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Old 09-24-2012, 03:13 AM
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Originally Posted by al27052 View Post
IIRC, the MRCA (most recent common ancestor) lived around 3000-5000 years ago, give or take. This is the person who was alive, most recently, that all humans are descended from. If a generation is 30 years, that's around 100-150 generations.

Here's the wiki on MRCA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most_re...ommon_ancestor
And that goes to show that models must be taken with a huge pinch of salt until verified in the real world.