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Hi Lee,

Hadn't heard that before - could it not be someone else that cut themselves and wiped it on the sacred shroud whilst no one was looking?

But does O really originate in Africa? Or for that matter, is there really anywhere that can be ascribed to be the origin of O (not AB, A or B) or A or B for that matter? Or that A and B are later developments? It seems to me that disease that selectively attacks people with certain blood groups could account for the often rather arbitrary distribution of blood type. It could be the case that all populations had every type but certain diseases wiped out or severely depleted those people with certain blood types, A or B for example. Besides the ABO system is rather over-simplified when it comes to an actual analysis of blood. It serves for medicine but not necessarily as a way to understand evolution, or origins.

Just to turn things around a bit try O as less opportunistic for diseases than either A and/or B (meaning in this case AB/A/B). Diseases learn to attack A and/or B and selectively wipe out people with A and/or B. Leaving people without A and/or B, that is O, as dominant or increased relatively in the population. So, where there has been a lot of disease one might expect O to be dominant, but where disease has been less one might expect A and/or B to still exist. One could perhaps correlate this with zones of the planet - areas where diseases can thrive would be more likely to be O dominant. But, of course, diseases can be somewhat arbitrary and conditions for their success can vary not only in the long term but in the short term. Epidemics spread and then burn themselves out due to geographical or man-made barriers. Weather patterns and temperatures of areas change. Opportunities rise and fall. So rather than explaining migration, the ABO system might explain the demographic of some diseases, or, indeed, of variations in climate.

But, for me, the really interesting part of this theory is what it means when compared with climates, time and civilization. For, if areas or zones of relatively cooler climates have a high prevalence of O, then, given that the climates have been relatively stable for many millennia, these populations may well be the oldest of all. Of course, this sort of thing depends on a great many factors, as I am sure you will realise. But you ought to admit, the notion is indeed rather provocative when one looks at the demographic of blood types world wide.

Jameske

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The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 1633 Paul Cochrane 27-Feb-04 06:28
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 410 Anne-Marie 27-Feb-04 07:13
Moderator Note 393 Jaimi 27-Feb-04 21:17
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 395 Lee McGiffen 27-Feb-04 12:32
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 448 Kboldt 27-Feb-04 14:00
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 398 fiascohoho 27-Feb-04 14:49
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 415 Lee McGiffen 27-Feb-04 15:10
D'Adamo... talk about synchronicity 461 ananda 27-Feb-04 16:33
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 374 fiascohoho 27-Feb-04 16:35
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 618 SunSword 27-Feb-04 18:36
Need source for your claim 429 ananda 27-Feb-04 18:57
Re: Need source for your claim 440 SunSword 27-Feb-04 22:19
No source or evidence? 455 ananda 27-Feb-04 22:44
Re: No source or evidence? 400 fiascohoho 28-Feb-04 00:10
Re: No source or evidence? 470 SunSword 28-Feb-04 00:40
Re: Need source for your claim 444 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 23:04
Re: Need source for your claim 430 ananda 28-Feb-04 00:44
Are you assuming... 346 ananda 29-Feb-04 20:15
Re: Are you assuming... 383 SunSword 01-Mar-04 14:39
Re: Are you assuming... 404 ArmchairObserver 01-Mar-04 15:50
Re: Are you assuming... 390 SunSword 01-Mar-04 17:23
Re: Need source for your claim 296 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 04:26
Blood Types 433 jameske 28-Feb-04 15:51
Re: Blood Types 430 Lee McGiffen 29-Feb-04 12:30
Re: Blood Types 332 jameske 29-Feb-04 14:40
Re: Blood Types 440 ananda 29-Feb-04 15:36
Re: Blood Types 415 jameske 01-Mar-04 14:09
Re: Blood Types 422 SunSword 29-Feb-04 18:15
Re: Blood Types 427 jameske 01-Mar-04 14:03
Re: Blood Types 402 Paul Cochrane 01-Mar-04 03:16
Re: Blood Types 445 Lee McGiffen 01-Mar-04 11:32
Re: Blood Types 727 Paul Cochrane 03-Mar-04 01:09
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 396 ArmchairObserver 27-Feb-04 16:15
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 415 ananda 27-Feb-04 16:44
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 433 ArmchairObserver 27-Feb-04 17:40
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 413 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 04:48
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 469 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 04:43
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 424 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 04:18
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 424 Mark Staab 27-Feb-04 16:48
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 436 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 04:55
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 385 Mark Staab 28-Feb-04 05:43
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 423 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 06:22
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 442 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 17:01
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 405 Mark Staab 27-Feb-04 17:17
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 443 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 18:25
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 476 Mark Staab 27-Feb-04 19:53
Mod remark 434 Kees 27-Feb-04 20:13
Re: Mod remark 462 Mark Staab 27-Feb-04 22:08
Re: Mod remark 383 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 22:36
Re: Mod remark 402 Mark Staab 27-Feb-04 23:27
Moderator note 420 Jaimi 28-Feb-04 04:29
Re: Moderator note 407 Mark Staab 28-Feb-04 05:46
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 438 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 05:08
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 406 fisherman 27-Feb-04 17:41
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 416 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 05:41
Belief, Proof and what does it matter 398 Elizabeth Newton 29-Feb-04 06:54
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 386 fiascohoho 29-Feb-04 08:30
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 412 Elizabeth Newton 29-Feb-04 11:52
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 423 Elizabeth Newton 29-Feb-04 14:07
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 425 fiascohoho 29-Feb-04 15:40
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 428 Paul Cochrane 01-Mar-04 03:56
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 390 Paul Cochrane 01-Mar-04 03:32
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 421 Elizabeth Newton 01-Mar-04 15:00
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 429 Trygve Hogebol 29-Feb-04 18:37
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 354 Paul Cochrane 01-Mar-04 04:24


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