The Genographic Project (for nerds like myself)

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    Aug 14, 2009 4:39 AM GMT
    ok im soo excited about this project and cant wait to watch the premier on National Geographic to see the results. I so wish i could have taken part in this study. Anyways i watched a screening with a friend of mines and i got chills as the findings basically reinforce the theory of evolution and somewhat agree with the creation story of adam and also ask where do you really come from? And how did you get to where you live today? DNA studies suggest that all humans today descend from a group of African ancestors who—about 60,000 years ago—began a remarkable journey. I wont spoil it but one of the major findings was humans..we all share a specific gene making us all family or relative. isnt that crazy? heres the site link..hope yall enjoy. it premiers August 30th on National Geographic.
  • Delivis

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    Aug 14, 2009 4:44 AM GMT
    It's great stuff. I cant wait until i can afford to get my genome fully sequenced.
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    Aug 14, 2009 8:53 AM GMT
    Delivis is of Polish ancestry.

    *squints* Maybe a bit of Mongol there (they did reach as far as Poland - Battle of Legnica - and earlier, that of the Hun/Magyar invasions; a large part of Eastern Europe still retain Asian genes) or Celtic. icon_razz.gif
  • GQjock

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    Aug 14, 2009 10:20 AM GMT
    Tens of thousands of years ago there was a massive volcanic explosion
    at the Lake Toba caldera in what is now Sumatra
    It triggered a huge die off of vegetation and prey species which brought the human population to near extinction levels
    It was this bottleneck in the ancestral genial tree that makes us all somewhat related genetically
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    Aug 14, 2009 6:23 PM GMT
    I did it. I also saw the movie and it turns out I look like the guy
    in asia minor that everybody in north and south american is related too.
  • swimbikerun

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    Aug 14, 2009 6:28 PM GMT
    Oh I did it. I'm Haplogroup E3B. My ancestors came from the eastern Mediterranean. Hmmm...
  • calibro

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    Aug 14, 2009 6:52 PM GMT
    I don't really see how this is really relates to Adam and Eve... science has long suggested man's origins are in Africa and the reason people have so much shared DNA is twofold: one, all humans basically share the same sequence, it's just a tiny fraction of it that varies, which is responsible for our difference, but I believe a chimpanzee is 98 percent similar to man's... which makes since primates' origins are in Africa too.Two, all animals that evolve have just one original set of parents that mate with their offspring and then siblings until there are enough organisms. We are all related at some point because well all come from the same common ancestors.

    And I'm an Ashkenazi Jew, and our lineage is very-well traced.
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    Aug 14, 2009 7:10 PM GMT
    Actually you are all the retarded offspring of five monkeys having butt sex with a fish squirrel.
  • jrs1

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    Aug 25, 2009 3:34 PM GMT

    I feel the same as Delivis. I wish to know more concerning my ancestry and the like ... as far as I've surmised from family, I'm cajun ... whether Creole or Acadian still remains yet to be known. ARGH: family history fail.