“United we stand, divided we fall.” -Aesop
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #DidYouKnow ? Over the past few decades, genetic research has revealed two deep truths about people. The first is that all humans are closely related—more closely related than all chimps, even though there are many more humans around today. Everyone has the same collection of genes, but with the exception of identical twins, everyone has slightly different versions of some of them. Studies of this genetic diversity have allowed scientists to reconstruct a kind of family tree of human populations. That has revealed the second deep truth: In a very real sense, all people alive today are Africans. Our species, Homo sapiens, evolved in Africa, no one is sure of the exact time or place. The most recent fossil find, from Morocco, suggests that anatomically modern human features began appearing as long as 300,000 years ago. For the next 200,000 years or so, we remained in Africa, but already during that period, groups began to move to different parts of the continent and become isolated from one another - in effect founding new populations. (Source: @NatGeo)
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Adding to the previous post, but less travel report-y; wonderful cafe, perfect food and a really talented man who is, apparently, able to find the few moments during which I'm not looking like an utter mess time and time again. Or - and I do consider it a possibility, otherwise I wouldn't bother to state it - it's just a different perspective than I have. Whatever it is, 'tis so, here and now. And that's something I'm more thankful for than words alone might be able to convey.