ENGLISH AND CORNISH ARE SISTERS UNDER THE SKIN

20 July 2007

Did modern humans – that’s you and me – originate in a single place in Africa or were there several originating places? Paleoanthropologists have not been of one mind about this. However, the latest research points unequivocably to a single African origin for all of us. Read the letter in Nature from Andrea Mandica et al here. There is a Reuters report here too.

Whatever miniscule and irrelevant genetic differences nationalists cry up, English people and Cornish people all come from the same place and the same people in Africa. All humans are the same people.

[‘The effect of ancient population bottlenecks on human phenotypic variation,’ a letter from Andrea MANICA et al in Nature 19 July 2007, volume 448, pages 346-348.]

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