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From: Bonnie Schrack <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Out of Africa
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 14:19:20 -0500


Dear Larry,

You wrote:
> Of course, we must remember that Dienekes himself represents simply one more
> opinion, with his own hypotheses, biases, etc. His comments reveal his own
> "unusual" hypothesis:
>>
>> I see no reason to assume that mtDNA Eve, or her many daughters were
>> anatomically modern humans.
>>
> And in response to a more specific question as to whether Khoisan and Pygmy mtDNA may descend from an archaic species, Dienekes writes:

>> Not only the Khoisan and Pygmies, and yes.
>> ...
>> I believe that much of Africa was dominated by archaic Africans into the Upper Paleolithic.
>>

(I've cut up the quotes to avoid confusion about who said them.)

Thank you for this important information. There are a number of people
running around developing and promoting theories of this kind, which
they don't discuss in our forum or others in the mainstream of genetic
genealogy. I won't say more at this time, but with our research in
haplogroup A, we hope to contribute to a more accurate scientific
understanding of the common African descent of all peoples.

I've just found a book that provides some significant historical context
and perspective: Darwin's Sacred Cause. He was combatting some quite
virulent ideology about human origins in his day.

Bonnie




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