East Asian Physical Traits Linked to 35,000-Year-Old Mutation


The New York Times has the story East Asian Physical Traits Linked to 35,000-Year-Old Mutation.

Gaining a deep insight into human evolution, researchers have identified a mutation in a critical human gene as the source of several distinctive traits that make East Asians different from other races.

The traits — thicker hair shafts, more sweat glands, characteristically identified teeth and smaller breasts — are the result of a gene mutation that occurred about 35,000 years ago, the researchers have concluded.

I was wondering how evolution deniers could handle this story.  The comments on The Los Angeles Times version of this story headlined Tiny mutation may have shaped modern humans, scientists say gives the answer.

 Scott Traficante at 4:10 AM February 15, 2013

Junk science –and paid for on the backs of working Anericans.  It always amusues me that people make wole careers and raise families doing nothing but “researching: junk science.  In other words, find a conclusion, then make a hypothisis fit it.

Not the scientific method we were taight in school.

rphael at 7:41 PM February 14, 2013

So we are to believe that Chinese men prefare small breasts and to accomplish this, they got more sweat glands….  Monkey science?

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