THE REAL EVE: Modern Man's Journey Out of Africa

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The out-of-Africa thesis of our species' ancestry is tested, found solid, and approved for consumption.Oppenheimer (Eden in the East, 1999), a British physician and specialist in tropical diseases, brings only an amateur's credentials to his study, which defends the single-exodus-from-Africa position on human origins against recent arguments for multi-regionalism. Scholars who advance the latter ... Read full review

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Shut up. This book is 99.9% accurate, and why are you so hateful? Modern man clearly came out of Africa, and you can only disprove a theory if you have done the fricking research yourself. Have you studied mitochondrial DNA of Carbon dated something? Gee, I wonder.

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Pure fantasy. Mitochondrial Eve and the Recent Out of Africa theory were based on the misguided beliefs that there was no recombination of mitochondrial DNA and that the so-called "molecular clock" was valid and accurate. Both these beliefs turned out to be misguided: mtDNA is inherited from BOTH mother and father and mutations do NOT occur on some sort of predictable schedule as suggested by the molecular clock theory. Once the cultish politically correct pseudo-scientists fall away as they should have long ago, we can get back to exploring the valid, clearly obvious multiregional hypothesis with the seriousness and attention it deserves yet has been deprived of thanks to a few misguided minds. 

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