Interest in Africa


Africa, the continent where mankind began.  Before, I wrote asking where people think the Garden of Eden was.  Another argument from Africa might be, Be Fruitful and Multiply.  Then again, these were our most ancient ancestors, hunter gatherers.

Hunter gatherers need a lot of land.  Eventually, the ancestors of everyone outside Africa had to move on and populate the rest of our planet.

I’ve been to South Africa and read Michael Palin’s Pole to Pole and saw the series.  I’ve become more interested, as genetics have shown the African birthplace of mankind.

I’m not an expert in genetics, but learned Africa has the most genetic variation, because it’s the origin point.    (I’m already hearing that old silly comment in my head, they all look alike.  OK, maybe the skin deep differences, but unravel the genetic chain and that’s another matter.  Two African neighbors will probably have more radically different genetic codes than people elsewhere.

What more will science discover?  Every day becomes a new adventure.

About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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