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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 1894 Paul Cochrane 27-Feb-04 06:28
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 519 Anne-Marie 27-Feb-04 07:13
Moderator Note 502 Jaimi 27-Feb-04 21:17
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 509 Lee McGiffen 27-Feb-04 12:32
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 571 Kboldt 27-Feb-04 14:00
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 508 fiascohoho 27-Feb-04 14:49
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 525 Lee McGiffen 27-Feb-04 15:10
D'Adamo... talk about synchronicity 583 ananda 27-Feb-04 16:33
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 481 fiascohoho 27-Feb-04 16:35
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 734 SunSword 27-Feb-04 18:36
Need source for your claim 540 ananda 27-Feb-04 18:57
Re: Need source for your claim 552 SunSword 27-Feb-04 22:19
No source or evidence? 567 ananda 27-Feb-04 22:44
Re: No source or evidence? 508 fiascohoho 28-Feb-04 00:10
Re: No source or evidence? 582 SunSword 28-Feb-04 00:40
Re: Need source for your claim 563 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 23:04
Re: Need source for your claim 542 ananda 28-Feb-04 00:44
Are you assuming... 457 ananda 29-Feb-04 20:15
Re: Are you assuming... 488 SunSword 01-Mar-04 14:39
Re: Are you assuming... 512 ArmchairObserver 01-Mar-04 15:50
Re: Are you assuming... 501 SunSword 01-Mar-04 17:23
Re: Need source for your claim 405 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 04:26
Blood Types 540 jameske 28-Feb-04 15:51
Re: Blood Types 551 Lee McGiffen 29-Feb-04 12:30
Re: Blood Types 441 jameske 29-Feb-04 14:40
Re: Blood Types 558 ananda 29-Feb-04 15:36
Re: Blood Types 527 jameske 01-Mar-04 14:09
Re: Blood Types 535 SunSword 29-Feb-04 18:15
Re: Blood Types 537 jameske 01-Mar-04 14:03
Re: Blood Types 515 Paul Cochrane 01-Mar-04 03:16
Re: Blood Types 562 Lee McGiffen 01-Mar-04 11:32
Re: Blood Types 891 Paul Cochrane 03-Mar-04 01:09
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 504 ArmchairObserver 27-Feb-04 16:15
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 523 ananda 27-Feb-04 16:44
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 548 ArmchairObserver 27-Feb-04 17:40
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 527 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 04:48
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 573 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 04:43
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 534 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 04:18
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 545 Mark Staab 27-Feb-04 16:48
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 544 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 04:55
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 491 Mark Staab 28-Feb-04 05:43
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 537 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 06:22
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 550 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 17:01
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 518 Mark Staab 27-Feb-04 17:17
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 552 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 18:25
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 607 Mark Staab 27-Feb-04 19:53
Mod remark 561 Kees 27-Feb-04 20:13
Re: Mod remark 572 Mark Staab 27-Feb-04 22:08
Re: Mod remark 495 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 22:36
Re: Mod remark 512 Mark Staab 27-Feb-04 23:27
Moderator note 536 Jaimi 28-Feb-04 04:29
Re: Moderator note 519 Mark Staab 28-Feb-04 05:46
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 546 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 05:08
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 516 fisherman 27-Feb-04 17:41
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 530 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 05:41
Belief, Proof and what does it matter 508 Elizabeth Newton 29-Feb-04 06:54
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 495 fiascohoho 29-Feb-04 08:30
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 523 Elizabeth Newton 29-Feb-04 11:52
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 538 Elizabeth Newton 29-Feb-04 14:07
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 535 fiascohoho 29-Feb-04 15:40
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 545 Paul Cochrane 01-Mar-04 03:56
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 503 Paul Cochrane 01-Mar-04 03:32
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 539 Elizabeth Newton 01-Mar-04 15:00
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 530 Trygve Hogebol 29-Feb-04 18:37
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 458 Paul Cochrane 01-Mar-04 04:24


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