"Old Concepts of Race Are Not Only Socially Divisive but Scientifically Wrong."
October 23, 2011
The full length version of this very interesting film has been taken down. I did not intend to violate anybody's rights!
Here are 9 minutes in the film where Spencer Wells meets a man in Kazakhstan who has the original genetic markers of the ancestors of all Asians, Inuits, Indigenous Americans and Europeans. This is according accepted scientific techniques and theories of genetics and evolutionary biology to trace the geographical dispersal of early human migrations out of Africa.
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March 5, 2011
Where did we come from? Spencer Wells, a 33-year-old population geneticist, has closed the door on his laboratory and is embarking on the biggest adventure of his life. His mission: to retrace the most extraordinary journey of all time, a journey that involves every man, woman and child alive today. He offers his thoughts on this puzzling question, employing the latest in DNA research and technology to track the migration of humanity across the globe.
By collecting blood samples from thousands of men living in isolated tribes around the world and analyzing their DNA, Spencer and his colleagues discovered that all humans alive today can be traced back to a small tribe of hunter-gatherers who lived in Africa 60,000 years ago. Following this genetic trail, Spencer has charted the ancient journey of our ancestors as they populated the planet, continent by continent.
Spencer scours the world for indigenous people with deep roots in one place, asking for samples of DNA to test, in order to piece together our "big family" genetic tree.
The best parts are when he returns with DNA results and we see the diverse ways in which people and tribes react to the news of what science says about their arrival and relations.
Wells and his colleagues conclude that all human beings originate in Africa and began to spread to the other continents 2,000 generations ago. He states that "Old concepts of race are not only socially divisive but scientifically wrong."