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Dreads and human adaptation

The Rapture of Exile
@the-rapture-of-exile
6 years ago
33 posts

As the human race migrated into the Northern Hemisphere, minor adaptive changes had to take place. Skin tone became lighter to absorb more of the sparse sunlight, and hair became straighter. Why? I speculate that this was for several reasons. In the Southern Hemisphere, sunlight and heat are more abundant than in the North. Curlier locks have more surface area in the knots and retain much more water. This allows more water to evaporate UP to the scalp and cool the brain. In the North, this is disadvantageous, because more water means more mold. Straighter knots retain less, which is good if there is less heat and sunlight. The blunted tips of African hair reflect this, and the 'speared' tips of European and Asian hairtypes reflect the need to drain off excess water.The picture below shows both, spear tips and blunt ends. Bob Marley's father was Scottish, and his mother was of African descent.Point is, be happy with what you have on your head, it shows the kind of place your ancestors come from!


updated by @the-rapture-of-exile: 02/14/15 06:11:48AM
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
6 years ago
27,412 posts
excelent post u just earned a feature :)great job


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Connie Puckett
@connie-puckett
6 years ago
15 posts
Beautiful explanation! Thanks!
The Rapture of Exile
@the-rapture-of-exile
6 years ago
33 posts
thanks!
Jdwood
@jdwood
6 years ago
275 posts
Awesome! I love this kind of info.
Jackal
@jackal
6 years ago
132 posts
The shift in hair type was not only because of needs for water, but when pigment dropped for the lighter skin, it also dropped the amount of melanin, the thing responsible for pigment. a drop in melanin also drops hair texture, hence a direct correlation between skin tone and hair smoothness. on a side note, people dont notice it in asians, but they do have rough hair, its just not curly. so it was a double-whammy on the hair.
new dreddie
@new-dreddie
6 years ago
75 posts
Marley's father was British.
colbi godlove
@colbi-godlove
6 years ago
48 posts
Maxe, It's been proven bibically, and scientifically that humans came from Ethiopia, Genesis comfirms this, and science will back it up. Africans stayed in africa longer then how long its been since they left, 70% of humanity was lived in africa, before their journey to more land, theres a documentry showing their routes, and how they changed appearence wise, for example Asian's, Asians have their olive skin tone they needed to soak up vid D and such, their noses are flat to prevent frost bite, eye lids overlayed to prevent snowblind, and then as this post said the hair is all for survival also, Dreads, humanity, originality all are mentioned in the bible.Anyways GREAT post i love this ive always wondered this myself after learning where africans traveled to new land, and how/why they changed skin and hair wise, now i know both.Peace and blessings
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
6 years ago
27,412 posts
the bible also says we all come from incest
not to mention denies dinasaurs existed and the earths only 6000 years old despite the fact that civilization existed 10 times longer and man existed as we do notw 400,000 years but man originaly are 6-7 million years old
(pre homosapiens) which the bible doesnt recognise the existence of any species prior to adam and eve (our incest parents)(or well theyre kids were incest since eve was adams rib (science prove that haha) then well that was masterbation ..eve and adam were 1 person a hemaphrodite

thats not meant to insult anyones belief but just to point out that when your giving a historty lesson and start adding in "facts" from the bible as supporting evidence u have to ignore the fact the bible also says dragons existed and demons are always ready to devour your soul

btw ..saw on the news a christian polotiacian wont sign any environmentaal laws to protect our environment based ion the fact that the bible said the earth wiont flood again si global warming is not real based on that fact
so set the earth on fire because u believe it wont burn..its dangerouse to believe a thousands of years old book over what u see in everyday realirtythe history of man is too interesting to mix it up with beliefs which although beliefs are valid as beliefs cannot be called te samje thing as factsto this day mjuch of the facrs we know of our origins come from foscil records from excavations and finding bones in the earthhow much of the earth has been escavated in search of these records? 1%? less?what we know todays only a fraction of what we will know in a few hundred yearswe dont know what we will findthere will always nbe new discoveries to challenmge our beliefs as well as our facts


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asalaam
@asalaam
6 years ago
14 posts


soaringeagle said:
..eve and adam were 1 person a hemaphrodite

thats not meant to insult anyones belief but just to point out that when your giving a historty lesson and start adding in "facts" from the bible as supporting evidence u have to ignore the fact the bible also says dragons existed and demons are always ready to devour your soul

what we know todays only a fraction of what we will know in a few hundred years
we dont know what we will find
there will always nbe new discoveries to challenmge our beliefs as well as our facts
exactly.did anyone also hear about jesus himself writing a letter to an Ottawa Gay Business?Monumental news! Jesus Christa tremendously influential historical figure, human incarnation of the Christian deity, and inspiration for the yearly increments of both the Julian and Gregorian Calendarhas communicated from beyond the earthly realm! For the first time since his bodily ascension into the sky nearly 2000 years ago, Jesus has spoken with humans in a way that leaves actual, physical proof.His topic: Homosexuality.Its an interesting choice. Having refrained from mentioning anything about it, even once, during his time in the New Testament, Jesus has decided to finally clarify his position on gays via a letter sent to the owner of the After Stonewall bookshop in Ottawa, Ontario. Those who continue to sin in homosexuality and their sympathizers, Jesus writes, will be going to the Pit for Eternity.I cannot make this any plainer, he continues, homosexuality is a sin.Well, its a bit of a shift in character for a guy who was always speaking out against judgement, instead teaching love and acceptance. The owner of the bookshop has even expressed doubt that the letter was even written by Jesus in the first place. Nonetheless, we should alert the pope just in case. Ill send a text. Anyone have his number?
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