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Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Oct 31, 2008 at 08:44

Keith Williams writes:

"....We are indeed brothers and sisters of one another. Here, let me help you out. If you are not a person of faith then at least you can see from science that what the Bible and Qur'an says about us all being brothers in mankind is true."

Sorry to burst your bubble Keith but the scientific jury is still out on how related we all actually are. Some confusion has been thrown in in the last 10 years - with the discovery that the red-hair gene prominent in people of European descent was a Neanderthal trait, which is leading to one possiblity, that some percentage of European peoples may have descended from the interbreeding of initial migrations from Africa 50,000 BCE and the light skinned red-haired Neanderthals who were present in Europe from 400,000BCE.

http://www.dhamurian.org.au/anthropology/neanderthal1.html

and again new evidence of hominid occupation of Europe dates it even further back to 750,000 years BCE

http://www.jqjacobs.net/anthro/paleo/antecessor.html

Also there is the multiregional theory which suggests that several types of hominid interbred at various locations throughout the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiregional_hypothesis

So thinking that all of mankind share a common ancestor, Adam, who existed several generations before Abraham might be a nice simplistic notion to believe but has no basis in reality. It is mistaking an allegorical tale for literal fact.

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