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European origins laid bare by DNA
BBC ^ | 10 October 2013 Last updated at 18:23 ET

Posted on 10/11/2013 7:26:37 AM PDT by BenLurkin

"None of the dynamic changes we observed could have been inferred from modern-day genetic data alone, highlighting the potential power of combining ancient DNA studies with archaeology to reconstruct human evolutionary history."

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: dna; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble
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1 posted on 10/11/2013 7:26:37 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: SunkenCiv

You might find this of interest.


2 posted on 10/11/2013 7:27:23 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Yes, by all means.... my ancestors were frogs, so.... ribbit, ribbit, ribbit.

At some point, human beings are expectd to act like... human beings.


3 posted on 10/11/2013 7:29:45 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Jack Hammer

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/SA(full).wav


4 posted on 10/11/2013 7:31:32 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Jack Hammer

Na. Never. I have lost all hope. Although there are the occasional people who who remind us that there might be hope for us.


5 posted on 10/11/2013 7:32:24 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Jack Hammer

“At some point, human beings are expectd to act like... human beings.

_________________________________________
How many years? another 1000?


6 posted on 10/11/2013 7:33:34 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: BenLurkin

Ya. Pretty cool stuff. The origins of humanity. Modern technology can help us connect the dots.


7 posted on 10/11/2013 7:34:57 AM PDT by dhs12345
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Jack Hammer ~ At some point, human beings are expected to act like... human beings.

AlexW ~ How many years? another 1000?

Unless the current trajectory reverses, never. *sigh*

8 posted on 10/11/2013 7:37:04 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Jack Hammer

When you consider how long human beings were stone age technology, and how many are still stone age mentality, it is easy to see how either Divine or alien intervention was necessary.


9 posted on 10/11/2013 7:41:37 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: BenLurkin

Where’s that guy....

I’m not saying it was stone age technology, but...

it was stone age technology.”


10 posted on 10/11/2013 7:46:16 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: BenLurkin

Milk drinkers unite!


11 posted on 10/11/2013 7:46:45 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe I’m being overly cynical, even paranoid, but I can’t help but imagine that this will be used to somehow justify PC policies.


12 posted on 10/11/2013 7:48:47 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: Jack Hammer
At some point, human beings are expected to act like... human beings.

For the time being I think we're more of a cross between sheep and lemmings.

13 posted on 10/11/2013 8:10:32 AM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again. 969)
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To: MeganC

You’re absoeffinglutely right.


14 posted on 10/11/2013 8:14:31 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: BenLurkin; SunkenCiv

Fascinating article. Thanks for the post, BenLurkin!

The background shown in the article of the strife between the planters and the hunter-gatherers brought this wonderful gem of truth from “Oklahoma” to mind. ——

Let’s sing it together:

“OHHHH the Farmer and the Cowman should be friends....yes the Farmer and the Cowman should be friends...!”

[Oh no...I’ve created an ear worm and I’ll be singing that now all day! LOL!]


15 posted on 10/11/2013 8:16:19 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: BenLurkin
"DNA was analysed from 364 skeletons unearthed in Germany"

Do skeletons have DNA?

16 posted on 10/11/2013 8:22:29 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: dhs12345
The origins of humanity. Modern technology can help us connect the dots.

Similar to the laser, DNA technology has found uses very far afield from its original discovery. I wonder when (not if) the next such discovery will come or if it is already here and we just don't recognize it YET. Personally, I still have hopes for 'cold fusion' but that has a way to go yet!

17 posted on 10/11/2013 8:47:24 AM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: UnwashedPeasant
Do skeletons have DNA?

After death, DNA degrades like the rest of the corpse but we are teasing DNA reconstructions out of million+ year old remains. So the answer is obviously YES!

18 posted on 10/11/2013 8:50:30 AM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: SES1066

Ya. Discoveries are often right in plain sight.

I am peronally interested in more recent information such as being able to trace my ancestory back 1000 + years.

Also, if you go back far enough, it all traces back to an origin. A single person (mother or father) or a small group of people — Adam and Eve. Reminds us that we are all related and have a common ancestor.

Fusion. They can’t seem to make it work (cold or H-He). IMO Fusion is necessary for the next step for humanity. Like steam power was to the industrial revolution. Massive amounts of cheap energy. Heck, we are going to need lots of power if we are all going to be driving electric cars. It’ll also come in handy for space travel.


19 posted on 10/11/2013 9:15:51 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: ntnychik

For reference


20 posted on 10/11/2013 9:35:27 AM PDT by ntnychik
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