guys are so funny and so pathetic.
yawn...all life did you fool.
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This is why religions are a joke....Blacks are the closest image of the Gods on this planet and is why we are the hated....I've said this since coming on to this site...
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Tim John wrote:
This is why religions are a joke....Blacks are the closest image of the Gods on this planet and is why we are the hated....I've said this since coming on to this site...
You talk in circles.....lol.
You say religion is a joke then talk about "Gods", wtf.....lol
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You talk in circles.....lol.
You say religion is a joke then talk about "Gods", wtf.....lol
If only you knew..what I mean by the Gods, clown...here's a clue religions are man-made...the Gods are what is being reported by millions of people year after year in our skies...
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This highlights our common ancestry (humanities).
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Tim John wrote:
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If only you knew..what I mean by the Gods, clown...here's a clue religions are man-made...the Gods are what is being reported by millions of people year after year in our skies...
And you have the nerve to call me a clown.....lol

God is a man-made concept and every bit as ridiculous as religion, and your posting makes you sound every bit as ridiculous. FOOL
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I just can't wait to see the post of some angry extremists... Should be interesting

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I believe what the bible says, i knew we all came from Adam but i don't believe that he wasn't the first man alive.
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I believe what the bible says, i knew we all came from Adam but i don't believe that he wasn't the first man alive.
There's no hope for you then if you believe in fairy stories...lol

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There's no hope for you then if you believe in fairy stories...lol
Better than believing in nothing.
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There's no hope for you then if you believe in fairy stories...lol
I find meaning in both science and the Bible.

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Element Unfaith wrote:
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I find meaning in both science and the Bible.
Same here, i believe they both work together hand and hand but many don't realize that.

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