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Old 06-17-2019, 04:12 PM
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I’ve never understood why the whole “everyone has Neanderthal genes except sub-Saharan Africans” idea was ever persuasive to so many people. It presumes that backflow into Africa didn’t occur...and how is that really plausible? As long as there was a door that let people out of Africa, there was a door that let people back in. Even if blackflow migration didn’t go deep, migrants were mixing with nomadic peoples, so their genes could spread far and wide within the continent.

Bottom line is that populations have been mixing with one another for as long as we’ve been a species. We fuck each other wherever we go. It’s just what we do.