Blue-Eyed People Have One Common Ance...

Blue-Eyed People Have One Common Ancestor

There are 1230 comments on the www.scientificblogging.com story from Jan 30, 2008, titled Blue-Eyed People Have One Common Ancestor. In it, www.scientificblogging.com reports that:

A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye color of all blue-eyed humans alive on the planet today.

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“Got Science?”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#1 Jan 30, 2008
I guess I need not point out that if we go back far enough, we all had a common ancestor?

Since: Aug 07

Tolland County, Connecticut

#2 Jan 30, 2008
Is there any pattern as to recessiveness or dominance in the passing on of this variation? My brother had blue eyes; my eyes are brown. Yet we both had the same parents, hence the same ancestors. I’m sure many other siblings can claim the same.

I always thought that some people have brown eyes because they’re full of you-know-what up to [hold hand above eyebrows] here. And what's this about “losing the ability” to produce brown eyes? Sounds to me like the bald man claiming that God made only so many perfect heads, the rest He covered with hair.
Michael Smith

Corona, NY

#3 Jan 30, 2008
"Retired in CT"

Is there any pattern as to recessiveness or dominance in the passing on of this variation? My brother had blue eyes; my eyes are brown. Yet we both had the same parents, hence the same ancestors.

Obviously, your mother fooled around.

“Southern Sugar”

Since: Jan 08

Aalac Shibad

#4 Jan 30, 2008
what a shame I was for sure my daughter was mine... I guess I am going to have to send her back
Another

Covington, GA

#5 Jan 31, 2008
Why don't scientist just read the bible. It has all the answers they keep discovering. The bible proves itself right more and more each day.
Paradox

Nashville, TN

#6 Jan 31, 2008
Another wrote:
Why don't scientist just read the bible. It has all the answers they keep discovering. The bible proves itself right more and more each day.
They are afraid of the truth
Canadian Border

Eden Prairie, MN

#8 Jan 31, 2008
These scientist chew snoose and drink too much vodka.

Slong dig i vagen!

Since: May 07

Piedmont/Triad Area, NC

#9 Jan 31, 2008
Yes, Another, let's just abandon ALL science and reference only the Bible. The KJV having been transcribed in 1600 something...makes perfect sense. Please keep your ignorance to yourself, don't speak for intelligent Christians, you're giving God a bed rep.

“Most of us r just livin' a lie”

Since: Jan 08

Brisbane, Australia

#10 Jan 31, 2008
So people have only had blue eyes for 6-10 thousands years. Not very interest, too bad we didn't guess special powers like x-ray vision or something.
50 year resident

Catasauqua, PA

#11 Jan 31, 2008
all the people in west virginia have a common ancestor
50 year resident

Catasauqua, PA

#12 Jan 31, 2008
all the people in tennesee and kentucky have a common ancestor in west virginia
Moiz Qidwai

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

#14 Jan 31, 2008
All Human kind have a common ancestor, Adam. Blue eyes, green eyes, white skin, black skin, brown skin are minor differences.

All human species are descendents of one man and one women.

If you dont belive directly on authority of scriptures, Science will slowly bring it to you.

There are still some people who will insist to re-inevent the wheel
Writing in Paradise

Honolulu, HI

#15 Jan 31, 2008
Another wrote:
Why don't scientist just read the bible. It has all the answers they keep discovering. The bible proves itself right more and more each day.
LOL the bible does not say anything regarding this.
Als

United States

#18 Jan 31, 2008
There appears to be a movement in some science branches to explain certain Biblical occurences and situations. How about the emerging fact, mitochondrial DNA in some people groups can go back to an 'Adam','Eve', or people with particular
religious habits? Is this a form sociobiology or proving faith?

Since: Aug 07

Warren, MI

#16 Jan 31, 2008
"Don't know when, I've been so blue.
Don't know whats come over you.
You found someone new
and don't it make my brown eyes blue ..."

“Living Life One Ride at a Time”

Since: Oct 07

Albert Bridge, Nova Scotia

#19 Jan 31, 2008
Having blue eyes, I was drawn to the article but was quickly disappointed when it didn't appear to have any substance other than scientific conjecture. More research funds down the toilet.

Guess I was expecting to find out who this ancestor was and what happened to them to cause this "mutation" or as others have described it, "a sign of superiority" LOL.
let it be

Suncook, NH

#20 Jan 31, 2008
is there money to be made on this? well count me in!! jack
OPINIONATED

Brentwood, TN

#21 Jan 31, 2008
UpAtNite wrote:
Yes, Another, let's just abandon ALL science and reference only the Bible. The KJV having been transcribed in 1600 something...makes perfect sense. Please keep your ignorance to yourself, don't speak for intelligent Christians, you're giving God a bed rep.
An intelligent Christian knows that God's Word is the final word and his faith kicks in when issues are not understandable to the simple human mind. How did they "give God a bad rep" by giving him the credit due him. Think of the millions on top of millions that have been spent (in the name of science which ends up proving the Bible anyway)trying to research things that have either already been established in God's "LIVING" word, or trying to prove something that is contrary to His word. Also think of the years of research spent on rediculousness trying to prove a farce-like evolution. You know, I could spend all night throwing all the pieces of the most difficult puzzle ever made (or the easiest for that matter)up in the air hoping that all the pieces fell in the perfect place to form a complete picture and it will never happen. So much for the big bang theory. Just happen to think that the puzzle pieces had to be designed, made and formed as well. Everything has to have a designer and a maker-even a piece of paper. The ability to reproduce did not just happen; in fact, the male and female (the necessary factors)and the process of reproduction did not just happen. Take that thought process further regarding every living thing, the way our bodies function, the way our minds-brains work. This can't just happen. There had to be a designer and a maker and it had to be a being of supreme intelligence--all knowing. Also once all things were made, something or someone has had to keep it all in motion and keep things from flying apart. What makes this even more wonderful and awesome, is that that someone also made me and loves me with an unconditional love and has given me a life and hope. How incredible is this!!!!It couldn't get any better!!!!
DDValentine

United States

#22 Jan 31, 2008
Stupid...most of my mother's family members had and have blue eyes, green , gold and even one of cousin have violet eyes and my mother and grandmother have brown eyes and so do I.
And I have more examples to post but realy...
and how does he know there hase not been another mutation in history why only one? and does this mean some day someone may be born with ...say blue hair?
and how about we learn how to isolate the genes and ged read of stupid , ignorat people like 'free speech'(from the above post)?
Canadian Border

Eden Prairie, MN

#23 Jan 31, 2008
LunchLady wrote:
"Don't know when, I've been so blue.
Don't know whats come over you.
You found someone new
and don't it make my brown eyes blue ..."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =F5JNtxeJLQ4XX
Hey a fellow songster!

Beautiful, beautiful brown eyes.
I'll never love blue eyes again.

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