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Old 09-14-2023, 07:53 AM
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well,consider that all humans have 99 percent the same DNA as Chimpanzees so....what's any of it mean?
Absolutely nothing really.

Facts: Whereas rhesus monkeys and humans share about 93 percent of their DNA, the Abyssinian house cat shares 90 percent of its DNA with humans. Mice and humans share, on average, about 85 percent of their DNA, which is one reason why mice are so useful for medical research.

Humans also share more than 50 percent of their genetic information with plants and animals in general. They share about 80 percent with cows, 61 percent with bugs such as fruit flies. You'll even find human DNA in a banana Ė about 60 percent. Much of this isn't involved in "coding" but honestly...meaningless.
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Speaking a a retired fifth-grade teacher, I had the opportunity to observe this phenomenon first-hand, up-close, and personal...
Thanks for my morning chuckle...
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They have followed DNA data to see how the world populated. They have DNA from archeological sites for some historical basis. And they found that Genghis Khan's DNA is in more peoples DNA than any other person.
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They have followed DNA data to see how the world populated. They have DNA from archeological sites for some historical basis. And they found that Genghis Khan's DNA is in more peoples DNA than any other person.
But more Chimp than Genghis Khan
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...If we go back in time far enough we can all be 100% sure that our ancestors came from Africa...
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...They have DNA from archeological sites for some historical basis, and they found that Genghis Khan's DNA is in more people's DNA than any other person.
Busy little bugger, wasn't he...
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Old 09-14-2023, 03:37 PM
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Um, not necessarily...
Thatís an assertion. Good luck coming up with more evidence than exists for the African origin of Homo sapiens to back up the assertion.
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Old 09-14-2023, 05:24 PM
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I haven't done the DNA thing for the simple reason that folks of my surname have an association that traces our linage. They also have their own Visa card. My nuclear family didn't join the association or get the card, but we had other family members who were obsessed and tracked our nuclear family all the way back to the Doomsday Book 1085 on both sides. My mother's side came to Jamestown on the second boat and my father's on the third, as I recall. Thus, we are overwhelmingly English on both sides, but four generations back a person on my mother's side took a Cherokee bride. No doubt we'd come up as 67% Italian or something.

Which brings up a joke I heard from a Mohawk Native American after I told him I had some Cherokee blood:
Q. There are three American men in a room: a brunette, a blonde, and a redhead. Which one has Cherokee blood?
A. All of them.

When he saw my face at the answer, he said, "Oh, that's okay," and he told me another joke:
Q. How do you fit twenty-one Mohawks in a phone booth?
A. You tell them their ancestors owned the land it was built on.

Please note that those jokes came directly from a Native American and I am just passing them on.

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Thus, we are overwhelmingly English on both sides, but four generations back a person on my mother's side took a Cherokee bride.

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Having traced one family lineage to the Saponies, a small Virginia tribe who are now largely based in Person County, NC, I've been curious as to how much Native American ancestry and how far back would show up today on a DNA study as Native American. A problem in using 1900s public records in Virginia to track or validate Native American ancestry is a guy named Walter Plecker https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Plecker, former State Registrar.
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Interesting article about Walter Plecker. I never heard of him before.


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Thatís an assertion. Good luck coming up with more evidence than exists for the African origin of Homo sapiens to back up the assertion.
Re-read Post #33...
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Um, not necessarily...

If you have compelling evidence to the contrary, feel free to share it.
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Re-read Post #33...
The post is interesting but doesnít address the origins question. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/c...nghis-khan-dna

An international group of geneticists studying Y-chromosome data have found that nearly 8 percent of the men living in the region of the former Mongol empire carry y-chromosomes that are nearly identical. That translates to 0.5 percent of the male population in the world, or roughly 16 million descendants living today.

Impressive lineage, but it says little about human origins. He lived a thousand (almost) years ago, the genetic evidence for human origins points to ancestors 200,000 years ago.
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The post is interesting but doesn’t address the origins question. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/c...nghis-khan-dna

An international group of geneticists studying Y-chromosome data have found that nearly 8 percent of the men living in the region of the former Mongol empire carry y-chromosomes that are nearly identical. That translates to 0.5 percent of the male population in the world, or roughly 16 million descendants living today.

Impressive lineage, but it says little about human origins. He lived a thousand (almost) years ago, the genetic evidence for human origins points to ancestors 200,000 years ago.
You clearly miss the intended humor in Post #35, as posted - which, given your responses, suggests other issues at play here...

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Old 09-15-2023, 10:46 AM
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Nope, didnít get it, read to me as separate commentsÖno worries. But to suggest other issues at play? I guess Iíll chalk that up to humor as wellÖ
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You clearly miss the intended humor in Post #35, as posted - which, given your responses, suggests other issues at play here...

Have a lovely day...
Sorry, I didn't get it either. That's the internet for you.
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