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Old 03-02-2015, 08:42 AM
 
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Through DNA testing, scientists have found that all non Sub-Saharan Africans have 1% to 4% of Neanderthals in them, basically separating blacks from the rest.

Do you think that scientists will find out that Australoids' DNA is heavily mixed with some other pre-historic humans around the South Indian regions/islands? If so, which one?
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:07 AM
 
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Do you have a link?
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:28 AM
 
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considering the fact that the current human race evolved out of the neanderthals, the neanderthal DNA is still going to be coded in the current human DNA.
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:51 AM
 
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Through DNA testing, scientists have found that all non Sub-Saharan Africans have 1% to 4% of Neanderthals in them, basically separating blacks from the rest.

Do you think that scientists will find out that Australoids' DNA is heavily mixed with some other pre-historic humans around the South Indian regions/islands? If so, which one?
Blacks aren't separated from the rest. Indigenous Africans are/were. Anyway, I think the answer is yes, but I don't remember the details.
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:52 AM
 
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Australian Aborigine relation to Neanderthal Man?
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:55 AM
 
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Blacks aren't separated from the rest.
Blacks are the only one without any admixtures with Neanderthals, while Europeans, Asians, Middle Easterners, Native Americans, South Asians, etc. are all mixed with Neanderthals.
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Old 03-02-2015, 11:13 AM
 
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I remember a time not too long ago when we humans considered Neanderthals to be 'cave men', lacking in intelligence, low-brow, non-verbal, and ignorant.

Suddenly, with the knowledge that everyone except sub-saharan Africans supposedly have some Neanderthal genes, Neanderthals are being touted as intelligent and innovative, and we are supposed to be proud that 'we' have Neanderthal some blood, small as it probably is.

Gee, I wonder why our perceptions have changed?

(it's not the scientists who are promoting this 'pride', either)
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Old 03-02-2015, 11:15 AM
 
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Aborigines are black??
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Old 03-02-2015, 11:25 AM
 
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As I recall Melanesian and Australoids have a relatively high amount of Denisovan DNA. I think we all have remnants of archaic humans in our DNA, which may end up explaining some of the racial differences in appearance we have all recognized for centuries.

Interestingly, Australoids have been shown to be the furthest from modern Africans in genetic distance, which shows that skin color alone is not much of an indicator of genetics overall. Australians left Africa very long ago (>50,000 years), and probably had little gene exchange with them much of that time, and so diverged quite a bit.

What I find interesting is that under the current political climate, if we found that Africans has higher percentages of Neandertal or Denisovan DNA, it would be almost unpublishable and unspeakable, whereas they seem to have the least, so not controversial.

Anyhow, I suspect we all harbor ancient genes from our early human, primate, reptilian, inner fish, slime mold past, so not really surprising to me.


If you find this topics interesting, I recommend this tome:


Cavalli-Sforza, L. L.,Menozzi, P. & Piazza, A. The History and Geography of Human Genes(Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton NJ, 1994).

A true magnum opus on this topic.





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Old 03-02-2015, 11:27 AM
 
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Aborigines are black??
No they are not. Aborigines are Australoids.
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