Re: 'Out of Africa' still only a theory?!?!?

Guy Hoelzer (
Wed, 04 Oct 1995 08:28:37 -0800

In article <44nbet$>, ronkanen@cc.Helsinki.FI (Osmo
Ronkanen) wrote:

> (snip snip)
> Of course one could explain the similarities by saying that the
> populations were not separate, but bred with each others. This,
> however, blows up the idea of them developing regional characters where
> they lived.
> Osmo

I disagree. Moderate levels of gene flow have the effect of linking the
evolutionary trajectories of different populations while also allowing for
divergence between them. This has been known to population geneticists for
a very long time.

Guy Hoelzer
Dept. of Biology
University of Nevada Reno
Reno, NV 89557