Re: Could old races have been exterminated?

Yousuf Khan (
Sun, 25 Aug 1996 19:10:45 GMT

On Fri, 23 Aug 1996 08:25:06 -0700, Frank Moore
<> wrote:

>I noticed that they just found some old footprints in Tanzania. It got
>me to thinking. Maybe there are old races that have vanished. Someone
>here speculated that original Europeans were dark-skinned. Maybe there
>was. Maybe there were also other races in other places. Maybe there are
>other peoples such as the Ainu in Japan that could have existed on all
>continents but were killed off in warfare or absorbed into other tribes.

>Could this explain why redheaded people are usually from
>Ireland/Scotland, and blonds may have originally been from Scandinavia?
>Could they have been separate tribes a long time ago? Could the black
>man in Africa be the dominant race that disposed other races? Could
>whites in Europe have done the same?

>Any thoughts?

I don't think it was quite that sinister. Let's face it, it takes
a lot of energy and time spent to exterminate other people. In
the process, you could get yourself exterminated too. I'd say
it's more likely that every other color or race will eventually
get absorbed into the majority race by intermixing. Eventually
the race with the more numerous people will have more percentage
of their genes passed along than the other races just by shear

This maybe why we still see regional racial characteristics but
overall the genetic mix still keeps us all of the same species.
There is enough intermixing to keep the species going in the same
direction all over the world, but still enough to keep a distinct
character to certain regions.

Yousuf Khan

Yousuf J. Khan
Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Nation's capital