Friday, February 22, 2008

Out of Africa

New genetic evidence supports the theory that man originated on the continent of Africa.

A new genetic analysis of people from around the world adds further confirmation to the African origin of humans. The study of genetic details from 938 individuals from 51 populations provides evidence of how people are related and different, researchers led by Richard M. Myers of Stanford University report in Friday's issue of the journal Science.

The team looked at variations in 650,000 sections of each of the DNA samples, providing a view of the similarities and differences between people in greater detail than had been available previously.

Scientists have long believed that modern humans first developed in Africa and spread from there to populate the rest of the world, a theory strongly supported by the new analysis, the researchers said.


LeftLeaningLady said...

Tends to make all those Neo-Nazi skinheads look really stupid, doesn't it? Also all those weirdos with the pictures of Jesus with brown hair and blue eyes. Does this mean that God is black? Obviously, if original man was made in His image.