I Am You and You Are Me....

I will never understand racism.

MOST of us are humans of some ilk.

Some of us may be some form of sub-human.{I learned this from being on-line}.heh

However,we all seem to have sprung from the same  maternal loins.

We are brothers and sisters who enjoy the bickering that racism can provide.

With the amazing mapping now possible,how can we not see the folly of racism.

In the recent history of this planet,we have been killing other humans for their land,or even their horses or camels.

Considering the following snippet from Wikipedia,humans must realize we are killing our own family.

Maybe we have never met granny Eve,but she seems to have made us all what we are today.

I was born an only child....

I embrace each unknown brother and sister and feel that we are much the same....



Matrilineal descent

Mitochondrial Eve is the most recent common ancestor of all humans via the mitochondrial DNA pathway. In other words, she is the MRCA found when ancestry of all living humans is traced back in time, following only the maternal lineage. The mitochondrial DNA pathway is equivalent to maternal lineage, because mitochondrial DNA is only passed down from mother to child, never father to child.[1]

To find the Mitochondrial Eve of all living humans, one can start by tracing a line from every individual to his/her mother, then continue those lines from each of those mothers to their mothers and so on, effectively tracing a family tree backward in time based purely on mitochondrial lineages. Going back through time these mitochondrial lineages will converge when two or more women have the same mother. The further back in time one goes, the fewer mitochondrial ancestors of living humans there will be. Eventually only one is left, and this one is the most recent common matrilineal ancestor of all humans alive today, i.e. Mitochondrial Eve.


This is how I see Mitochondrial Eve.





PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
46-50, F
6 Responses Jun 20, 2008

"I think as a species, we are in our early teen years now. I look forward to us as "grown ups"."<br />
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Yes...me too.

Very beautiful story and picture, Peace. We are brothers and sisters. Squabbles, hugs, fights, music, love, feasts and all, we are a human family. I think as a species, we are in our early teen years now. I look forward to us as "grown ups".

Yes.<br />
I wish I looked like "Eve" tho......<br />

As long as we look through eyes that see separateness and differentness, there will be racism and discrimination. When we learn to look through eyes that see the Oneness of everyone and everything, these misconceptions will dissolve... imo.

One of the reasons I find it so fascinating is that people get so excited about it when it is patently absurd. The notion that skin color would signal inferiority or superiority is so ludicrous it would be deliciously laughable; if people weren't busy killing each other over it.

The story of the origin of Eve is actually very interesting in itself. It makes me wonder...I've always been fascinated with the idea that essentially we're all from the same mother...pretty interesting, no?<br />
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http://www.scientificblogging.com/news_releases/mitochondrial_eve_and_humanitys_100_000_year_genetic_divide<br />
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MtDNA, inherited down the maternal line, was used in 1987 to discover the age of the famous “Mitochondrial Eve,” the most recent common female ancestor of everyone alive today. This work has since been extended to show unequivocally that “Mitochondrial Eve” was an African woman who lived sometime during the past 200,000 years.<br />
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Recent data suggests that Eastern Africa went through a series of massive droughts between 90,000 and 135,000 years ago. It is possible that this climate shift contributed to the population splits. What is surprising is the length of time the populations were separate — for as much as half of our entire history as a species.<br />
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Dr. Spencer Wells, director of the Genographic Project and Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society, said, "This new study illustrates the extraordinary power of genetics to reveal insights into some of the key events in our species' history. Tiny bands of early humans, forced apart by harsh environmental conditions, coming back from the brink to reunite and populate the world. Truly an epic drama, written in our DNA."<br />
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Adds Rosset, “Israelis and Jews are always curious about looking into their roots. Just in this study, we were digging deeper than we normally do.”