In any random group of 15 Americans classified as "African-Americans", at least 10 will have some European ancestry, while in a random group of 20 Americans classified as "white", you will likely get 19 or 20 of exclusively European ancestry.
So clearly the African-American group will have European plus African genetics and be more "diverse."
In terms of "weakness" as measured by number "harmful mutations", it only takes one mutation - spread out amongst the group - to really weaken it. Like sickle-cell.
posted on 02/22/2008 11:22:38 AM PST
(Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
Yeah, but the sicke cell gene protects against malaria.
posted on 02/22/2008 1:02:03 PM PST
("Self defense is not only our right, it is our duty." President Ronald Reagan)
aren’t mutations sometimes good?
posted on 02/22/2008 3:11:01 PM PST
(Mr. Pippin and Mr. Waffles do not approve)
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