Friday, June 19, 2015

New Research Says Blue Eyes Originated From a Single Ancient Ancestor Thousands of Years Ago

It is amusing to know that i am related to that singular SOB.  However this happens to be a powerful demonstration regarding how conservative our genetic flow truly is.  It only took seven thousand years for a meaningful percentage of the human race to express this gene.

What this also tells us is that the gene pool of say the Haida Indians will be absorbed into the human gene pool generally within several thousands of years and a lot sooner locally.  It also confirms beautifully my estimation of the absorbed Indian gene pool of Eastern North America.  It simply got absorbed irregardless of disease and massacre stories.

We presume raiders went out willy nilly and simply massacred all and sundry.  Not so.   They went out to make money.  That meant killing those who opposed of course and then gathering the rest and loading them onto ships heading for the Bahamas at least for sale.  There they survived and produced families. And of course, none of this was ever reported to the governor except for his share in gold.

Of course, this was all tribal custom as well so it was merely a continuation of a mutual lifeway that diverted the traffic geographically.  This is what happened later to those African slaves as well. 

As i have stated, it was fiat money that allowed the slave trade to end.  Good intentions never had traction until then.

New Research Says Blue Eyes Originated From a Single Ancient Ancestor Thousands of Years Ago

The eyes have been called the windows to the soul, each one telling us a different story. They differ greatly from eye to eye. Some are brown, blue, or green.

And it turns out, researchers have been able to trade blue eyes back to a single person.

According to a 2008 study, everyone with blue eyes has a common ancestor from 7,000 years ago in the black sea region.

Of course, it’s worth noting that each and every one of us has a common ancestor if we look back for enough.

“A genetic mutation affecting the OCA2 gene in our chomosomes resulted in the creation of a switch which literally turned off the ability to produce brown eyes,” says Professor Hans Eiberg from the University of Copenhagen.
Professor Eiberg traveled throughout the world, visiting places like Turkey, Jordan and Denmark to study the blue eye color. Through his research of mitochondrial DNA. It was then that he discovered the location of the gene for eye color.

The OCA2 gene is programmed to produce melanin, which is what gives us our skin color, hair color, and eye color. When melanin is absent, humans experience albinism.

It is a pretty fascinating discovery. The mutation survived beginning with one person thousands of years ago to where we are today. Impressive.

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