Skip to comments.White Europeans evolved only ‘5,500 years ago’
Posted on 08/30/2009 10:40:35 AM PDT by decimon
White Europeans could have evolved as recently as 5,500 years ago, according to research which suggests that the early humans who populated Britain and Scandinavia had dark skins for millenniums.
It was only when early humans gave up hunter-gathering and switched to farming about 5,500 years ago that white skin began to be favoured, say the researchers.
This is because farmed food was deficient in vitamin D, a vital nutrient. Humans can make this in their skin when exposed to sunlight, but dark skin is much less efficient at it.
In places such as northern Europe, where sunlight levels are low, the ability to make vitamin D more efficiently could have been crucial to survival.
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So what’s the theory on Asians?
And evolved from what?
I guess that this means that vitamin D is “racist”!
If this is case, what about the Inuit in Alaska? Should they not have evolved into light-skinned blonds as well?
No serious scientist actually believes this
They’re not agrarian.
If they turned to agriculture. Don't think they did.
Hogwash, my ancestors arrived in the Great Ice Ship. No one has proven otherwise. ;o)
No, because they were never farmers, but remained primaryily hunters. Lots of vit D in animal flesh. ( According to the theory)
I remember seeing a food channel episode a while beack where the host ate a seal with an Inuit family. One delicacy- the eyeballs- incredibly rich in vit D.
Nice use of the lingo.
The British don't always handle plurals as Americans do but you're probably right.
Funny how this non-intelligent evolution somehow found a way to compensate for a deficient vitamin. I guess the same manner in which evolution always seems to stumble its way into intricate complexities and problem solving. This crap is comedic. But researchers funded by grants are well paid comedians.
Skin color is the most visible but not the only physical difference between races. For example, forensic examiners can tell the race of an individual by a single tooth or bone. I wonder how they explain those differences?
You posted this just to see the usual fight erupt didn't you?
Whitey done stole all the Vitamin D.......bastards!!!!
Isn’t it rather racist, to say that white Europeans are more “evolved” in any way, shape or form?
Of course, when you get right down to it, the whole “Out Of Africa” thing is racist, too, implying that the smart ones got out as it does, when you get right down to brass tacks.
Those infernal skull calipers are never far removed from this whole charade, whatever the intended political impact of the latest news in human “evolution” might be at any given moment.
I’m left to ponder the cranial capacity of the author, as a result. His having written “millenniums” doesn’t help, either.
Nope. But when you have evolution and race in one thread...
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