The Human Family Tree
That's the awesome thing about science. It often conflicts with our narrow perceptions of what the world is "supposed to be". You can't really argue with study after study, research after research, and discovery after discovery using REAL science and REAL evidence. The documentary was very careful and very specific to say that the categories of the people in those groups wasn't based on ethnic backgrounds or skin color, it was based on DNA markers specific to historical genetic groups verified through composite testing on it's own. They used archaeological dig data, DNA testing of remains found on sites across the world, and various test like sediment analysis and isotope dating to confirm those results. Dude, this is multiple layers of vastly varying sciences all culminating in one resounding result... religion was wrong and we have a lot more to learn.
To say that we are all the same just flies in the face of the very data that is cited. Ashley, you contradicted yourself when you talked about environmentally induced changes to the different branches of the human family. It's obvious just on a cursory examination that race is real and it matters. It matters in medicne, it matters in what kind of society you want to live in, it matters in temperament, it matters in forensic anthropology. When you talk about racial differences, you are dealing with different groups taken as a whole. Anecdotal stories about this person or that person not representative of the group as a whole proves nothing. Give me the name of any scientist who is willing to go on record as saying these things are not true. Putting someone whose parents came from Ghana in the same group as caucasian Europeans is silly. You can disagree with that, but it sounds like it came right out of the non-scientific, politically correct Southern Poverty Law Center. It's NUTSO!!
Just watched Family Tree Revealed on NatGeo and it is completely dead on. 'Some' assumptions must be made, but science can't be trumped by theory or bind faith/belief. I have been studying and pondering these points since I was very young. I came to the identical conclusions, but without any scientific evidence. For instance, we all originated from the SAME place, but due to environment, geography, and climate caused changes in our skin color, facial structure, language, etc. John Brawthen (below) in addition to abysmal grammar is the type of ignorance that is holding back the human race and keeping us in constant WAR. We are all the SAME. I know many hate to hear that, but facts don't lie. The TRUTH is a....you know the rest. WAKE UP EVERYBODY!!!!
WHAT?? You doubt the integrity of what you see on TV? DNA tracking has proven to be a credible, scientifically accepted method of identifying individuals for numerous reasons. Criminal evidence, family backgrounds, tracing population migrations among aboriginal people, just to name a few. It's not intended to prove "Fairy-Tales" or to propagandize anything. John, your grammar is abysmal.
The informon about human race was grossly inaccurate. In fact much of what was presented was quite silly in fact. This show was so misleading, it was obviously intended to propaganda.
@G WilsonMaybe English isn't his first language? LOL. I thought the show was fascinating. I'd love to do the genetic test, but we're saving up to take our daughter to Disney World.
@John B. Please provide the accurate info then. It's easy to criticize while bringing nothing to back what you're saying. While I wait for you, I choose to trust the actual DNA results and hard evidence.