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Author Topic: If Africa were further south, how would that affect human evolution?  (Read 3652 times)

Lekale

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Lekale asked the Naked Scientists:
   
If the African continent continued further south that it is, therefore nearing
Antarctica, how would that influence human evolution?

i.e. skin colour, brain size and body size.

What do you think?


 

Offline Chemistry4me

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We'll all be darker?
 

Offline LeeE

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Evolution is the result of random mutation within a species.  As the mutations are random it is not possible to predict what effects would result by changing one of the influencing factors.  Things could have turned out entirely differently anyway, without needing to move continents about.
 

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