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Are all humans related to each other?
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Posted 6/23/14 , edited 6/23/14
Yes, in science, a lot of people say that we are quite closely related to one another.

1. All humans can have their ancestry traced back to Africa

2. The Toba catastrophe is thought of to be an eruption from a super volcano that nearly wiped out humanity. Leaving a few thousand humans left to repopulate, so close ancestry once again.

3. We are all within 50 cousins of one another through a very wide form of in-breeding from the few thousand humans left.
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Anamalous wrote:

yes we are all connected if you go back far enough

but

THAT WAS LIKE 4 BILLION YEARS AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

according to science, (which i tend to disagree with almost 90% of the time) MORE THAN A FUCK TON OF THINGS CAN AND WILL CHANGE SINCE THEN


according to some the birth of the world and humanity happened about 10,000 years ago


BUT STILL A LOT SHIT CAN HAPPEN DURING THAT MUCH TIME


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+ war, racism, sexism, and all other sort of "conflict" type things (which are not occurring to me now, at this time) were created at the time when there was the birth of Nations, and some sort of Hierarchy


10,000 years ago is around when the oldest recorded book was written. It's safe to say humans have been around much longer than that.
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Yes, we're one happy incestuous family.


Hooray! Even though we down know each other quite well. lol.
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anchore wrote:


Anamalous wrote:

yes we are all connected if you go back far enough

but

THAT WAS LIKE 4 BILLION YEARS AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Um, no. I can't possibly let that stand. 4 Billion years is the age of the earth. Humans as we are date from about 200,000 years ago, at least from the fossil record.

Also, cool fact. Long ago in prehistoric times there was a huge plague that nearly wiped us all out and only the individuals with really aggressive immune systems survived. This is why we have so many allergies.

Anyway... Racism actually makes a lot of sense. Babies are racist. It's because they need to be able to recognize members of their own family/tribe, who should look similar to mommy. Then there is a sort of basic imperative to carry on the genes of the family.

Discrimination and hate probably have a lot to do with early resource scarcity. We may have made that worse in modern times because capitalism based around scarcity, and we even engineer it in some cases to increase competition and maximize profitability.

And of course it is much harder to love everyone and act with perfect compassion than it is to hate and discriminate even just a little, so very few people are able to choose that path.


theory of evolution humans began as micro organisms
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Anamalous wrote:


anchore wrote:


Anamalous wrote:

yes we are all connected if you go back far enough

but

THAT WAS LIKE 4 BILLION YEARS AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Um, no. I can't possibly let that stand. 4 Billion years is the age of the earth. Humans as we are date from about 200,000 years ago, at least from the fossil record.

Also, cool fact. Long ago in prehistoric times there was a huge plague that nearly wiped us all out and only the individuals with really aggressive immune systems survived. This is why we have so many allergies.

Anyway... Racism actually makes a lot of sense. Babies are racist. It's because they need to be able to recognize members of their own family/tribe, who should look similar to mommy. Then there is a sort of basic imperative to carry on the genes of the family.

Discrimination and hate probably have a lot to do with early resource scarcity. We may have made that worse in modern times because capitalism based around scarcity, and we even engineer it in some cases to increase competition and maximize profitability.

And of course it is much harder to love everyone and act with perfect compassion than it is to hate and discriminate even just a little, so very few people are able to choose that path.


theory of evolution humans began as micro organisms


Life does not equal humans. And beginnings and endings are not really applicable to biology, or most science. The universe is a system of cycles. We can identify dates where things occur, or where organisms can be observed to exist, but that is pretty much the extent of it.
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i am not biologist or anything, but i guess everything i learned was a lie lol


or science is just disproving it self even more


i can't for the day when science is told straight in the face that everything it achieved was a lie

besides some of the obvious basic stuff



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and there is somethings that science still can't predict

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Anamalous wrote:

i am not biologist or anything, but i guess everything i learned was a lie lol


or science is just disproving it self even more


i can't for the day when science is told straight in the face that everything it achieved was a lie

besides some of the obvious basic stuff



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and there is somethings that science still can't predict



Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_evolutionary_history_of_life

There are cool diagrams.

I'm not a biologist either. I wanted to be but I am bad at lab work so I went for literature instead.

Science exists both to explain phenomena and to question itself. It's more useful and more fun that way. There are a lot of things we don't know about human evolution because the fossil record is not great. More intelligent creatures tend to leave less fossils because they don't do stupid things like falling into pits of tar very often.

Life started as tiny bacteria things, but it did not lead to humans. It lead to humans plus every other species that exists today. And there are dead ends like crazy on the way. At some point it is extremely likely that humans will no longer be the dominant species for a couple of different reasons. 1. We evolve into something else. That means that eventually we will have descendants who would not be able to produce viable offspring with our type of humans. 2. We go extinct. The environment changes in such a way that we are unable to adapt, or are utterly unfit for survival, and something with more appropriate traits becomes more prominent and outcompetes us.
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We're all one big Dango family.
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You all owe me a lot of missed birthday cards. You may include them with this years and it shall be forgiven.
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Okay so nearly 7billion cousins of mine have missed 25 of my X-mas and birthdays. All of yall better make a pool to get me a PS4 this Christmas to make up for that.
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Forget his birthdays and greed. I'll accept nice looking postcards.
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Yeeesss we are related, so we're all committing incest whenever we have sex. Thank God I'd never do it though.
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Everyone and everything on this planet is related to one another in some way.

DNA is the best way for us to be able to tell this. The closer two strands of DNA match the closer related they are.

You are related to everything on this plant from plants, insects, mamals, and fish. Everything.

Because we all share a common ancestor.


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It more or less driven by point of view. Going back 200,000 years ago, yes, then one can say that humans have similar roots and just being in the dance species makes up all related in that point of view. Go back 4 billion years ago and we all originated from the same microorganisms, and even then, we can't even trace where they came from, but one can also say that every living organism on earth is related. Chances are, we probably came from somewhere else too and came here via meteor containing some form of water, a plausible theory since habitable planets orbiting their suns in the most idealogical place for life, called the goldilocks zone, often attract astroids that are more likely to contain water considering the goldilocks zone cobtains a higher chance for any body to possess liquid water under the right conditions in an early solar system.

This basically means that all life origins from some unknown source and uncovering this source will be difficult with such few clues and a very little understanding of how life is created. Nonetheless, this suggests that all life might be related in some form, even if we can't prove it yet. And we don't even know how to define life (are viruses alice, for example) and so it is essential to understand the question of "what is life?".

Everything changes depending on how large you look at the issue at hand and there are almost more questions than answers the further you trace back. It's a curious question, yes, and honestly, this question's answer is also left to one's point of view on the matter. By going back to the source if life, one can say that there's a chance that every living thing in the universe is related, or perhaps not, but then my question is: if we are all related, then can there be something were not related to (I.e. artificial lifeforms, including clones, or inorganic being such as robots, etc). Would life be defined by being related to the source of organic life or anything that was also created by that source or perhaps there's an entirely different definition. Or if werequired not all related, then what differentiates and characterizes different kinds of alien lifeforms?

Perhaps we will know in our life times, maybe we will never know or it will take too long to know. All I know is uncovering such an answer would be the holy grail of biology. And this hoes back to the original question, but I'll phrase it differently: where do we tiny humans in this vast universe place in all of this and what does it mean to us? It's all about how you look at it, the few answers we do have, and the vast amount of answers we are still missing.
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qualeshia3 wrote:Are all humans related to each other?


The fact that M, K and CL of SNK all turned out to be the A really impressed you, aye?! (:
Lol that's my initials-style way to avoid resorting to spoiler alert Ɑ:
p.s. though I haven't read last chapter yet so not up to date on that twist
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