I had a geography teacher who claimed that we’re all black, because geneticists have proven that it’s impossible to get black skin from uh, white skin DNA (for lack of a better term). So we all started out dar, and over time, recessive freaks showed up with white skin.
To me, this goes against the evolution theory. I was always taught that peoples of different regions developed skin color that would suit the region. Black skin is better for hot, sunny places. But this doesn’t make sense either, because black skin would be fine in the polar regions. So why would white skin appear? Extreme lack of sun to color the skin? Even over millions of years, it seems unlikely that non-albino skin could reach such a pallid degree, especially considering that if it’s true that the human species originated in the Mid-East, it would take millions of years just for people to travel that far away.
Also, most animals I can think of that are closely related to us have light skin, usually pinkish or greyish. Many have dark fur, but light skin under it. Are these geneticists saying that we’re so similar to other primates’ characteristics, but opposites in pigmentation? It doesn’t hold up. Or does it?
I’m sorry for the long post. I’d appreciate responses to any or all of the ideas of this little homily.
I don’t know who first said “everyone’s a critic,” but I think it’s a really stupid saying.