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Father of all humankind is 340,000 years old

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Father of all humankind is 340,000 years old

New DNA evidence suggests a new chapter in knowledge of human evolution (AFP)DNA evidence has revealed that the oldest known common male ancestor is 340,000 years old, more than twice as old as previous estimates.

New Scientist reports that the sample comes from a recently deceased man named Albert Perry. After the African-American South Carolina man died, one of his relatives submitted a sample of his DNA to a company called Family Tree DNA for analysis.

The findings were published in the The American Journal of Human Genetics and may require researchers to adjust the known timeline of humankind’s evolution.

And the historical mark came at something of a bargain—the company does historical DNA analysis on individuals for about $150.

All previously compared DNA samples pointed to a common Y chromosome traced back to man who lived between 60,000 and 140,000 years ago. But Perry’s DNA sample broke the trend, not matching up with this common ancestor.

"It's a cool discovery," Jon Wilkins of the Ronin Institute in Montclair, N.J., told New Scientist. "We geneticists have been looking at Y chromosomes about as long as we've been looking at anything. Changing where the root of the Y-chromosome tree is at this point is extremely surprising."

After the initial tests on Perry’s DNA, geneticists at the University of Arizona conducted further tests to confirm the anomaly. The Y chromosome in Perry’s test matched up with those of 11 men who all lived in one village in Cameroon.

University of Arizona researcher Michael Hammer says Perry’s DNA suggests there may have been an earlier species of humans that went extinct—but not before interbreeding with the more modern version of man.

by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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simplegirl2321
by Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:04 PM
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So cool, I have been wanting to do the family DNA analysis on my husband me for a while.
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TheLadyAmalthea
by Bronze Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:05 PM
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We're not all the same. I thought it was interesting... 

Quoting parentalrights1:

Why are christians the only ones that feel compelled to push their biblical knowledge in every situation? You don't see Jews or Muslims showing up and preaching all the time


Mama2JoshKatie
by Bronze Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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The Father of all humankind is Adam. Was he created 340,000 years ago? Maybe. I don't subscribe to the idea that the earth is 6,000 years old but I do believe in the Bible and in God as the creator.

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:18 PM
I posted this on Fb and a Muslim woman told me how cool it was

:-)


Quoting parentalrights1:

Why are christians the only ones that feel compelled to push their biblical knowledge in every situation? You don't see Jews or Muslims showing up and preaching all the time
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colins_mom
by Silver Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:19 PM
I have been too for me and my ds. I wonder if there is a lab near me I could contact....

Quoting simplegirl2321:

So cool, I have been wanting to do the family DNA analysis on my husband me for a while.
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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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The Bible is a book of fables

Do you really believe that people lived to be thousands of years old?

That all the animals in the world fit on one boat?


Quoting Mama2JoshKatie:

The Father of all humankind is Adam. Was he created 340,000 years ago? Maybe. I don't subscribe to the idea that the earth is 6,000 years old but I do believe in the Bible and in God as the creator.

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colins_mom
by Silver Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:22 PM
because we are the only ones attacked when something of this nature comes up. before anyone even mentioned the bible in replies christans were getting trashed.

Quoting parentalrights1:

Why are christians the only ones that feel compelled to push their biblical knowledge in every situation? You don't see Jews or Muslims showing up and preaching all the time
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Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:24 PM
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oooh girrrrrrrrrrl got her emerald status!

work it girl!

Elyssa414
by Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:26 PM
That's incredible! Thanks for sharing
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mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:26 PM

 

http://www.superstringtheory.com/ I have a cool website too but neither one have anything to do with the OP

Quoting GrannyM.:

The seven ages of Gods plan...

http://www.godsplanforall.com/the7agesingodsplan


 

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