FOR ALL YOU CONSPIRACY NUTS OUT THERE: They just did a survey of kids in Calgary, and kids in Edmonton, to see who had the most cavities! (You should know that the two cities are about the same size with a million people each, but Calgary stopped putting fluoride in its drinking water about 30 years ago!)
Seems the kids in "Fluoride Free Calgary" had waaaaaaay more cavities than the kids in Fluoridated Edmonton.
There was no difference in the rate of autism between the two cities!!!!!!!
This next bit is kind of all over the place, but hopefully I do wrap it all up at the end! (I don't know if I will because I'm not there yet!)
Everybody knows that gays account for about 2 -3 percent of the population, except the gays themselves of course, who claim it's more like 10 - 12 percent, but I found out that psychopaths are also about 2 -3 percent of the population. (This means you have about the same chance of being gay as you have to being a psychopath!)
BUT, now I find out that Northern Europeans (me) have about 2 -3 percent of Neanderthal genes inside of us!
The researchers found that a group of modern humans contributed DNA to the ancestors of Neanderthals from Altai about 100,000 years ago. In contrast, they did not see this genetic contribution in Neanderthals in Europe, nor in the Denisovan genome.THAT'S RIGHT KIDS, THE MIDDLE-EAST HAS BEEN A MELTING POT FOR A LOT LONGER THAN ANYONE COULD POSSIBLY IMAGINE!
The scientists noted that the modern human DNA found in the Altai Neanderthals came from a group that diverged from other modern human populations about 200,000 years ago, about the same time the ancestors of present-day African populations separated from one another. The modern human group that interbred with the Altai Neanderthals apparently later went extinct, and are not among the ancestors of present-day people outside Africa, who left that continent about 65,000 years ago, the researchers said.
Castellano and his colleagues speculated that the episode of interbreeding they detected may have occurred in the Levant, the eastern Mediterranean region that includes Israel and Syria. Previous research suggested that modern humans and Neanderthals were present in the Levant as early as 120,000 years ago. Another potential location for this interbreeding was Southern Arabia and the area around the Persian Gulf, they added.
"The exact place where the gene flow occurred is not settled, but the Near East fits the fossil evidence we currently have," Castellano told Live Science.
The scientists detailed their findings in the Feb. 18 issue of the journal Nature.
And now, as the pièce de résistance of all this information, I give you a comment about the Neanderthals from Walter Ziobro.
http://www.livescience.com/53750-neanderthals-and-humans-interbred-in-mideast.html"The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men that were of old ...., the men of renown." Gen 6:4
(So there ya have it folks!)