7/02/2006

Roots of human family tree are not segregated - Yahoo news

"all of us have ancestors of every color and creed. Every Palestinian suicide bomber has Jews in his past. Every Sunni Muslim in Iraq is descended from at least one Shiite. And every Klansman's family has African roots" (Now if those biggots only believed in science... -- law).

few people realize just how intricately that web connects them not just to people living on the planet today, but to everyone who ever lived.

With the help of a statistician, a computer scientist and a supercomputer, Olson has calculated just how interconnected the human family tree is. You would have to go back in time only 2,000 to 5,000 years - and probably on the low side of that range - to find somebody who could count every person alive today as a descendant.
all of us have ancestors of every color and creed. Every Palestinian suicide bomber has Jews in his past. Every Sunni Muslim in Iraq is descended from at least one Shiite. And every Klansman's family has African roots.

Furthermore, Olson and his colleagues have found that if you go back a little farther - about 5,000 to 7,000 years ago - everybody living today has exactly the same set of ancestors. In other words, every person who was alive at that time is either an ancestor to all 6 billion people living today, or their line died out and they have no remaining descendants.

That revelation is 'especially startling,' statistician Jotun Hein of England's Oxford University wrote in a commentary on the research published by the journal Nature.

'Had you entered any village on Earth in around 3,000 B.C., the first person you would have met would probably be your ancestor,' Hein marveled.

It also means that all of us have ancestors of every color and creed. Every Palestinian suicide bomber has Jews in his past. Every Sunni Muslim in Iraq is descended from at least one Shiite. And every Klansman's family has African roots.

Roots of human family tree are shallow - Yahoo! News

4 Comments:

Blogger graysmoke said...

In the PBS special, called, I think, The Journey of Man, a scientist traced the human DNA to its source, very interesting.

Why aren't you over at CGCS anymore?
lenal

8/03/2006 09:10:00 PM  
Blogger graysmoke said...

This also supported by tracing human DNA to single source, special on PBS called Journey of Man, or something such, was aired several times, worth watching each time.

Your absence noted at CGCS.

8/03/2006 09:12:00 PM  
Blogger Syga said...

Could be possible although I find it hard to believe. However, if one reads the Bible and believes that our first parents were Adam and Eve, then we have something here. With this, science supports religion.

8/22/2006 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Syga said...

Now, science has finally come to its senses. When it comes to believing what the Bible says about the story of creation, I'd believe it over the Theory of Evolution. If all of us were related to each other, then, that proves that the story of Adam and Eve, our first parents, is true.

8/23/2006 10:34:00 PM  

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