Re: Homo heidelbergensis
Stanley Friesen (email@example.com)
Sun, 5 Jun 1994 03:57:50 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Ethan Vishniac <email@example.com> wrote:
>In other words, Stanley may be guilty of exaggeration, but he's basically
Perhaps I did, for didactic reasons.
Perhaps I should recast my point into more precise terms.
The closest thing we know of to a seperate gene pool among modern
humans is the Jews. Yet, even they show a small level of
interbreeding with the local populations they live among -
enough to be (barely) noticiable in less than 2500 or so years.
[Dating from the Babylonian Captivity].
How, then, could two populations of *one* species* (especially
one as culturally changeable as ours) *possibly* remain fully
distinct for an *order* *of* *magnitude* longer time (18 times
as long, at least).
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