7/03/2006

Why can't we all get along ? (Rodney King)

Very disturbing video of civilian casualties of IDF (Israel Defense Forces) on Palestin. Sigh... If only they remebered we are all in this together -- law



YouTube - Israeli Attack on Palestinian Family on Gaza Beach

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