Surprise ending alert!
"...there weren’t any 83-year-old Al Pacinos wandering the African plains impregnating people." this line damn near killed me today for some reason. Thank you?
One way to stop racism? Tell your kids the truth.
That there seems to be one woman we’ve ALL descended from and her name was Lucy. And guess what? she was black.
Had the same chat with my grandkids years ago.
Silly side note to white supremacy and racial purity. Modern humans can have up to 6% Neanderthal DNA. Except those of African decent, who are purely Homo sapiens. This made me laugh out loud the first time I read it.
Hope you're healing and obeying doctor's orders!
Thanks, James! That's a really interesting history of skin tones. On a tangential side note, I'd just add that the idea of humans as persistence hunters, while making intuitive sense considering various human adaptations not shared by our relatives, doesn't really have a lot of support in the fossil record. See, e.g., https://undark.org/2019/10/03/persistent-myth-persistence-hunting/
Great write up. But I'm going to quibble. Breastfeeding is not a good method of birth control. I am living proof of that. With the state of crazy going on in the US, we need to be really precise with birth control information.
Thanks man. This is great. Hope you’re healing up & feeling good.
"racists are fucking stupid"
U DON'T SAY!
That's a very interesting summation of different skin colours. What brought about Asian and North American (Pre-Asshole Columbus) skin colour?
I actually learned something today thanks to this article! I knew a bunch of it, but not the pasty people-shitty farming diet connection. Thank you!
Racism does not exist, we are children of God, our flesh and the color is irrelevant. Holy scriptures are a revelation to the human heart, not to the skin.