2 comments on “The “Chedder Man” hype

  1. Very good post and I’m going to reblog it 🙂 The only thing I have to say is that race is NOT “imaginary” as the professor claims. Sorry but that is just more political BS. In fact, there are some differences between the races. For example, doctors have recently discovered that treating illness and other conditions as they do for Caucasians do not necessarily work for non-Caucasians so there is a move to tailor certain medical procedures and treatments for a persons race. I’m sure the professor is simply trying to score points by mouthing the political line as any good doobie would and, besides, if he didn’t then he’d never get funding another day in his life from any university.

    YES early Europeans had darker skin than do modern Europeans and that’s a fact. Although they were NOT black like you see in Africa. They were more of a tanned skin more akin to what we see in Native Americans today. Sadly, reason has nothing to do with anthropology any longer as it’s all been taken over by political correctness and as far as most research goes today we try to ram a square peg in a round whole, meaning, we try to force the facts to fit the most PC theory. NOT science but FAKE science! Real science follows the evidence wherever it leads and if the facts don’t fit the theory then the theory MUST be changed. Sadly, the professor is typical of what we find in academia today.

    I tend NOT to take the pinhole approach to anything and that includes linquistics. We must broaden our focus and stop seeing everything has having to have started with one! In terms of liquistics I think there were MANY original languages or “mother tongues” not just one just as I believe in the multi-regional theory more than I believe in the Out of Africa theory. Frankly, there are a lot of holes in our modern concept of human evolution and human migration so we need to be careful making claims set in stone. They’re not! Everything in anthropology is fluid and subject to change as we find new evidence or discover evidence for the first time.

    I also want to mention that black skin is NOT only found in Africa. We also find it in India and Australia et al and these people have NO connection to the people of Africa genetically. So just because this “Cheddar Man” had dark skin doesn’t necessarily mean he came from Africa. Those who hold to the “Out of Asia” or “Out of Australia” theories of evolution would say he may have came from India or even Australia. No the OOA theory is NOT the only evolutionary theory around.

    Sadly we get caught up in all the hype and the PC and this professor is simply pushing the hype. If he told the whole truth he’d only be able to say that this person had “dark skin darker than modern Europeans” but for him to assert that this person had “black skin” is a stretch! And if this person, this black skinned Brit, had black skin then where is the DNA evidence for such in modern Brits? Surely their would have had to have been a sizable breeding population of dark skinned Brits and some of that DNA would still be evident in modern DNA. I’m not trying to be racist but what I am trying to do is set some facts straight that this professor has simply glazed over. And I am trying to expose junk science in the hopes that academia will one day return to REAL science and drop the PC crap! And, additionally, I want to correct the PC concept and MYTH that race is “imaginary” when the biological and medical science says otherwise.

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  2. Some Research on Race and Medicine:

    Race influences warfarin dose — ScienceDaily
    May 29, 2015 … A new report demonstrates that clinical and genetic factors affecting dose requirements for warfarin vary by race. The study proposes race-specific equations to help clinicians better calculate warfarin dosage.
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150529112110.htm

    Moving beyond race-based drugs — ScienceDaily
    May 26, 2016 … But there are multiple challenges to overcome before we can move beyond race- based treatment decisions, writes Duke University geneticist and bioethicist Charmaine Royal in a perspective piece published May 25 in the New England Journal of Medicine. In “Will Precision Medicine Move Us beyond …
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160526190237.htm

    Lipids Vary By Race, Gender — ScienceDaily
    Oct 7, 2004 … When it comes to lipid profiles — a key measure of heart disease risk — it appears that African-Americans and women have it better than whites and men, according to a new study by Duke University Medical Center researchers.
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/10/041007063825.htm

    Risk of a fatty heart linked to race, type of weight gain in middle …
    Aug 2, 2017 … A woman’s race and where on her body she packs on pounds at midlife could give her doctor valuable clues to her likelihood of having greater volumes of heart fat, a potential risk factor for heart disease, according to new research.
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170802082918.htm

    Sleep disturbances are common, influenced by race and ethnicity …
    Sleep disturbances are common, influenced by race and ethnicity. High prevalence of sleep disturbances, undiagnosed sleep apnea among racial/ethnic minorities may contribute to health disparities. Date: June 19, 2015; Source: American Academy of Sleep Medicine; Summary: Sleep disturbances and undiagnosed …
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150619141605.htm

    Race could be a factor in head, neck cancer survival rates …
    Jun 5, 2014 … The national survival rates for African-Americans diagnosed with head and neck cancer have not improved in the last 40 years despite advances in the treatment and management of the disease, University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers have found in a new study. advertisement …
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140605113705.htm

    Erectile Dysfunction Influenced By Race And Ethnicity — ScienceDaily
    Feb 1, 2007 … According to a new study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, erectile dysfunction is highly prevalent across white, black and Hispanic populations in the United States. For the first time in an adequately-sized, nationally representative probability sample, the effect of health and lifestyle variables on the odds …
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/01/070131155311.htm

    Race And Short Sleep Duration Increase The Risk For Obesity …
    Race And Short Sleep Duration Increase The Risk For Obesity. Date: June 8, 2009; Source: American Academy of Sleep Medicine; Summary: Race significantly influences the risk of obesity conferred by short sleep duration, with blacks having a greater risk than whites. Share: FULL STORY …
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090608071812.htm

    Why is asthma worse in black patients? — ScienceDaily
    Jan 6, 2017 … The study is one of the largest and most diverse trials conducted in the U.S. on race and asthma, with 26 percent of the patients self-identifying as African … type of airway inflammation in a patient, says Dr. Sharmilee Nyenhuis, assistant professor of medicine at UIC and corresponding author on the study.
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170106133056.htm

    Race and gender: Key factors in lifetime knee osteoarthritis risk …
    Nov 11, 2012 … Race and ethnicity, along with gender, are important factors in determining both short-term and lifetime risk of developing symptomatic knee … contribute to the higher rates of knee OA risk seen in the study,” says Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, professor of medicine and Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, …
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121111153520.htm

    Genetic mutations, molecular alterations may explain racial …
    Genetic mutations, molecular alterations may explain racial differences in head, neck cancers. Date: December 8, 2013; Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine; Summary: A team of scientists has identified a handful of genetic mutations in black Americans, in addition to some chemical alterations affecting gene activity, which …
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131208090240.htm

    Racial difference in blood clotting warrants closer look at heart …
    Nov 10, 2013 … To investigate whether the variation among different individuals had a racial component, Dr. Bray and collaborators from Baylor Medical College, Harvard Medical School and the New York and Puget Sound Blood Centers analyzed platelets from blood samples of 154 young healthy subjects that included …
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131110184404.htm

    Significant link found between daytime sleepiness and vitamin D …
    Significant link found between daytime sleepiness and vitamin D. Date: December 14, 2012; Source: American Academy of Sleep Medicine; Summary: A new study suggests that there is a significant correlation between excessive daytime sleepiness and vitamin D, and race plays an important factor. Share: FULL STORY …
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121214190947.htm

    Sleep duration varies by alcohol drinking patterns, race, and sex …
    Sleep duration varies by alcohol drinking patterns, race, and sex. Date: June 13, 2016; Source: American Academy of Sleep Medicine; Summary: Compared to their white counterparts within each alcohol drinking pattern (never, moderate, excessive) investigated, black men and women were significantly more likely to get …
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160613144347.htm

    When it comes to predicting depression, race may matter more than …
    Mar 4, 2016 … When it comes to predicting depression, race may matter more than was thought, study suggests … In a paper newly published online in Frontiers in Public Health, a researcher from the University of Michigan Medical School and School of Public Health, and his colleague, report results from a new analysis …
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160304093403.htm

    HPV strains affecting African-American women differ from vaccines …
    HPV strains affecting African-American women differ from vaccines. Date: October 28, 2013; Source: Duke Medicine; Summary: Two subtypes of human papillomavirus (HPV) prevented by vaccines are half as likely to be found in African-American women as in white women with precancerous cervical lesions, according to …
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131028100851.htm

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