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Surely it occurs even to the dim witted that any humans in Britain in 10,000 BC were descendants of people who lived in the rest of Northern Europe as the last Ice Age came to an end

The climate would have been harsh, brutal and COLD

If these people really did have a darker skin than what's left of the White British population today

- then it was as a result of weathering and living in a cold wind swept environment

- and not because they got so much Sun that had blackened their skins or that of their immediate ancestors
 

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Surely it occurs even to the dim witted that any humans in Britain in 10,000 BC were descendants of people who lived in the rest of Northern Europe as the last Ice Age came to an end

The climate would have been harsh, brutal and COLD

If these people really did have a darker skin than what's left of the White British population today

- then it was as a result of weathering and living in a cold wind swept environment

- and not because they got so much Sun that had blackened their skins or that of their immediate ancestors
Who really, really gives a flying fart about the colour of a remote ancestor's skin?

Unless you are some sort of silly racist, of course.

By the way, is that your cousin on the left?


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Why did Homo sapiens do nothing special for over 200,000 years & then suddenly cumulative culture appears? Some argue that early humans become more feminine before we could dominate the planet - did we in fact domesticate ourselves?


https://theconversation.com/early-h...e-before-they-could-dominate-the-planet-42952
 

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Surely it occurs even to the dim witted that any humans in Britain in 10,000 BC were descendants of people who lived in the rest of Northern Europe as the last Ice Age came to an end

The climate would have been harsh, brutal and COLD

If these people really did have a darker skin than what's left of the White British population today

- then it was as a result of weathering and living in a cold wind swept environment

- and not because they got so much Sun that had blackened their skins or that of their immediate ancestors
I did not realise that you still held to Lamarckism, which I thought had been discredited long ago. Lamarckism holds that evolutionary change arises from intensive use of an organ - like the stretching of a giraffe's neck to eat foliage.

Darwin instead suggested that evolution much confer a selective advantage for the next generation e.g. the longer a giraffe's neck, the more it could eat, and its genes conferred a better chance of survival. Or the effect could happen through sexual selection - a peacock's flashy & more attractive tail allows him to mate more often than a peacock with a mono-coloured tail etc.
 

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